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Cannabis oil over the counter, no high

Medicinal cannabis oil is available to buy from Australian pharmacies without the need for a prescription, after the nation's medicine regulator eased restrictions.

No new COVID-19 cases in locked-down WA

West Australians are being urged to continue performing their "civic duty" and getting tested for COVID-19, after recording no new cases linked to a Perth hotel quarantine breach which has forced most residents into lockdown.

COVID vaccine program receives $1.9b boost

Australia is aiming to offer coronavirus vaccines to the entire population by October with a $1.9 billion funding injection the latest plank of the country's immunisation plan.

Dogs' barks help rescue in Swiss avalanche

Two people buried in an avalanche in Switzerland have been rescued after their dogs barked for help, attracting the attention of nearby snow-shoers who were able to dig them out.

NZ scare over, flights to Australia resume

The travel bubble from New Zealand to Australia has been reopened after health authorities on both sides of the Tasman were satisfied cases of a highly infectious variant of COVID-19 were contained to three people.

Pitch to make camping a tax deduction

Caravanning and camping has been a blessing for Australia's pandemic-ravaged tourism sector, but there's a call to make it even more appealing in the form of a tax deduction.