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Push for rapid antigen tests to play larger role in Australia

Pressure is mounting for rapid antigen tests to play a bigger role around Australia as lines and waiting times blow out at testing sites.

COVID restrictions return across Australia amid case surge

States and territories are reintroducing COVID-safe measures and working to reform how they contact trace exposures amid a spike in cases.

Morrison not worried about COVID-19 infection spike

Scott Morrison has told Australians nervous about rising COVID-19 infections they can choose to stay home and leave others to go about their lives.

NSW, ACT construction hit by lockdowns

The COVID-19 lockdowns in NSW and the ACT had a big impact on their construction industries during the September quarter.

Alleged parliament rapist due in ACT court

The man accused of raping former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins in a federal minister's office is due back before a Canberra court.

New GP support for COVID-19 treatment at home

GPs will be given extra federal support to help treat COVID-19 patients at home, ahead of a predicted spike in cases as states and territories reopen.

Quarantine changes for ACT COVID-19 cases

Casual COVID-19 contacts in the ACT will no longer have to isolate if they are fully vaccinated, while the time in quarantine for close contacts will be halved.

COVID-19 booster shots set for green light

COVID-19 booster shots for the general public are expected to soon get the green light from Australia's medical regulator.

Retailers banking on Christmas rush

As coronavirus lockdowns ease and borders reopen, retailers are hoping to make up for the substantial trading losses they have suffered.

Pandemic makes ‘extensive’ impact on jobs

More than a quarter of million jobs have been lost in Australia in the past two months as a result of lockdowns in NSW, Victoria and the ACT.