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Ex-tropical cyclone Seth generates waves up to 9m off Queensland coast
Dozens of beaches have been closed as the subtropical storm generates hazardous surf conditions into northern NSW

Mostafa Rachwani

03, Jan, 2022 @6:02 AM

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‘People will die’: doctors warn Covid surge is filling up NSW hospitals
Urgent routine treatment is being cancelled, with capacity closer to limit than officials admit, medics say

Peter Hannam

03, Jan, 2022 @5:38 AM

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La Niña weather pattern keeps temperatures in Australia down but 2021 still hotter than average
One of the warmest La Niña years on record continues long-term heating being driven by climate change, climatologist says

Graham Readfearn

03, Jan, 2022 @4:50 AM

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Tens of thousands of Australians are in isolation
While some have felt ‘lucky’ at their situation, others have ended up in debt or without the care they normally receive

Royce Kurmelovs

03, Jan, 2022 @4:50 AM

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Rapid antigen Covid test supplies to remain ‘bumpy’ over next two weeks
Price rises coming from distributors and manufacturers who are ‘even chartering jets’ to bring in tests, pharmacy guild head says

Mostafa Rachwani

03, Jan, 2022 @3:51 AM

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‘All of us are going to be exposed’ to Omicron, Queensland chief health officer warns
State reports 4,249 new Covid cases as concerns mount about rising infections in remote Indigenous communities

Ben Smee

03, Jan, 2022 @2:38 AM

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Scott Morrison resists calls to provide free rapid Covid tests to Australians
Government says millions of rapid tests will be secured over the next two months, as PCR Covid testing sites continue to be overwhelmed

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

03, Jan, 2022 @1:35 AM

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Five great reads: medical mysteries, stolen attention and easy-to-keep resolutions
Guardian Australia’s summertime round-up of written interest and joy selected by Alyx Gorman

Alyx Gorman

02, Jan, 2022 @10:08 PM

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Morning mail: Covid positive test rate hits new high, Canada’s mystery neurological illness, 2022 films
Monday: NSW’s Covid positive rate hit 20% on Sunday as Australia recorded 32,000 new cases. Plus: this year’s top Aussie flicks

Tamara Howie

02, Jan, 2022 @7:55 PM

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Super poo: the emerging science of stool transplants and designer gut bacteria
As more people turn to faecal transplants for their health benefits, researchers in Adelaide are harnessing the power of high-quality poo in new treatments that can simply be swallowed

Tory Shepherd

02, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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More than 32,000 new Covid cases recorded nationwide – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Royce Kurmelovs and Michael McGowan (earlier)

02, Jan, 2022 @7:20 AM

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Australia Covid update: positive test rate in NSW hits 20% high as Omicron cases surge
Hospitalisations climb to more than 1,000 in NSW for first time since Omicron variant emerged as number of PCR tests drops

Michael McGowan

02, Jan, 2022 @3:11 AM

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