Christian Porter and his lawyer ordered to pay huge legal costs

Christian Porter and his lawyer ordered to pay huge legal costs

Christian Porter and his former attorney were ordered to pay more than $430,000 in legal fees to a friend of the woman who accused the former attorney general of rape. Mr Porter has always denied the allegation, which dates back to 1988 when he was a teenager, and no charges have been brought. Joanne Dyer, … Read more

Government accused of double standards in Djokovic case and anti-vaccine MPs

Government accused of double standards in Djokovic case and anti-vaccine MPs

Federal Labor calls on the government to take the same tough stance against its own MPs who undermined the vaccine rollout it did in its approach to revoking the visa and deporting Novak Djokovic. Key points: Lawyers for the federal government had argued that Djokovic was an ‘icon’ for anti-vaccination groups Shadow home secretary accused … Read more

National shortage of RAT tests called ‘hot mess’

National shortage of RAT tests called ‘hot mess’

As Australians struggle to get their hands on rapid antigen tests, one MP has described the current situation as a “hot mess”. With many states changing their testing rules to reduce PCR testing, home testing has become increasingly elusive of RAT testing as case numbers continue to soar. Labor’s Anika Wells described the situation as … Read more

The draft national plan to end violence against women and children is published and open for consultation

The draft national plan to end violence against women and children is published and open for consultation

The government’s draft national plan to end violence against women and children has been released, showing what it believes needs to happen and how it plans to achieve it. It is now open for public consultation and comment for the next two weeks until January 31. The far-reaching plan covers a host of measures to … Read more

COVID update: As our daily death toll rises, WADA President Omar Khorshid warns Australia’s Omicron peak is still weeks away

COVID update: As our daily death toll rises, WADA President Omar Khorshid warns Australia’s Omicron peak is still weeks away

Further support is needed to strengthen Australia’s healthcare system as it struggles to cope with COVID-19 amid skyrocketing Omicron cases, the Australian Medical Association is warning. WADA President Omar Khorshid said that with more people than ever in hospital due to COVID-19, the system “relies on individuals … without providing the necessary support.” In the … Read more

Novak Djokovic breaks silence on Instagram as damning letter from Tennis Australia emerges and another player’s visa is canceled

Novak Djokovic breaks silence on Instagram as damning letter from Tennis Australia emerges and another player’s visa is canceled

Novak Djokovic broke his silence to thank his supporters while spending a second night in an immigrant detention hotel, as Australian authorities canceled the visa of another tennis player. The world number 1 took to Instagram for the first time since arriving in Australia amid visa dispute over his COVID-19 vaccination status that resulted in … Read more

Josh Frydenberg tested positive for COVID-19

Josh Frydenberg tested positive for COVID-19

Australian Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has tested positive for COVID-19. “Like thousands of Australians, I tested positive today for COVID-19,” Mr Frydenberg tweeted on Friday evening. “I have the common symptoms and I isolate myself with my family. “My thoughts are with everyone who has COVID – this is a tough time but we will … Read more

Scott Morrison says he won’t ‘undermine’ businesses by funding free rapid COVID-19 antigen testing

Scott Morrison says he won’t ‘undermine’ businesses by funding free rapid COVID-19 antigen testing

Prime Minister Scott Morrison continues to resist pressure to make free rapid antigenic testing for COVID-19 widely available, as state testing regimes twist and rapid testing remains scarce. Key points: Scott Morrison says providing free rapid test kits would undermine retailers 84 million rapid tests have been ordered by state governments, partly funded by the … Read more

Australia’s COVID Quarantine Changes Bet on Omicron, Says WADA President

Australia’s COVID Quarantine Changes Bet on Omicron, Says WADA President

Australia is betting its hospital systems can cope with a massive Omicron outbreak after several states agreed to dramatically reduce COVID-19 quarantine requirements. It’s the damning assessment by doctors across the country of the changes accepted by almost all jurisdictions in the national cabinet on Thursday. Under changes set to take effect in New South … Read more