Australia news live: first person charged under foreign interference laws

Victoria and NSW report no new locally acquired cases of coronavirus as Australian politicians respond to…

Coronavirus live news: England begins lockdown as Russia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland see record case rises

Latvia and Estonia also confirm record one-day infections; Cyprus introduces night-time curfew; England’s lockdown begins. Russia,…

Coronavirus live news: Italy registers 30,550 daily cases on eve of new curbs; record infections in Poland

New measures to come into force in Italy as cases rise; Poland reports record 24,692 new…

States and territories back WA's border ban in Clive Palmer court challenge

Governments around Australia urged the high court to uphold Western Australia’s border restrictions States and territories…

RBA cuts cash rate to new historic low of 0.1% – live news

Trade tensions with China escalate; NSW on alert after restaurant worker at Jasmins1 in Liverpool tests…

Coronavirus live news: France sees record new cases; WHO warns it's 'not too late' to take critical action

Portugal considering state of emergency; Italy’s coronavirus strategy is ‘wasting time’, says scientific advisor; Germany begins…

Melbourne Cup 2020: empty stands at Flemington and socially distanced jockeys – in pictures

With the ‘race that stops a nation’ coming as its host city emerges from three months…

Coronavirus live news: South Korea to fine people without masks; global deaths pass 1.2m

WHO chief Tedros quarantines after contact with Covid case; Brexit party to rebrand as ‘anti-lockdown’ party;…

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline | Tom Griffiths

The bushfires and the plague are symptoms of something momentous unfolding on Earth – an acceleration…

Net zero: what if Australia misses the moment on climate action?

Three of Australia’s biggest trading partners have recently committed to go ‘carbon-neutral’. Experts say it’s the…