Love in a travel bubble: Australia and New Zealand embrace quarantine-free flights โ€“ in pictures

Main image: An emotional farewell before departing for New Zealand at Sydney international airport on Monday on the first day of the trans-Tasman bubble. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images Mon 19 … Read More

Australia news live: New Zealand travel bubble opens; national cabinet meets over Covid vaccine

10.57pm BST 22:57 So one of the other big things to look out for today is defence minister Peter Dutton overturning Chief of defence Angus Campbellโ€™s move to remove the … Read More

Australia records first fatality from blood clots linked to AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

Australiaโ€™s medicine regulator has determined the death of a 48-year-old diabetic woman who developed blood clots after receiving AstraZeneca was โ€œlikelyโ€ linked to the vaccine. On Friday night, the Therapeutic … Read More

Covid booster shot warning โ€˜underlines urgent need for Australia to make mRNA vaccinesโ€™

Experts say suggestions that a third dose of Pfizer may be needed within 12 months again show why Australia โ€œurgentlyโ€ needs to develop an onshore capability to manufacture mRNA vaccines. … Read More

Australia news live: Scott Morrison says reopening international borders risks 1,000 Covid cases a week

What Iโ€™m working on right now, is that where an Australian is vaccinated under our program, when they will be able to travel overseas. I would think in the initial … Read More

Australia news live: Queensland Covid restrictions lift, Labor pledges $90m to reduce Indigenous incarceration

A very good morning to you all. Itโ€™s Thursday and, honestly, we should be congratulated for making it through the news week this far. Itโ€™s Matilda Boseley: why donโ€™t we … Read More

Australia news live: national cabinet to meet twice a week to get coronavirus vaccine rollout back on track

10.53pm BST 22:53 Something to look out for this morning. The prime minister will likely have to face some tough questing over his treatment of former Australia Post CEO Christine … Read More