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Will Victoria's harsh lockdown of public housing buildings work?

The major escalation in Victoria's coronavirus crisis comes as a major imposition on about 3,000 residents in Melbourne's north, but strict lockdowns like this have worked to suppress outbreaks in China, writes Casey Briggs.



Source: ABC News | 5 Jul 2020 | 2:00 pm

Labor hesitant to claim 'ugly win' in Eden-Monaro

Federal Labor resists the urge to claim victory in the marginal electorate of Eden-Monaro, with their candidate, Kristy McBain, projected to win a slim majority of votes in the tight by-election.



Source: ABC News | 5 Jul 2020 | 12:24 pm

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann to quit politics

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says he will quit federal politics by the end of the year, sparking a Cabinet reshuffle for the Federal Government.



Source: ABC News | 5 Jul 2020 | 9:59 am

Australia shark attack: Man killed spearfishing near Fraser Island

The 36-year-old was bitten on the leg in waters near Queensland's popular Fraser Island.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 5 Jul 2020 | 4:08 am

Coronavirus Australia: Melbourne locks down tower blocks as cases rise

Nine housing estate blocks in the Australian city are locked down amid a “new phase of the pandemic”.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 4 Jul 2020 | 9:29 pm



Sydney seaplane crash: Pilot was 'adversely affected by gas leak'

Five members of a British family and a Canadian pilot died when the plane plunged into a river in 2017.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 3 Jul 2020 | 7:19 pm

Steph Catley: Arsenal sign Australia international full-back

Arsenal make their first signing of the summer, bringing in Australia international full-back Steph Catley.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 2 Jul 2020 | 8:47 pm

Geoffrey Rush: Sydney newspaper loses appeal over defamation payout

Actor Geoffrey Rush will receive a record sum from an Australian newspaper, after it lost an appeal.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 2 Jul 2020 | 1:26 pm

Australia seeks long-range missiles in Indo-Pacific defence shift

The country is to significantly lift military spending amid rising US-China instability, its PM says.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 1 Jul 2020 | 6:59 pm

Coronavirus: EU to allow in visitors from 15 'safe' countries

Australia, Canada and Japan are included on the safe list, but the US and Brazil are not.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 1 Jul 2020 | 2:54 am

Koalas face extinction in New South Wales by 2050, report finds

Populations will be ravaged by habitat loss and climate change without urgent action, a report finds.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 30 Jun 2020 | 7:23 pm

'My chronic acne inspired me to start my own skincare company'

How Michelle Doherty overcame her skin problems and launched skincare business Alpha-H.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 29 Jun 2020 | 11:06 am

Bridesmaids star Rose Byrne on her double helping of political movies

Rose Byrne plays a political shark and a feminist icon in two new productions about to hit the small screen.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 28 Jun 2020 | 5:42 pm

2023 Women's World Cup: 'Game changer’ for Australia, NZ and region

Australia and New Zealand are celebrating winning a joint bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 27 Jun 2020 | 7:37 am

Preventing a plague: Fighting Kenya's locusts

Locust-trackers in Kenya are fighting to control the country's worst invasion of locusts for more than 70 years.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 25 Jun 2020 | 11:12 am

'It's cold and damp': Seeking a workmate in a historic Australian tunnel

Mushroom grower Dean Smith says the former 19th Century railway passage is "cold and damp" but "unique".

Source: BBC News - Australia | 25 Jun 2020 | 3:49 am

Christian Li: The young Harry Potter fan on his music stardom

Christian Li, 12, Decca Classics' youngest artist, reveals how he relaxes when he isn't practising.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 22 Jun 2020 | 11:18 am

How reliant is Australia on China?

As their relationship sours, can Australia realistically "diversify" from its biggest trading partner?

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Jun 2020 | 3:25 am



Australian architecture: Two Brisbane skyscrapers repurposed into one

Two Brisbane skyscrapers are being stitched together to create a new "green" building.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 17 Jun 2020 | 11:03 am

George Floyd death: Australians rally against mistreatment of Aboriginal people

Tens of thousands have been protesting across the country in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 6 Jun 2020 | 9:57 pm

When Covid-19 hit, zookeeper Caitlin Henderson ended up in lockdown with 70 spiders

When Covid-19 hit, zookeeper Caitlin Henderson ended up in lockdown with 70 spiders.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 29 May 2020 | 11:01 am

Coronavirus: Rugby league returns to Australia despite Covid-19 fears

The 2020 National Rugby League season is resuming, with post-lockdown safety measures.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 28 May 2020 | 6:10 pm

Western Australia storm: Ex-cyclone brings widespread damage to coast

An ex-tropical cyclone and a cold front combined to create a "once-in-a-decade" event, officials say.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 25 May 2020 | 5:20 pm

Shark kills man at popular tourist beach

A man has died after a shark attack at a popular beach in tourist hotspot Fraser Island.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |

No rent for lockdown public housing tenants

Victoria has recorded 74 more coronavirus cases overnight as Premier Daniel Andrews announced support measures for public housing residents.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |

Sydney hotels at breaking point

No more than 450 people will be allowed to enter Sydney after landing from an overseas flight each day under new caps that come into effect at midnight on Saturday.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |

Boy, 11, dies after dirt bike crash

A young boy has tragically died after his dirt bike struck a tree at Moama near the New South Wales and Victorian border.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |

Qld nurses to help Vic outbreak

A team of 27 nurses will leave Brisbane today to assist in treating patients of Victoria’s coronavirus outbreak, Queensland Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk has announced.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |

Thousands raised for trapped Victorians

Just hours after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews locked down nine public housing apartment blocks, almost $120,000 has been raised to help support residents who are no longer able to leave their homes.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann to quit

Federal Finance Minister Mathias Cormann will quit politics at the end of the year after telling the Prime Minister it’s the right time to transition.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |

Test results revealed after nursing home scare

All four residents at Newmarch House aged care home who were tested for coronavirus on Saturday have returned negative results.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |

Taxi driver hit trying to stop stolen cab

A taxi driver was hit by his own cab after it was allegedly stolen by a passenger on the Gold Coast early Sunday.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |

Woman dies after scuba diving at Sydney beach

A 53-year-old woman has died while scuba diving at Gordon’s Bay in Clovelly.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |








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