Health authorities are urgently contacting passengers who were on two separate flights between Sydney and New Zealand after it was revealed a person on board had tested positive to COVID-19.
The alert comes as the quarantine-free travel bubble between New Zealand and NSW is paused for 72 hours on the back of NSW’s worsening COVID outbreak.
The NSW Treasurer is rejecting claims Western Sydney residents will be left worse-off by this year’s budget.
Unions and the Opposition have slammed the budget saying it does nothing to ease cost of living pressure in the western suburbs.
Department of Education figures show the State’s schools are struggling with a teacher shortage as the NSW population grows.
One education economist has told The Sydney Morning Herald that NSW will need 11,000 new teachers by 2030.
Australia is among 40 countries that have urged China to let the UN human rights chief into Xinjiang to investigate alleged human rights abuses.
There are reports that more than a million Uyghurs have been unlawfully detained there.
Some senior Nationals MPs are open to a deal on climate change targets under strict conditions including farmers being compensated for helping cut carbon emissions.
Barnaby Joyce’s return as Deputy Prime Minister has created uncertainty around the Federal Government’s climate change policies.
The UN is warning of increasing insecurity in Afghanistan as the Taliban attempts to take control.
The special envoy on Afghanistan said the Taliban has seized more than 50 out of 370 districts since May.