NSW has recorded another 332 Covid infections overnight and three more deaths from more than 64,000 tests.
Ukrainian authorities have accused feted former soldier Nadiya Savchenko of using a forged COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
Norwegian authorities say minors will only be given one dose of a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 until more research is available.
Fines meted out to people in Spain who defied stay-at-home orders and other pandemic restrictions last year will be cancelled, authorities say.
Some UK scientists are urging the government to reintroduce some restrictions to stem the spread of COVID-19 as cases also surge in Belgium.
Victoria has recorded 1750 new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases and nine further deaths, with its 80 per cent full vaccination target still a week off.
Melbourne residents will spend their first weekend out of lockdown, ahead of an imminent return to cross-border travel.
Mark McGowan is now the only State leader refusing to reopen interstate borders by Christmas after Tasmania joined Queensland in welcoming fully vaccinated arrivals from mid-December.
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Mask mandates outdoors in Victoria have been criticised as the government faces pressure to amend the rule.
A review into a NSW man's quarantine breach that sparked in a three-day lockdown in Tasmania has found he likely absconded via a fire escape.
A virtual meeting in New Zealand of APEC finance ministers has agreed to work on expanding COVID-19 vaccine manufacture and to support global vaccine sharing.
West Coast star Nic Naitanui predicts it will be an “interesting” lead up to the 2022 season, as players who chose not to be vaccinated face an uncertain future in the AFL.
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Hundreds of people are rallying outside Parliament against the WA Government’s ‘no jab, no job’ vaccine mandate.
Tasmania's tourism industry has welcomed the announcement of a reopening of state borders on December 15, but called testing requirements a "challenge".
Dan Andrews has made a stunning pledge to Victorians as Melbourne finally emerges from a gruelling 262 days stuck at home.
One state is refusing to disclose its pathway out of the pandemic despite it agreeing to open up once 80 per cent of its residents are fully vaccinated.
Jacinda Ardern has opted for a 90 per cent COVID-19 vaccine target across New Zealand's 20 regional health areas, rather than a Maori-specific target.
Victoria’s safety watchdog has told a court that staff who worked in hotel quarantine were putting their lives in danger.
Victoria has recorded 2188 new local COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths, the highest number of daily fatalities of the state's third wave.
Despite zero new Covid cases, authorities are still tracing the activity of an infected Gold Coast ride-share driver, including whether he jumped the border illegally.
One of the most powerful members of the Australian Medical Association has issued a shocking warning to Covid deniers and anti-vaxxers.
Regional Victorian towns will welcome back live music on the same weekend Melbourne hosts a 4000-person concert, the first since exiting its sixth lockdown.
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