Australia’s national cabinet met on Friday to discuss slowing the number of citizens allowed to return to the country from overseas, as authorities grapple with … Read more
Australia’s second-most populous will relax restrictions on many of the 3,000 people locked down in nine public-housing towers despite surging numbers of COVID-19 cases, state … Read more
Australia said on Thursday it was suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and announced measures to attract people and businesses from the Asian … Read more
Police officers will patrol New Zealand’s quarantine hotels around-the-clock after a number of people – including a man who tested positive for coronavirus – escaped … Read more
Australia’s second most populous city began a six-week lockdown on Thursday following a spike in new coronavirus cases, as states around the country tightened internal … Read more
New Zealand said on Tuesday its national airline will not take new bookings for three weeks as the country looks to limit the number of
Australia’s second most populous state of Victoria will reimpose stay-at-home restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and one regional area of the state, Premier Daniel Andrews said, … Read more
American interest in moving to New Zealand has spiked during the coronavirus crisis, with the number of people seeking information on how to emigrate climbing … Read more
Qantas has announced a program of events to farewell its last remaining Boeing 747 and provide Australians the opportunity to say goodbye to the much … Read more
One new Covid-19 case in managed isolation has been announced in New Zealand.
It’s now been 66 days since the last case of community transmission, … Read more
The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said on Monday, following an … Read more
Thousands of protesters gathered on Saturday in cities across Australia, shouting slogans in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and aiming to raise awareness … Read more
Australia’s second most-populous state, Victoria, reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases since late March on Saturday, forcing the expansion of stay-at-home orders to more … Read more
The sentencing hearing for an Australian man accused of killing 51 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand’s worst mass shooting has been set to begin on … Read more
Qantas has confirmed that it won’t fly internationally at all this year, in a major blow to all those hoping to reach Australia any time … Read more
Australian police set up suburban checkpoints in new coronavirus hotspots in Melbourne on Thursday as authorities struggled to contain new outbreaks in the country’s second-largest … Read more
New Zealand’s embattled Health Minister resigned on Thursday after security slip-ups at quarantine facilities where the coronavirus was detected just days after officials declared it … Read more
The state of New South Wales in Australia on Wednesday announced 14 new coronavirus cases, but all are travellers currently in hotel quarantine, state … Read more
New Zealand has reported a second consecutive day of no new cases of Covid-19, according to health officials.
There are 22 active cases of the … Read more
Authorities on Tuesday ordered the lockdown of 36 suburbs in Australia’s second biggest city Melbourne to stop a spike in coronavius cases, a dramatic … Read more
A quarter of businesses in the Pacific are not confident they will survive the coronavirus pandemic despite the region largely avoiding the pandemic health crises … Read more
Australia’s second most populous state said on Monday it is considering reimposing social distancing restrictions after the country reported its biggest one-day rise in new … Read more
Australia’s Victoria state will implement mandatory coronavirus tests for returning travellers after a sharp spike in infections over the past two weeks, the state’s premier … Read more
A review of New Zealand’s managed isolation and quarantine facilities has found that the system is under “extreme stress” as more and more Kiwis return … Read more
Australia will stick with plans to further ease coronavirus curbs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, despite a spike in infections in the second … Read more
New Zealand has reported one new case of Covid-19 today; like all of the country’s current active cases it was diagnosed during the routine testing … Read more
Australia’s second most populous state deployed ambulances and mobile test centres in a coronavirus testing blitz as the country recorded the biggest daily rise in … Read more
There are three new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand; all returning travellers who were diagnosed during routine testing of travelers.
These are the latest … Read more
Australian musical theatre icon Michael Falzon has died at 48. The Rock of Ages frontman died on Tuesday night after a prolonged fight with a … Read more
A person has died in the state of Victoria, Australia, in the first coronavirus-related death in more than a month.
The man in his 80s … Read more
Supermarkets in Australia have once again urged shoppers to buy only the real necessities as a recent spike in coronavirus infections has increased fears that … Read more
The Australian unit of global accounting firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd said on Monday it will shed 7% of its workforce, joining a host of … Read more
New Zealand citizens returning home could be put in campervans for Covid-19 quarantine as cases increase
Citizens returning home to New Zealand could undergo two weeks of quarantine in campervans because hotels in Auckland were nearing capacity, the ministry of health … Read more
Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has announced a return of coronavirus restrictions after the state recorded 25 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, the biggest increase … Read more
Australia views China as the chief suspect in a spate of cyber-attacks of increasing frequency in recent months, three sources familiar with the government’s thinking … Read more
Australia’s second most populous state of Victoria recorded a double-digit rise in new coronavirus cases for the third straight day on Friday, raising doubts about … Read more
A police officer has been shot and killed and another is seriously injured after making a routine traffic stop in New Zealand.
Police said … Read more
“Extensive” Covid-19 testing of thousands of people in New Zealand has not uncovered any new cases, health officials say. The testing was undertaken after a … Read more
A “sophisticated state-based actor” has been attempting to hack a wide range of Australian organisations for months and had stepped up its efforts recently, Prime … Read more
New Zealand recorded on Thursday its third new case of the coronavirus this week as quarantine breaches and other failures undermined public confidence days after … Read more
Mourners react next to a floral tribute where a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death outside Brimbank Shopping Centre, in Melbourne, Australia, 18 June 2020.… Read more
Qantas Airways Ltd said on Thursday it had cancelled most international flights until late October after the Australian government indicated its border closure because of … Read more
The massive blow to Australia’s employment sector from COVID-19 pandemic-driven lockdowns is “devastating”, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday after data showed the jobless … Read more
New Zealand has confirmed another coronavirus case, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has announced.
The case is a man in his 60s, who is … Read more
Two Australian universities plan to hire a plane to fly in hundreds of foreign students shut out in the middle of their studies by border … Read more
New Zealand has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus, ending a 24-day run of no new infections in the country.
The cases relate to two … Read more
Senior Australian government ministers have flagged shorter quarantine periods for international students and business travellers as part of a suite of measures to reopen Australia … Read more
Australia’s two largest states will further ease public coronavirus restrictions at libraries, community centres and nightclubs, officials said on Sunday, despite recording increases in new … Read more