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

Labor pursues government over airport land deal as Coalition defends childcare scheme – politics live

Melburnians can now travel up to 25km and spend more time out of the house; federal parliament resumes with Senate estimates. Follow live Follow our global live blog Full Australian … 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

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

Australia federal budget 2020: tax cuts at heart of Coalition recovery strategy as Victoria records 15 new coronavirus cases – live

Josh Frydenberg prepares to deliver a federal budget delayed and derailed by the Covid-19 pandemic, and Rebekha Sharkie confirms she will pass controversial university package. Follow all today’s news live … 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

Coronavirus Australia live update: alert issued for Melbourne to Sydney flight after passenger tests positive

The government will announce tax and deregulation measures on Friday, as declining Covid-19 cases offer hope for economic revival. Follow all today’s news Tax breaks ahead in the budget Covid-19 … Read More

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