Gavin Butler

Coronavirus

In Photos: Melbourne’s Iron-Fisted Housing Estate Lockdown

Hundreds of police have been deployed to enforce Australia's harshest coronavirus restrictions yet: a 'hard lockdown' of nine housing commission towers in Melbourne's northern suburbs.
Gavin Butler
18 hours ago
china

Australian Government Warns: Don't Go to China, You Might Be Detained

The travel warning comes as tensions between the two countries continue to escalate.
Gavin Butler
a day ago
Coronavirus

Melbourne Put Back on Stage Three Lockdown as COVID Cases Surge

Australian cases were down to single digits. Now, as 191 new cases are recorded in a single day, the state of Victoria again faces lockdown.
Gavin Butler
2 days ago
Coronavirus

Australian COVID Outbreak Traced Back to Quarantine Hotel Where Workers Allegedly had Sex with Guests

There's been over 50 new cases in the state of Victoria every day for a week. Authorities are investigating hotel security guards.
Gavin Butler
7.3.20
Coronavirus

Drones and Elite Police Units Deployed to COVID-19 Hotspots in Suburban Melbourne

The Victorian government is intensifying its COVID response after a record number of cases were detected in the state.
Gavin Butler
7.3.20
Coronavirus

Here's What You Need to Know About Australia's 'Second Wave' of COVID-19

Parts of the country are sliding back into lockdown as coronavirus cases continue to spike.
Gavin Butler
7.2.20
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Police Have Already Made Their First Arrests Under the New National Security Law

With protesters taking to the streets after the passage of the controversial legislation, at least 30 arrests have been made for violations of the law and other public order offenses.
Gavin Butler
7.1.20
Australia

Koalas Face Extinction by 2050 in Parts of Australia, Inquiry Finds

A government investigation found that habitat loss was the biggest threat to the species' survival—and yet deforestation continues throughout the state of New South Wales.
Gavin Butler
6.30.20
Travel

Europe Welcomes Tourists From 14 Countries But Continues to Ban Americans

From July 1, visitors from "safe" countries such as Canada and Australia will be permitted entry to the EU.
Gavin Butler
6.30.20
Drugs

Another Australian State Loosens Weed Laws as the Country Inches Towards Decriminalization

The new legislation makes it easier for patients in the state of Queensland to get medical cannabis.
Gavin Butler
6.29.20
Coronavirus

Excessive Sex Hormones Could Be Making Bald Men More Vulnerable to COVID-19

And researchers are wondering if anti-baldness drugs could lower the number of cases requiring hospitalisation.
Gavin Butler
6.26.20
TV

Lord of the Rings TV Series Issues Casting Call for ‘Funky Looking’ People

The less than tasteful call out is trying to attract people with "face burns... acne scars... any deformities... [or] missing limbs".
Gavin Butler
6.25.20
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