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Australian Open crowds to be capped at 50 per cent

Melbourne's escalating COVID outbreak has forced crowds for the Australian Open to be capped at 50 per cent capacity.

New COVID-19 rules come into effect today

Australians across five states and territories now only need to isolate for seven days if they are a close contact.

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.

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.

Victoria border exemption system ‘inhumane’

An investigation into Victoria's border exemption scheme has found just eight per cent of applications were approved and many never made it to a decision-maker.

Thousands of species at risk of extinction in Victoria

Climate change, invasive species and habitat loss is putting thousands of animals at risk of extinction in Victoria, an inquiry has found.

Remains found in search for Victorian campers

Human remains have been found by police in Victoria's high country in the search for missing campers Carol Clay and Russell Hill.

Victoria government strikes deal to pass pandemic law

The Victorian government has agreed to six amendments to its pandemic legislation, securing the extra vote it needs to pass parliament.

Police ramp up search for Vic camper remains

Victorian police will get more resources for their search in remote bushland for the remains of missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay.

Victoria’s unvaccinated bans to stay as state hits 90 per cent

Victoria has hit its long-awaited 90 per cent full COVID-19 vaccination target, with bans on unvaccinated members of the community to stay.