‘Cocktail of disaster’: East Timor asks for Australian aid as floods trigger disease outbreak

Australia’s neighbour has declared a state of calamity as COVID, dengue fever and cholera threaten to spread in evacuation centres after floods drowned Dili.

Dirty rags, homeless jokes: cleaning bosses in COVID sabotage plot caught on tape

Tapped phone calls played to an IBAC hearing reveal the boss of Transclean instructed his nephew to “contaminate” trials of a new product that risked cutting revenue.

Australian athletes say they’ll compete at Tokyo Games without COVID vaccine shot

As questions are asked of Australia’s vaccine rollout efficiency, the country’s Olympic officials insist their athletes are well positioned to have the jab before the delayed Games.

Trains and trams empty but operators given millions in bonuses during COVID

Multinational companies operating Melbourne’s trains and trams pocketed windfall payments of millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded bonuses for exceeding performance targets when commuters had largely deserted the network.

‘People are dropping dead’: Australia’s 8000 doses a stop-gap for PNG’s COVID crisis

As PNG’s COVID-19 outbreak claims the life of a parliamentarian, Prime Minister James Marape may get the first jab this weekend to prove the vaccine is safe.