Victoria is ramping up its much-maligned coronavirus contact tracing system amid more criticism from the federal government.
The use of private security guards in Victoria's hotel quarantine program may have contributed to COVID-19 outbreaks, an inquiry has heard.
Ships and aircraft from Sri Lanka and India have intensified efforts to extinguish a new fire on oil tanker off Sri Lanka's coast, two days after the previous three-day blaze was doused.
Emergency relief for residential and commercial tenants struggling with the rent during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue in South Australia for another six months.
Australia's national science agency says those wanting to shed a few kilos for summer - and keep them off - should prepare well and start as they intend to finish.
An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 has struck the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) says.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has criticised Victoria's roadmap out of coronavirus lockdown, arguing the same standards would put Sydney under curfew.
Victorians have been given some hope that their coronavirus roadmap is, in the prime minister's words, a "worst-case scenario".
A grace period designed to save thousands of businesses from going under during the coronavirus pandemic is being extended until the end of the year.
Parents are being warned to key an eye on their children after NSW Police made a series of arrests related to sexual and physical abuse in the lead up to the 30th annual National Child Protection Week.