Australia to open Covid vaccinations to 12- to 15-year-olds from 13 September | Australian politics

[ad_1] People aged 12 to 15 will be able to book Covid-19 vaccinations from 13 September, after technical advice confirmed they are eligible for Pfizer. But the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation has warned that, given supply constraints, Pfizer doses should be prioritised for young adults. And the government should also consider offering older … Read more

Coronavirus live news: WHO to ship Chinese vaccines despite concerns, US Covid hospitalisations hit eight-month high | World news

[ad_1] The World Health Organization’s pandemic programme plans to ship 100m doses of the Sinovac and Sinopharm Covid-19 shots by the end of next month, mostly to Africa and Asia, in its first delivery of Chinese vaccines, a WHO document shows. Reuters reports that the Chinese shipments will help the sputtering global Covax vaccine sharing … Read more

Qantas posts $1.83bn loss but hopes to resume international flights by December | Qantas

[ad_1] Qantas is banking on resuming some overseas flights by December, as it posted a pre-tax annual loss of $1.83bn. Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce blamed “diabolical” border conditions for the result, noting the financial position reflected a full year of closed international borders and more than 330 days of domestic travel restrictions. Joyce says … Read more

Coronavirus live news: Moderna withholds 1.6m vaccines in Japan over contamination concerns, Sydney hospitals struggle to cope | World news

[ad_1] 6.11am BST 06:11 Moderna Inc says it has withheld supply of about 1.63 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine in Japan after a report of contamination of vials with particulate matter, which it suspects involves a production line in Spain, Reuters reports. While Moderna said no safety or efficacy issues had been identified, the … Read more

Afghanistan: US and allies warn of ‘high’ terror threat at Kabul airport | Afghanistan

[ad_1] The United States has warned crowds trying to access Kabul airport to leave the area, as Britain and Australia cited the “high threat” of a terrorist attack. All three countries asked that people no longer attempt to travel to the airport, a distressing call as people with practically no other means of escape from … Read more

Green groups raise oil and gas clean-up fears as Woodside takes over BHP assets | Business

[ad_1] Woodside Petroleum has not given a guarantee it will pay for billions of dollars in decommissioning and remediation costs linked to a portfolio of oil and gas fields it has agreed to take over from BHP. Green groups say Woodside lacks credibility in paying for clean-ups after selling a floating rig, Northern Endeavour, for … Read more

The Wiggles going ‘woke’ is a win-win: more role models for us, a bigger market for them | Children’s TV

[ad_1] Growing up in the 2000s, I was that kid who was obsessed with the Wiggles for a little too long. As my friends transitioned into Mario Cart and Yu-Gi-Oh cards, I was still following the Big Red Car wherever it went. So I was paying attention when the Australian children’s group announced this week … Read more

Australians hit by ‘Flubot’ malware that arrives by text message | Malware

[ad_1] Thousands of Australians have been hit by a new scam text message known as Flubot, which aims to install malware on their phones. Flubot is a type of malware targeting Android users, but iPhone users can also receive the messages. It tells the receiver they missed a call or have a new voicemail, providing … Read more

Forgetful, confused and a bit cranky? Here are some scientifically proven ways to lift your lockdown mood | Australian lifestyle

[ad_1] Rifling through his cupboards for an unopened ballroom dance class DVD was an evidence-based decision for Brett Hayes. A professor of psychology at University New South Wales who focuses on cognition, Hayes was reviewing the literature that has emerged from waves of coronavirus lockdowns and saw the positive impact that both exercise and socialising … Read more

Six months ago I set out to buy beds for my children. Seasons passed. The beds did not come | Australian lifestyle

[ad_1] It has been a year of unprecedented supply chain problems. Covid-19 is a major contributor, and a ship being steered in the Suez Canal like Austin Powers manoeuvring a three-point turn certainly did not help. Delays have hit home decor particularly hard, with people growing so sick of their own abodes that furniture shops … Read more