Victoria's devastating coronavirus outbreak will stunt Australia's economic recovery as the death toll rises and tougher restrictions loom.
Victoria's lockdown measures could become stricter, and there is no certainty about when they will end, as coronavirus numbers remain stubbornly high.
A man involved in the "despicable" torture and killing of kangaroos on the NSW far south coast will spend at least a year behind bars.
Australia's top lawyers argue the adult prison rate included in Closing the Gap targets is not ambitious enough.
Three Brisbane women who allegedly lied on their border declaration forms to avoid quarantining after a trip to Victoria have been charged.
Three more Sydney venues have been informed by NSW Health they were attended by a positive COVID-19 case.
Victoria is "essentially under stage four" restrictions as masks become compulsory everywhere amid growing aged care outbreaks and another horror day of cases and deaths.
Structural racism in government agencies will need to be dealt with in order to close the gap with Indigenous Australians.
Tighter restrictions will soon be in place for gyms to ensure social distancing and stronger hygiene practices as the number of COVID-19 cases in NSW continues to grow.
South Australia has imposed tougher border restrictions with Victoria amid continued concerns over Melbourne's surge in COVID-19 cases.