A driver in Tasmania has recorded a blood alcohol reading nearly five times over the legal limit.
National cabinet has thrashed out a truce on COVID-19 support for households and businesses.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has admitted supplies are not yet sufficient to bring large numbers of pharmacies into the COVID-19 vaccination program.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is facing a push to enable support payments to flow through to people hit by lockdowns regardless of their length.
Premier Daniel Andrews says Victoria has "no choice" but to enter a five-day statewide lockdown to contain a growing outbreak of the COVID-19 Delta variant.
South Australia will enforce tough border restrictions for Victoria and strengthen local COVID-19 rules as interstate case numbers continue to rise.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says a fall in the unemployment rate below five per cent is a further sign of the economy's strength and resilience in the face of virus lockdowns.
Families locked down across greater Sydney will receive childcare fee relief to encourage parents to keep their kids at home.
"Incredibly sad" footage showing a teenage girl being repeatedly punched while students watch on raises questions about bullying for the wider community, Queensland's deputy premier says.
Queensland Health has listed seven new coronavirus exposure sites in Brisbane after an unnamed country made contact to report a positive case.