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Three dead as Tonga island homes destroyed

Two New Zealand navy vessels will arrive in Tonga on Friday carrying critical water supplies for the Pacific island nation reeling from a volcanic eruption and tsunami.

No need for daily workplace rapid test: PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged businesses not to enforce rules requiring employees to return a negative rapid antigen test each day before they start work.

Vic drops booster interval to three months

Victorians can now get their COVID-19 booster shot sooner, with the government shortening the interval between second and third doses to three months at all state hubs.

Palmer to lead UAP Senate election bid

Mining billionaire Clive Palmer is attempting a return to federal politics, announcing he will lead his party's Senate team in the upcoming election.

Hobart in tight win, earn BBL finals spot

The Hobart Hurricanes have snatched a six-run win over Melbourne Renegades to secure their place in the BBL finals, derailing a chase that Aaron Finch started in style.

Tonga damage slowly comes to light

Knocked over shipping containers at Tonga's Nuku port, and volcanic ash covered houses and runway at Ha'apai airport show some of the destruction wrought on the small Pacific nation.

Warm welcome as Djokovic returns home

Novak Djokovic has kept a low profile as he returned to the place where he will always be welcome following his deportation from Australia.

Crews fight weather in NSW search for girl

Police have returned to the NSW property where a missing nine-year-old girl was last seen as rescue crews battled rain and fog while scouring dense bushland on the fifth day of the search.

Serb stars blast Novak Djokovic treatment

The entire world will take a different view of Australia as a result of the "catastrophic" Novak Djokovic visa fiasco, according to fellow Serbian tennis star Laslo Djere.