National News

Indoor airborne virus spread possible: WHO

The World Health Organisation is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions - after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so.

One Melbourne tower stays in lockdown

Residents of one Melbourne public housing tower will remain in hard lockdown for another nine days, with fears a quarter of them could have coronavirus.

US virus surges prompt tough action

New Jersey has adopted a strict coronavirus face-mask order, and New York City has unveiled a plan to allow public school students back into classrooms for just two or three days a week, as new US virus cases soared to a daily global record.

Virus break out forces economic stop-start

One of the more unbelievable aspects of how Scott Morrison talks about the coronavirus response has been his insistence there would be no stop-start approach to the reopening.

Olympian Pullin dies in fishing mishap

Olympic snowboarder Alex "Chumpy" Pullin has been remembered as a champion athlete and champion bloke after dying in a spearfishing accident on the Gold Coast.