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Mytripofsunshinecoast.soup. Sydney council refuses to impose Coalition's 'dress code' for Australia Day ceremonies. The federal government has written to local councils demanding they provide detail of new Australia Day dress codes that it instructed them to develop.

Sydney council refuses to impose Coalition's 'dress code' for Australia Day ceremonies

At least one inner Sydney council says it will not be imposing the dress codes for citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day, while the peak body for local government in New South Wales has criticised them as needless red tape. Darcy Byrne, the mayor of Sydney’s Inner West council, which stretches from the waterside suburb of Balmain to Ashfield, says his council has not and will not develop the dress code, despite receiving a letter instructing him to do so within the month. “There are people recovering from losing everything, from losing family members in the bushfires, and this is what the Department of Home Affairs and Minister Coleman are saying needs to be prescribed urgently?

It’s beyond a joke, it’s beyond belief,” he told Guardian Australia. “I’m a prime minister for standards,” Morrison said at the time. Scott Morrison's father, John, dies aged 84. Scott Morrison has paid tribute to his father, John Morrison, who died aged 84 on Wednesday night.

Scott Morrison's father, John, dies aged 84

In a post on his Facebook page on Thursday, the prime minister said his “much loved” father died quietly and peacefully after living a “great life”. “He was a loving husband to my mum Marion for 57 years. He was a wonderful father to me and my brother Alan. He loved Jen as a daughter and was a devoted grandfather to our girls,” Morrison said. “Dad lived a life of love, faith, duty and service. “Dad served in the army as part of his national service, he was a dedicated member and officer in the NSW police force for his entire career, he served his local community as a councillor and mayor and many other roles, and he served faithfully in his church throughout his entire life as an elder, youth worker and in aged care.” Morrison also paid tribute to his father’s “deep and committed Christian faith”, saying it was one of the many legacies from his father that had guided him in his own life.

Australia among 21 nations where perceived corruption has worsened. Australia is among 21 nations where perceived corruption has worsened “significantly” over the past eight years, a new report says.

Australia among 21 nations where perceived corruption has worsened

Transparency International released its latest corruption perceptions index on Thursday, ranking levels of perceived corruption in governments across the world. Australia scored 77 from a possible 100, the same mark as last year. It means Australia has again failed to reverse a longer-term decline of eight points since 2012. Only 22 countries have managed to significantly improve their scores since 2012, including Greece, Estonia and Guyana. Australia is listed as being among 21 nations that have “significantly declined” in the same time period. The Transparency International Australia chief executive, Serena Lillywhite, said the “corrosive” influence of money in politics was continuing to undermine government integrity.

Australia Is About to Experience a 'Bonanza' of Deadly Spiders, Experts Warn. During a devastating and unprecedented bushfire season, Australians in Sydney and the surrounding central coast were practically begging for rain.

Australia Is About to Experience a 'Bonanza' of Deadly Spiders, Experts Warn

A "bonanza" of deadly spiders was not exactly part of that request, and yet experts at the Australian Reptile Park strongly suspect that's what's coming. "We are issuing a message of warning to the public as recent wet weather conditions followed by hot days have created perfect conditions for funnel-web spiders to thrive," reads a video post on the park's Facebook page. It sounds terrifying, although, as the video's title "FUNNEL WEB SEASON IS HERE" suggests, it's not an entirely new experience for Sydney-siders. Australia is home to at least 40 species of funnel web-spider. One of these is considered the most lethal spider to humans anywhere in the world; the incredibly venomous Atrax robustus is native to eastern Australia, and is known more colloquially as the Sydney funnel-web spider. Coronavirus outbreak could 'significantly affect' travel to Australia. The Sun Princess cruise ship arriving into Penneshaw on January 19, 2020 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Australia.

Coronavirus outbreak could 'significantly affect' travel to Australia

Rocket Weijers | Getty Images for Princess Cruises The coronavirus outbreak in China could “significantly affect” Australia’s travel sector, particularly if restrictions are imposed on international travel to stem the virus’ spread, according to Moody’s. The mysterious coronavirus has infected hundreds in China, triggering memories of the SARS epidemic in 2002 and 2003.