Barty lives in Queensland, which has been relatively successful in containing the new coronavirus and has closed its borders to the more populous south-eastern states where there are more cases. Tennis Australia is looking to schedule more tournaments for players around the country from December, in addition to the usual warm-up events, to allow players to prepare for January’s Australian Open. … [Read more...] about World No. 1 and reigning champion Ashleigh Barty to skip French Open
Another Queensland study has found that giving your friends the dirt about someone’s bad behaviour acts as a strong bonding agent as well. To some extent, this research also shows the benefits of the subtle moral policing that accompanies gossiping. In a study conducted in 2018 by Dr Kim Peters of the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland, they showed a group of people a video of someone littering and another of someone picking up the litter. … [Read more...] about Gossiping is good for health, helps build deeper bonds. Studies show how
Support for the New South Wales' government response to the pandemic fell two points to 57 percent while that for the government of Queensland, which is facing an election at the end of October, fell seven points to 66 percent. … [Read more...] about Australians losing faith in gov’t handling of COVID-19: poll
Professor Richard Eccleston, the Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of Tasmania, said that similar to the soon-to-be replaced Victorian regime, Tasmania's House of Assembly elections were not subject to state-specific donation disclosure laws, leaving it reliant on federal laws, which apply to federally registered parties. … [Read more...] about Fact check: Does Tasmania have the weakest political donation laws in the nation?
It comes two days after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that his government had reached vaccine deals with the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, and also with the University of Queensland and Australian biotechnology company CSL. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 vaccine trial put on hold reinforces safety “at forefront of everybody’s mind”: Australian medical officer