Covid update: Australia confirms first Omicron cases

Two international travellers in NSW quarantine have tested positive to the new Omicron Covid variant, becoming the first cases in Australia. The results came following urgent genomic testing undertaken by NSW Health on Sunday, after the two travellers arrived in Sydney on Saturday night. The two cases, who had travelled from southern Africa and landed … Read more

‘Vandals’: Victoria, Queensland fume over federal climate intervention

The Morrison government has used sweeping new powers to override state and territory government support for an international agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The federal government has deployed recently passed laws to overturn the participation of five states and territories in the global Under 2 Coalition. In an email dated 23 November, an official … Read more