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Australia PM pushes jobs, Victoria to resume tourism as virus eases

Australia PM pushes jobs, Victoria to resume tourism as virus eases

Australia's prime minister stressed the need to create jobs as a way to minimise government welfare spending, while the country's second-most populous state Victoria set out measures to resume tourism to regions ravaged by bushfires and virus-linked curbs.

Australian bushfires threaten to drive tiny animal communities extinct

Australian bushfires threaten to drive tiny animal communities extinct

Australian animals living in specific habitats, such as mountain lizards, leaf-tailed geckos and pear-shaped frogs, are battling the threat of extinction after fierce bushfires razed large areas of their homes ...

Southeast Australia burns as winds fan hungry fires

Southeast Australia burns as winds fan hungry fires

Bushfires burned dangerously out of control on Australia's east coast on Saturday, fuelled by high temperatures and strong winds that had firefighters battling to save lives

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires rage in Australia

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires rage in Australia

A scorching heatwave intensified bushfires ravaging parts of Australia on Saturday, and out-of-control blazes surrounding Sydney worsened under ‘catastrophic’ conditions.

Bushfires rage across Australia's east and west as danger rises

Bushfires rage across Australia's east and west as danger rises

Dozens of wild fires burned across broad swaths of Australia's east and west on Saturday and firefighters scrambled to shore up defences ahead of hotter weather and stronger winds expected to bring more danger

More than a dozen bushfires burn in Australia at emergency level

More than a dozen bushfires burn in Australia at emergency level

At least 13 ferocious bushfires are burning at emergency level across the eastern Australian state of New South Wales (NSW), with one blaze just 20 kilometres outside Sydney.

Australians warned worst bushfires may be yet to come

Australians warned worst bushfires may be yet to come

Sydney is facing a ‘catastrophic’ fire threat, authorities said on Sunday, as firefighters in eastern Australia raced to prepare for worsening conditions after ferocious bushfires devastated communities.

Two people dead and 150 homes destroyed in Australian bushfires

Two people dead and 150 homes destroyed in Australian bushfires

Two people have died, five are missing and at least 150 homes have been destroyed as bushfires rage across eastern Australia, authorities said on Saturday.

Teens questioned over bushfires raging in eastern Australia

Teens questioned over bushfires raging in eastern Australia

Police launched an investigation on Tuesday into whether the bushfires that have destroyed dozens of properties and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes on Australia's Queensland coast ...

More than 100 Australian bushfires 'omen' of severe summer fire season

More than 100 Australian bushfires 'omen' of severe summer fire season

Australian firefighters battled more than 100 bushfires across two eastern states on Sunday as authorities warned that parts of the country could expected a severe bushfire season this summer.

Five properties destroyed in Australian bushfires

Five properties destroyed in Australian bushfires

At least five properties have been lost in two out-of-control bushfires and more are at risk in Australia's south-eastern state of Victoria, officials said Sunday.

Hundreds flee Australian bushfires that kill cattle, destroy homes

Hundreds flee Australian bushfires that kill cattle, destroy homes

Australian authorities urged people to remain alert on Monday as bushfires that have destroyed dozens of homes, killed cattle and forced hundreds of residents to flee continued to burn out of control ...