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…

NSW eases Covid restrictions on churches and gyms as state reports 10 new cases and Victoria three – politics live

New South Wales coronavirus testing rates increase as Daniel Andrews says Victoria may have recorded its…

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…

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.…

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…

Death at Hells Gates: rescuers witness tragic end for hundreds of pilot whales on Australian coast

Desperate stories emerge from the battle to save pilot whales and their calves in Macquarie Harbour…

Tragedy in Tasmania: what are pilot whales, and why do they strand themselves?

Pilot whales – actually large dolphins – are vulnerable because of their close bonds and way…

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…

Seventy whales stranded in Tasmania released, but only 20 remain well enough for rescue

At least 380 whales are dead in one of the largest mass strandings on record globally…

Rescuers work to save whales in worst mass stranding in Australia's history – video report

Hundreds of whales have died in what is suspected to be Australia’s largest mass stranding on…