Australia is eyeing a path to normal life after the latest positive coronavirus vaccine trials boosted hopes of ending the world’s pandemic nightmare.
South Australia is set to enter Australia’s most stringent lockdown with a six-day plan to crush a concerning cluster in Adelaide’s north, a move that immediately sparked a wave of panic-buying in the city and may have an impact on when Queensland opts to open its border with Victoria and greater Sydney.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says an office of a special investigator will be established to respond to a report into allegations of war crimes by Australian special forces in Afghanistan.
Senior Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon has quit the shadow cabinet and will move to the back bench after an internal brawl on energy policy.
The Melbourne-based boss of the building industry watchdog has defended flying to Brisbane to interview construction workers at the height of Victoria’s coronavirus crisis.