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 live updates Australia: NSW eases restrictions as Victoria records 12 new Covid cases and two deaths

Curbs eased at NSW schools and weddings as state reports no new community transmissions, while Victorian health minister Jenny Mikakos tells hotels inquiry she was not involved in decision to … 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

Coronavirus Australia live update: unemployment rate falls as Victoria records 28 new Covid cases and NSW five

Queensland registers one new case of Covid as Scott Morrison announces new energy plan that diverts funding away from renewables. Follow all today’s news Follow our global coronavirus live blog … Read More

Covid Australia live update: Victoria records eight deaths and 42 new coronavirus cases, with 10 in NSW – latest news

South Australia opens up to ACT and Brett Sutton gives evidence at Victoria’s hotel quarantine inquiry. Follow all today’s developments Follow our global live blog Victoria’s curfew subject to legal … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live update: regional Victoria restrictions to ease as state records 42 Covid cases and NSW seven

Victoria reports no deaths; South Australia to open borders to flights from the ACT. Follow all today’s news Follow our global coronavirus live blog Latest NSW Covid-19 hotspots; Qld hotspots … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 43 new Covid cases and nine deaths as NSW reports 10 cases

Rio Tinto boss Jean-Sébastien Jacques bows to investor pressure over Juukan Gorge debacle and will quit, along with two other senior executives. Follow live Follow today’s international coronavirus live blog … Read More

The NSW Nationals' threat to blow up the Coalition over koalas is as bizarre as it is misguided | Cristina Talacko

The state’s koala population could become extinct by 2050. This is not the time to water down protectionsThe New South Wales National party’s decision to make koalas casualties of a … Read More