Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp and Victorian businesses have hit out at another pause on easing COVID-19 restrictions, labelling it Groundhog Day.
A vaccine for the deadly coronavirus could still be 12 months away, despite the Federal Government outlining hope for a July roll-out in the Budget.
Victorians will have to wait longer to take significant steps out of COVID-19 lockdown as health authorities sweat over an outbreak in Melbourne’s north.
Melbourne’s harsh coronavirus restrictions were not enough to stop hundreds of Richmond fans gathering in the club’s heartland to celebrate their third AFL premiership in four years.
WA could be putting all its eggs in one basket to contain the spread of the coronavirus and may be unprepared in the long term, writes Ben Morton Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister.
At the peak of the coronavirus crisis in WA, when many small businesses were watching their revenue dry up, Perth sisters Holly and Hannah Northcott were dealing with the opposite problem.
Clive Palmer has taken the first step towards launching legal action against the Commonwealth over his $28 billion damages battle with WA.
It was a small turnout at today’s Rally for Life, Health and Liberty in West Perth, with fewer than 40 people showing up to protest Government measures impeding on ‘basic rights and freedoms’.
There are now 56 active coronavirus cases in WA, all of them in hotel quarantine.
A Queensland man has been refused bail and will have to serve out his 14 day-isolation period behind bars after allegedly breaching WA's hotel quarantine laws four times.
Premier Daniel Andrews has all but dashed Victorians’ hopes for significant easing of restrictions on Sunday, as an outbreak in northern Melbourne grows.
Melbourne and Sydney are Australia’s two biggest cities but this weekend illustrates how different their respective experiences of the coronavirus has been.
Embracing new technology — and the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic — pop princess Kylie Minogue will perform a live-streamed concert for her new album Disco on November 7.
The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed the nature of the workforce, with many organisations choosing to take out the middle man and opt to hire freelancers, experts say.
Farmers have slammed Mark McGowan’s suggestion of turning back COVID-19 ships, with one industry leader arguing the Premier wouldn’t threaten the same move on iron ore carriers.
Police have arrested scores of anti-lockdown protesters, many of whom are maskless, as a tense demonstration in Melbourne stretches into its fourth hour.
Queensland’s border closures are set to be dismantled before the end of the year, with all but one of the nation’s state and territory leaders committing to a Christmas deadline for reopening the country.
Michael Wray, Hanna Moore
Mark McGowan has hit back at Prime Minister Scott Morrison, saying WA would ‘not be rushed’ into opening the State’s borders for Christmas and jeopardising West Australians’ way of life.
Sarah Ison and Peter Law
WA has half the number of active coronavirus cases as Victoria after another six returned international travellers tested positive overnight.
Scott Morrison confirmed all States and Territories had agreed on a ‘reopening framework’ by Christmas, ‘with the exception of Western Australia’.
Queensland’s tally of known COVID-19 infections has increased by at least two today, with both positive cases being recorded in the state’s southeast, but authorities already have them safely contained.
The Federal Government could pour hundreds of millions of dollars into its own COVID-19 vaccine technology, despite being offered a free IT platform from one of the world’s biggest software firms.
Supply chain issues are emerging as the biggest challenge for many WA operations, with local business owners warning getting stock from overseas is starting to affect trade.
Scott Morrison is again trying to arrange an early Christmas gift for Australians separated from family by state border restriction, as National Cabinet meets on Friday.
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