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Thousands of Australians travelled abroad against government advice

‘It was grossly irresponsible,’ says Premier of Western Australia

Travel questions

Simon Calder Can I get cash back if I cancel my flight with British Airways?

Simon Calder answers your questions on flight vouchers, compensation rules and getting home amid the coronavirus pandemic

June Dally-Watkins: Entrepreneur and etiquette schools founder

She became a national institution through her schools, though she drew criticism for attitudes that seemed to endorse and enforce patriarchy

Great Barrier Reef endures 'most extensive coral bleaching ever'

'“We're right at the fork in the road,' says scientist Ove Hoegh-Guldberg as experts warn the amount of coral that will recover remains unknown

Nearly 90% of dolphins in Indian Ocean ‘wiped out by fishing’

Gillnets used by tuna fishers blamed for deaths of millions of cetaceans over last 40 years

Canberra declares state of emergency as huge blaze threatens capital

‘Conditions are now very dangerous and the fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path,’ say emergency services

Australia plans to evacuate citizens from China to Christmas Island

Citizens will be evacuated from Wuhan to Christmas Island