The NSW state government has confirmed it is pushing ahead with its revised reopening date of October 11, despite conceding the app used to verify vaccination may not be ready.
The premier said the mandate for employees and patrons at public-facing businesses would be “a health order and the law,” however a legal expert says businesses need clear guidelines to ease growing nervousness around mandates.
On Thursday, Premier Gladys Berejiklian unveiled her government's strategy to take the state out of a lockdown that began back in June.
South-west Sydney has the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates of any Sydney region and one of the lowest rates across all of metropolitan Australia, new Health Department data shows, as the city struggles with a devastating outbreak and harsh lockdown restrictions.
Australians have changed their tune on the Morrison government’s handling of the pandemic, a new report finds, as support for Canberra’s approach slips.
Melbourne is bracing for news which could nudge it towards yet another lockdown, after state health authorities detected 11 new cases of COVID-19 in the community over Wednesday. Face masks are once again mandatory for all public indoor areas in Victoria, except for children under 12, and those with medical […]
Industry groups have welcomed the new emergency funding for businesses and workers impacted by the Greater Sydney coronavirus lockdown, which has been lengthened another two weeks. Grants, cash flow support, elevated emergency payments, and industry-specific financial infusions were announced on Tuesday, delighting the business sector. But unions and social services […]
New South Wales counted 112 new cases of coronavirus in the community overnight, marking the state’s worst single day since the start of the pandemic. The growing number of cases suggests the Greater Sydney lockdown, slated to end on Friday, will face another extension. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said further support […]
The lockdown restrictions impacting Greater Sydney have been extended for another week. Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Wednesday announced stay-at-home orders and business closures, which were slated to expire this Friday, will instead last until midnight on Friday, July 16. Health authorities on Wednesday revealed an additional 27 cases of COVID-19 […]
A lockdown has been announced for the eastern suburbs of Sydney from midnight on Friday, impacting Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick and the City of Sydney local government areas (LGAs). Residents and those who work in those areas must stay at home for the next week, and are only permitted to leave […]
New South Wales avoided another lockdown on Thursday after health authorities revealed eleven new cases of COVID-19 in the community. The state’s current restrictions are an “appropriate” response to the ongoing cluster, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said. But Berejiklian urged adherence to current restrictions, saying “this is perhaps the scariest period […]
New restrictions will come into effect from 5pm this evening for residents of greater Sydney as NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed one new locally transmitted case of COVID-19 in the state overnight. The measures will apply to the Greater Sydney area including the Central Coast and Illawarra. No more than […]
Attendance limits for gatherings will be boosted in New South Wales from midnight Friday, with residents allowed 30 visitors indoors and 50 outdoors. But mask-wearing will remain mandatory on public transport and in some other settings, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced on Wednesday. Those tweaks to COVID-19 guidelines come on […]
Many Australians are willing to take a coronavirus vaccine once it becomes available, according to new findings from Roy Morgan. The market research firm’s survey found 77% Australians would take the jab. There was also support among respondents for making mask wearing compulsory. Visit Business Insider Australia’s homepage for more […]
The New South Wales government is loosening COVID-19 restrictions in time for Christmas. Restaurants and pubs will be able to hold one person for every two square metre, and small venues up to 50 patrons. Household gatherings will be able to include up to 30 people, up from the long-standing […]
The New South Wales government is easing its restrictions along the state’s border with Victoria. NSW is creating a border region that extends 50km either side of the border, allowing residents within that region to travel over to the other side. However, these residents must have a ‘border region resident’ […]
New South Wales is putting a hold on stamp duty as it aims to boost house construction and jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Stamp duty is a government tax paid on top of a home’s purchase price. Additional changes will be made during this halt, […]