NSW’s new Premier is announcing changes to the State’s roadmap out of lockdown.
70 per cent of the population is now fully vaccinated, with 587 COVID cases announced at today’s 9am press conference.
Dominic Perrott said children can return to swimming lessons from next Monday and mask restrictions in Sydney will be relaxed earlier than scheduled.
Also on Monday, indoor pools will reopen, while 10 fully vaccinated visitors will be allowed at a home, and 100 fully vaccinated attendees allowed at weddings and funerals.
All students will be back in school by October 25.
There has been a major milestone for the Australian aviation industry with Qantas successfully landing the longest flight in its history.
The 18-hour trip from Buenos Aires to Darwin was repatriating stranded Australians.
France’s ambassador to Australia is returning to Canberra.
France withdrew the envoy last month following the Federal Government’s decision to scrap a $90 billion submarine contract.
New guidelines have been released on how to best handle food allergies in schools.
The National Allergy Strategy recommends against a blanket ban on common allergens – instead suggesting clear food labelling, case by case management of risks, and making sure staff are properly trained in the use of Epipens.
Drivers are being warned to fill up now, before petrol prices potentially reach record-breaking levels in the coming weeks.
The World Health Organization is recommending the use of the first ever malaria vaccine.
Pilot trials have shown it is safe and effective and could reduce malaria cases by 40 per cent.
A priest is due in court today, charged over the alleged sexual touching of two women.
Police will allege the incidents occurred at a home in Bankstown and a church at Mangrove on the Central Coast.
Two scientists have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for finding an “ingenious” new way to build molecules that can be used to make everything from medicines to food flavourings.