A bulletin of the day’s top stories from SBS News.
Victoria's auditor-general finds state government departments wasted millions when responding to the pandemic; a 90 per cent double dose vaccination rate in the ACT and Adelaide United midfielder reveals he's gay.
Australia's medicines regulator approves booster shots for people 18 and over; fully vaccinated Australians can now leave the country without an exemption and in sport, FIFA calls on football communities to lobby their governments to accept refugees from Afghanistan.
In this bulletin: First Nations people and Pacific neighbours voice their concerns regarding Australia's plan to cut emissions to net zero by 2050, Africa to make its own mRNA vaccines, with hopes it'll boost the continent's Covid-19 immunisation rates, and in sport, the Scottish football community mourns the death of former player and manager Walt…
The Federal Government has revealed its plan for net zero emissions by 2050; South Australia to re-open its borders on November 23 and vaccination requirements for the Australian Open still under discussion in Victoria.
Scott Morrison to outline the government's net zero 2050 emissions reduction plan; Crown permitted to keep its Melbourne casino licence despite damning findings by a royal commission and the NBL's first Indigenous female referee, Jacqui Dover, is NBA bound.
In this bulletin, Scott Morrison to outline the government's plan to get to carbon neutrality before jetting off to Glasgow; Victoria set to renew the so-called 'pandemic powers law' through parliament; And in sport, Ben Stokes declares himself fit and ready for England just in time for the Ashes series.…
Students back in the classroom for on campus learning in New South Wales; another 7 COVID deaths in Victoria and 1,461 cases and low vaccination rates in Papua New Guinea leads to a surge in new cases.
Four COVID deaths in New South Wales and 294 cases; 1,461 new cases in Victoria and seven deaths and a leaked memo from Tennis Australia reveals unvaccinated players will seemingly be allowed to compete at the Australian Open.
In this bulletin: A breakthrough in climate policy as the Nationals give conditional support to commit to net zero emissions by 2050; Victoria to enjoy statewide travel from Friday; and in soccer, the Matildas prepare for second friendly match against Brazil.
Victoria to enjoy statewide travel from Friday next week; A new national campaign launched to encourage vaccination against COVID-19 among Aboriginal Australians; The All Blacks cruise to victory over the USA Eagles.
A push from a Liberal MP in New South Wales for firm federal government climate action, almost 2000 new coronavirus cases recorded again in Victoria on Sunday and in sport, one of the world's top discus throwers, Dani Stevens announces her retirement.
Australia's vaccination rates climb as Victorians revel in freedoms over the weekend, Saudi Arabia announces plans to reach net zero emissions by 2060 and in football, the Matildas victorious against Brazil in the women's clash.
Victorians enjoy their first weekend out of lockdown; Calls for a film set safety review as a Hollywood actor speaks out over a shooting tragedy; World Number One Ash Barty ends her 2021 season in a bid to rest and prepare for the Australian summer of tennis.
More than 2000 new Australian COVID-19 cases reported as Victoria enjoys more eased restrictions, calls for a film set safety review as a Hollywood film star speaks out over a US shooting tragedy and in sport, more uncertainty over the NBA playing future of Australian basketballer Ben Simmons.
A Hollywood movie star speaks out over a film set shooting tragedy, Victoria to follow New South Wales' lead and abolish hotel quarantine from November and Sport Integrity Australia investigates multiple allegations of harassment in football.
More states to allow quarantine-free international arrivals; the federal education minister says schools are undermining confidence in liberal democracy and in motorsport, Lewis Hamilton calls for Formula One to return to Africa.
Victoria records its deadliest day in the current Covid outbreak; Qantas to bring forward international flights as Australia's borders re-open and the NRL won't be mandating Covid vaccines for its players.
The COVID-19 lockdown ends in Melbourne, a US police officer re-sentenced over the 2017 killing of Australian woman Justine Damond Ruszczyk and in sport, Russian triathlete Igor Polyanskiy banned from the Olympics, after admitting to doping.
Melbourne's latest lockdown nears its end; a rideshare driver who developed COVID-19 triggers an alert on the Gold Coast and Wayne Bennett named as the Dolphins head coach in the NRL.
Another spike in COVID-19 infections in Victoria, as the state prepares to lift lockdown restrictions from tonight; Gladys Berejiklian to front a corruption hearing next week and in basketball, the Boomers coach defends NBA star Ben Simmons in his rift with the Philadelphia 76ers.
The last day of Melbourne's sixth lockdown as Victoria closes in on its 70 per cent vaccination target, a guilty plea over the United States' deadliest high school gun massacre and in sport, the coach of the NRL's newest club set to be revealed.
Former New South Wales Premier Mike Baird tells a corruption inquiry Gladys Berejiklian should have told him about her relationship with Daryl Maguire; tourism vouchers for every adult in New South Wales and cricket players under investigation over an incident at an Adelaide nightclub.
Two men killed in a shooting in Sydney's south-west; the Greens call for greater ambition on climate change and in sport, Australia toughens its stance on vaccine rules for tennis players coming to Melbourne.
The Liberals support a 2050 net emissions cut but the Nationals are yet to back the proposal; The family of a missing girl in Western Australia still desperate for answers; and in sport,Australian basketballer Ben Simmons suspended from the NBA opener.
