Virus milestones amid fears worst to come

The world has surpassed two sobering coronavirus milestones - 500,000 confirmed deaths, 10 million confirmed cases - and hit another high mark for daily new infections as governments that attempted reopenings continued to backtrack and warn that worse news could be yet to come.

Passers-by take keys of Tas drink driver

A drink driver allegedly six times over the blood alcohol limit has been foiled by passers-by who took his keys after he crashed into a parked car in northern Tasmania.

Protesters march on asylum seeker hotel

Several hundred protesters have braved overcast and cool and drizzly conditions to again march on an inner Brisbane hotel demanding the release of asylum seekers held there.

Easing Qld restrictions still days away

Queenslanders will have to wait until Tuesday to find out when and how COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted after the transport minister stonewalled questions about borders reopening.

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