Australia news live: PM to visit flood areas with NSW crisis an insurance ‘catastrophe’; Atagi weighs recommendation for fourth Covid jab

From 5m ago Disaster recovery payment available to flood victims from tomorrow The prime minister Anthony Albanese is speaking now on ABC TV. He says he’ll be visiting the flood-affected areas today and that they’ve made a determination on disaster… Read More »Australia news live: PM to visit flood areas with NSW crisis an insurance ‘catastrophe’; Atagi weighs recommendation for fourth Covid jab

New Covid subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are the most contagious yet – and driving Australia’s third Omicron wave | Adrian Esterman

Australia is heading for its third Omicron wave in the coming weeks, as BA.4 and BA.5 become the dominant Covid strains. BA.4 and BA.5 are more infectious than previous Covid variants and subvariants, and are better able to evade immunity… Read More »New Covid subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are the most contagious yet – and driving Australia’s third Omicron wave | Adrian Esterman

Australia news live: thousands more evacuated in Sydney floods; interest rate decision due; cargo ship still stranded

Federal disaster payments available to 23 flood-affected areas in NSW Josh Butler The federal government is making disaster relief payments available to 23 flood-affected areas in NSW, with emergency management minister Murray Watt saying the assistance would be “uncapped”. Watt… Read More »Australia news live: thousands more evacuated in Sydney floods; interest rate decision due; cargo ship still stranded