Within government and public health guidelines, the Victoria Racing Club conceded it would not be possible to allow some sort of crowd on November 3.
The announcement was to be made on Sunday, but was cancelled because of an outbreak of cases reported in Melbourne.
At least 44 Australian men face 350 charges of possessing child exploitation material after a law enforcement referral sparked a large, nationwide criminal investigation.
Australia's Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews rejected growing calls for an end to all limits on people being able to leave their homes.
Victoria state has suffered a surge in cases. These days it has been recording low numbers of virus infections.
Critics accuse authorities of using national security as an excuse for threatening journalists over media revelations that are embarrassing for the government.
The Quad grouping was heavily promoted by former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe as a bid by the region's major democracies to step up cooperation in the face of an increasingly assertive China.
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the pandemic’s source must be found “to prevent it from happening again.”
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TikTok's owner ByteDance seeks to overcome distrust surrounding the video-streaming app as it awaits Washington's decision on ending plans to ban the app in the United States on security grounds.
An estimated 470 whales were discovered beached on the shore and sand bars along the remote island state of Tasmania. Veterinary teams are assessing a few more distressed whales for more mercy killings "based on animal welfare grounds."
Rescuers find 200 more pilot whales stranded on an Australian coast, raising the total to 470 in the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the country.
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