Australia news live: NSW considers easing Covid restrictions as vaccine information campaign launches

Limits on gatherings could be lifted in Sydney after more than a week of zero locally-acquired cases • NSW hotspots; State-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explained• Follow the global coronavirus … Read More

Australia news live: SA, NSW and Victoria set for a scorcher as heatwave safety warnings issued

High temperatures have authorities on alert amid bushfire risk and a rising number of drownings. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 8.15pm GMT It’s Monday 25 January – … Read More

Australia news live: Emirates to resume flights; tennis player tests positive to Covid-19

Airline will fly to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane from Monday; Spanish star Paula Badosa has coronavirus. Follow all the latest news and updates, live NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspots State-by-state restrictions … Read More

Australia news live: Tennis Australia will pay for quarantine; dead students estates to be pursued for Hecs debt

After suggesting Victorian government may contribute to quarantine costs for Australian Open entourage, Tennis Australia confirms it is footing the bill. Follow all the latest news and updates, live NSW … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live: two tennis players test positive and two cases reclassified but no reprieve from quarantine

Two positive Covid cases reclassified as cases of ‘viral shedding’ from previous infection, but hard lockdown of those who shared flights remains. Follow latest updates NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspots State-by-state … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live: stranded Victorians return from Sydney as tourism industry warned international border could be shut all year

Twenty-five of Sydney’s 35 local government areas were downgraded from ‘red’ to ‘orange’ zones on Monday night. Follow latest updates Vic borders open; NSW records no local cases NSW hotspots; … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live: Australian Open tennis quarantine disarray as attention turns to Pfizer vaccine concerns

Seventy-two tennis players who flew to Melbourne frustrated they are unable to leave their hotel rooms to train. Follow latest updates live NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspots; Victoria hotspots Follow the … Read More

Coronavirus live: struggle to quash Sydney cluster with six new cases; Brazil’s fifth day of more than 1,000 deaths

India begins world’s biggest Covid vaccination program Global coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million people For all our coronavirus coverage 1.35am GMT Greg Hunt, the Australian health minister, is nudging … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live: tennis stars enter isolation as Queensland denies hotel

International tennis players and staff have touched down in Melbourne ahead of next month’s Australian Open. Follow latest updates 9.24pm GMT Just a bit more from the Hazzard interview. The … Read More