Having a whale of a time! Giant mammal and her calf splash around with group of surfers off coast of Australia

Photographer Ms Taylor, from Sydney, initially presumed the right whale was a rock but said she was ‘jumping for joy’ when she noticed it was a one of the largest mammals of the ocean.

Australia And West Indies Cricketers to Take Part in IPL 2020 After T20I Series Postponed

“Together with @windiescricket, we have agreed to postpone the Twenty20 series originally scheduled for Queensland in October,” Cricket Australia tweeted on Tuesday. “Serving as warm-ups for the ICC T20 World Cup, the series will now coincide with the rescheduled T20 World Cup in Australia, in either 2021 or 2022,” it added.

Australia to make Facebook, Google pay for news in world first

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will force U.S. tech giants Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google to pay Australian media outlets for news content in a landmark move to protect independent journalism that will be watched around the world.

Over a Quarter of Infected in Victoria, Australia, Break Stay-at-Home Orders

Just over 160 fines were handed out in Victoria in the past 24 hours, including to a woman who was charged over allegedly smashing a police officer’s head into concrete after being questioned for not wearing a mask.

Australia relies on whole community to combat COVID-19: health official

Coatsworth also said that the basic reproductive number in Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, for COVID-19 was about one, meaning that each infected person was passing the virus to one other person on average, which he said was far too high.

Coronavirus: Melbourne police ‘assaulted and baited’ over lockdown rules

What exactly is a ‘Karen’? Domino’s Pizza drops ‘free pizza for Karen’ offer Australia had much early success in tackling Covid-19, but the outbreak in Victoria’s state capital has pushed the nation to its worst position yet.

Pregnant Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom ‘planning move to Australia’ to raise daughter

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Australian state to impose hefty fines to compel COVID-19 isolation

“There are a number of people who have knowingly breached the curfew — so somebody who decided they were bored and they were going to go out for a drive, somebody who decided that they needed to buy a car after 8:00pm last night,” Victoria Minister for Police Lisa Neville told reporters in Melbourne.

Philippines-based Ayala Corporation boosts investment in local energy market

The act took place as Ayala failed to obtain Australian company Infigen Energy in the middle of July. Newswire Reuters stated that the Filipino conglomerate gave up on acquiring Infigen after a month-long bidding war. The withdrawal came right after its rival Spanish power generation company Iberdrola announced that its offer for Infigen was now unconditional. […]

Asia Today: Manila back under lockdown as virus cases surge

Women exit from a disinfecting area after buying food at a public market in preparation for stricter lockdown measures in Quezon city, Philippines on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is reimposing a moderate lockdown in the capital and outlying provinces after medical groups appealed for the move as coronavirus infections surge alarmingly. […]