A fourth type of Covid-19 vaccine has been granted approval for use in Australia, with the country’s medical regulator giving the green light for the Novavax vaccine.
Australia has passed the grim milestone of recording more than two million Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has vowed to give Tonga every possible support after a devastating tsunami hit the Pacific island nation.
The definition of essential workers has been expanded to multiple industries, as national cabinet aims to address crippling supply issues across the country.
Federal Labor will spend $200 million a year on natural disaster prevention and readiness, should it win the next election.
The first round of payments have been made to states and territories to increase support for frontline domestic violence services as part of a multi-million dollar partnership