Less than a day after announcing new COVID-19 guidelines, the federal government has scrapped the need for infected people to take a day-six rapid test.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet says the state will face short term challenges while waiting for its order of rapid antigen tests to be fulfilled, as COVID-19 case numbers surged more than 70 per cent in a single day.
Travellers to Tasmania will be required to take a rapid antigen test one day before arriving in the island state, as it scraps a 72-hour pre-travel PCR test requirement.
Ghislaine Maxwell has been found guilty by a US jury of helping the late financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls, sealing a remarkable fall from grace for the British socialite.
Australian actor and singer Hugh Jackman says he's tested positive for COVID-19.
The family of lost children rescued in regional NSW have thanked emergency services and volunteers for their safe return.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet is urging Queensland to change its border entry requirements as travellers seeking COVID-19 tests clog up the already overwhelmed system in NSW.
Tasmania has recorded 43 new coronavirus cases, its second highest daily infection tally since reopening borders about two weeks ago.
A man who barricaded himself in a house in Ipswich in southeast Queensland has surrendered to police after a ten hour stand-off.
NSW has reported its first death linked to the Omicron COVID-19 variant, as a Sydney pathology company owned up to a second massive blunder in as many days.