Premier Daniel Andrews says Victoria will open up earlier than planned after the state recorded a single case of coronavirus, which may be removed from the tally.
Christmas parties, functions and lunches in NSW will be a little more convivial after the state government eased restrictions on outdoor gatherings and hospitality group bookings.
The Morrison government has blasted Victoria for putting Australians' jobs at risk by not moving more swiftly to lift restrictions put in place to deal with the coronavirus.
The NRL says it is on track for Australia's biggest sporting crowd in seven months with the last tickets to Sunday's grand final to be released.
Premier Daniel Andrews has conceded New Zealanders are free to enter Victoria despite the state not signing up to be a part of the trans-Tasman bubble.
Two gunmen lay in wait outside a southwest Sydney home before shooting a man dead in his front yard when he walked outside, in what police believe is a targeted killing.
Switzerland has announced tighter restrictions to tackle a second coronavirus wave hitting the country, including a nation-wide obligation to wear masks and a ban on large scale public gatherings.
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