State capital’s wettest day in five years

A cold front moving easterly across the country is bringing torrential rain, with one capital recording its wettest day in five years. A cold front moving easterly from Central Australia has brought torrential rain to one city while another is about to be hit. The...

Couple who fled lockdown fined

The couple who fled Melbourne during the city’s lockdown and drove into Queensland before testing positive to Covid-19 have each been slapped with a $4000 fine. The duo travelled through NSW and on to the Sunshine Coast earlier this month without a travel exemption, putting...

Vaccination rate faces ‘short-term’ drop

Daily vaccination rates will likely drop as people make “informed decisions” and alter their appointments in the wake of new advice on the AstraZeneca vaccine, authorities concede. The government has moved to head off vaccine hesitancy after the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI)...

State tightens border rules on Sydney

Queensland’s chief medical officer has declared Sydney’s local government area of Waverley, which includes Bondi Beach, a hot spot following more positive cases. Anyone entering the state after 1am on Saturday, who have been in the Waverley LGA area, will have to quarantine for two...