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Most Qantas domestic flights back by Jan

Qantas boss Alan Joyce expects the group will have domestic flight capacity back at pre-pandemic levels by late January as more states and territories allow visitors.

Pig-to-human kidney transplant success

For the first time, a pig kidney has been transplanted into a human without triggering immediate rejection by the recipient's immune system, a potentially major advance that could eventually help alleviate a dire shortage of human organs for transplant.

NRL star faces court on assault charges

NRL star and former Broncos playmaker Anthony Milford has faced court for the first time following assault charges after an alleged disturbance in Brisbane's nightlife precinct.

SA close to finalising reopening plans

South Australia's plan to ease border restrictions and local COVID-19 measures when vaccine targets are reached is close to being finalised, Police Commissioner Grant Stevens says.

'No jab, no service' plan questions in Qld

Business owners must be allowed to decide if they'll serve customers who have not been COVID-19 vaccinated when Queensland's borders open, a peak business group says.

Mental health boost as NSW reopens

The NSW government has announced a new $130 million package to counter the mental health impacts of the pandemic, as the state prepares for the second phase of its reopening.

Drop in testing worrying ACT Health

ACT health authorities are worried about a sharp drop in COVID-19 testing numbers, with figures more than halving compared to a week earlier.