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Olympic debutant Tom Green has advanced directly through to semi-finals of the men's K1 1000 metres in Monday's opening day of canoe sprint racing in Tokyo.The 22-year-old Queenslander, who is coached by three-time Olympic medallist Ken Wallace, finished second in his heat behind Rio silver medallist Czech Josef Dostal.
Towering American John Isner gained revenge on compatriot Brandon Nakashima by taking the Atlanta Open for the sixth time on Sunday.The big-serving Isner won in straight sets but it was a tight final, the 36-year-old beating his 19-year-old opponent 7-6 (10-8) 7-5.
Gun Australian duo Linden Hall and Jessica Hull have eased into the Olympic 1500m semi-finals with a minimum of fuss, while Dutch superwoman Sifan Hassan was made to work much harder.Hassan, who is chasing an unprecedented 1500-5000-10,000m treble in Tokyo, was knocked to the track with one lap to run in the second heat on Monday morning.
The Queensland treasurer says it could take up to two weeks for grants and support payments to get to businesses and workers hit by the state's coronavirus lockdown.A lockdown of more than half the state's population in 11 southeast local government areas has been extended untill Sunday after a COVID-19 cluster grew to 31 cases.
Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc have raised the prices of their COVID-19 vaccines in their latest European Union supply contracts, the Financial Times reports.The new price for the Pfizer shot was 19.
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese will be allowed to attend parliament under tight restrictions after being in Queensland before arriving in Canberra.A growing outbreak in southeast Queensland has sparked a lockdown extension until at least Sunday afternoon.
Gameshow-like wordplay and writing with shaving foam are among teaching methods suggested in a revamped syllabus for NSW's youngest students.The draft advice suggests teachers create a sense of excitement about words and lead games, such as having students describe a particular word to a partner without saying the nominated word.
A group of athletes has sparked a COVID-19 scare in the Australian Olympic team after mingling with other residents inside the Games village.Team chef de mission Ian Chesterman said none of the Australians involved in the Saturday night incident had tested positive and they had rejoined the group.
AstraZeneca is working on a booster shot for its coronavirus vaccine to combat mutations of the deadly disease.The company's Australian president Liz Chatwin said the company was working on a variation which would be available this year if necessary.
Rafael Nadal returns to competitive tennis this week at the ATP Tour's Citi Open, the hard-court tune-up tournament for the US Open.3 missed both Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics with a previously undisclosed foot problem.
Pacific communities have warmly welcomed the official state apology for racist policing in 1970s New Zealand, but leaders want further strides towards cohesion and equality.On Sunday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered a formal apology for racial profiling practices in support of immigration policies half a century ago.
A man has died in a workplace incident at a market in Melbourne's outer north.30am on Monday at Melbourne Market, a fruit and vegetable wholesaler in Epping, and involved an electric vehicle and a stationary truck.
Australian home values have had the fastest annual growth in 17 years, but are slowing as housing becomes less affordable.CoreLogic data released on Monday shows the value of homes across the country rose 1.
The Melbourne Vixens-Adelaide Thunderbirds clash will go ahead in Brisbane on Monday night after the Queensland government agreed to Super Netball matches being played under strict protocols.The match at Nissan Arena will take place behind closed doors during the state's snap three-day lockdown imposed on Saturday.
A kayaker has been rescued by helicopter after spending a night in near-freezing wilderness in Tasmania.The man in his 20s was paddling with another man in the Wilmot River in the state's north on Sunday afternoon when he became separated from his kayak and was forced to swim downstream.
Australian buy-now-pay-later group Afterpay will merge with US digital payments giant Square in a deal worth $39 billion.The pair have entered into a scheme implementation deed under which Square will acquire all of the issued shares in Afterpay.
Australia's heroic hockey goalkeeper Andrew Charter was today the toast of his Kookaburra teammates, hailed as their one-man wall after his inspirational performance saw them halt the Netherlands and set up a semi-final against Germany.But the 34-year-old was left drained by his magnificent performance as he sweltered beneath his heavy goalkeeping gear in the merciless Tokyo heat on Sunday, estimating that he had probably lost anything between two-and-a-half and three kilos of weight during the
Queensland Labor MP Les Walker has been stood down from his parliamentary roles after being charged with assault in Townsville.Mr Walker has been charged with common assault after an altercation with a 39-year-old man at a restaurant on Palmer St on Friday night.
Victoria is tightening the NSW border bubble, limiting non-essential movement across state lines.59pm on Monday, border bubble residents will only be able to cross state lines for six reasons including medical care, compassionate reasons, work, education, playing sport or getting vaccinated.
Government supporters have rallied in several Brazilian cities, calling for changes in the country's electronic voting system which far-right President Jair Bolsonaro says is not trustworthy.Bolsonaro has increasingly insisted on the adoption of printed ballots that can be audited, a mixed system in which electronic urns would also print out receipts that can be counted if any result are challenged.