NSW pushes for South Pacific travel bubble, but federal government says there is ‘no timeframe’

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said there was “no reason” why travel bubbles couldn’t be opened between the Pacific and New Zealand well within the next 12 months.

‘It’s beautiful’: Indigenous national anthem wins over ex-RFS commissioner

Shane Fitzsimmons said in an Australia Day awards address for NSW recipients that he had in recent months heard the national anthem sung in a local Aboriginal language.

NSW would see ‘distinct disadvantages’ in moving hotel quarantine to rural areas: Minister

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has shot down suggestions of moving the state’s hotel quarantine system to the regions as the Queensland government considers processing returned travellers in mining camps.

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Sydney’s northern beaches no longer a COVID-19 hotspot as NSW records just one new local case

Sydneysiders will be waiting weeks for the Victorian border to reopen, while human rights lawyers have called on the Victorian government to explain why thousands of people stranded for almost […]

Tensions over border closures rise as Victoria insists it warned NSW

Victorian health officials told an Australian Health Protection Principal Committee on December 31 that the state was “strongly considering” a border closure, minutes show. At 3.30pm, the announcement came.

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Three new cases in NSW as lockdown lifts in northern beaches; Victoria, Queensland record zero local transmissions

Brisbane’s residents remain in lockdown, while Sydney’s northern beaches open. The federal government, meanwhile, has reassessed the international arrivals cap as quarantine systems come under review.