Scott Morrison has hosed down calls to divert vaccines to NSW from states like WA, saying extra vaccines are not the solution to Sydney’s outbreak.
Former Labor leader Bill Shorten says a huge amount of the country needs to be vaccinated before lockdowns are no longer necessary, warning against a UK-style ‘Freedom Day’.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the new doses of the vaccine will start arriving in the country from next year.
Bill Shorten says he is not interested in returning to the Labor leadership and believes Anthony Albanese can win the next election.
UN Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet has expressed concern about deaths and widespread detentions over the past week in Iran's oil-rich Khuzestan region.
Complaints such as sexual assault claims against ride-share drivers have more than tripled since 2019, however the number of police prosecutions against alleged offenders has declined.
NSW local council elections have been postponed another three months and will now take place on December 4, 2021.
Samoa's first female prime minister says her government will formally take office next week.
In a retaliatory move China has imposed sanctions on seven top US officials and organisations.
Queensland Opposition Leader David Crisafulli used the the annual party convention to call for Liberal National Party unity after years of bitter infighting.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has accused other states of abandoning Sydney to a ‘growing’ virus disaster — comparing hoarding Pfizer supplies to withholding firefighters from a bushfire.
"Almost everyone wants to be Tasmanian," the island state's premier Peter Gutwein has told a political party gathering.
The UN Security Council has called for an immediate reversal of a decision by Turkish and Turkish Cypriot leaders to reopen the abandoned resort of Varosha.
Michelle Nichols and Doyinsola Oladipo
CNN reports US President Joe Biden plans to nominate Caroline Kennedy, daughter of late president John F Kennedy, as the country's ambassador to Australia.
Andrea Shalal and Doina Chiacu
The ‘carpark’ scheme saw the rorting of $660 million of taxpayer money for the political advantage of those in power - and it has the Prime Minister’s fingerprints all over it, writes Paul Murray.
The State Government has raked in more than $85 million from its controversial Uber tax scheme – but it wants another $35 million before the tax ends.
Iran's Supreme Leader leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says he understands protesters' anger over a drought in the country's southwest.
The federal government's campaign to keep the Great Barrier Reef off the UNESCO World Heritage in Danger list has succeeded in delaying the decision.
Labor has held on to the south Brisbane electorate of Stretton, after a by-election to choose the successor to popular state Labor MP Duncan Pegg.
The state funeral for Haiti's assassinated president Jovenel Moise was intended to foster national unity, but was disrupted by gunfire and protests.
Dave Graham and Andre Paultre
Under-fire Labor Minister Bill Johnston made a personal apology to a regional shire president who he claimed was ‘too busy fishing’ to meet, when he was actually by his sick wife’s side.
The Prime Minister has confirmed the Delta-ravaged state will not be granted additional Pfizer vaccines after NSW declared its COVID-19 outbreak a ‘national emergency’. But there is a change of tack.
The WA Government is not prepared to hand over its share of jabs to virus-hit NSW, with Mark McGowan adding that Sydney’s outbreak could be controlled if the city was locked down properly.
Health experts do not expect to see kids aged under 16 being given COVID jabs until December at the earliest — and warn of needing more data on side effects before rolling it out to the age bracket.
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