19 dead, 322 new cases of COVID-19 in Victoria
Victoria has yet again recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic with 19 deaths and 322 new cases.
August 10, 2020 1:14 pm
Prime minister offers condolences for Australian citizen killed in "horrific blast"
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison expressed “deep regret” at the death of an Australian citizen who died in the “horrific blast” in Beirut.
August 5, 2020 12:16 pm
Australian outbreak attributed to sick workers
Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state on Monday posted a new daily record of 532 new COVID-19 cases.
July 27, 2020 2:12 pm
Australian warships join US, Japanese in Chinese confrontation
Five Australian warships have joined US and Japanese forces in a show of strength as China test-fired live weapons nearby.
July 26, 2020 11:51 am
Masks compulsory in Australia’s second biggest city
Wearing masks became compulsory in Australia’s second-largest city of Melbourne on Thursday as coronavirus hot spot Victoria state reported 403 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and five deaths.
July 23, 2020 4:02 pm
Fears of further spread as Crossroads Hotel virus cases become infectious within a day
The number of COVID-19 cases linked to the south-western Sydney pub was at 34 on Wednesday, with concerns the virus may have spread to more venues.
July 16, 2020 7:56 am
Australia's Victoria sees record infections
Victoria has detected 288 new infections in the past 24 hours – the highest daily tally for an Australian state since the pandemic began.
July 10, 2020 5:17 pm
Australia ends Hong Kong extradition treaty, extends visas
Australia suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and extended visas for Hong Kong residents.
July 9, 2020 5:39 pm
Australia to close Victoria-New South Wales border
The border between Australia’s two most populous states, Victoria and New South Wales (NSW), is to close after a spike in COVID-19 cases in Melbourne.
July 6, 2020 2:32 pm
Melbourne outbreak sees concerning rise
Infections in the state of Victoria have risen in the past fortnight to become Australia’s biggest outbreak in almost three months.
June 30, 2020 6:30 am
Plan to allow dogs on beach lands council in court
A multimillionaire Sydney financier is taking Northern Beaches Council to court in an attempt to stop it creating an off-leash dog area at Palm Beach.
June 28, 2020 2:57 pm
Three new cases in NSW
Three new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,177.