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WA border closure 'failure of vaccination'

Premier Mark McGowan's decision to keep Western Australia's borders closed indefinitely has been labelled a failure of leadership as thousands of flights are cancelled in response.

Naval ship departs for Tonga relief effort

An Australian naval ship loaded with critical humanitarian supplies has departed for Tonga as part of disaster relief efforts in the Pacific island nation following the devastating tsunami.

Adele postpones Vegas shows due to COVID

A tearful and apologetic Adele has postponed a series of Las Vegas concerts because half of her crew was sick with COVID-19 and the pandemic has caused delivery delays.

UK govt accused of blackmail to back PM

A senior Conservative lawmaker has accused the British government of intimidating and attempting to "blackmail" those lawmakers they suspect of wanting to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of power.

The reasons court ruled against Djokovic

It was open to Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to infer that Novak Djokovic had refused to get vaccinated and that his presence in Australia might "foster anti-vaccination sentiment", the Federal Court says.

Unemployment rate lowest since August 2008

Australia's unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 4.2 per cent in December, its lowest level since August 2008 and sparking speculation of a rise in the official cash rate later this year.