Coalition climate divisions continue as Labor prepares for a snap federal election, The New South Wales government announces its single biggest investment in tackling domestic and family violence, Novak Djokovic refuses to share his vaccination status ahead of the Australian Open.
Victoria records a slight drop in new coronavirus infections with 1749 community cases, A joint party meeting planned for Tuesday to tackle Australia's target for net zero emissions. And in football, Penalties handed out for a heated English football match.
A coronavirus pandemic survey shows many Australians are sceptical about the federal government and states working well together; Climate policy top of the agenda for Federal politics; And in football,a joint partnership to support a safe 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Asylum seekers concerned after COVID outbreak in Melbourne hotel, Fully vaccinated Australians to enjoy quarantine-free travel to Queensland in December, Paula Badosa becomes third player to win the WTA Tour 1000 event.
Melbourne's COVID-19 lockdown to end early as the state's isolation rules change, An Independent Commission against Corruption hearing begins into the former NSW Premier, Play suspended between the Spurs and Newcastle United to treat a fan needing emergency care.
Melbourne's lockdown to end five days early but businesses want more; No decision from the National Party over a net zero by 2050 emissions target; And in sport, The International Olympic Committee faces more backlash over China's human rights record.
Melbourne's lockdown to end five days early; former New South Wales Labor leader Jodi McKay resigns from parliament and in sport, Ellyse Perry leads the sixers to a Big Bash victory over the Hurricanes.
In this bulletin, Melbourne's lockdown to end on Thursday, with a raft of changes to Victoria's reopening roadmap, the New South Wales Premier doubles down on scrapping quarantine for international arrivals, and in sport, opposition grows to plans to hold football's World Cup every two years, instead of four.…
In this bulletin, New South Wales passes a crucial vaccine milestone, the resort island of Bali hit by a deadly earthquake, and in sport, the Peter Moody-trained Incentivise takes out the $5 million Caulfield Cup..
A teenage girl one of seven new fatalites from Victoria's COVID-19 outbreak; no new coronavirus cases in Tasmania as the southern part of the state locks down and in tennis, Taylor Fritz scores the biggest win of his career at Indian Wells.
In this bulletin, Victoria's Covid cases dip below 2000 but remain high as the state endures its last weekend in lockdown, police confirm the stabbing death of a British MP was a terrorist incident, and in sport, World No. 3 tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas knocked out of the competition at Indian Wells.…
In this bulletin, a British MP stabbed to death in his local constituency, Southern Tasmania enters a snap lockdown, and in sport, Michael Jennings' NRL career effectively over for using performance enhancing drugs.
The Prime Minister defends big changes to the country's COVID-19 border rules; Southern Tasmania to enter a snap lockdown; and in sport, Cricket captain Tim Paine hopeful a young batting star can overcome his latest injury setback.
New South Wales to open its border to international travellers from November 1; fears for the public hospital system amid the coronavirus crisis; in sport, the husband of murdered Kenyan long sistance runner Agnes Tirop arrested.
In this bulletin, Victoria becomes the first Australian jurisdication to ban unvaccinated MPs from entering state parliament, six dead following unrest in Lebanon, and in sport, France to build 5,000 new sport facilities ahead of the Paris Olympics.
Victoria to stick with its roadmap out of lockdown despite a record high COVID-19 case count; an online forum featuring two members of the Taliban cancelled after a public and government backlash and an Australian swimmer sets a new record for the number of English Channel crossings.
More than 2000 COVID-19 cases in Victoria and 11 deaths; five people killed in a bow and arrow attack in Norway and an Australian swimmer completes her 44th crossing of the English Channel.
Australia a step closer to formally committing to net zero 2050, an Australian scientist named as a potential member of the new World Health Organisation's advisory board and in sport, the president of world football encourages a joint World Cup bid
A teenage COVID-19 patient tells of her near-death experience; concerns about lagging vaccine rates in remote Indigenous communities and one of the country's cricket bosses quits under pressure from some of the game's most powerful state bodies.
13 COVID-19 deaths in Victoria and 1,571 new cases; Daniel Andrews says Labor will go further to stamp out branch stacking if that's what's needed to end the practice and a pay increase for Australia's women cricketers.
A damning report is released on the United Kingdom's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Monetary Fund downgrades its outlook for global recovery and in sport, the Socceroos lose against Japan.
A Melbourne-based UK doctor encourages people to get vaccinated; New South Wales announces new business support measures and in basketball, Tasmania's JackJumpers to kick off the inaugural N-B-L season.
Victoria records 1,466 COVID-19 cases and another eight deaths; New South Wales announces new business support measures and in sport, Germany has become the first country to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
Australia's COVID-19 cases continue to cause concern as New South Wales eases restrictions, a Victorian MP resigns over branch stacking allegations and in sport, future Commonwealth Games hosts will be allowed more flexibility for locations and athlete accommodation.
The New South Wales business community hopes to overcome a skilled migration shortage, Anthony Albanese says the government must deliver on any climate targets made this week and the Matildas defend their team culture following abuse allegations.
New South Wales emerges from lockdown; polls close in Iraq and Australia completes a multi-format cricket series against India with a 14-run victory.