No plans for mandatory vaccination for ordinary workers

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he has no intention of creating new laws mandating vaccines for ordinary workers. But he said the solicitor-general determined it may be considered "reasonable" for… Read more

Alleged Queensland lockdown escapees charged after police say they seized $500k worth of meth

Two men who allegedly escaped Brisbane's lockdown have been charged with drug-related offences after more than $500,000 of methylamphetamine was allegedly seized during a central Queensland property police search. Yesterday,… Read more

The ‘lockdown legends’ helping Queensland crush outbreak

There 8500 Queenslanders sitting tight in home quarantine and the Care Army answering their calls for help are crucial to the state getting out of lockdown on Sunday, authorities say.… Read more

Vivid Sydney cancelled for second year due to ‘ongoing uncertainty’

The New South Wales Government has announced Vivid Sydney will be cancelled for the second year in a row amid the state's ongoing COVID lockdown. The cancellation comes after the… Read more

Sydney woman who died from COVID-19 caught virus from infected nurse in hospital

A woman whose mother died after catching coronavirus in a Sydney hospital says she is "devastated". Susan Fisher, 64, from Macquarie Fields in the city's south-west, died in Liverpool Hospital… Read more

Man charged over alleged sexual assault of Brittany Higgins

A 26-year-old man will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court for an alleged sexual assault of Brittany Higgins in 2019. The man will face one charge of sexual intercourse without… Read more

New rules on overseas travel ‘reduce pressure’ on backlog: Finance Minister

Finance Minister Simon Birmingham says the government's tightening of overseas travel rules is designed to reduce the pressures on a system trying to process Australians stranded overseas. "We've seen too… Read more

Former Bandidos sergeant-at-arms arrested, $373k cash seized following Gold Coast raids

A former sergeant-at-arms of the Bandidos bikie gang and two others have been arrested and following multiple police raids across the Gold Coast targeting organised crime. Detectives from the Organised… Read more

Novavax seeks emergency approval for COVID-19 vaccine in needy countries first

Vaccine maker Novavax has asked regulators in India, Indonesia and the Philippines to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine - offering its shot to some low-income countries before rich… Read more

More funding for lockdown-hit Victorian businesses

Additional funding will be provided to Victorian businesses as they struggle through another COVID-19 lockdown. The new package follows the $400 million package announced last week. Minister for Industry Support… Read more