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States hold line on Omicron lockdowns

Prime Minister Scott Morrison used Tuesday's national cabinet to urge state and territory leaders to stick to their reopening plans, despite Omicron raising anxieties about the virus.

Fifth Omicron case confirmed in NSW

Genomic sequencing has confirmed a woman infected with coronavirus who flew into Sydney last week carried the Omicron variant into the community with her.

Qld govt orders mental health inquiry

A "very concerning" increase in eating disorders among young people is among the issues expected to be investigated by an inquiry into Queensland's mental health services.

Omicron: what we know and don't know

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT OMICRON?South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla said the variant was linked to an "exponential rise" of cases in the country in the past few days.

Omicron confirmed in Sydney passengers

Scott Morrison has assured Australians the country is not facing the same sort of challenges it endured when the coronavirus first arrived in early 2020, as a new variant is confirmed in NSW.