‘Otherwise we are locked down until Christmas’

A grim-faced Premier Daniel Andrews says he has no choice but to lock down Victoria again, saying "you can never hope to run alongside" Delta once it takes hold. Read more

Victoria plunged into snap seven-day lockdown

Victoria will enter a "snap" seven-day lockdown after reporting seven new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. The lockdown will take effect from 8pm AEST tonight, meaning residents will… Read more

Melbourne exposure sites climb amid growing COVID-19 cases

A Melbourne gym and chicken shop are among new coronavirus exposure sites of concern in Victoria as an outbreak of the Delta variant reignites. Melbourne's west is at the centre… Read more

Hillsong church founder accused of concealing child sex offences

Evangelist and founder of the Hillsong Church, Brian Houston, has been charged with allegedly concealing child sex offences in the 1970s. Mr Houston is accused of knowing about the sexual… Read more

NSW woman dies after first AstraZeneca dose

A 34-year-old NSW woman has died from a confirmed case of rare blood clotting following a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. The woman, who received the dose yesterday, was… Read more

Calls for WA and Qld to compensate Stolen Generation survivors

Pressure is mounting on Queensland and Western Australia to set up their own redress schemes for survivors of the Stolen Generation. The Commonwealth has announced a $378 million compensation program… Read more

The Delta variant is pushing Southeast Asia to breaking point

Countries across Asia are grappling with their worst coronavirus outbreaks of the pandemic, spurred by low vaccine rates and the highly contagious Delta variant. While nations such as China, Japan… Read more

Girl needs 42 stitches after suspected shark attack in US

A 12-year-old girl suffered injuries after a suspected shark attack in the United States that left her with 42 stitches for 20 cuts, family members said. Jordan Prushinski and her… Read more

Record spike in NSW COVID-19 outbreak

The number of active cases in NSW continues to climb with 262 new cases announced today - the highest number of daily infections since the outbreak began. Five people have… Read more

Legendary broadcaster Brian Henderson dies aged 89

Legendary broadcaster Brian Henderson has died aged 89 following a battle with cancer. Henderson hosted the Sydney weeknight news for Nine from 1957 until his retirement in 2002, becoming Australia's… Read more