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NSW hospital system 'coping with COVID-19'

The NSW hospital system is far from buckling under the weight of COVID-19 cases despite a new record number of daily infections, the state's health minister says.

States aim for 80 per cent, lockdown end

Australian state and territory leaders are racing to hit COVID-19 inoculation targets as federal Labor calls for an eventual "reasonable debate" on vaccine passes.

Hundreds arrested at anti-lockdown rallies

Hundreds of protesters have been arrested and many more fined as thousands of people flouted health orders to gather at anti-lockdown rallies across the country.

NSW Police arrest 47 lockdown protesters

  Police have arrested 47 people and issued more than 260 Penalty Infringement Notices in a swift and coordinated response to disrupt protest activity in the Sydney CBD and across regional...

Victoria back in statewide lockdown

The entire state of Victoria is back in lockdown as authorities scramble to contain a rapidly growing cluster of COVID-19 in the regional city of Shepparton.

Anti-lockdown protests underway

   Anti-lockdown rallies are underway in Melbourne and Brisbane as hundreds of police officers flood Sydney's CBD to prevent another planned protest. A crowd of mostly unmasked protesters moved through Melbourne's CBD...

COVID-19's impact on NSW: the numbers

    GREATER SYDNEY'S COVID-19 OUTBREAK: * New locally acquired cases: 825 (up 183 on prior 24-hour period) * Infectious while in the community (partly or fully): At least 96, up to 733 * In...

Kefu shaken, crying after home invasion

Wallabies star Toutai Kefu is still having "outbursts of crying" as he and his family recover from being stabbed multiple times with machetes and an axe during a home invasion...