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Protesters confront police at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne on September 5th during an anti-lockdown rally protesting the state’s strict lockdown laws as a preventive measure against  Covid-19. Photograph: William West/AFP via Getty

Protesters against a Covid-19 lockdown defied police in Australia’s hotspot on Saturday, prompting 15 arrests, even as the state of Victoria continued(...)

Andy Burke on the water in Byron Bay, Australia

Andy Burke is a musician, surfer and farmers’ market fruit seller living in Byron Bay, Australia. He is originally from Lahinch, Co Clare When and w(...)

 Shelly Beach  near Ballina in far northern New South Wales was closed after a surfer died after being attacked by a shark. Photograph: EPA

A man was killed after a shark tore off his legs while he was surfing off Australia’s east coast, not far from the area where another surfer was maule(...)

Members of the Australian Police  at Byron Bay, New South Wales.  A middle-aged man died following a shark attack while swimming in the bay. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

A man has died following a shark attack at one of Australia’s most popular tourist spots in New South Wales. Officers and paramedics were called to M(...)