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Industry and govt at odds over quad bikes

Australia's peak automotive body is urging the federal government to rethink plans to mandate rollover bars on ATVs or quad bikes, warning the move threatens the viability of dealers and could actually cost lives.

Indian players racially abused: reports

India's players were allegedly subjected to racial abuse from a section of the crowd at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in the third Test against Australia.

Mutated strain risk permanent: Berejiklian

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says Australians should assume mutated COVID-19 variants emanating from the United Kingdom and South Africa will become the world's dominant strains due to their contagiousness.

Weather possibly driving shark encounters

Shark encounters on Australia's coastline could become more commonplace as the La Nina weather pattern drives increased rainfall and changes in ocean conditions.

PM says short Brisbane lockdown 'wise'

Scott Morrison has fully backed Queensland's decision to declare a weekend lockdown in the Greater Brisbane area following the confirmation of a case of the highly-infectious UK strain of COVID-19.

Pre-flight testing for returning Aussies

Pre-flight testing of returning Australians will be introduced to help prevent the spread of the more transmissible variant of COVID-19 identified in the United Kingdom.

Trump acknowledges Biden victory

President Donald Trump has conceded for the first time that Joe Biden will be the next US president, a day after his supporters stormed the US Capitol as Congress was certifying Biden's victory.