Australia live news updates: NSW and possibly Victoria to announce return to school plans; Covid deaths remain high

9.51pm GMT 21:51 Anthony Field (Blue Wiggle) is up on ABC Breakfast talking about the band’s shock Triple J Hottest 100 win. He said that the band were planning on … Read More

‘The clap for the NHS meant nothing’: novelist turned doctor Roopa Farooki on her frontline experience of Covid

In February 2020, when the novelist and doctor Roopa Farooki first sat down to write her latest book, coronavirus was “something that was kind of buzzing around” in the background. … Read More

Western Australia races to contain Perth Covid cluster as Greg Hunt declines to condemn border decision

Authorities in Western Australia are attempting to contain a growing Perth Covid cluster, amid handwringing about the state’s decision to indefinitely delay the reopening of its borders. WA recorded seven … Read More

Australia live news updates: WA border backflip attacked; Covid deaths expected to climb after deadliest day

Good morning, Australia is scrapping the requirement for international arrivals to show a negative PCR test and will accept a rapid antigen result instead. Current regulations require overseas travellers to … Read More