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UK to start rolling out Pfizer virus pill

The United Kingdom will start rolling out Pfizer's COVID-19 pill to vulnerable people next month, the health ministry says, targeting the treatment at people with compromised immune systems for whom the vaccine can be less...

Australia records deadliest pandemic day

Australia has recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic since the first case was detected in the country two years ago, with 98 fatalities confirmed on Friday.

Qld premier rejects integrity probe push

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has rejected calls for a royal commission into her government's integrity, saying Queensland already has a "very robust system" of checks and balances.

Questions about timing of reef funding

Climate scientists have questioned the timing of a $1 billion Great Barrier Reef spending splash days out from Australia's deadline to update UNESCO on how it is protecting the World Heritage site.

PM had 'no issue' with Grace Tame meeting

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has "not raised any issue" about his awkward encounter with former Australian of the Year Grace Tame at The Lodge earlier this week.

No change to full vaccination definition

No decision has been made about whether to require Australians to have three COVID-19 vaccines to be considered fully immunised, ahead of an expected infection spike from schools returning.

Five lion cubs born at SA zoo

Five new lion cubs have been born at South Australia's Monarto Safari Park providing a boost to the threatened species.