New regional quarantine facility to be built in southern Queensland

Construction is underway for a 1000-bed quarantine facility in Toowoomba in southern Queensland. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the news at this morning's COVID-19 press conference. "If we want to open… Read more

Qantas reveals first routes for planned return of international flights in December

Qantas is planning to restart some international travel before Christmas after it posted a $1.7 billion after-tax loss for the financial year. The Australian airline - badly hit by the… Read more

There are now 43,000 Aussies trying to get home

An estimated 43,000 Australians have told authorities they are trying to get back into the country - the highest since the pandemic started. While some are trickling back in, the… Read more

Alleged border jumper charged after ramming police

A woman has been refused bail after allegedly ramming a police car while trying to escape a checkpoint while towing a caravan on the South Australia-Western Australia border. Police say… Read more

Airline will charge unvaccinated employees $275 per month

Delta Air Lines will charge employees on the company health plan US$200 ($274.88) a month if they fail to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The airline's top executive says the policy… Read more

Delta variant skyrocketing among Victoria’s youth as vaccine bookings surge

The COVID crisis in Victoria has shifted to young people with children and teenagers making up a third of Victoria's 538 cases. Thirty-seven per cent of cases between June 1… Read more

Ancient DNA from a teen girl reveals previously unknown group of humans

The bones of a teenage hunter-gatherer who died more than 7000 years ago on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi tell the story of a previously unknown group of humans. This… Read more

Balance between risk and reward needed when easing restrictions in NSW

A leading health expert is urging the New South Wales government to think carefully about what restrictions to ease as a so-called thank you for the state's high vaccination turnout.… Read more

Experts on WHO team say search for COVID origins has stalled

The scientists dispatched to China to find out where coronavirus say the search has stalled and warned the window of opportunity for solving the mystery is 'closing fast.' Read more

Police release pictures in appeal over Melbourne protests

Victorian Police have released photos of six men they want to speak to in connection with the violent lockdown protests in Melbourne over the weekend. More than 20 officers were… Read more