Western Australia is poised to take on the east coast for the mantle of Australia’s health and wellness hotspot, as a new facility in Victoria Park officially opens its doors.
Danielle Le Messurier
WA’s biggest employers say they are unlikely to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for their staff as they finalise their policies around the national rollout of the jab.
Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young has renewed her plea for people to get a COVID-19 test after viral fragments were found in wastewater at four Queensland locations.
Australia’s wealthiest man has revealed he feared he might die when he contracted COVID-19 on an epic business trip – and he also took a swipe at Elon Musk.
WA’s border with Queensland and NSW will be relaxed from Monday, but arrivals from both States will still need to self-quarantine for two weeks. Here’s what the changes mean for WA arrivals.
The AOC says it does not believe the Tokyo Olympics have been cancelled, with preparations still under way for a July start.
Julian Linden and Kyle Pollard
Queensland police have had to be “managed” for fatigue after cops were recalled from holidays to guard the border during the COVID-19 crisis.
The country has achieved an important milestone in the fight against COVID-19 but there is some bad news for Aussies stuck overseas.
As new rules come into force for Australians flying home from overseas, the National Cabinet will be updated on the coronavirus pandemic response.
A tennis star who complained about being forced to quarantine in Melbourne has become the first female player to contract COVID-19.
The State’s peak business body has used the start of the new Biden administration to push for the establishment of a trade and investment office in the US, arguing it will help boost WA’s economy.
The online retail behemoth is offering to help the new administration accelerate the distribution of coronavirus vaccines, including to its own employees.
Spencer Soper and Matt Day
The mortgage holiday is over. Australia’s big four banks have confirmed it is winding back its large scale COVID-19 support packages.
Anyone wishing the country faces two new requirements as work continues for the coronavirus vaccine roll-out.
Scott Morrison says Annastacia Palaszczuk’s plan to use mining accommodation for quarantine is simply ‘dumping’ a Brisbane problem on the regions. HAVE YOUR SAY
Shopping centre owner Vicinity Centres has taken a $570 million hit on the value of its 60 directly-owned retail properties, with CBD centres the most impacted in the wake of COVID-19 lockdowns.
There are now just 1200 fewer employed West Australians than last February, prior to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down large swathes of the economy.
The energy group is benefiting from improved gas and oil markets, which were savaged after the arrival of COVID-19 early last year.
Daniel Newell and Sean Smith
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed that strict COVID restrictions for the Greater Brisbane area will ease on Friday morning.
Jack McKay, Janelle Miles, Hayden Johnson
WA’s business community will be looking to the nation’s Federal leaders to “take the front foot” and improve Australia’s relations with China as the new US administration begins.
Pregnant women are living in fear that if they have the COVID-19 vaccine it could harm their unborn children but if they refuse the jab they are left vulnerable to the virus.
Jackie Sinnerton, Health reporter
New research shows more than 80 per cent of shoppers still want to touch and feel what they’re buying, even though they jumped online in record numbers during the virus.
Leading epidemiology experts have called for harsh mask rules to be scrapped, claiming there is not enough community transmission to justify their use.
With no end to COVID-19 in sight, most Australian industries have been forced to adapt, creating a huge demand for workers to fill scores of roles.
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