Coronavirus digest: Curbs eased in Australia's Melbourne
A strict coronavirus lockdown is being lifted in the Australian state of Victoria, with the region reporting fewer cases. Follow DW for the latest.
Coronavirus digest: Australian vaccine rollout like 'Hunger Games'
Australians seeking a vaccine appointment was like the Hunger Games, the health minister of New South Wales says. Elsewhere, Joe Biden has hailed "independence" from COVID. Follow the latest on DW.
Australia to challenge UNESCO downgrade of Great Barrier Reef
Australia will strongly oppose a UNESCO plan to list the Great Barrier Reef as "in danger" over its deterioration caused by climate change, the government said Tuesday. The UN body released a draft report on Monday recommending the reef's World Heritage status be downgraded because of its dramatic coral decline. of the Great Barrier Reef
Olympics: Australian swimmer pulls out, citing 'perverts'
Maddie Groves, who won two silvers at the Rio Games in 2016, has withdrawn from Australia's Olympic trials set to start Saturday. She says it should be "a lesson to all misogynistic perverts in sport."
Australian farmers battle mouse plague
Farmers are fighting a catastrophic months-long mouse plague in eastern Australia, amid fears the rodents will survive winter and boom again in warmer months.
British and Australian leaders announce post-Brexit free trade deal
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison announce a new post-Brexit free trade deal between their countries. It follows similar UK trade deals reached with Japan and the European Union following London's divorce with Brussels. On 1 February 2021, the UK formally applied to join the CPTPP, a trade agreement among Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.
Australian school children cut class to renew climate protest
Thousands of Australians march in a climate protest in Melbourne, with many children skipping classes to voice their anger at a massive new gas project and government foot-dragging on emissions targets. As part of nationwide events from Perth to Brisbane, protesters are urging the conservative government to do more to tackle climate change, which is already hitting Australia hard.
Australia unveils Olympic opening ceremony uniform
Australian athletes and officials reveal the Tokyo 2020 Olympic uniform that the Aussies will wear at the Opening Ceremony for the Games.