A memorial is growing outside a primary school in Tasmania where five students died, after a jumping castle flipped yesterday.
Flowers, teddy bears, handwritten notes and candles have been placed outside Hillcrest Primary in Devonport.
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There are already long lines at some COVID-19 testing clinics in Sydney as infections rise.
More than 600 people have been forced into isolation after attending an event at the Metro Theatre in the CBD last Friday.
At least 97 people at the party have tested positive to COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Hundreds of additional party-goers in Newcastle have been forced into isolation.
At least 50 confirmed cases have been linked to three venues on Saturday night, including two that also have alerts from the night before.
The nurses union are welcoming a decision to extend the vaccine mandate to all primary care private sector health workers.
GPs, pharmacists and other privately employed health professionals must be double vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of January.
US health advisers are recommending most Americans to get Pfizer or Moderna vaccines instead of Johnson & Johnson, which has been linked to a strange clotting problem.
A man has been charged with attempting to defraud a state government COVID support scheme of more than half a million dollars.
A historic free trade agreement between Australia and the United Kingdom has been signed.
The $10 billion deal will remove tariffs on 99 per cent of goods Australia sends to the UK.
The remaining 12 American missionaries kidnapped by an armed gang in Haiti in October have been released.
Christian Aid Ministries says they are safe.
A record number of COVID-19 cases in NSW for a second day.
2213 new cases and one death have been reported.
The number of people being treated with the virus in hospital has risen to 215, with 24 of them in ICU.
Feature image: Hillcrest Primary School Community Facebook