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Drowning deaths increase in Australia

One in four Australians are weak swimmers or can't swim at all as the nation records an increase in drowning deaths, new research has revealed.

Restrictions return after Omicron surge

Multiple jurisdictions have reintroduced pandemic restrictions, as experts warn it could still be several weeks until the peak of the Omicron wave.

Djokovic in limbo as legal fight adjourned

Novak Djokovic faces further sleepless nights in detention as the nine-time champion's Australian Open fate remains in legal limbo following the adjournment of his desperate court case against deportation.

New Vic rules for COVID-positive RAT tests

Positive rapid COVID-19 tests will be counted as "probable" cases in Victoria and anyone who returns one will have to isolate for seven days and notify contacts.

Tasmania to make RATs primary virus test

Tasmania will shift to rapid antigen tests as the primary tool for diagnosing coronavirus, following a recent national cabinet decision to alter testing requirements.