National News

NSW-Qld border could open to 20km queues

Travellers planning to cross the Queensland border from NSW are being warned of queues up to 20 kilometres long when the boundary reopens after being closed for more than three months.

All Victorians turned back at Qld border

Queenslanders returning home and visitors from across Australia will be forced to get tested for COVID-19 if they become sick within two weeks of their arrival.

Olympian Pullin dies in fishing mishap

Olympic snowboarder Alex "Chumpy" Pullin has been remembered as a champion athlete and champion bloke after dying in a spearfishing accident on the Gold Coast.

Vic does more than one million virus tests

VICTORIA'S LATEST CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:AS OF JULY 8* 134 new cases* Total number of cases: 2942* 11 new cases linked to outbreaks* 123 under investigation* No new cases in returned international travellers* 75 infections in total at nine public housing towers in hard lockdown* 29,424 tests done on TuesdayCASES FROM KNOWN...

Banks offer to extend home loan deferrals

Australia's major banks have agreed to extend a six-month repayment holiday for home loan customers struggling financially on account of the coronavirus pandemic.

Concerns for NSW-Vic border communities

Local mayors are trying to extend the boundary for exemption permits beyond Albury and Wodonga as the twin towns manage life with a closed NSW-Victoria border.