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NSW won't make masks compulsory yet

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.

Nuclear dump to be managed from SA

Staff from around Australia and possibly overseas will be recruited for a new government agency to manage a nuclear waste dump in South Australia.

Lockdown yet to lead to virus case fall

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.

Charges laid over Dreamworld ride deaths

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.

Vic virus 'rollercoaster' stabilising: CHO

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.

Qld MP's daughter a Sydney 'drug runner'

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.

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