The Federal Government is not planning to buy any doses of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID vaccine.
The Health Minister’s office says it’s the same type of vaccine as the AstraZeneca formula, which is being manufactured locally.
Qantas’ plan to restart most of its international operations later this year is in doubt because of delays to the vaccine rollout.
The airline is in talks with the Federal Government about how the recent changes might affect international borders.
The head of the World Health Organization is warning complacency is prolonging the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cases of the virus globally have risen for the last seven weeks.
One person has died and another injured in a house fire at Carramar in Sydney’s southwest.
The fire started in a bedroom of the house.
Two men have been charged after a car was driven at police during a drug-related arrest on Sydney’s north shore yesterday afternoon.
A detective opened fire after being struck by a vehicle at Neutral Bay.
Emergency service volunteers from New South Wales are travelling to Western Australia to help clean-up after Sunday’s devastating cyclone.
Power is out to thousands of homes.
An estimated 70 per cent of buildings in Kalbarri have been damaged.
And Princes William and Harry have paid tribute to their grandfather Prince Philip, remembering his wit, sense of duty and barbecue skills.
The Duke of Edinburgh died last week at the age of 99.
Statement from Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge
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Statement from Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex
“My grandfather was a man of service, honour and great humour. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm – and also because you never knew what he might say next.
“He will be remembered as the longest reigning consort to the Monarch, a decorated serviceman, a Prince and a Duke. But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent over the pain of this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ‘til the end.
“He has been a rock for Her Majesty The Queen with unparalleled devotion, by her side for 73 years of marriage, and while I could go on, I know that right now he would say to all of us, beer in hand, ‘Oh do get on with it!’
“So, on that note, Grandpa, thank you for your service, your dedication to Granny, and for always being yourself. You will be sorely missed, but always remembered – by the nation and the world. Meghan, Archie, and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always hold a special place for you in our hearts.
“‘Per Mare, Per Terram’.”