Lara Pearce, Nine News Australia

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Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Past articles by Lara:

One in four Australian adults now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

<p>Prime Minister Scott Morrison has lauded current jab rates as "world class", rivalling even those achieved in the United Kingdom.</p> → Read More

Western Australia uncovers 'possible' new community COVID-19 case in FIFO worker

Western Australia has recorded a new community case of COVID-19 in a fly-in-fly-out worker, Premier Mark Mc... → Read More

Brisbane's Ekka public holiday postponed as Queensland's Delta outbreak swells to 'biggest since first wave'

Brisbane's Ekka public holiday has been postponed, with no date yet set for a rescheduled day off. → Read More

Coronavirus NSW lockdown breach: Wollongong father and son caught going to Mittagong after potential COVID-19 exposure

<p>A father and son have been fined for breaching COVID-19 public health orders for attempting to leave the Greater Sydney lockdown zone following a potential exposure to a confirmed case.</p> → Read More

Federal government adds pregnant women to list of those eligible for Pfizer vaccine

The federal Department of Health has updated its eligibility criteria on its website to include pregnant wo... → Read More

Record daily cases in NSW today with 124 new infections

"We recognise this is a difficult time for families and friends, but we are committed to providing the latest information and updates, and alternative methods of connecting with their loved ones such as via the CareApp, Facetime, email and phone," Operations Manager Mathew Hafford said in a statement. → Read More

Elderly Sydney woman dies of COVID-19 hours after testing positive

An elderly woman has died in a Sydney hospital just hours after testing positive to COVID-19. → Read More

Man fighting for life after being shot in the face in Adelaide

A man is fighting for his life after being shot in the face in Adelaide's northern suburbs. → Read More

Boy bitten by two-metre shark while snorkelling in Western Australia

A young boy has been bitten by a two-metre-long shark while snorkelling near Coral Bay in remote Western Au... → Read More

WA Premier defends strict lockdown by comparing it to NSW model

<p>A new relaxation of Western Australia's COVID-19 restrictions will come in to place at midnight, but Premier Mark McGowan is urging the community to stay vigilant.</p> → Read More

Double cyclone threat could bring a month's worth of rain to coastal Western Australia in one day

<p>Western Australians along a 1,400km stretch of coastline are being warned to get out or baton down, with two ferocious tropical storms set to hit this weekend.</p> → Read More

'Missing link' in Brisbane's original COVID-19 cluster found

The missing link between the infected Princess Alexandra doctor and the recent spate of cases in the commun... → Read More

More than 100,000 of federal government's half-price flights already sold, says Michael McCormack

<p>More than 100,000 half-price flights have already been sold in just over 12 hours as part of the government's $1.2 billion scheme to revive domestic tourism, says Deputy Prime Minister <a href="; title="Michael McCormack" target="" rel="">Michael McCormack</a>.</p> → Read More

Brisbane's snap lockdown to end today after just one new local COVID-19 case

<p>Brisbane's three-day snap lockdown will end at midday today after just one new locally acquired case of COVID-19 was identified overnight.</p> → Read More

Queensland town of Sapphire evacuated as downpour sees creek rise nine metres in hours

<p>Residents of a rural Queensland town have been evacuated as a huge downpour saw a nearby creek swell by nine metres in just a matter of hours.</p> → Read More

Scott Morrison concedes early COVID-19 vaccine supplies from overseas 'a lot less than anticipated'

<p>Prime Minister Scott Morrison has conceded that Australia's early COVID-19 vaccine supplies from overseas were "a lot less than we had anticipated" as he defended delays to the national rollout.</p> → Read More

Western Australia becomes second state to begin administering AstraZeneca vaccine

Around 700 people are expected to get the jab at the Perth Convention Centre today. → Read More

WA Premier says Facebook 'behaving like North Korean dictator'

<p>Mark McGowan has called on the United States government to step in after the WA opposition leader was caught up in the sweeping news ban.</p> → Read More

Borders slam shut to Victoria as state plunged into five-day lockdown

<p>Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia are all moving to prevent Melbourne's growing COVID-19 cluster reaching their borders.</p> → Read More

Hyundai Tucsons recalled over fears they could catch fire even when switched off

<p>Tens of thousands of Hyundai car owners are being urged to park their vehicles outside amid fears the engine could catch fire, even while switched off.</p> → Read More