The United States has seen its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the past two days, keeping the pandemic a top election issue as Vice President Mike Pence travels the country to campaign despite close aides testing positive.
Frustrated Melbourne residents must wait another 24 to 48 hours before likely getting the all-clear to take significant steps out of COVID-19 lockdown, with health authorities sweating on an outbreak in the city's north.
The Morrison government is investing more than $86 million over the next four years to provide greater access to life saving medicines for Multiple Sclerosis suffers and for those with various forms of cancer.
The US death toll from COVID-19 could surpass 500,000 by February unless nearly all Americans wear face masks, according to researchers, as the country broke its daily record for new infections.
NSW has recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as more people are permitted to come together for worship, in hospitality venues and outside at gatherings.
On the first World Kangaroo Day wildlife advocates are pushing for a NSW ban on commercial hunting of the animals which many farmers view as a pest.
Pope Francis has been warned of potential exposure to COVID-19 after a Vatican diplomat in Australia was infected, media reports say.
Australia Post's watches debacle continues to dog the company after it was revealed the four Cartier gifts spent on senior staff totalled $19,950.
Hundreds more Australians stranded overseas will soon be able to fly home each week.
Queensland has two new COVID-19 cases after the infected crew of a cargo ship anchored off the Sunshine Coast were transferred to hospital.