It's likely to be weeks before COVID-19 starts to loosen its deadly grip on Victoria's aged care homes, after another 19 deaths across the state and 331 more cases.
Queensland schools and a dozen communities will get a $270 million facelift in efforts to stimulate the state's coronavirus-ravaged economy.
Australia's health chief has highlighted the nation's comparatively low mortality rate as the country reels from the second day of record coronavirus deaths.
New research led by an ICU specialist working at the epicentre of the Victorian outbreak will examine how Australia's most seriously-ill COVID-19 cases recover from the virus long-term.
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, 60, says he has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and is in quarantine.
The heavy rains which caused flooding and three evacuation orders on the NSW South Coast are easing but howling winds and damaging surf are battering much of the state's coastline.
Victoria has recorded Australia's deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic with 19 deaths, as the state reported its lowest number of new cases in almost two weeks.
The NRL will consider heavier sanctions for players and officials who breach the bubble, with Peter V'landys warning they are putting all Queensland teams at risk.
A man with just one day of mandatory quarantine to go in the Northern Territory has been hit with a $5000 fine after he was caught trying to sneak out early.
A prison officer will have to undergo blood tests after a prisoner lunged and bit him at a correctional facility in far north Queensland.
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