Starting tomorrow skilled migrants, international students and humanitarian visa holders will no longer be allowed to enter the country due to the Omicron coronavirus variant emergency.
They will now have to wait until the 15th of December.
An urgent meeting of state and territory leaders will be held later today to discuss the spread of the new variant.
Four people in New South Wales and one in the Northern Territory are confirmed to have the Omicron strain.
The World Health Organisation says the Omicron strain highlights the importance of strong vaccination coverage around the world.
Indigenous artist and actor David Gulpilil is being remembered as a consummate actor who helped reinvent Australian film.
Gulpilil has died at the age of 68, after being diagnosed with lung cancer.
He starred in dozens of TV shows and films including “Storm Boy” and “Crocodile Dundee”.
Police have said a number of new inquiries have opened up in the investigation of Sydney woman, Revelle Balmain who disappeared 27 years ago.
Three new forensic searches are getting underway this morning in Sydney’s east.
A man has been charged over the theft of a 19th century gold seal in Sydney’s west.
Explorer John Oxley’s fob seal was stolen while on display at Old Government House in Parramatta in May.
The seal has yet to be recovered.
The New South Wales Teachers Federation strike planned for next week will still go ahead, despite the Industrial Relations Commission demanding it to be called off.
Public school teachers across the state have voted to strike next Tuesday over pay and staff shortages.
Twitter’s Chief Executive Jack Dorsey has stepped down from his role.
Lionel Messi wins 7th Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best footballer.
Matildas captain Sam Kerr has placed third in the women’s honour, which was one by Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas.