Home World Australia

Australia

Atari VCS pre-orders go reside in Australia and New Zealand today

Atari's upcoming new hybrid gaming PC/console, the Atari VCS, is set to debut in the Australian and New Zealand regions later this year. Today the company announced that it has partnered up with Bluemouth Interactive for distribution purposes in these markets. Customers located in these areas will be glad to know that pre-orders for the…

Ruby Princess query discovers NSW Health made ‘severe’ errors permitting cruise to disembark

The Ruby Princess inquiry has declined to make any recommendations against NSW Health, despite finding it made multiple “serious”, “inexplicable” and “basic” errors when allowing the cruise ship to disembark in Sydney in March. Commissioner Bret Walker SC argued in his final report, released on Friday, that it was “unhelpful to make recommendations to experts…

Coronavirus Australia newest: the week at a glance

Good evening, here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in Australia. This is Naaman Zhou and it’s Friday 14 August. Deadliest-day record broken twice, and man in his 20s dies Australia recorded its three deadliest days of the coronavirus pandemic, breaking the record for overnight death toll twice in one week. Nineteen people…

2 ASX dividend shares with yields over 6% today

With the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) keeping the official cash rate at a record low of 0.25% this month, it’s certainly a tough time to be an income investor. Having a ‘traditional’, conservative income portfolio consisting of a mixture of cash, bonds and ASX dividend shares is no longer viable in 2020. Even top-yielding…

Why a New Cars And Truck Might Actually Be Cheaper Than an Utilized One

If you’re in the market for a new set of wheels, chances are you might be feeling a little inundated with options.You’ll need to consider things like the number of doors and seats, how much storage you require, the most suitable body type, the make and model, not to mention fuel-efficiency and extras. But one…

South Australia records new coronavirus case, but guy not linked to school cluster

South Australian health authorities have confirmed another person in the state has tested positive for coronavirus, but say it is an isolated case not linked to an Adelaide school cluster.Key points:A man has been diagnosed with COVID-19 after arriving on a repatriation flightHealth authorities say he remains in quarantine and poses no threat to the…

Celebrating stories of science for National Science Week

August 14, 2020Some of the Science Activity Characters developed for National Science Week.Academy Fellows featuring in National Science Week include (from top) Professor Maria Byrne, Professor Rachel Webster and Professor John Endler.Who do you see when you look at this image above? These Science Activity Characters show people engaging with a range of science-related activities.…

From Kangaroo Island to Mallacoota, citizen scientists proved vital to Australia’s bushfire recovery

Following the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20, many people throughout Australia, and across the world, wanted to know how they could help in response to the environmental disaster.Hundreds contacted the Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA), Australia’s peak citizen science body, for guidance on how to participate in relevant scientific projects.It was a golden opportunity to…