New Jersey has adopted a strict coronavirus face-mask order, and New York City has unveiled a plan to allow public school students back into classrooms for just two or three days a week, as new US virus cases soared to a daily global record.
One of the more unbelievable aspects of how Scott Morrison talks about the coronavirus response has been his insistence there would be no stop-start approach to the reopening.
Unions have renewed a push for paid pandemic leave for workers who need coronavirus testing or are forced into quarantine.
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.
Victorians have been blocked from travelling to Tasmania and anyone who arrives from the state without an exemption will be turned away at their own cost.
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...
A new group of spiders that build burrows well-hidden by camouflaged hinge-doors has been discovered in eastern Australia.
Scott Morrison has confirmed there will be a further phase of income support once coronavirus welfare programs expire in September.
Parents plagued with guilt over the hours they spend on smartphones can rest easy, scientists say.