Sydney lockdown extended, worries about ‘COVID blind spot’

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that the lockdown of Greater Sydney will be extended by four weeks as the virus rages out of control.


Two states end lockdowns but vaccine rollout faces further delays

Victoria and South Australia will come out of their lockdowns tomorrow, but 51 million vaccine doses expected this year have been delayed until 2022.

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One million Australians to be excluded from Centrelink payments

Centrelink update: Around one million Australians in lockdown will be excluded from emergency financial aid, Labor MPs accused of lying to age pensioners.

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AstraZeneca vaccine recipients not guaranteed access to the EU

Australians who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine will not be guaranteed access to the European Union once international travel resumes.


Warning for shoppers as COVID-19 spreads in supermarkets

Shoppers in New South Wales are being warned to limit their outings as more supermarkets are being visited by confirmed COVID-19 cases.


Friday Reflection: How pandemics make us consider our mortality

Dianne Motton remembers how a conversation about Ebola has now become a reality under COVID.


Another state locks down as Victoria announces extension

South Australia has announced a seven-day lockdown and Victoria has extended its lockdown by a week as worrying cluster spreads to Queensland.


Vaccinated people contracting COVID no cause for alarm, say experts

Experts advise that rare instances of people contracting COVID-19 after vaccination is to be expected.


Morrison and Coalition sink in the latest Newspoll on the back of rollout shambles

Satisfaction with the federal government's handling of the pandemic and vaccine availability plunges.


Sardines for breakfast, hypothermia: The post-pandemic 1920 Olympics

They were to have been a celebration of peace and renewal, but for the athletes, the Antwerp Olympics were a testing time.

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Seven ways to fix the travel ‘cancellation chaos’

CHOICE has asked Australian governments to fix Australia's travel issues with seven urgent reforms, starting by making it easier for travellers to obtain refunds.

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NSW outbreak, vaccine rollout delay Singapore bubble

Australians hoping to travel somewhere a little more exotic than New Zealand have been dealt a blow.

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