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One hundred doctors locked out of Western Australia weeks before state reopens
One hundred doctors, including specialists, consultants and locums for remote areas, are locked out of Western Australia, with Mark McGowan's government refusing G2G passes despite the entry of Covid-19 being mere weeks away.
Key moments in Novak Djokovic's Australian saga
The tennis star Novak Djokovic's bid to win a record-breaking 21 men's Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open ended on Sunday with a court decision to uphold the government's cancellation of his visa.
California single-payer healthcare proposal has even some Democrats skeptical of its survival
A contentious single-payer universal healthcare bill has cleared its first hurdle - but because of political courtesy, not policy accord.
India's big cities could see COVID cases peak next week: Experts
Cases in Delhi and Mumbai could peak next week, experts say, as the country reports the highest number of daily cases since late May.
Fracking in Lake Eyre basin 'would derail Queensland's emissions plan'
Allowing fossil fuel companies to extract gas from beneath the Lake Eyre basin would "blow out of the water" the Queensland government's emission targets and make it more difficult for Australia to comply with its international obligations, a new report says.
Australia's New South Wales sets new record for daily Covid deaths
Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, made the reporting of rapid antigen test results mandatory on Wednesday as it experienced its deadliest day of the pandemic with 21 deaths.
'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 New South Wales sets new high for COVID deaths
SYDNEY - Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, made the reporting of rapid antigen test results mandatory Wednesday as it experienced its deadliest day of the pandemic with 21 deaths.
Column: California Democrats are trying again for universal healthcare. It's a debate well worth having
Calling the Democrats' new universal healthcare legislation "bold" is an understatement. It would be a life-changer for practically every Californian.
Mass cancellation of children's vaccinations in NSW blamed on 'technical glitch'
A "technical glitch" has forced the mass cancellation of children's vaccinations at two vaccine hubs in New South Wales, prompting an apology from the state government, while commonwealth delays of Pfizer doses to general practitioners have caused chaos at a number of clinics.