Dozens of asylum seekers are being released from detention in Brisbane, advocates say

Dozens of asylum seekers are being released from detention in Brisbane, advocates say

SBS News . . . . Advocacy groups say 25 people held in Brisbane immigration detention facilities are set for release on Monday, with more to potentially follow in the coming days. . Read More

Donald Trump hints at 2024 presidential run in first speech since leaving office

Donald Trump hints at 2024 presidential run in first speech since leaving office

SBS News . . . . Former US President Donald Trump has hinted he might run again for the top job in four years during his first public speech since losing the November election. . Read More

Single-use plastics like straws and cutlery are now banned in South Australia

Single-use plastics like straws and cutlery are now banned in South Australia

SBS News . . . . The South Australian government says a ban on single-use plastics will help create jobs as well as being good for the environment. . Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine to undergo batch testing as government sets up myth-busting unit

AstraZeneca vaccine to undergo batch testing as government sets up myth-busting unit

SBS News . . . . The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be rolled out this month after the first doses arrived in Australia on Sunday. . Read More

‘How many dead bodies?’ asked Myanmar protester shot dead on bloodiest day

‘How many dead bodies?’ asked Myanmar protester shot dead on bloodiest day

SBS News . . . . A total of at least 21 protesters have been killed in clashes with Myanmar authorities, the latest 18 of them died in violent protests on Sunday. . Read More

Why are you really having your jab? Australia’s coronavirus vaccine strategy explained

Why are you really having your jab? Australia’s coronavirus vaccine strategy explained

SBS News . . . . The Pfizer vaccine has a higher efficacy than AstraZeneca, but most will be getting the latter. Here, health experts explain why it’s still important to be vaccinated and why you might be getting another jab next year. . Read 

Hong Kong police charge 47 pro-democracy activists in largest use yet of controversial security laws

Hong Kong police charge 47 pro-democracy activists in largest use yet of controversial security laws

SBS News . . . . Hong Kong authorities have charged 47 pro-democracy activists with crimes outlined under its controversial new national security laws, in a move their supporters described as a body blow. . Read More

At least 18 killed in deadliest day of Myanmar protests as Australia condemns escalating violence

At least 18 killed in deadliest day of Myanmar protests as Australia condemns escalating violence

SBS News . . . . Myanmar has suffered its bloodiest day of protests against a military coup in the country, with at least 18 people killed, the UN Human Rights Office says. . Read More

At least 18 people killed after Myanmar security forces open fire on protesters, UN says

At least 18 people killed after Myanmar security forces open fire on protesters, UN says

SBS News . . . . Myanmar has suffered its bloodiest day of protests against a military coup in the country, with at least 18 people killed, the UN Human Rights Office says. . Read More

At least 18 killed in deadliest day of Myanmar protests as Australia calls escalating violence ‘unacceptable’

At least 18 killed in deadliest day of Myanmar protests as Australia calls escalating violence ‘unacceptable’

SBS News . . . . Myanmar has suffered its bloodiest day of protests against a military coup in the country, with at least 18 people killed, the UN Human Rights Office says. . Read More