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WA to mandate booster shots for workers

Western Australia will become the first state or territory to require workers to get a third COVID-19 vaccine dose under its far-reaching mandatory jab program.

States look to common COVID-19 approach

COVID-19 testing requirements for interstate travel could be cut as states and territories look at adopting common definitions for what makes someone a virus contact...

NZ delays border re-opening over Omicron

New Zealand has postponed its phased border reopening plans until the end of February over concerns about the rapid global spread of the Omicron variant...

Push to tighten COVID rules as cases surge

Premiers want Australia's COVID-19 booster program sped up as pressure mounts on states to agree to uniform pandemic restrictions to curb surging Omicron infections.

Blood donors needed over festive break

It has been billed as the ultimate Christmas gift.Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is calling for more people to give blood, with almost 9000 additional donors...

Nadal positive for COVID-19 as Open looms

Rafael Nadal has tested positive for coronavirus on his return to Spain following his comeback tournament, leaving his participation at the Australian Open in doubt.

Details of fatal Tas plane crash revealed

An investigation into a fatal light plane crash in Tasmania's wilderness has found the operator encouraged pilots to fly even when adverse weather was forecast...