National News

Global virus death toll exceeds 600,000

The number of people around the world who have died of the coronavirus has passed the 600,000 mark as countries from the United States to South Africa to India struggle to contain infections.

Victoria can beat this virus, Hunt says

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt is confident Victoria will succeed in beating the coronavirus, while backing Premier Daniel Andrews' decision to make the wearing of face coverings compulsory.

Man dead after Canberra bar fight

A man, reportedly the Canberra head of the Comancheros motorcycle gang, has died after a late-night fight at a bar in the city.

Protest sit-in disrupts Brisbane traffic

Hundreds of protesters have staged a silent sit-in on one of Brisbane's busiest arterial toads in support of the release of more than 100 asylum seekers holed-up in a Kangaroo Point hotel.