A remote community south of Darwin has gone into lockdown after COVID-19 was detected in its wastewater, with four new cases reported in the Northern Territory.
South Australia has reimposed restrictions on international arrivals and some domestic travellers over concerns about the Omicron coronavirus variant.
The Morrison government is expanding the use of Venclexta, which is already listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme, to help treat leukaemia.
Victoria has posted 1061 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases amid changes to its overseas quarantine rules in response to concerns over the Omicron variant.
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is possibly more transmissible than the Delta strain and NSW needs to be on alert, the state health minister says.
The NSW government has pledged to invest half a billion dollars in improving healthcare services in regional and rural NSW.
The Health Department has paid St John WA millions of dollars in financial penalties through a secret ambulance ramping fine system.
The Victorian Education Department has been fined $200,000 after a child died from falling out of their wheelchair at a special needs school.
NSW residents have been given an extra $50 in vouchers to spend on food and entertainment, as the state reports 261 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths.
A new campaign has been launched by the Victorian government to highlight the everyday dangers faced by roadside workers and first responders.
A newly discovered COVID-19 variant that has alarmed overseas health experts is unlikely to impact Australia’s vaccine efficacy, according to the federal health minister.
A suicidal teenager spent eight days in a hospital emergency department waiting for a mental health bed - an ordeal his distraught parents have described as 'slow torture’.
Australian doctors have warned a wave of fatalities caused by chronic health conditions could be on the horizon, with thousands of Aussies right now expected to be living with undiagnosed illnesses.
A WA mother pleading for an inquest into her daughter’s suicide is among hundreds of families having to wait more than a year for answers due to a massive backlog of cases in the State Coroner’s Office.
“We have not been given the extra funds or extra staff to push this so we must pull from our already extremely stretched resources.”
Laurence Cain was treated for his first skin cancer at just 17 years old, finding even more lesions in his 30s. He hopes sharing his story for Skin Cancer Action Week might save someone else’s life.
The ACT has recorded eight new COVID-19 cases and the number of people in hospital with the virus has risen to seven.
South Australian authorities have revealed details of new COVID-19 exposure sites linked to another case of the virus in a traveller from Sydney.
Fifty West Australians have legally ended their own lives under voluntary euthanasia laws since July.
Australians lose more than 300,000 years of healthy life to coronary heart disease every year. But there is one positive in the new research.
There were 15 new COVID-19 cases reported in Canberra, as the fully vaccinated rate continues to increase.
South Australia has returned two positive COVID-19 test results a day after opening its borders to people from NSW, Victoria and the ACT.
There's been a 31 per cent drop in recorded HIV infections in NSW this year as health authorities urge more people to get tested as COVID restrictions ease.
Three removalists who travelled to central western NSW from Sydney after testing positive to COVID-19 are due to be sentenced in Orange Local Court.
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