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.
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.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says he will quit federal politics by the end of the year, sparking a Cabinet reshuffle for the Federal Government.
The 36-year-old was bitten on the leg in waters near Queensland's popular Fraser Island.
Nine housing estate blocks in the Australian city are locked down amid a “new phase of the pandemic”.
Five members of a British family and a Canadian pilot died when the plane plunged into a river in 2017.
Arsenal make their first signing of the summer, bringing in Australia international full-back Steph Catley.
Actor Geoffrey Rush will receive a record sum from an Australian newspaper, after it lost an appeal.
The country is to significantly lift military spending amid rising US-China instability, its PM says.
Australia, Canada and Japan are included on the safe list, but the US and Brazil are not.
Populations will be ravaged by habitat loss and climate change without urgent action, a report finds.
How Michelle Doherty overcame her skin problems and launched skincare business Alpha-H.
Rose Byrne plays a political shark and a feminist icon in two new productions about to hit the small screen.
Australia and New Zealand are celebrating winning a joint bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.
Locust-trackers in Kenya are fighting to control the country's worst invasion of locusts for more than 70 years.
Mushroom grower Dean Smith says the former 19th Century railway passage is "cold and damp" but "unique".
Christian Li, 12, Decca Classics' youngest artist, reveals how he relaxes when he isn't practising.
As their relationship sours, can Australia realistically "diversify" from its biggest trading partner?
Two Brisbane skyscrapers are being stitched together to create a new "green" building.
Tens of thousands have been protesting across the country in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
When Covid-19 hit, zookeeper Caitlin Henderson ended up in lockdown with 70 spiders.
The 2020 National Rugby League season is resuming, with post-lockdown safety measures.
An ex-tropical cyclone and a cold front combined to create a "once-in-a-decade" event, officials say.
A man has died after a shark attack at a popular beach in tourist hotspot Fraser Island.
Victoria has recorded 74 more coronavirus cases overnight as Premier Daniel Andrews announced support measures for public housing residents.
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.
A young boy has tragically died after his dirt bike struck a tree at Moama near the New South Wales and Victorian border.
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.
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.
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.
All four residents at Newmarch House aged care home who were tested for coronavirus on Saturday have returned negative results.
A taxi driver was hit by his own cab after it was allegedly stolen by a passenger on the Gold Coast early Sunday.
A 53-year-old woman has died while scuba diving at Gordon’s Bay in Clovelly.