The World Health Organisation has reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours.
Victoria will gouge a further $3 billion into its budget to help businesses survive COVID-19 as the state begins a slow emergence from lockdown.
Queenslanders may get a public holiday when the AFL grand final is played at the Gabba next month.
A man accused of assaulting a security guard and nurse at a hospital in western Sydney will remain behind bars after being refused bail.
A club and function centre in Sydney's southwest has been slapped with fines totalling $10,000 after hosting a birthday party and christening in breach of COVID-19 restrictions.
Oxford University has announced it is resuming a trial for a coronavirus vaccine it is developing with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, a move that comes days after the study was suspended following a reported side-effect in a UK patient.
A man will face a Sydney court after a nurse was allegedly punched and shoved into a door and a security guard also attacked at the city's Westmead Hospital.
Deadly wildfires raging across Oregon are keeping half a million people under evacuation alert even as weary firefighters take advantage of improved weather to go on the offensive.
John Fahey is being remembered for his exuberant leap of joy when Australia was awarded the Sydney Olympics, as tributes flow for the former NSW premier and federal politician.
A fall in new COVID-19 cases and active infections has offered Victorians a glimmer of hope that the state's roadmap out of stage four restrictions may be accelerated.