Australia COVID LIVE updates: Cases soar in NSW as Victoria braces for more Delta variant infections

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said her state’s outbreak is now a national emergency and a new mass vaccination strategy is needed to stem the spread of cases through essential workplaces.

Home ownership plans ‘indefinitely shelved’ as soaring prices lock out young buyers

When Nina Betts and Harry Malcolm realised a Sydney home was out of reach, they looked elsewhere. Now they’ve put their home ownership dream on ice completely.

‘The market is insane’: Many voters fear home ownership is out of reach for young Australians

Only 18 per cent of voters think many young people in their area will be able to buy their own homes, according to a new survey that challenges government assurances […]

‘The battery hen of the sea’: the fight to clean up Tassie salmon farms

The state’s most renowned author Richard Flanagan, along with a host of scientists and environmentalists, are pitted against an industry and government they say are risking the very core of […]