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'We Don't Need Your Lectures, Thanks Mate': Even the Australians Hate Ted Cruz

The Observer has a long, storied history of documenting the people out there who take pleasure in blasting U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. Now, we’d like to introduce you Michael Gunner, the chief minister of Australia’s Northern Territory. On Sunday, Gunner joined the crowd. In a statement posted to Twitter, Gunner...
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Previewing Aussies in the NBA with Leigh Ellis ahead of the 2021-22 season

The NBA season is just 24 hours away and there are plenty of Aussies set to make a big impact for their teams in 2021-22. From Josh Giddey's rookie campaign with the Oklahoma City Thunder to Joe Ingles and Patty Mills fighting for championship contention, we take stock of the seven Aussies on rosters heading into the new season.
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Australian minister tells Ted Cruz ‘we don’t need your lectures, mate’ in spat over Covid vaccine mandate

An Australian state governor has lashed out at Texas senator Ted Cruz for his opposition to a strict new vaccine mandate, telling him: “You know nothing about us.”Michael Gunner, the chief minister of Australia’s Northern Territory, excoriated Texas’s record on protecting people from Covid-19 and and told him to keep his lectures to himself.The controversy-happy Republican had attacked Northern Territory’s uncompromising requirement that all workers who regularly deal with the public in person must get a first vaccine dose by 13 November or be barred from work and fined $5,000 Australian dollars (£2,700).Mr Cruz said last week: “I love...

Xbox and Halo 20th anniversary event confirmed by Microsoft

An Xbox and Halo 20th anniversary digital broadcast will take place on 16 November here in Australia, honouring the launch of Microsoft’s first console and the iconic sci-fi FPS that came alongside it. Set for 10.00 am PT on 15 November in the USA, that means Aussies can tune in...
Washington Times

Australian leader swipes back at Sen. Ted Cruz, who criticized vaccine mandate

The chief minister of Australia’s Northern Territory is firing back at Sen. Ted Cruz after the Texas Republican said the territory’s stringent COVID-19 vaccine rules amounted to tyranny. Chief Minister Michael Gunner pointed to high death levels in the U.S. compared to those of his region, which is home to...

Wastewater from flights can help detect COVID-19 before passengers show symptoms

Researchers from The University of Queensland and Australia's national science agency CSIRO have found SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewater samples from long haul flights of returning Aussies, proving they can detect it before passengers show symptoms. The CSIRO and UQ scientists worked with Qantas to demonstrate that wastewater surveillance can provide...

Ted Cruz Schooled By Aussie Leader: 'We Don't Need Your Lectures, Thanks Mate'

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called an Australian territory’s coronavirus mitigation strategies “covid tyranny,” prompting its leader to compare death tolls with Texas and tell him, “I’m glad we are nothing like you.”. Cruz shared a clip last week of Australia’s Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner announcing a wide-ranging vaccine...

ICC T20 World Cup 2021: India and Australia secure wins in their warm-up games

India chased down the 189-run target to beat England by 7 wickets in their first warm-up game at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai on Monday. Batting first, England batters – Johnny Bairstow (49), Liam Livingstone (30) and Moeen Ali (43 not out) upped the pace. Bairstow was dismissed by a pinpoint yorker from Jaspit Bumrah after some big hits from Livingstone. Meanwhile, Ali smashed Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 21 runs in the final over and took England to a respectable total of 188/5.

Teen fashion around the world: a series—sixth stop, Australia

When Vogue Australia’s editors picked the nine items they were “ditching” in 2022, they were careful to consider the fashion norms of their fellow Aussies. Three items they listed that they plan to leave behind immediately caught my attention: the oversized tee-shirt, homebound comfort clothes, and clumpy sandals. In the land of Oz, where casual reigns supreme, declaring a boycott on staple items such as a tee-shirt is risky. With that said, who isn’t ready to break away from more casual “quarantine” clothing and look into something more structured?

David Warner fails as Aussies pip NZ in T20 World Cup warm-up

David Warner’s form slump has continued but Australia has defeated New Zealand by three wickets in their Twenty20 World Cup warm-up clash in Abu Dhabi. Warner was out off the first ball of the innings in an ominous start to Australia’s run chase, after New Zealand posted a competitive 7-158.

Australia overtakes America in vaccination rate

Australia has overtaken the United States in the amount of the percentage of the eligible popultion fully vaccinated. A total of 56.5 per cent of the population have had a jab in Australia – compared with 56.2 per cent in the USA. Nationwide in Australia, more than 85.1 per cent...

Lone nation standing in Australia’s way

With two nations having withdrawn, Australia and Indonesia will battle over two legs for a berth in next year’s AFC Under-23 Asian Cup. Australia’s hopes of qualifying for next year’s AFC Under 23 Asian Cup hinge solely on the result of a two-legged qualifier against Indonesia following the withdrawals of China and Brunei Darussalam.