PM reveals 'magic' number for Aussies to live with COVID-19

Doherty Institute modelling shows 70 per cent of adults aged over 16 will need to be vaccinated before we move to the next stage of living with the virus.


Labor proposes $300 vaccination payment plan

Federal Labor says the government should provide a financial incentive for people to get vaccinated, but the idea has been criticised as "insulting".

Travel News

Which is the most-approved vaccine for international travel?

When it comes to international travel, not all COVID-19 vaccines are created equal. So, which vaccines are best when it comes to international travel?


Why Sydney's COVID-19 lockdown is likely to be extended again

Sydney's COVID-19 lockdown has been extended three times - and people should brace for it to happen again, according to an infectious diseases expert.


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.

Age Pension

Pandemic payment loophole will see one million excluded from aid

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

Travel News

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.

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