Australia news live update: nation records at least 74 Covid deaths; Invasion Day rallies begin; lockdown call for NT remote communities


1.14am GMT 01:14 Natasha May Hema Henry has been working as a registered nurse in Western NSW for five years and today became an Australian citizen. I wanted to experience life in regional Australia. I really love it, I love the quietness and the people are very welcoming, friendly and open. Henry is participating in … Read more

Australia Covid live update: we are ‘back of the queue’ for Pfizer Covid vaccines, finance minister admits


Atagi’s view is they should have Pfizer rather than AstraZeneca. The question is do we have sufficient Pfizer to protect people in time so that they don’t get Covid which would be far worse than having an AstraZeneca vaccine. It is not a question of should it be AstraZeneca or Pfizer. We don’t have sufficient … Read more

Australia politics live news: NSW reports two new Covid cases; Nationals in disarray as spill called


2.14am BST02:14 You can’t imagine the Nationals latest leadership crisis will take too long. There’s only 21 people in the party room. They only have to count to 11. That’s it. 2.07am BST02:07 NSW records two new Covid cases The official NSW Covid press conference will be at 1pm but here is the NSW Health … Read more

Executives to step down after Rio Tinto destroys sacred Australian sites


By Y Livia Albeck-Ripka DARWIN (Australia): The caves, set deep in a desert gorge, had yielded a treasure trove of artifacts tracing aboriginal people’s long history in Australia: a 28,000-year-old kangaroo bone sharpened into a blade; a 4,000-year-old plait of human hair believed to have been worn as a belt. Underneath the caverns sat millions … Read more