Coronavirus Australia live updates: PM announces reopening plan as protesters in Melbourne pepper-sprayed

Scott Morrison announces new reopening plan and aims to get 26,000 Australians stuck overseas home by Christmas, as anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne attracts crowd of about 300 protesters. Follow live … Read More

Australia politics live: Victoria reports five new coronavirus cases and 400 Melbourne residents given stay-at-home order

Suburbs in Melbourne’s north on high alert after school student tests positive. Follow the latest Follow our global live blog Full Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by state NSW … Read More

Coalition grilled over $30m Western Sydney airport land, as NSW reports five new Covid cases and Victoria one – politics live

Budget estimates continue with Australia’s coronavirus response on the agenda. Victoria’s hotel quarantine inquiry will reconvene for an extraordinary session while in NSW testing rates drop below 7,000. Follow all … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live updates: NSW reports 11 new Covid cases and Victoria reports six

Scott Morrison says Howard Springs facility near Darwin will be used to quarantine returned travellers; Western Australia says it may soon review border closure. Follow live Follow our global coronavirus … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live updates: NSW reports 14 new cases, as Victoria records seven new cases and five deaths

Gladys Berejiklian says she will hold off easing restrictions, citing low testing numbers. Follow live Follow our global coronavirus live blog Full Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by state … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live update: Gladys Berejiklian faces no-confidence motion as Victoria reports 12 new cases and NSW 13

Daniel Andrews says 10 ‘could be the new five’ as NSW announces seven new locally transmitted cases. Follow live Follow our global coronavirus live blog Full Australian Covid stats; Covid … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live: Victoria may ease restrictions despite higher case numbers

Activists throw red paint on Scott Morrison’s car during his visit to the University of Queensland. Follow all the latest updates Follow our global coronavirus live blog Full Australian Covid … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live news: Labor to announce $6bn childcare package as Victoria records 11 cases and new Sydney locations linked to Covid

Anthony Albanese’s budget reply set to also contain ‘significant’ energy announcement, while NSW has 12 new Covid cases and Victoria no new deaths. Follow all today’s news University funding changes … Read More

Budget 2020 reaction: Coalition bets on business for Covid recovery as Victoria reports six new cases – live updates

NSW grapples with three mystery cases and Victoria records two deaths, while Josh Frydenberg’s budget relies on tax cuts and business incentives but rests on some optimistic assumptions. Follow all … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports nine new cases and Bondi beach to close as crowds reach capacity

Victoria to return to staged face-to-face teaching next week; treasurer Josh Frydenberg promises a jobs-focused budget. Follow live Follow the global coronavirus live blog States pressured to deliver infrastructure projects … Read More