Queenslanders will soon find out if the state has avoided a COVID-19 outbreak linked to a cluster involving two infected women who allegedly lied to authorities to get back into Queensland after visiting Melbourne. And if all goes well, the Chief Health Officer will consider lifting certain restrictions.
Jack McKay, Kate Kyriacou
Thousands of cancelled flights have left airline customers high and dry as Queensland opens up to domestic travel. Peak consumer bodies warn little can be done to protect against refund issues but they’ve urged travel companies and airlines to do more to soften the blow for customers.
The Palaszczuk Government has been asked to make it easier for Queenslanders to rent out their homes to holiday-makers to help in the COVID recovery.
Jessica Marszalek, Shiloh Payne
Two Brisbane travellers have been offered refunds of thousands less than their bookings for overseas trips, with their travel group not disclosing where the unrecoverable costs have gone despite having offered full credits if they’d accepted a voucher to re-book.
Our State has gone 120 days without any community spread of COVID-19, putting it well ahead of countries such as New Zealand, which has been held up as a poster child for containment.
Peter de Kruijff
Scott Morrison's national approval ratings have been largely unaffected by Victoria's coronavirus outbreak or the WA hard border spat, according to the latest Newspoll.
A Perth mother desperate to get home for her young son’s birthday is stranded in the UK despite having a return ticket and a travel exemption.
Halls Head couple Rob and Rosemary said the guard burst into their Mecure Hotel room around 9pm on Saturday night looking for a TV remote in a bizarre breach of security.
As artists make tentative steps back towards performing, the Black Swan State Theatre Company has found the down-time during COVID-19 surprisingly rewarding.
While the hospital system — and all West Australians — have been singularly focused on COVID-19, the same old challenges endure, and in some cases, are worsening.
We barely knew of their existence six months ago, now contact tracers have become an essential part of Queensland’s fight against coronavirus. This is what their work is like.
Mathias Cormann has defended the Federal Government’s backflip on WA’s hard border policy arguing that Mark McGowan himself had previously ‘ridiculed’ the idea of shutting the borders.
Victoria has recorded nearly 400 new cases of COVID-19 and a record 17 deaths as the state continues to struggle to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
A horrifying warning has been issued that COVID-19 lockdowns could create a “baby boom’’ of brain-damaged children as pregnant women hit the bottle to combat stress.
The Gabba is firming as the venue for this year’s AFL grand final, with negotiations set to begin within weeks. It will the be the first time the event is held outside Victoria in its history - but that won’t be the only reason a Brisbane final will make history.
The power suit – a favourite of the Duchess of Sussex and Hailey Bieber – is trending even in the isolation era with a twist. This is how you can dress to impress on video calls.
The State’s peak business group has urged the AFL to bring the grand final west, arguing Optus Stadium should be considered the “first and best alternative” to the MCG.
Perth couple Ann and Michael Smith have joined a class action to sue the owner and operator of the Ruby Princess cruise ship. For the first time, they have tearfully told their emotional story.
Authorities fighting a tricky combination of ignorance and stupidity should consider a public campaign against the ‘covidiot’, writes Jessica Marszalek.
Russell Gibbs said while the Eagles still hoped for more games in WA, they also learnt significant lessons from the three straight losses on the Gold Coast.
WA Attorney-General John Quigley says the Commonwealth should re-intervene in Clive Palmer’s hard border court case against WA – but this time they should be on Mark McGowan’s side.
The State’s nurses have been asked to answer an urgent call to deploy ‘as soon as possible’ to help with the coronavirus crisis in Victoria.
Debt can be a dirty word and during the pandemic it has become more dangerous. Here are some ways to reduce your debt stress and emerge from COVID-19 in stronger shape.
The highly anticipated Friends reunion special has hit more delays due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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