Victoria’s big change to mask rules

Face masks will no longer be mandatory in all indoor spaces across Victoria, following the state’s eight straight day of no new local cases of coronavirus. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Thursday masks will only be mandatory on domestic flights, at airports, in hospitals,...

Health chief responds to vaccine concerns

Australia’s chief medical officer Paul Kelly has defended the decision to roll out the AstraZeneca vaccine in the wake of concerns about its effectiveness. Infectious diseases experts have joined medics in calling for authorities to halt the rollout in favour of coronavirus vaccines with higher...

Former PM slams ‘dangerous’ comments from MPs

Malcolm Turnbull has slammed Scott Morrison for failing to take a tougher line with MPs promoting “dangerous” crackpot COVID-19 cures including hair lice treatments and the use of the antiseptic Betadine. The former prime minister has warned it’s time to “call out” Liberal MPs, including...

Aussies’ $200 billion recession war chest

Australians have amassed a $200 billion war chest in personal savings to protect their families and businesses from the COVID-19 recession. New Treasury figures have revealed for the first time the extraordinary cash reserves workers and bosses have amassed to save for a rainy day....