NSW pubs and clubs have recorded a massive drop in profits from pokies over the past six months, new figures released by Liquor and Gaming show.
Double demerits will apply on NSW roads from Friday until the end of Monday in a bid to slow down drivers over the long weekend.
A quarter of workers in high-risk industries will be randomly tested for coronavirus each week as part of Melbourne's plan to emerge out of lockdown.
A 15-minute COVID-19 which could be quicker than a pregnancy test is being developed by researchers in Queensland.
The global coronavirus death toll has risen past a million according to a Reuters tally, a grim statistic in a pandemic that has devastated the global economy, overloaded health systems and changed the way people live.
People flying into Australia from overseas could soon be allowed to quarantine at home.
Premier Daniel Andrews has defended three senior public servants after the hotel quarantine inquiry heard they failed to brief ministers on major problems in the program.
The British government is mulling tougher restrictions in England to tackle a swiftly accelerating second wave of the novel coronavirus outbreak, possibly outlawing more inter-household socialising.
Australian workers on JobKeeper wage subsidies are having their payments slashed by hundreds of dollars per fortnight.
A judge has been urged to show as much leniency as possible to a South Australian woman who ran down and killed her partner after a long history of domestic violence.