For Scott Morrison of Australia, G7 in Cornwall Is a Homecoming of Sorts

More than two centuries after his ancestor was forged out of Cornwall for stealing and despatched to Australia with a whole bunch of different convicts, Scott Morrison returned to the realm on Friday as prime minister of Australia. “It’s a long time since one of my family was in Cornwall,”…

Tackling Vaccine Complacency Close to Home

The Australia Letter is a weekly e-newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by electronic mail. For the previous two weeks, I’ve been attempting to nudge my dad and mom into getting the vaccine. They’ve been eligible for the reason that starting of May and might ebook…

Hundreds Arrested in Global Sting Using App Run by F.B.I.

MELBOURNE, Australia — The units, procured on the black market, carried out solely a single operate hidden behind a calculator app: sending encrypted messages and images. For years, organized crime figures across the globe relied on the units to orchestrate worldwide drug shipments, coordinate arms and explosives trafficking, and focus…

New Dinosaur Species Is Australia’s Largest, Researchers Say

Robyn and Stuart Mackenzie, driving motorbikes at some point in 2006 on their huge sheep and cattle farm within the Australian outback, noticed a pile of what regarded like massive black rocks. On shut inspection, they seemed to be dinosaur bones. An even nearer inspection, with the assistance of paleontologists…

The Guardians of Australia’s Memory Try Crowdfunding

The Australia Letter is a weekly publication from our Australia bureau. Sign as much as get it by electronic mail. “We are in a race to preserve and digitize precious Australian records before they’re lost forever — and we need your help,” Australia’s pre-eminent repository of authorities information declared on…

Plague of Mice in Australia Overruns Farms, Shops and Bedrooms

TOTTENHAM, Australia — The stench hits you first, pungent, musty and rotting. Then you hear them: a sound like ocean waves, or pouring rain hitting concrete. And the occasional squeak. The horror lurking in the darkness is a throng of hundreds of mice swarming above, round and inside a storage…

The Eerie Familiarity of a Melbourne Lockdown

It’s gloomy in Melbourne, and we’re confined to our homes once more.Credit…Besha Rodell The Australia Letter is a weekly publication from our Australia bureau. It’s all so eerily acquainted. The grey climate and afternoon sunsets. The anxious look forward to the day’s numbers. The obsessive checking of publicity websites. The…

In Australia, Births of Tasmanian Devils Are a Milestone After 3,000 Years

MELBOURNE, Australia — Pink, hairless, deaf and blind, the roughly month-old joeys had been however the measurement of a shelled peanut. Yet they had been a momentous discovery for the conservationists who had set off throughout a dense eucalyptus forest within the daybreak mist in hopes of discovering them. About…

Outbreak Prompts New Lockdown in Australia’s Victoria State

The state of Victoria, Australia, introduced a seven-day lockdown starting Thursday night time to stem a coronavirus outbreak in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, the nation’s second-most populous metropolis, after Sydney. After almost three months with no new an infection, state well being officers have detected 26 circumstances in the…