Aussies defend podium photo controversy

Olympics officials have clarified what athletes are allowed to do in Tokyo after photos on the podium at the pool deck caused a stir. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has clarified rules around mask wearing and social distancing after scenes on the pool deck sparked...

Why Sydney areas pose such a threat

Sydney’s worst fears have been realised as Covid-19 continues to spread in southwestern and western parts of the city — home to 1.4 million residents. The areas house a large number of the city’s essential workers, who “actually put food on the table for people...

National cabinet rejects Gladys’s plea

NSW will not receive additional Pfizer doses despite the worsening Delta outbreak in the state, the Prime Minister has announced. “We’ve already given NSW an additional 150,000 doses,” Scott Morrison told reporters on Friday. NSW chief health officer Kerry Chant said on Wednesday she was...

Big new change to AstraZeneca advice

Australia’s top advisory body on immunisation has now issued new advice on AstraZeneca for over-18’s in greater Sydney. Australia’s top advisory body on immunisation now says anyone aged 18 and above in greater Sydney should “strongly consider” getting inoculated with any available vaccine, including AstraZeneca....

Why Gladys missing on NSW’s worst day

Gladys Berejiklian was nowhere to be seen at a press conference where NSW announced its worst case numbers yet – but she wasn’t kicking back. Gladys Berejiklian was nowhere to be seen at the daily press conference as NSW recorded its worst day in the...

Lockdown end ‘on track’ despite cases

Brett Sutton has remained cautiously optimistic about Victoria’s restrictions lifting despite another dozen community cases. Victoria will remain in limbo until Tuesday after 12 new local cases were recorded overnight, but state officials have remained optimistic that the fifth lockdown will end on schedule. All...