Coronavirus Australia live update: royal commission finds aged care was 'insufficiently' prepared for Covid-19

Aged care minister Richard Colbeck says government will accept all recommendations from the commission, as Queensland expands NSW border bubble and Scott Morrison outlines Coalition’s manufacturing reboot. Follow live We’ll … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports four deaths and 13 new Covid cases as NSW records four

NSW records no new locally acquired cases for fifth day as pressure mounts over border closures and budget speculation intensifies. Follow all today’s updates Follow our global live blog Full … 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 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

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