Coronavirus Australia live update: jobseeker rate will be extended into 2021 'if required', minister says

Victoria hotel quarantine inquiry finds security decision influenced by police preference; state records three deaths and five new Covid cases and NSW reports zero. Follow live Follow our global live … Read More

Coronavirus live update Australia: Daniel Andrews tells Victoria hotel quarantine inquiry he does not know who made private security decision

Victorian premier is the last witness who can shed light on the decision to use private security guards, as border restrictions ease around Australia. Follow live Follow our global live … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports five deaths and 15 new Covid cases as NSW records six

Premier Daniel Andrews hints restrictions will be eased in Melbourne on Sunday as NSW strives to boost testing. Follow all the day’s news live Follow our global live blog Full … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports 28 new Covid cases and NSW two as Queensland relaxes border restrictions

Northern NSW to be included in Queensland border zone and Victoria’s health department boss to front hotel quarantine inquiry. Follow today’s news and updates Full Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live update: 30,000 risk losing jobseeker payment when assets test returns

Victoria reports 11 new cases and NSW four as Covid testing rates drop across Australia. Follow live 30,000 could lose jobseeker when assets test returns Follow the global live blog … Read More

The megafires and pandemic expose the lies that frustrate action on climate change | Tim Flannery

If there was a moment of true emergency in the fight to preserve our climate, it is nowThis is part of a series of essays by Australian writers responding to … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports 51 new cases and seven deaths as NSW records seven cases

Greg Hunt says Melbourne curfew should be lifted if ‘there is no medical basis’ for it as two more Sydney healthcare workers test positive. Follow live There are 51 new … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 76 new Covid cases, NSW reports nine and Qld eight as 1m jobs lost

Five of NSW’s new cases linked to Concord hospital and 23 more NDIS participants test positive for Covid in Victoria. Follow the latest news and updates today Follow the global … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 55 new cases and eight deaths as NSW reports nine cases

NSW and Queensland try to stem clusters as more than 100 health workers at two Sydney hospitals and 200 staff at Ipswich hospital are in isolation. Follow live Follow the … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria Covid cases drop below 50 for first time since June as NSW records three

Melbourne’s stage 4 lockdown extended by two weeks in ‘roadmap’ as Victoria pursues aggressive suppression strategy. Follow live Australian stats interactive NSW cases map; NSW hotspots list Queensland hotspots list … Read More