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Australian Open 2022 LIVE updates: Barty earns break against Giorgi; Matteo Berrettini beats Carlos Alcaraz in classic and Nadal prepares for match

Friday, January 21, 2022

Follow along for all the major moments of day five at the 2022 Australian Open.

‘Redundant’: Health experts call time on check-in app as Premier digs in

Friday, January 21, 2022

The Queensland Premier has insisted the state’s check-in app is still needed, despite significant changes to contact tracing in the state and questions about its benefit.

West Coast AFLW coach apologises for comment on Pride jumper debate

Friday, January 21, 2022

West Coast AFLW coach Michael Prior has sincerely apologised to those offended when he said the Pride jumper issue that engulfed West Coast this week had been done to death.

Badosa primed for deep Open run

Friday, January 21, 2022

This time last year Paula Badosa was in the early stages of 21 days of “hard quarantine”, the Spaniard copping the double whammy of returning a positive COVID-19 test while doing hotel quarantine.

In Pictures: Meat Loaf

Friday, January 21, 2022

Legendary American singer Meat Loaf, real name Marvin Lee Aday, has died at the age of 74.

Nine could air first Cleo Smith family interview within weeks

Friday, January 21, 2022

The little girl was allegedly kidnapped last year and Nine has done a near $2 million deal to tell the family’s story.

‘Who wants to get sick?’: Why the west will mostly back Mark McGowan

Friday, January 21, 2022

Most West Australians have no first-hand experience of COVID-19, and are not particularly interested in acquainting themselves with it.

Training mishap cruels young Tiger’s comeback from ACL surgery

Friday, January 21, 2022

Asu Kepaoa hasn’t played since rupturing his ACL in April last year. His return hit a massive roadblock at training this week.

‘Bat Out of Hell’ singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74

Friday, January 21, 2022

The singer, who died with his wife Deborah by his side, sold more than 100 million albums worldwide over his six-decade long career.

How De Goey’s career came back from the brink

Friday, January 21, 2022

When Jordan De Goey was arrested in New York City following a nightclub fracas on October 30, his viability as an AFL footballer was very much in doubt.

Benefits of COVID-19 booster shots in WA would start to wane after March: Chief Health Officer

Friday, January 21, 2022

The level of vaccine protection would be at its best at the end of March, according to WA’s medical advice, as the government stays quiet on when borders might open.

‘A fast recovery’: Morrison wants supply chains safe from economic coercion

Friday, January 21, 2022

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told world leaders they must protect global supply chains as he warned of the threat of economic coercion.

West Coast star’s future up in air after refusing to meet vaccination deadline

Friday, January 21, 2022

Star West Coast forward Jack Darling has been banned from club facilities and his future is up in the air as the Brisbane Lions also placed Cam Ellis-Yolmen on the inactive list after the pair did not meet a vaccination deadline for AFL players in Queensland and Western Australia.

Police pull more than 1500 defective armour vests

Friday, January 21, 2022

Police said earlier batches of the armour plates were not affected, but there were concerns over a recent batch.

Players unhappy but supporters spilt over rowdy Open crowds

Friday, January 21, 2022

Recent crowd behaviour at the Australian Open has left many fans asking exactly what is considered acceptable etiquette for a tennis match.

Australia to upgrade Papua New Guinea’s ports for $580 million

Friday, January 21, 2022

Some of the Pacific nation’s ports are 70 years old and need upgrades, which Australia will fund as part of a bid to strengthen trade ties and regional stability.

Liz Truss warns of growing threats from China and Russia

Friday, January 21, 2022

The British Foreign Secretary warned global partners, including Australia, of the urgent need to work together against global threats from China and Russia, which were enjoying their closest relationship in 70 years.

As it happened: NSW records 25,168 new local COVID-19 cases, 46 deaths in state’s deadliest day since start of pandemic; WA delays border reopening over Omicron fears

Friday, January 21, 2022

WA Premier Mark McGowan announced last night that his state’s border reopening would not proceed as planned on February 5, while Prime Minister Scott Morrison has rejected claims by some retailers that the Commonwealth is redirecting supplies of rapid antigen tests.

Four people arrested after girl abducted in Sydney’s north-west

Friday, January 21, 2022

The girl was with her father at a property in Stanhope Gardens when an unknown man and woman approached and snatched her, police said.

Djokovic coach says the Serbian star has future in the sport, lashes media

Friday, January 21, 2022

The man who has coached the world No. 1 for all bar one season over the past 15 years has expressed his frustration at the “unjust” decision to deport Djokovic from Australia, accusing media of “manipulating the information”.

Australian Open players back each other to do ‘the right thing’ under COVID testing honour system

Friday, January 21, 2022

Tennis stars are increasingly backing the “personal responsibility” ethos of the Australian Open’s voluntary COVID-19 testing system, which only mandates tests for symptomatic players.

Mandatory third jab on the cards for hospitality

Friday, January 21, 2022

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions has been holding discussions with hospitality and retail groups to discuss how making the COVID-19 booster mandatory might affect their staff and customers.

‘Flabbergasted’: WA border backflip to displace Perth Glory for months

Friday, January 21, 2022

Glory have lashed out at the WA government for its border backflip, which is likely to force the club’s two teams to play out their seasons on the eastern seaboard.

Race-by-race preview and tips for Randwick on Saturday

Friday, January 21, 2022

Everything you need to know to pick a winner on a big 10-race card at Randwick.

Before her daughter was allegedly murdered, Kallista Mutten was getting life on track

Friday, January 21, 2022

Five weeks before her daughter was allegedly murdered by him, Charlise Mutten’s mother Kallista gushed about her new fiance Justin Stein in a series of messages obtained by the Herald.

Questions haunt small Murray town where baby was found in freezer

Friday, January 21, 2022

In Corowa, in southern NSW, where an infant was found in a freezer, a town grapples with the unknown.

Doctors cut child dose interval to three weeks amid back to school anxiety

Friday, January 21, 2022

Some Sydney doctors have elected to give children’s coronavirus vaccines at a shorter interval in an attempt to have more kids double-dosed by the first days of school.

Victoria has spent billions on prisons, but has shirked its duty to oversight

Friday, January 21, 2022

Aboriginal people are grossly over-represented in Victoria’s criminal legal system and prisons and will, once again, suffer the most as a result of this government’s failure.

I'm can't sell my flat due to cladding issues, will Gove's proposals help me?

Friday, January 21, 2022

I can't sell due to the prospect of a bill for remediation works, which include 'unsafe cladding, flammable balconies and missing cavity barriers'.

Homes for sale in ‘super’ villages – in pictures

Friday, January 21, 2022

From a best-kept village winner 25 minutes from London to a pretty hamlet near an area of outstanding natural beauty

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