Australia flattens the curve after a week of lockdown but Scott Morrison warns Australians to stay home this Easter or the measures will all be for nothing

Scott Morrison has told Australians to stay at home this Easter to save lives even though the country is successfully 'flattening the curve' and the number of new cases is decreasing every day

oyota recall on LandCruiser, Prado and other models over defective fuel pump

More than 45,000 Toyota vehicles have been recalled over concerns a defective fuel pump could increase the risk of crashes, but potentially dodgy parts may not be able to be replaced for months

Sydney Uber driver jailed for raping sleeping under-aged teenage passenger 'unable to protect herself'


A Sydney Uber driver who raped a 17-year-old passenger sleeping alone in the back of his car has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years

High Court's judgment summary in full after Cardinal George Pell's conviction overturned

The High Court has released its judgement summary after Cardinal George Pell won his appeal bid and had his conviction for historical child sex abuse overturned.

Man dies after shark attack on Great Barrier Reef

Queensland Police said the 23-year-old was in the water with a group of friends off North West Island and he sustained life-threatening injuries to his leg, hand and elbow as he was swimming back to their charter vessel.

Qantas crew members test positive

Qantas has confirmed four airline crew members who operated a flight from Chile to Sydney last month, and were exempt from having to go into quarantine, have tested positive for COVID-19

George Pell High Court ruling on appeal against child sex abuse convictions to be handed down in a virtual vacuum

It was never going to be a regular criminal court case by virtue of the man accused: Cardinal George Pell, who was a top advisor to the Pope when the allegations first surfaced that he had sexually abused two choirboys

Obeid trial adjourned

The conspiracy trial of former NSW Labor ministers Eddie Obeid and Ian Macdonald has been adjourned until August after attempts to move it online failed.

Sixth resident of Sydney nursing home dies of coronavirus as national tally rises to 41

A sixth resident of a Sydney aged care facility has died of coronavirus, the state's 19th fatality

Two new COVID-19 deaths in NSW, as 13 hotspots named

The COVID-19 death toll in NSW has risen by two, as a number of Sydney beach suburbs and state coastal towns were pinpointed as troublesome coronavirus hotspots

السفينة المنكوبة روبي برينسيس ترسو في ولونغونغ وعلى متنها 16 حالة مؤكدة

سمحت السلطات في نيو ساوث ويلز لسفينة الرحلات المنكوبة روبي برينسيس بالرسو في بورت كيمبالا في ولنغونغ جنوب مدينة سدني. وقالت الشرطة إن رسو السفينة التي كانت عالقة قبالة سواحل الولاية "سيسمح بإجراء فحوصات طبية بشكل آمن

Two new COVID-19 deaths in NSW, as 13 hotspots named



The COVID-19 death toll in NSW has risen by two, as a number of Sydney beach suburbs and state coastal towns were pinpointed as troublesome coronavirus hotspots

The reasons that will get you through WA coronavirus checkpoints — and the excuses that won't fly

A proposed "script" for police officers manning road checkpoints between WA's regions reveals the "commonsense" directions informing who should be allowed through and who should be turned back

Coronavirus in Sydney: Drive-through testing clinic to open in Bondi Beach

A drive-through coronavirus testing clinic will open in one of Sydney’s known COVID-19 hotspots

Thousands of people flout social distancing rules as they enjoy a weekend swim at Manly

Thousands of people have continued to flock to the streets of Manly in Sydney despite police finally closing its beach to the public

Coronavirus: Free hotel rooms for infected Victorian health workers

The Victorian Government is spending $20 million on hotel accommodation for frontline health workers who contract the coronavirus and need to self isolate

One dead on Gold Coast after light plane crash

One man has died and another has been seriously injured after a light plane crashed in Queensland this morning

Three Ruby Princess passengers among four more dead in NSW


New South Wales has recorded four more COVID-19 deaths, including three former passengers on the coronavirus-stricken Ruby Princess cruise ship

NSW Police homicide squad launches criminal investigation into Ruby Princess coronavirus deaths

A criminal investigation has been opened into the Ruby Princess ship and whether its operator downplayed potential coronavirus cases before thousands of passengers disembarked in Sydney last month

Australians advised not to wear face masks amid coronavirus pandemic

Australia's public health authorities are "actively looking" at advising the general public to wear face masks, but maintain there is no need to wear them at this stage of the coronavirus outbreak