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Tonga awaits further volcanic eruption

Australian support remains on standby amid concerns an underwater volcano that erupted in Tonga and sparked a tsunami is likely to erupt again in coming days.

PM opens door for early Djokovic return

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has kept the door open for Novak Djokovic to return to Australia before the completion of a three-year ban on entering the country.

NSW health workers 'exhausted' by Omicron

Hospitals in NSW are facing unprecedented stress amid the latest COVID-19 wave and health care workers are exhausted as thousands of patients are admitted each day, a senior Sydney doctor has warned.

RAT prices 'beyond outrageous': ACCC chair

ACCC boss Rod Sims says retail price-gouging on COVID-19 rapid antigen tests is "beyond outrageous", as demand for the kits continues to surge across the country.

Melbourne Park resembles a ghost town

Whether it's a hangover from the Novak Djokovic saga or the swirling threat of Omicron, fans have shunned day one of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

Green is golden in Aussies' 4-0 Ashes win

The future is now for Cameron Green after he proved "as good as any allrounder in the world" this Ashes, igniting an embarrassing England collapse of 10-56 that delivered Australia a 4-0 series win in Hobart.

Significant tsunami damage feared in Tonga

Tsunami-hit Tonga remains largely uncontactable with telephone and internet links severed, leaving relatives in faraway New Zealand praying for their families on the Pacific islands as casualty reports had yet to come through.