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Health Minister Greg Hunt has likened claims rapid antigen tests were being requisitioned to the Commonwealth to a scam, as police lead a new crackdown on price gouging for the tests.Mr Hunt slapped down allegations rapid tests were being diverted from the Queensland government or from businesses.
Premier Mark McGowan's decision to keep Western Australia's borders closed indefinitely has been labelled a failure of leadership as thousands of flights are cancelled in response.West Australians face being trapped indefinitely within their own state after the premier broke his promise to resume travel next month.
Tributes continue to pour in for Bella Canfield just days after she was hit by a car outside of her home in Victoria.
A man has been charged by West Australian police with allegedly detonating a homemade bomb on a busy street in Perth's inner-north.Police say the improvised explosive device was ignited in an area between two restaurants on Newcastle Street in Leederville about 1.
Four people have been arrested after allegedly snatching a four-year-old girl from a Sydney street and going on the run with her for two hours.Police were called after the child was taken from outside a property in Stanhope Gardens, in the city's northwest, about 12.
GettyImagesA geopolitical earthquake could begin within weeks. As a string of bilateral crisis talks predictably falter, further military aggression by Russia against Ukraine seems all too probable. If this comes to pass, the shock waves will likely be fast, wide and highly disruptive, potentially activating “tripwires” in the global security environment far beyond the edge of Europe. Aotearoa New Zealand’s geographical distance will be no defence against the rolling consequences of a protracted
The Omicron wave gripping Victoria is costing its economy $30 million a week, a fraction of the losses felt by the state during last year's sixth lockdown.Treasurer Tim Pallas on Friday revealed the Victorian economy is faring much better in the so-called "shadow lockdown" than it did amid the previous Delta wave.
Heartbreaking images reveal the impact of an oil spill in Peru blamed on tsunami waves disrupting an oil tanker. Find out more.
The state has reported a concerning 186 Covid deaths since Monday. Find out more.
A distraught mother has taken to Facebook to share an encounter with a Coles checkout staffer that left her feeling degraded. Find out why she was so distressed.
Justin Stein has been charged with murdering Charlise Mutten. His mum has spoken about her son as he prepares to face court.
Retired general Yair Golan spent a significant part of his military career serving in the occupied West Bank, protecting Jewish settlements. Today, he is one of their most vocal critics.
The 21-year-old woke up to find the doctor asleep across from her after he allegedly gave her sleeping pills. Find out more.
New online safety measures to protect Australians on the internet will come into force this weekend, giving the national regulator more powers to take action against abuse.From Sunday, the eSafety commissioner will be able to compel tech companies to consistently report how they are responding to online harm.
Austrian MPs have passed a bill making COVID-19 vaccinations compulsory while authorities in France and Israel have announced an easing of pandemic restrictions.Lawmakers in Austria's lower house of parliament voted 137 to 33 to approve the mandate, which will apply to all residents of Austria aged 18 and over from February 1.
West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has broken his promise to reopen the state's borders next month, claiming it would be "reckless and irresponsible" to do so given the surge in Omicron COVID-19 cases across the country.Mr McGowan announced the extraordinary backflip during a late-night press conference on Thursday, saying the state's hard borders will remain in place indefinitely.
One police officer has been injured and police have faced gunfire during a night of civil unrest over COVID-19 restrictions in Guadeloupe, a French overseas territory in the Caribbean, the island's local authority says.Shops were vandalised and there were attempted robberies during the unrest, focused on Guadeloupe's largest urban centre Pointe-a-Pitre, the authority said.
A tearful and apologetic Adele has postponed a series of Las Vegas concerts because half of her crew was sick with COVID-19 and the pandemic has caused delivery delays.The British superstar had been scheduled to start a three-month residence at the Caesars Palace Hotel on Friday in what were to be her first live appearances since 2017.
Four people have been charged over the alleged abduction of a child in Sydney's northwest.Officers from Riverstone Police Area Command were called to Midlands Terrace, Stanhope Gardens about 12.
An aerial view of heavy ash fall on the Tongan island of Nomuka. GettyImagesSince the catastrophic volcanic eruption on January 16, Tonga has been largely cut off from the world due to a break in the undersea cable that links Tonga with Fiji (and from there with the world). A complete fix may take weeks. Aside from the distress and inconvenience this is causing, Tonga’s predicament demonstrates a more general vulnerability of our global communication system. Over 95% of the world’s data travels