National News

Berejiklian urges higher vaccine numbers

The NSW government will do everything it can to avoid another lockdown but the COVID-19 Delta variant means life won't start to get back to normal until at least four in five adults are vaccinated, Premier Gladys Berejiklian says.

Woolies sets NSW toilet paper sale limits

Supermarket giant Woolworths has imposed a two-packet limit on toilet paper purchases in its NSW stores amid a COVID-19 lockdown in Greater Sydney and surrounds.

Missing teacher seemed 'happy, content'

Schoolteacher Marion Barter appeared happy and content with life before "something happened" in the months before she vanished, a NSW coroner has been told.

South Australia beefs up local virus rules

South Australia has imposed a range of new local COVID-19 restrictions as the state faces a "significant risk" of local infections amid a growing number of virus cases around the country.

High-level meeting called as COVID spreads

An emergency meeting of Australia's national security committee will consider the increasing number of COVID-19 lockdowns as the nation faces some of its most widespread restrictions since the pandemic began.

Premier defends rulings, 30 new NSW cases

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she has no regrets about her government's unsuccessful bid to keep Greater Sydney out of lockdown, with NSW recording its highest number of new local COVID-19 cases so far this year.

Sydney, surrounds in 14-day lockdown

More than five million people in Greater Sydney and its surrounds are in a 14-day lockdown as health authorities try to regain control of a coronavirus outbreak that has ballooned to 80 cases.