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.
December 24, 2021 5:31 pm
Operation Ironside leads to hundreds of arrests
A high-profile federal police organised crime operation has netted 340 scalps this year.
December 21, 2021 5:24 pm
Australia bouncy castle fall: Sixth child dies in hospital
A sixth child has died from injuries suffered in a bouncy castle accident in Australia last week, police say.
December 20, 2021 1:56 pm
Four children die in Australia bouncy castle fall
Four children have died and five others are injured after falling from a bouncy castle that was blown into the air in Australia, police say.
December 16, 2021 6:12 pm
Australia moves to lift Covid-19 restrictions amid surge in Omicron infections
Australia’s largest state, New South Wales (NSW), has announced its highest number of new Covid-19 cases in three months, with local officials attributing the rise to an outbreak of the highly transmissible Omicron variant.
December 16, 2021 9:52 am
More border rules ease in Australia ahead of Christmas holidays
The Australian state of Queensland opened its borders to all vaccinated domestic travelers on Monday for the first time in nearly five months.
December 14, 2021 8:44 am
Australia’s deputy leader tests positive for virus in the US
Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said Thursday he’d tested positive for the coronavirus while traveling in Washington D.C.
December 9, 2021 11:51 am
New 'Omicron-like' version of Omicron variant detected in Queensland
Australia has recorded a new version of the Omicron variant that has a different genetic structure.
December 8, 2021 4:23 pm
First Australian cases of Omicron COVID-19 strain confirmed in Sydney
NSW Health has confirmed two returned travellers have tested positive for the new Omicron COVID-19 variant in Sydney, making them the first known cases of the strain in Australia.
November 29, 2021 4:45 am
Australia imposes travel restrictions, quarantine rules over new Omicron variant
Australia will shut its borders to nine southern African countries and suspend all flights from those countries amid growing concerns about the new Omicron variant of COVID-19.