National News

SA beefs up hotel quarantine safety

South Australia will make sweeping reforms to its hotel quarantine system after a cluster of COVID-19 cases was linked to one facility in Adelaide.

Qld to open border to Vic, NSW next week

Queensland is looking forward to welcoming Victorians back into the state on December 1, the same day NSW residents will be able to visit again, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says.

OxyContin maker pleads guilty in US

Purdue Pharma LP has pleaded guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription painkiller OxyContin, capping a deal with federal prosecutors to resolve an investigation into the drug maker's role in the US opioid crisis.

Two new cluster cases in South Australia

Two more cases have been added to South Australia's concerning coronavirus cluster with a couple infected while in hotel quarantine in Adelaide, prompting an investigation into how the virus was transmitted.

COVID-19 passports likely for travellers

Qantas is part of a push by world airlines to require international travellers to prove they've had the coronavirus vaccination before entering or leaving a country on a flight.