Australia equals hottest day on record at 50.7C
Australia has equalled its hottest day on record after a remote coastal town reported temperatures of 50.7C (123.26F).
January 14, 2022 5:13 am
Australia’s New South Wales sees deadliest day of pandemic
Australia’s New South Wales state reported 16 deaths on Sunday in its deadliest day of the pandemic, even as it relaxed rules to allow some essential workers in isolation to return to work if they are asymptomatic.
January 9, 2022 4:31 pm
NSW records 45,098 new COVID cases, 9 deaths as new restrictions come into force
NSW has reported 45,098 new cases of COVID-19 and nine deaths as new restrictions come into force for the next three weeks.
January 8, 2022 1:22 pm
Nightclubs to close, elective surgery paused as NSW considers new restrictions
The NSW government is set to announce a major reversal of multiple COVID-19 restrictions.
January 7, 2022 1:37 pm
Australia and Japan to sign defense and security cooperation treaty
Australia and Japan are set to sign a treaty to strengthen defense and security cooperation at a virtual summit on Thursday, after Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida canceled trips to Australia and the United States due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.
January 5, 2022 5:33 pm
Australians desperate for tests amid Omicron surge
Australians have expressed anger at facing COVID test shortages and price-gouging as the nation battles its most widespread infections yet.
January 5, 2022 4:45 am
Australia starts 2022 with record COVID cases
Australia started 2022 with a record number of new COVID-19 cases.
January 2, 2022 4:54 pm
Protesters set Australia's old parliament on fire
Australia’s former parliament building in the capital Canberra was briefly set alight by protesters during a demonstration for Aboriginal sovereignty, police said.
December 30, 2021 5:37 pm
Hundreds given false COVID results in Sydney lab error
A Sydney lab has told hundreds of people they did not have COVID when they in fact had tested positive, amid soaring infections in the area.
December 28, 2021 5:43 pm
Record COVID case numbers reported in two Australia states
Australia’s Victoria and Queensland states reported record levels of new daily coronavirus infections on Tuesday as pressure on testing centers prompted calls for wider use of rapid antigen tests.
December 28, 2021 4:19 pm
Sydney pathology service incorrectly tells positive COVID -19 cases they are negative
Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital has revealed its pathology service incorrectly messaged 400 people to tell them they had tested negative to COVID-19 – when they had in fact tested positive.
December 27, 2021 10:34 am
Sydney man arrested over plan to carry out terror act
A Sydney man who police allege was preparing to commit a terrorist act will front court on Christmas Day.