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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

’His fault’: PM blamed for stranded Aussies

Thousands of Australians stranded overseas could have already been home if Scott Morrison had heeded advice about the quarantine system, the opposition argues. Labor home affairs spokeswoman Kristina Keneally has lashed out at the...

PM’s warning to everyone in Queensland

Scott Morrison has issued a warning to holiday-makers in Queensland to “stay where you are” during the three-day lockdown in Brisbane, as states rush to introduce 14-day self-quarantine rules for returning travellers.Western Australia, South...

Fears mutant UK virus strain loose in Qld

Restrictions have been placed on visits to hospitals, aged-care and disability services after a cleaner at a Brisbane quarantine hotel tested positive for the UK mutant strain of COVID-19.Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette...

Bizarre defence in hostie’s bathtub death

One of the men charged with the rape and murder of a flight attendant who was found dead in a hotel room after a New Year’s Eve party says he can’t have done it...

Alleged quarantine escapee back in jail

An accused hotel quarantine escapee in Perth has been sent back to prison after allegedly giving false information about her bail address while she awaits trial.Jenny D’Ubios had been locked up at Bandyup Prison...

Influencer slammed for ‘tone deaf’ video

The year 2020 might have seen most of us stuck at home, but at least one TikTok influencer managed to keep travelling throughout the pandemic — and now she’s being slammed for posting a...

Hours-long testing queues across Australia

Thousands of Australians desperate to do the right thing are being turned away from, or facing queues of up to six hours at COVID-19 testing clinics across the country. Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast...

Meth ‘hidden’ in burger at quarantine hotel

A man has been charged after allegedly trying to smuggle methylamphetamine to a person in hotel quarantine in Perth by hiding the drugs in a hamburger and concealing syringes in a thickshake.Just after midday...

‘Staggering’: Virus toll on road deaths

Two hundred and thirteen people lost their lives on Victoria’s roads on 2020, with speeding, drugs, drinking, and mobile phone use among the major drivers of deadly crashes. The number equals 2018’s record low,...

‘Terrible timing’: WA shuts Vic border

Western Australia is shutting its border to Victorian travellers again following an outbreak of COVID-19 in the eastern state.From 12.01am on January 1, only exempt Victorian travellers will be allowed into WA, while returning...

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