Australians arrested over COVID protests
Demonstrations have taken place in Australian cities against tight restrictions imposed to tackle a rise in COVID cases.
July 24, 2021 11:11 pm
Military may enforce Sydney lockdown; cases tipped to rise again
NSW is bracing for another rise in COVID-19 cases today after a record rise yesterday and a state of emergency being declared.
July 24, 2021 12:21 pm
Victoria records 12 new local cases
There were 12 new locally-acquired cases recorded in Victoria in the 24 hours to midnight.
July 24, 2021 8:03 am
Entire trans-Tasman travel bubble suspended for eight weeks
The entire trans-Tasman bubble between Australia and New Zealand has been suspended for at least eight weeks from tonight.
July 23, 2021 3:41 pm
Melbourne man charged over 11kg magic mushroom haul
Eleven kilograms of magic mushrooms have been discovered by police during a raid in Melbourne’s northeast.
July 22, 2021 11:00 am
Anger as half of Australians in lockdown again
Anger is growing in Australia as 13 million people – about half the population – endure fresh lockdowns to quash Covid outbreaks.
July 21, 2021 8:15 pm
Concerns in Queensland over Delta variant
Queensland will close its border to South Australia from Thursday amid fears a new coronavirus cluster may have been seeded by a woman who returned from Melbourne.
July 21, 2021 3:55 am
Possible COVID-19 outbreak in South Australia as NSW records 98 cases
A school in Adelaide’s north is closed and concerns have been raised about a possible Covid-19 case at a suburban hospital as South Australians remain on high alert for possible infections.
July 19, 2021 4:34 pm
Hopkins to be deported from Australia over quarantine rules
Controversial British commentator Katie Hopkins will be deported from Australia for bragging about flouting hotel quarantine rules, says the government.
July 19, 2021 4:29 pm
Australian city to enter snap lockdown with 18 cases
The Australian state of Victoria – home to its second largest city, Melbourne – is about to enter a snap lockdown after two more local cases of the virus.
July 16, 2021 1:17 am
Sydney lockdown extended as COVID-19 outbreak nears 900 infections
Australian authorities extended a lockdown in Sydney yesterday by at least 14 days, after three weeks of initial restrictions failed to stamp out the biggest outbreak of COVID-19 this year in the country’s largest city.
July 15, 2021 12:40 am
Australia monitors Chinese vessel
The Australian military is closely tracking a high-tech Chinese surveillance ship making its way towards Queensland ahead of large-scale military exercises which begin this week.