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One in 12 Australians drinking alcohol every day during coronavirus outbreak, survey finds
Alcohol and Drug Foundation says one in 10 people report consuming more than 10 standard drinks per week. Download the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications · Coronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statistics.

CCTV released of man minutes before sex assault of intellectually disabled woman
Police have released CCTV of a man minutes before he allegedly sexually assaulted an intellectually disabled woman at a public toilet block in Melbourne's southeast. They say the woman, aged in her 30s, had been in the company of the unknown man...

Federal Government must be consistent with biosecurity and protect Australia's plant industries
Australia's agriculture industries are calling on the Federal Government to reaffirm its commitment to Australia's biosecurity system and address the unacceptably high levels of non-compliance of imported cut flowers from high risk countries, which threaten...

Prison officer to be blood tested after being bitten by inmate
A correctional officer has been bitten by a prisoner at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre in North Queensland on Sunday. The officer will undergo testing for blood borne diseases after the prisoner lunged at them and bit the officer on the hand when unlocking a...

Beach Party

Barton's Beach Party to celebrate the Wynnum Beach Volleyball season is on Saturday 11 August from 6pm in the Wading Pool (which has been drained).   All funds go to the Natalie Cook Foundation.  For tickets and more information go to wynnumbeachvolleyball.com