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Nicky Brownless, 48, has made her first public outing since news of affair broke She left former foo..

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  • Nicky Brownless, 48, has made her first public outing since news of affair broke
  • She left former footy star Billy for his best friend and former player Garry Lyon
  • Nicky was joined by daughters Lucy, 21, and Ruby, 19, at Oaks Day races
  • 'I'm so nervous,' the mother-of-four told Daily Mail Australia ahead of the day

By Daniel Peters and Ben Hill For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 23:13 EST, 8 November 2017 | Updated: 23:13 EST, 8 November 2017

Nicky Brownless has made her first public appearance since splitting from husband Billy – supported her two glamorous daughters at the Oaks Day races.

The 48-year-old has kept a low profile since leaving her former football star husband for his best friend and fellow ex player Garry Lyon in late 2015.

Speaking inside Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse on Thursday, Nicky said she was anxious about facing the public for the first time since news of the affair broke.

'I'm so nervous,' she told Daily Mail Australia before entering an exclusive tent with daughters Lucy, 21, and Ruby, 19, ahead of the annual Ladies Day event.

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Nicky Brownless has made her first public appearance since splitting from husband Billy - flanked by her glamorous daughters Ruby, left, and Lucy, right

Nicky Brownless has made her first public appearance since splitting from husband Billy – flanked by her glamorous daughters Ruby, left, and Lucy, right

'I'm so nervous!': The 48-year-old said she was anxious about the press-filled day that awaited her'I'm so nervous!': The 48-year-old said she was anxious about the press-filled day that awaited her

'I'm so nervous!': The 48-year-old said she was anxious about the press-filled day that awaited her

Nicky has kept a low profile since leaving her former football star husband for his best friend and fellow ex player Garry Lyon Nicky has kept a low profile since leaving her former football star husband for his best friend and fellow ex player Garry Lyon 

Nicky has kept a low profile since leaving her former football star husband for his best friend and fellow ex player Garry Lyon. Nicky and Billy Brownless (left) are pictured with Garry and Melissa Lyon before both couples separated in 2012

Speaking to the Herald Sun last month, Nicky said she was still happily together with Garry Lyon, 50, despite the huge public uproar the relationship created.

'We've all moved on and everyone is happy and we're just getting on with life,' she told the publication.

'You get to a point in your life where you just want to be happy.'

Nicky splits her time between Lyon's home in Melbourne and hers in Geelong. Her two eldest daughters live together in South Yarra.

'Life's busy, I'm up and down a lot,' the mother-of-four said.

In addition to taking on a number of ambassador roles, Lucy is studying nutrition while Ruby is undertaking a styling course at the Whitehouse Institute.

Both daughters said they were looking forward to joining their mum at the races.

'I think everyone is comfortable where everything is at, we're all really close as a family, our family is fine so everyone else should be as well,' Lucy said.

 'I think everyone is comfortable where everything is at, we're all really close as a family,' Nicky's eldest daughter Lucy (right) said last month 'I think everyone is comfortable where everything is at, we're all really close as a family,' Nicky's eldest daughter Lucy (right) said last month

'I think everyone is comfortable where everything is at, we're all really close as a family,' Nicky's eldest daughter Lucy (right) said last month

Billy Brownless is pictured with his daughters Lucy and and Ruby in 2015Billy Brownless is pictured with his daughters Lucy and and Ruby in 2015

Billy Brownless is pictured with his daughters Lucy and and Ruby in 2015

'We've all moved on and everyone is happy and we're just getting on with life,' Nicky said last month 'We've all moved on and everyone is happy and we're just getting on with life,' Nicky said last month 

'We've all moved on and everyone is happy and we're just getting on with life,' Nicky said last month

Garry Lyon opened up about the affair with the wife of his 'good mate' Billy Brownless in an emotional interview in January.

The father-of-three sat down for a candid chat about his mental health struggles, return to public life and his relationship with Nicky.

A tearful Lyon admitted he had not spoken to Brownless since before Christmas 2015, while the affair became public knowledge weeks later in early 2016.

The pair were briefly reunited in grief at Lou Richards' funeral in March this year, but are not believed to be on speaking terms – despite previously holidaying together with their families.

In March 2016, Brownless opened up about the toll the affair has had on his family, saying 'a good mate wouldn't do that'.

He said he believed the affair could have been going on for up to four years.

