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 US election result. Follow latest updates 6.49am GMT Western Australia has reported four new cases of Covid-19 – all returned travellers from overseas who tested positive while in hotel quarantine. Of the new cases,…

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 positive for Covid. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Follow the global coronavirus live blog NSW Covid hotspots: list of Sydney and regional case locations 6.50am GMT Earlier today, the Tasmanian state…

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 of our impact on natureThis is part of a series of essays by Australian writers responding to the challenges of 2020What has been the most shocking event of 2020? Was it awakening on New…

PM names new high court justices as Porter say war crimes investigation 'detailed and extensive' – politics live

Melbourne lockdown lifted as Victoria records two Covid cases and two deaths. Senate estimates looks at Australia’s response to Doha airport incident. Follow live Follow our global live blog Full Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by state NSW cases map; Vic cases map NSW hotspots list; Vic hotspots list…

Victoria records zero coronavirus cases and Melbourne lockdown lifted as NSW records two – live

Victorian premier announced more details of city’s reopening after record-breaking Covid-19 lockdown, as federal parliament and Senate estimates return and questions continue over management of Australia Post. Follow latest updates Follow our global live blog Second day of no cases and no deaths in Victoria Full Australian Covid stats; Covid…

Coronavirus Australia live update: Daniel Andrews says 'now is the time to open up' after Victoria records no Covid cases

From midnight tomorrow night Melbourne businesses will be able to start reopening as restrictions ease. Follow all the latest updates Follow our global live blog Melbourne to ‘open up’, says Daniel Andrews Full Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by state NSW cases map; Vic cases map NSW hotspots list;…

Melbourne to reopen after more than four months of Covid lockdown

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announces an end to the stay-at-home order from Tuesday midnight after no new coronavirus cases are recorded Vic cases map; Vic hotspots list Full Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by state Follow our global live blog The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, has declared “now is…

Daniel Andrews under fire over delayed easing of restrictions after seven new cases reported

Scott Morrison says delay a ‘profound disappointment’, but Victorian premier says he anticipates restrictions will be eased by 1 November Follow our global live blog Victoria cases trend map; Full Australian Covid stats Melbourne’s restrictions; regional Victoria’s rules Sign up for Guardian Australia’s weekly coronavirus email Scott Morrison has criticised…

Daniel Andrews says Victorian easing of coronavirus restrictions in doubt as cluster worsens

Victoria records seven new Covid-19 cases, four in Preston, with five in NSW and four in WA Follow today’s coronavirus live blog Queensland investigates Covid-19 strain on cargo ship after New Zealand alert Hope for further significant easing of coronavirus restrictions in Victoria on Sunday are in doubt as an…

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 Follow our global live blog Full Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by state NSW cases map; Vic cases map…

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 cases map; Vic cases map NSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots list Sign up for Guardian Australia’s weekly coronavirus email 7.51am…

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 first case of re-infection. Follow the latest Follow our global live blog Full Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by state NSW cases map; Vic cases map NSW hotspots list; Vic hotspots list Sign…

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