Prime Minister Scott Morrison has attacked "appalling" anti-racism protesters planning to break the rules on mass gatherings in Sydney.
The NSW government won't mandate the wearing of masks in public despite the growing COVID-19 caseload, with the premier noting indoor hospitality venues pose the biggest risk for potential outbreaks.
Staff from around Australia and possibly overseas will be recruited for a new government agency to manage a nuclear waste dump in South Australia.
Health officials are pleased Victoria's coronavirus infections are not dramatically increasing but want to see them start to drop as the renewed lockdown has an effect.
More than three-and-a-half years after four holidaymakers were killed on a poorly maintained Dreamworld ride, charges have been laid against the company behind the iconic Gold Coast theme park.
JobKeeper will be extended to a 12-month scheme but reduced in two stages as part of the federal government's overhaul of coronavirus support.
Victoria has recorded 374 new coronavirus cases and three more deaths, as the state's chief health officer says there are encouraging signs restrictions are working.
The daughter of a Queensland MP became a drug runner in her "paranoid" partner's sophisticated cocaine operation supplying dozens of customers across Sydney, court documents show.
The JobKeeper wage subsidy will remain in place until September before being split into two tiers.
A dozen Victorian schools have closed due to coronavirus outbreaks, as masks are to become mandatory for students to help stem community transmission.