National News

One new NSW case as ire over borders grows

The Queensland government's "ridiculous" decision to keep Sydney on the border blacklist has enraged tourism operators, who say there is little point reopening only to parts of NSW.

Panthers club fined for COVID breaches

The Penrith Panthers have lost big two weekends in a row, with its leagues club copping a $10,000 fine after footage showed fans breaching COVID safety requirements during last weekend's NRL grand final.

WA borders to reopen to rest of Australia

Western Australia will finally reopen its borders to all states and territories from November 14, but some restrictions will remain for people from NSW and Victoria.

Amazon to expand Melbourne operations

Online behemoth Amazon is opening a second distribution centre in Melbourne's outer suburbs that's expected to create 500 jobs for the COVID-19-ravaged state.

Global virus increase a single-day record

Global coronavirus cases have risen by more than 500,000 for the first time, a record one-day increase as countries across the Northern Hemisphere report daily spikes.

Vic childcare centre closed, 100 isolating

A childcare centre is closed and up to 100 people are self-isolating after a girl connected to a cluster in Melbourne's northern suburbs tested positive to COVID-19.

Wastewater report uncovers drug use rise

MAJOR DRUGS FOUND IN WASTEWATER ACROSS AUSTRALIAMETHAMPHETAMINE (also known as ice):* Regional consumption continues to exceed capital city consumption.