Attracting seniors and women back into the workforce and poaching skilled migrants from other States will be among the ideas discussed to address critical skills shortages in WA.
The Prime Minister and state leaders meet today to discuss how many Australians need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to end the damage to our economy from restrictions.
Qantas has lost its battle against the Transport Workers Union, with the Federal Court ruling the Australian airline’s outsourcing of 2000 ground crew jobs was unlawful.
Victoria has recorded three new local cases of COVID-19, including a previously reported infection.
The military is preparing to join NSW Police in the areas worst hit by Sydney’s outbreak to ensure residents are complying with lockdown restrictions.
NSW has recorded 170 new COVID cases, with 42 infectious in the community, while Victoria has reported three new cases and Queensland one.
A 17-year-old Brisbane girl, who's a student at Indooroopilly State High School, has been recorded as an unlinked locally acquired case of COVID-19.
The number of new COVID-19 infections in Japan has risen above the 10,000-case mark for the first time in one day, due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant.
US President Joe Biden is asking states and local authorities to offer unvaccinated residents $US100 to get their COVID-19 shots.
Protesters have blocked traffic in Bratislava after Slovakian MPs backed legislation requiring a vaccine or a negative test for entry to certain venues.
The US capital is reinstating mandatory indoor mask requirements, regardless of vaccination status.
Chinese authorities say COVID-19 infections traced to Nanjing Lukou International Airport have spread to 10 cities while Israel plans to offer booster jabs.
Scott Morrison’s conversion to the ranks of lockdown supporters will be confirmed today.
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With only one in five Indigenous Australians receiving a first COVID jab, experts have blamed fear and ‘misinformation’ for the reluctance.
Victorian authorities are hopeful further genomic testing will show a direct link as to how a testing site worker became infected.
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Modelling on the vaccination rates needed to reopen Australia will be presented to a national cabinet meeting of federal, state and territory leaders.
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The WA Premier says the NSW Government is taking a ‘very arrogant and inadequate approach’ to its deadly outbreak, as new cases hit a record high and the defence force was called in to help today.
Six crew members from the COVID-stricken MV Darya Krishna have been transferred to hotel quarantine.
Six people on board the bulk carrier Darya Krishna, which is docked in Fremantle, are being transferred into hotel quarantine.
Tokyo has reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for the third straight day with the Olympics well underway.
NSW has made a formal plea to the Australian Defence Force for 300 army personnel as Sydney’s COVID-19 crisis escalates.
Tasmania is reopening its border with Victoria following a 14-day closure due to coronavirus.
Police say the woman flew from Sydney to Perth on June 27, where she was ordered to quarantine for 14 days at a residence in Mt Barker.
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