Drowning Deaths in Australia.
In 2021 there were 294 fatal drowning incidents, out of the 968 recorded drowning incidents.
75 in rivers and creeks.
66 at beaches.
44 in ocean and harbours.
30 in swimming pools.
27 in lakes and dams.
27 off rocks.
13 in bathtubs or spa baths.… Read the rest
Australian Clocks go Forward for Daylight Saving.
At 2am on Sunday 3rd October 2021, the clocks in most of Australia will go forward to 3am.
This applies in all states except these three:
Northern Territory and
Those States/Territory do NOT change their clocks.
The five States/Territories that … Read the rest
COVID Cases and Deaths in India during May 2021.
With the blocking of international arrivals from India, for all Nationalities including Australians, for a period of about 2 weeks, there is a lot of interest in the case numbers of this virus in India.
The numbers of reported cases have … Read the rest
Some reports are saying that some passengers on repatriation flights from India were presenting fake COVID test results to be permitted to board flights back to Australia.
This, if correct, might be the reason that the very high number of arrivals from India, in Australian quarantine, tested positive.
This high … Read the rest
Repatriation Flights from India to Australia are resuming on Saturday 15th May 2021.
The first flight had 150 vulnerable Australians booked to return to Australia.
About 40 of these have now tested positive for COVID, and are not able to board tomorrow’s flight, 15th May 2021.
Another 30 are classed … Read the rest
Australians, and Australian Permanent residents, who are desperate to go to India are being blocked by the COVID-19 travel ban.
The most common effect of the recent travel ban, specifically the rules concerning India, is that no one could travel from India to Australia for a two week period.
But … Read the rest
Repatriation Flights from India to Resume on Saturday 15th May 2021.
The Australian government has just announced that the Howard Springs quarantine facility is almost ready to resume accepting the return of Australians stranded in India.
They have stated that Repatriation Flights from India, for those Australians in India that … Read the rest
Anyone breaking the current ban on travel from India to Australia faces possible penalties of up to five years’ imprisonment, and/or up to $66,000 fine.
This temporary ban took effect on Monday 3 May 2021 and applies to any travellers who have visited India within 14 days of their intended … Read the rest
After the direct flights from India to Australia were suspended, the indirect flights have also now been suspended.
A Qatar Airways spokesperson has confirmed that they are not currently selling tickets from India to Australia via Qatar and are not carrying passengers on this route.
The change came into effect … Read the rest
The decision of the meeting of the Australian Cabinet’s national security committee on 27th April 2021, was to suspend all direct passenger flights from India.
The reasoning is based on the spike in Covid-19 cases in India, and the numbers arriving in Australia from India.
The suspension is to remain … Read the rest