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Sydney readies for the army as lockdown fails to squash Delta outbreak

Sydney's poorest neighbourhoods on Friday braced for military enforcement of the city's toughest and longest lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic as the infection numbers...

Australia’s largest city posts record daily rise in COVID-19 cases, seeks military help

Australia's biggest city Sydney posted a record one-day rise in local COVID-19 cases on Thursday and warned the outbreak would get worse, as authorities...

Australian sentenced for trying to sell North Korean missile parts

An Australian man was sentenced to more than three years in prison after attempting to help sell North Korean missile parts and other goods...

Australia sees COVID-19 cases climb, police warn against protest repeat

Australia's most populous state reported a rise in new COVID-19 cases on Monday despite a weeks-long stay-at-home order, while police vowed to crack down...

Australians may face longer lockdown after “reckless” mass protests

Australia's New South Wales logged its second-highest daily increase of the year in locally acquired COVID-19 cases on Sunday amid fears of a wave...

Bubble burst: New Zealand suspends quarantine-free travel with Australia

New Zealand will pause its quarantine-free travel arrangement with Australia for at least eight weeks starting Friday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, as...

Australian PM apologises for COVID-19 vaccine delays as cases spike

Australia's prime minister apologised for a sluggish COVID-19 vaccination programme on Thursday, while the country's most populous state reported its biggest one-day spike in...

One-time backwater Brisbane turns Olympic Cinderella

Lacking Sydney's seaside splendour and Melbourne's cultural heft, Brisbane has learned to play smart to carve out an identity as Australia's third city while...

Australia, under lockdown, sees jump in COVID-19 cases

Australia's two largest states reported sharp increases in new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a blow to hopes that lockdown restrictions would be lifted with...

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