Nicky and her daughters Ruby and Lucy, aged 19 and 21, walked into an exclusive tent on Oaks Day races (pictured last year at the races)Nicky and her daughters Ruby and Lucy, aged 19 and 21, walked into an exclusive tent on Oaks Day races (pictured last year at the races)

Nicky and her daughters Ruby and Lucy, aged 19 and 21, walked into an exclusive tent on Oaks Day races (pictured last year at the races)

Nicky splits her time between Lyon's home in Melbourne and hers in Geelong. Her two eldest daughters live together in South Yarra (pictured is Ruby)Nicky splits her time between Lyon's home in Melbourne and hers in Geelong. Her two eldest daughters live together in South Yarra (pictured is Ruby)

Nicky splits her time between Lyon's home in Melbourne and hers in Geelong. Her two eldest daughters live together in South Yarra (pictured is Ruby)

Best friends: Brownless (left) and Lyon (right) have reportedly not spoken to each other since news of the affair broke in late 2015

'I couldn't believe it. I found out three or four months ago. I asked Garry and Nicky earlier on what is going on and they said they were just good friends. That's what hurts the most,' Brownless told the Footy Show.

'By law it's legal. Morally it's wrong. We all know our rights and wrong. You don't touch a man's wallet, you don't touch his wife.'

Lyon said his relationship with Nicky Brownless being forced into the media spotlight has been 'a lot to deal with,' especially after his separation from Melissa.

'I haven't spoke to (Billy) since before Christmas previously,' Lyon said. 'I spoke to Bill before this became public and beyond that, it's something for he and I to work through and we'll do it'.

Lyon and Brownless had been friends for 15 years and worked together on the popular AFL Footy Show on Channel 9 between 2009 and 2015.

Lyon's battle with depression became public after he took leave from the Footy Show after falling out with Brownless.

In addition to taking on a number of ambassador roles, Lucy is studying nutrition while Ruby (pictured) is undertaking a styling course at the Whitehouse InstituteIn addition to taking on a number of ambassador roles, Lucy is studying nutrition while Ruby (pictured) is undertaking a styling course at the Whitehouse Institute

In addition to taking on a number of ambassador roles, Lucy (right) is studying nutrition while Ruby (left) is undertaking a styling course at the Whitehouse Institute

Lyon and Brownless (pictured right) had been friends for 15 years and worked together on the popular AFL Footy Show on Channel 9 between 2009 and 2015Lyon and Brownless (pictured right) had been friends for 15 years and worked together on the popular AFL Footy Show on Channel 9 between 2009 and 2015

Lyon and Brownless (pictured right) had been friends for 15 years and worked together on the popular AFL Footy Show on Channel 9 between 2009 and 2015

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Sydney seaplane crash: Exhaust fumes affected pilot, report confirms

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The pilot of a seaplane that crashed into an Australian river, killing all on board, had been left confused and disorientated by leaking exhaust fumes, investigators have confirmed.

The Canadian pilot and five members of a British family died in the crash north of Sydney in December 2017.

All were found to have higher than normal levels of carbon monoxide in their blood, a final report has found.

It recommended the mandatory fitting of gas detectors in all such planes.

British businessman Richard Cousins, 58, died alongside his 48-year-old fiancée, magazine editor Emma Bowden, her 11-year-old daughter Heather and his sons, Edward, 23, and William, 25, and pilot Gareth Morgan, 44. Mr Cousins was the chief executive of catering giant Compass.

The family had been on a sightseeing flight in the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver plane when it nose-dived into the Hawkesbury River at Jerusalem Bay, about 50km (30 miles) from the city centre.

The final report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) confirmed the findings of an interim report published in 2020.

It said pre-existing cracks in the exhaust collector ring were believed to have released exhaust gas into the engine bay. Holes left by missing bolts in a firewall then allowed the fumes to enter the cabin.

“As a result, the pilot would have almost certainly experienced effects such as confusion, visual disturbance and disorientation,” the report said.

“Consequently, it was likely that this significantly degraded the pilot’s ability to safely operate the aircraft.”

The ATSB recommended the Civil Aviation Safety Authority consider mandating the fitting of carbon monoxide detectors in piston-engine aircraft that carry passengers.

It previously issued safety advisory notices to owners and operators of such aircraft that they install detectors “with an active warning” to pilots”. Operators and maintainers of planes were also advised to carry out detailed inspections of exhaust systems and firewalls.

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Australia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top official

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Australia is unlikely to fully open its borders in 2021 even if most of its population gets vaccinated this year as planned, says a senior health official.

The comments dampen hopes raised by airlines that travel to and from the country could resume as early as July.

Department of Health Secretary Brendan Murphy made the prediction after being asked about the coronavirus’ escalation in other nations.

Dr Murphy spearheaded Australia’s early action to close its borders last March.

“I think that we’ll go most of this year with still substantial border restrictions,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Monday.

“Even if we have a lot of the population vaccinated, we don’t know whether that will prevent transmission of the virus,” he said, adding that he believed quarantine requirements for travellers would continue “for some time”.

