SA Covid update: Thousands of new Covid cases reported

This article is unlocked and free to read in the interest of community health and safety. Get full digital access to trusted news from The Advertiser and Messenger with our great introductory offer. Drive-through testing sites will be scrapped and free RATs offered to all South Australians as the state reaches the peak of its … Read more

Victoria floods: Echuca braces for Murray River peak

Echuca residents say their fate is in the hands of the weather gods as the Victorian town braces for its biggest test of the floods crisis. It comes as councils in flood ravaged areas prepare for another mammoth task – safely disposing of nearly one million sandbags that could be contaminated. An “evacuate immediately” order … Read more

Victorian floods: Insurance claims blowout amid flood devastation

Nervous Greater Shepparton residents are on edge as they hope insurance companies will approve their claims following the region’s devastating floods. According to the Insurance Council of Australia, insurers had received more than 6700 claims from Victorians related to this month’s floods as of Friday. And state’s flood emergency is not over yet, with residents … Read more

Victoria flood updates: Southwest hammered with rain, Echuca, Kerang anxiously await rivers to peak

Victoria has been hammered by a rain bomb overnight as wild weather returns to the state. Melbourne’s southwest has been drenched overnight, with the Geelong and Hamilton areas being hit with flash flooding. The SES received 100 requests for flood assistance in Geelong. About 85mm of rainfall hit Sheoaks over six hours but the SES … Read more

Victoria flood updates: Echuca, Kerang anxiously await rivers to peak

Melbourne and parts of southwest Victoria could be hit by flash flooding over the next 24 hours, with river rises also feared next week for already-battered communities. Speaking at Friday’s update on the flood concerns, Michael Efron from the Bureau of Meteorology warned the focus for the next day would be on storm activity. “In … Read more

Harvey McGlinn: Newborn baby suffocated to death inside fabric sling

A three-week-old boy most likely suffocated to death while pressed against a fabric sling worn by his mother, a NSW coroner has found. Harvey McGlinn was found pale and motionless when his mother unwrapped the sling at a community health center on the Central Coast in 2019. Staff at the center frantically performed CPR on … Read more

Vic floods update: Shepparton, Echuca brace for river peak

The riverside towns and cities hit by Victoria’s worst flooding in decades in the face of a potential second wave of devastation from widespread rain forecast for much of the state this week. The wet weather is expected to hit just as the waters at the worst-hit regional towns and cities are expected to start … Read more

Victoria’s flood crisis could last weeks

Several towns and cities in the firing line of Victoria’s flood crisis were on Saturday night rising waters as authorities warned the bat state could experience “some of the largest evacuations ever seen”. From Shepparton to Echuca, communities came together on Saturday as friends and strangers selflessly did what they could to help their neighbours. … Read more

Covid cases in SA spike to new daily high of 5054

This article is unlocked and free to read in the interest of community health and safety. Get full digital access to trusted news from The Advertiser and Messenger with our great introductory offer. Covid cases have spiked to an alarming new record high of 5054 cases – with the peak still not expected for another … Read more