John Vickers explains plans for the Blue Abyss
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John Vickers explains plans for the Blue Abyss
Australia's Olympians will be offered an unprecedented level of mental-health support during a pressure-laden stint in biosecurity bubbles.The COVID-19 pandemic has understandably dominated planning discussions for Tokyo 2021, at both the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Queensland back-rower Jai Arrow is set join his Maroons teammates at training on Thursday after leaving hospital following treatment on an arm infection.Arrow was sent by team doctor Matt Hislop to hospital on the Gold Coast after arriving in camp on Monday to treat an existing infection with intravenous antibiotics.
A Victorian crossbench MP has brought a newborn lamb to parliament as he called on the government to make shade and shelter a legal requirement for farm animals.Animal Justice MP Andy Meddick introduced Lily the lamb to MPs on Wednesday in an effort to "put a face to the suffering lambs across Australia endure".
Deandre Ayton jammed an alley-oop pass from Jae Crowder with 0.7 seconds left, giving the Phoenix Suns a thrilling 104-103 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.
The decision by two boys to rob brothers Maaka and Nate Hakiwai was done for the "sheer devilry" of committing a robbery.But the decision to still steal a dirty old baseball cap after the brothers had been stabbed - one fatally - was almost breathtakingly callous, says the judge who will now sentence the robbers.
Underworld figure Bilal Hamze has been farewelled at a funeral in Sydney's southwest days after he was gunned down in the CBD.Mourners wearing hoodies and face masks carried Hamze's bright green coffin into Lakemba mosque on Wednesday morning amid a strong police presence.
Four members of the NSW coalition government are in self-isolation after dining together at a COVID-19 exposure site in Sydney.Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall, Ben Franklin, Trevor Khan and Steph Cooke - all Nationals - dined together in Sydney's east on Monday and later received a notification from NSW Health instructing them to get a COVID-19 test and self-isolate.
A brutal fight between two rival groups of inmates at a prison on Mexico's Gulf coast left six prisoners dead and nine wounded.Police in the state of Tabasco said the riot occurred on Tuesday in the patio of a prison in the state capital, Villahermosa.
A Sydney magistrate who served as a police officer 25 years ago has stepped away from a case in which a male officer allegedly sexually touched female colleagues.John Bernard Vincente, 38, has plead not guilty to eight charges of sexually touching three of his female colleagues without consent in 2019.
If the Reserve Bank of Australia is thinking about altering its guidance on the timing of a likely rise in the official cash rate as many economists are predicting, the central bank is keeping its cards close to its chest.In a speech to a business lunch on Wednesday, RBA assistant governor for economics Luci Ellis reiterated the central bank board remains committed to maintaining "highly supporting monetary conditions".
Australia's foreign affairs chief has acknowledged that the locals who worked with the defence force in Afghanistan are in danger."We do recognise that the Afghans who have served us, some of them are in actual danger, some of them are in potential danger," Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade secretary Frances Adamson said on Wednesday.
Tariq Sims is ready to protect Queensland's No.1 target Jarome Luai on Sunday night, but he doesn't think the cheeky NSW star needs his help.
Western Australia has slammed its border shut to NSW after the number of coronavirus infections linked to a Sydney outbreak grew to 31.The reintroduction of the hard border came into immediate effect on Wednesday, reclassifying NSW as a "medium-risk" jurisdiction.
The United Nations has called for a pause on development in Tasmania's World Wilderness Heritage Area (TWWHA), raising concerns around the thoroughness of cultural assessments.But the Liberal state government says the draft decision by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee is misinformed and an overreach.
As rugby league admissions go, a Queensland State of Origin player admitting NSW simply "wanted it more" in game one is about as damning as they get.But in the opinion of Cameron Munster, that's the basic explanation for why the Blues secured an emphatic 50-6 victory over the Maroons in Townsville.
Dozens of workers have protested outside the Northern Territory Chief Health Officer's Darwin office to demand the release of 13 wharfies ordered into the Howard Springs quarantine facility.The men allegedly unloaded a foreign ship without adequate personal protection while being watched by Australian Border Force officers on June 11.
As the clock ticks down to the opening of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23, a month away, Japan is preparing to host a Games like no other in history, as it grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.Although the global situation has improved from a year ago, when the Games were postponed for the first time except for war, flare-ups of the disease worldwide mean organisers must hold the sporting extravaganza under strict rules to limit the spread of the virus.
The A-League grand final will be played in front of 15,000 fans at Melbourne's AAMI Park after the Victorian government eased coronavirus restrictions.Premiers Melbourne City had last week's home semi-final against Macarthur FC moved to Sydney's Jubilee Stadium, as crowds weren't permitted in Melbourne last weekend.
The first police report about Marion Barter, a schoolteacher not seen in 24 years, was marked as an "occurrence only" because there was no sense of urgency and no explicit request to file a missing person report, its author assumes.Ms Barter's disappearance was reported to Byron Bay police in October 1997 but the police file wasn't marked as a missing person's report and lay dormant for a decade.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a convicted killer who left a large haul of drugs in his car when he fled from Queensland police four days ago.The hunt for Alan Lace, dubbed the Russian roulette killer, is now a national affair.