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Australia’s international border reopens as quarantine scrapped in some states

There have been heartwarming scenes as the ban preventing Australians from travelling overseas without an exemption has officially been lifted. Citizens can now leave the country as they please for the first time since the extraordinary measure was put in place in March last year. Fully vaccinated international arrivals touching …

NT becomes first jurisdiction to offer COVID vaccines to everyone over 16

Anyone in the Northern Territory aged 16 and older will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine, Chief Minister Michael Gunner has announced. Currently, people over 16 who were not already included in the staged vaccine rollout could only book in for the vaccine if they lived in regional parts …

Federal budget 2021 suggests international borders won’t reopen until mid-next year

The international border is expected to remain closed until mid-2022 and under the assumptions laid out in the budget, a quarantine program will remain in place, limiting overseas arrivals. Some international travel may begin sooner, but the budget papers imply a gap between when borders fully reopen and when all Australians …

Mother’s Day Australia 2021: The history of the holiday

When is Mother’s Day in Australia in 2021? Mother’s Day in Australia falls on Sunday, 9 May, 2021. It’s traditionally celebrated on the second Sunday in May and was first celebrated in Australia in 1910, according to the National Library of Australia. “Australia celebrated “Mother’s Day” yesterday for the first …