COVID patients ‘begging for a vaccination’ moments before they are put on life support, senior nurses reveal

Michelle Spence, an ICU nurse unit manager from The Royal Melbourne Hospital, became emotional as she described the lonely deaths in ICU for COVID-19 patients, saying it was the nurses […]

‘It will spread like wildfire’: Qld hospitals will struggle under COVID cases without federal funds

The Queensland government admits the state’s hospitals would struggle under a wave of COVID-19 patients, as it called on the federal government to match funding.

Australia news LIVE: Sydney schools to reopen earlier than expected; Victorian healthcare workers told to brace for COVID surge

Sydney’s youngest and oldest school children will return to classrooms from October 18, Victorian healthcare workers are being told to ‘prepare psychologically’ for the next few months and Queensland remains […]

Wellcamp to snare share of international students by early 2022

Annastacia Palaszczuk says the Wellcamp quarantine hub will accept international arrivals by early 2022, while also insisting every eligible Queenslander should be offered a COVID vaccine before Australia opens up.

Australia news LIVE: Victoria eases some COVID restrictions; Port Macquarie, Muswellbrook lockdowns begin in NSW

Victorians are allowed to return to the golf course as parts of Gippsland enter a snap lockdown, NSW healthcare workers have tomorrow to be vaccinated and Brisbane remains on high […]

Australia news LIVE: NSW and Victoria look to lockdown exit strategies; Brisbane on high alert after confirmed COVID case

NSW’s full lockdown road map has been revealed, Victoria is remaining tight-lipped about when restrictions will ease for the unvaccinated and Queensland’s COVID-free run has come to an end.

Why a bad virus in a COVID year is driving Spencer Leniu’s grand final regret

The Penrith prop could have already played in a grand final if not being forced to quarantine because of a virus last year. And he’s ready to make amends if […]

New York looks to bring in National Guard to replace sacked health workers who refuse jab

The Governor’s plan would allow her to declare a state of emergency to replace the healthcare workers as tens of thousands face losing their jobs for failing to get the […]

Australia news LIVE: Outdoor pools to reopen in NSW; Victoria on track for 80 per cent target as nation’s COVID cases rise

Outdoor swimming pools can reopen across NSW today, Victoria is on track to hit its 80 per first first-dose vaccine target tomorrow and Queensland has hit back at the Prime […]

‘Additional protection’ of home COVID testing expected before Christmas

Health Minister Greg Hunt said the federal government wants rapid antigen tests available for home use as soon as the Therapeutic Goods Administration has given approval.

Police charge pair over alleged park assault as second COVID case at anti-vaccine rally emerges

Two people from Box Hill North have been charged after an alleged assault at a park, while a man in his 30s from Geelong who attended a protest in Melbourne […]

Protester in hospital with COVID as healthcare workers told not to wear uniforms

A person who attended Wednesday’s protest is in hospital with COVID-19 as police thwarted efforts by demonstrators to gather at inner-city vaccination hubs, making 92 arrests.

Grand final plans unchanged despite NSW truck driver’s positive COVID test after WA trip

The New South Wales truck driver returned a negative test on September 13 before driving with a co-driver across the country and entering WA on September 16. Three days later […]