Rapist casting agent and actor thrown out of Australia 'now living in UK'

Rapist casting agent and actor thrown out of Australia 'now living in UK'

A casting agent has reportedly been thrown from Australia after raping a woman and now lives in Great Britain. David Bullmore, 61, will not be allowed into the country despite having lived there for over 50 years. He would now stay in a boarding house in London. The actor attacked the woman in 2008 while … Read more

Man dies in violent shark attack at popular Australia tourist hotspot

Man dies in violent shark attack at popular Australia tourist hotspot

A shark killed a 55-year-old man in Western Australia after biting his thigh and hand. The attack caused eight deaths in Australia’s shark attacks this year, bringing the record of nine in 1929 closer. Police were called to the popular tourist town of Cable Beach, on the Indian Ocean coastline at around 8:40 a.m. local … Read more

Rare blue whale spotted off Australia for only third time in almost 100 years

Rare blue whale spotted off Australia for only third time in almost 100 years

A blue whale has been spotted off the coast of Sydney, Australia for possibly only the third time in almost 100 years, say experts. The ocean giant was estimated to be more than 25 metres (82ft) in length and to weigh more than 100 tonnes (100,000kg). It was the first-ever verified sighting off Sydney’s coast … Read more

Ripple faces lawsuit over ‘PayID’ trademark in Australia

Ripple faces lawsuit over ‘PayID’ trademark in Australia

Financial services company New Payments Platform Australia (NPPA) has filed a lawsuit with the Federal Court against US blockchain-focused firm Ripple Labs over the “PayID” brand, according to a statement shared with Decrypt today. The statement from NPPA said the lawsuit aims “to protect Australians from being misled by the launch in Australia of a … Read more

Australia blanketed in snow after huge blizzard amid avalanche warnings

Australia blanketed in snow after huge blizzard amid avalanche warnings

Incredible pictures show huge areas in Australia coated in snow after a blizzard brought sub-zero tempertures. In one image a kangaroo is seen surveying the unexpected landscape after Antarctic air brought rare snowfall. New South Wales, Victoria, the Australia Capital Territory and the island state of Tasmania all experienced snowfall today. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology … Read more

Australia reports deadliest day of COVID-19 pandemic, new cases steady

Australia reports deadliest day of COVID-19 pandemic, new cases steady

SYDNEY — Australia on Monday recorded its biggest one-day rise in COVID-19 deaths, though the state at the epicenter of the country’s outbreak said the number of new infections held steady. Victoria state said 25 people had died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, more than the previous worst daily toll of 21 reported … Read more

Woman jailed in Australia for stealing $400,000 in XRP

Woman jailed in Australia for stealing $400,000 in XRP

In brief A Sydney woman was jailed today in connection with a $400,000 XRP theft. The court made the decision after nearly an year-long trial. Her sentence marks the first instance of cryptocurrency-related jail time in Australia. A 25-year-old woman in Sydney was sentenced to a maximum of two years and three months in jail … Read more

Australia just had its worst day of coronavirus. Yet health experts remain optimistic.

Australia just had its worst day of coronavirus. Yet health experts remain optimistic.

In a once-in-a-century move (literally, the last time was 1919), Australia completely sealed off a popular state border to help curb a second wave of Covid-19 and instituted a six-week lockdown in the Melbourne area. That was a few weeks ago. Since then, cases have continued to climb, and leading politicians have suggested that the … Read more

Pharmacist killed by husband who planned new life in Australia with gay lover

Pharmacist killed by husband who planned new life in Australia with gay lover

A pharmacist suffered years of abuse before her “evil” husband strangled her to death with a plastic bag to start a new life with his gay lover, a review into her death found. Jessica Patel, 34, was strangled by her husband Mitesh, 37, at their home in May 2018 in a premeditated attack so he … Read more

Australia was a coronavirus success story. Now, an outbreak is prompting new lockdowns.

Australia was a coronavirus success story. Now, an outbreak is prompting new lockdowns.

Australia initially contained its coronavirus outbreak so well that there were several days in May in which the entire country’s daily number of new cases was in just the single digits, and the country began to reopen. But thanks to a new outbreak, the daily numbers are back in the hundreds — and once again, … Read more