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.
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.
A man, reportedly the Canberra head of the Comancheros motorcycle gang, has died after a late-night fight at a bar in the city.
Melburnians must mask up to leave their homes as Victoria notches another three deaths and 363 fresh coronavirus cases.
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.
The Morrison government prefers to call it an economic statement but with all the potential moving parts, it could well be labelled a 'mini-budget'.
A 16-year-old boy has died after a car full of teenagers crashed into a fence on Sydney's northern beaches.
A teenage boy who allegedly assaulted two police officers in NSW, causing one to hit her head on the ground, has been refused bail.
A man has died after being thrown from his motorcycle when it struck a reflector post in the NSW town of Moore Creek, near Tamworth.
A man has been charged with murder over a stabbing in Melbourne's southeast.