Citizens, permanent residents and those with exemptions are allowed to enter Australia if they complete a 14-day hotel quarantine at their own expense.

Qantas – Australia’s national carrier – reopened bookings earlier this month, after saying it expected international travel to “begin to restart from July 2021.”

However, it added this depended on the Australian government’s deciding to reopen borders.

Australia’s tight restrictions

The country opened a travel bubble with neighbouring New Zealand late last year, but currently it only operates one-way with inbound flights to Australia.

Australia has also discussed the option of travel bubbles with other low-risk places such as Taiwan, Japan and Singapore.

A vaccination scheme is due to begin in Australia in late February. Local authorities have resisted calls to speed up the process, giving more time for regulatory approvals.

Australia has so far reported 909 deaths and about 22,000 cases, far fewer than many nations. It reported zero locally transmitted infections on Monday.

Experts have attributed much of Australia’s success to its swift border lockdown – which affected travellers from China as early as February – and a hotel quarantine system for people entering the country.

Local outbreaks have been caused by hotel quarantine breaches, including a second wave in Melbourne. The city’s residents endured a stringent four-month lockdown last year to successfully suppress the virus.

Other outbreaks – including one in Sydney which has infected about 200 people – prompted internal border closures between states, and other restrictions around Christmas time.

The state of Victoria said on Monday it would again allow entry to Sydney residents outside of designated “hotspots”, following a decline in cases.

While the measures have been praised, many have also criticised them for separating families across state borders and damaging businesses.

Dr Murphy said overall Australia’s virus response had been “pretty good” but he believed the nation could have introduced face masks earlier and improved its protections in aged care homes.

In recent days, Australia has granted entry to about 1,200 tennis players, staff and officials for the Australian Open. The contingent – which has recorded at least nine infections – is under quarantine.

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Covid: Brisbane to enter three-day lockdown over single infection

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The Australian city of Brisbane has begun a snap three-day lockdown after a cleaner in its hotel quarantine system became infected with coronavirus.

Health officials said the cleaner had the highly transmissible UK variant and they were afraid it could spread.

Brisbane has seen very few cases of the virus beyond quarantined travellers since Australia’s first wave last year.

It is the first known instance of this variant entering the Australian community outside of hotel quarantine.

The lockdown is for five populous council areas in Queensland’s state capital.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the measure on Friday morning local time, about 16 hours after the woman tested positive.

Ms Palaszczuk said the lockdown aimed to halt the virus as rapidly as possible, adding: “Doing three days now could avoid doing 30 days in the future.”

“I think everybody in Queensland… knows what we are seeing in the UK and other places around the world is high rates of infection from this particular strain,” she said.

“And we do not want to see that happening here in our great state.”

Australia has reported 28,500 coronavirus infections and 909 deaths since the pandemic began. By contrast, the US, which is the hardest-hit country, has recorded more than 21 million infections while nearly 362,000 people have died of the disease.The lockdown will begin at 18:00 on Friday (08:00 GMT) in the Brisbane city, Logan and the Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands local government areas.

Residents will only be allowed to leave home for certain reasons, such as buying essential items and seeking medical care.

For the first time, residents in those areas will also be required to wear masks outside of their homes.

Australia has faced sporadic outbreaks over the past year, with the most severe one in Melbourne triggering a lockdown for almost four months.

A pre-Christmas outbreak in Sydney caused fresh alarm, but aggressive testing and contact-tracing has kept infection numbers low. The city recorded four local cases on Friday.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government has pledged to start mass vaccinations in February instead of March as was planned.

Lockdown interrupts ‘near normal’ life in Brisbane

Simon Atkinson, BBC News in Brisbane

At 8:00 today I popped to the local supermarket for some bread, milk – and because it’s summer here – a mango. I was pretty much the only customer.

When I went past the same shop a couple of hours later it was a different story – 50 people standing in the drizzle – queuing to get inside as others emerged with bulging shopping bags. “Heaps busier than Christmas,” a cheery trolley attendant told me. “It’s off the scale”.

Despite the “don’t panic” messages from authorities, pictures on social media show it’s a pattern being repeated across the city.

While shutdowns are common around the world, the tough and sudden stay-at-home order for Brisbane has caught people on the hop here after months of near normality.

But while such a rapid, hard lockdown off the back of just a single case of Covid-19 will seem crazy in some parts of the world, I’ve not come across too many people complaining.

And I don’t think that’s just because Aussies love to follow a rule. This is the first time the UK variant of the virus has been detected in the community in Australia.

And nobody here wants Brisbane to go through what Melbourne suffered last year. Even if it means going without mangoes.

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