The World Health Organisation hopes the coronavirus crisis can be over in less than two years, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says.
An encouraging drop in Victoria's daily coronavirus infections has not led to any clarity on the easing of restrictions, as key outbreaks remain a worry for health authorities.
The AFL will confirm within days that this year's grand final will be played outside of Victoria for the first time.
Children at Brisbane's Youth Detention Centre could spend two weeks in lockdown after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, in what may be the state's first community transmission in a month.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has thanked Aucklanders and indirectly chided Donald Trump as she considers whether to ease restrictions in New Zealand's biggest city.
Airbnb is banning house parties worldwide as it tries to clean up its reputation and comply with coronavirus-related limits on gatherings.
Active COVID-19 cases in Victoria have plummeted by almost a third, as daily case numbers still cause concern.
Australia's two largest health insurers are throwing fresh financial lifelines to those hardest hit by coronavirus, after facing calls to stall upcoming premium hikes.
Qantas has suffered a $4 billion revenue hit from the coronavirus crisis in what boss Alan Joyce says is the national carrier's toughest six months in its 100-year history.
Snow is set to fall across large swathes of ACT and the NSW Central and Southern Tablelands as a deep low-pressure trough batters the state with wild winds and chilly temperatures.