Omicron has shown the economy is not yet out of the woods from the pandemic.
New analysis has shown HomeBuilder was able to inject billions into Australia's economy during the financial turmoil sparked by COVID-19.
Australians are set to hit the shops in droves with billions spent during the sales to act as an economic sugar hit.
Business is calling for rapid COVID-19 tests to be made free, but Canberran pharmacies warn they're low on stock.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has claimed no country is better placed than Australia to combat new strains of COVID-19.