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Fresh COVID warning ahead of virus spike

The chief medical officer has issued a fresh warning about the increase in COVID-19 cases across the country, urging Australians to help slow the spread of the virus.

Aussie Cameron Smith wins British Open

An emotional Cameron Smith has written his name into Australian sporting folklore with an epic comeback victory at the landmark 150th British Open at St Andrews.

Aust economy to slow: Deloitte

Australia's economy will slow down over the next 12 months, but not catastrophically so, a global consulting firm has predicted.

Aussie astronaut on posthumous mission

Nearly 50 years after his mission into space was aborted - and a year after his death - Australian-born astronaut Philip K Chapman is to finally fulfil his life's ambition.

Australia plays key role in Fiji future

Fiji finds itself at the centre of global attention.The Pacific nation of 900,000 people spanning 330 islands faces an election later this year, the result of which will be closely watched.

Suspended Cherono out of world champs

Kenyan marathon man Lawrence Cherono and American 400m runner Randolph Ross have been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), ruling them out of the current World Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Govt reverses plan to stop pandemic leave

Unions, medical experts and businesses have welcomed the federal government's choice to reinstate the $750 pandemic isolation payment following widespread criticism.