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.
One firefighter dead and another seriously injured in South Australia bushfire
One firefighter has died and another has been seriously injured after a tree collapsed on a fire truck battling an out-of-control bushfire in South Australia's southeast.
'Terrorising us': bluebottles wash up on Australian beaches in 'gobsmacking numbers'
Armadas of alien-like sea creatures have been washing up on Australian beaches thanks to the warm weather but experts warn people should look but not touch.
Woolworths suspends orders from South Australia meatworks allowed to operate with Covid-infected staff
Woolworths has suspended supplies from a South Australia meatworks that was given state government approval to operate while some staff were Covid positive.
'We've fallen off an abyss': three music festivals cancelled in 24 hours as Australian industry reels
Three Australian music festivals have been cancelled or postponed in the past 24 hours, amid increasingly desperate calls from organisers and musicians for a federal insurance scheme to protect live events, which has still yet to be introduced as the pandemic enters its third year.
Australia's Covid hotspots: see case numbers in your neighbourhood
The Omicron variant is hitting Australia much harder than previous Covid outbreaks and data from state health departments shows it is also more geographically spread.
Australia relaxes its isolation rules to adapt to Omicron.
To reduce labor shortages and strain on testing facilities as the Omicron variant spreads, Australia on Thursday drastically narrowed the category of people ordered to isolate after being in contact with a virus case.
Long queues and closed clinics: Australians with positive rapid antigen tests abandon PCRs
People testing positive to Covid using rapid antigen tests are being turned away from, or are giving up on, getting a PCR test, as the New South Wales government warns that the actual number of Covid cases could be much higher than the 11,201 reported on Wednesday.
Major Australian musicals cancel shows as more than 90 performers test positive to Covid
Covid is sweeping through the casts of musical theatre shows in Sydney and Melbourne, with major live productions forced to cancel performances.
An Australian teenager who partied while positive is charged with ignoring health orders.
A 19-year-old man who kept partying at a nightclub in South Australia despite being notified that he had tested positive for the coronavirus was charged with failing to comply with public health orders, the police said on Tuesday.