Deliberately spitting, coughing or sneezing on Queensland's frontline workers will now incur a $1300 on-the-spot fine while it's become easier to dob on people who breach COVID-19 restrictions.
The COVID-19 contact tracing app is called COVIDSafe.It only works on smartphones and can be downloaded from the Apple or Google app stores.
Governments are being warned not to redirect resources earmarked for climate change in recovery efforts after coronavirus.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is open to top-level rugby league returning to the state if the NRL can show it will provide a safe workplace for players and the community.
South Australian police are mourning the loss of a superintendent in a three-car crash, less than one week after four officers were killed on a Victorian freeway.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's personal approval rating continues to rise during the coronavirus crisis, according to Newspoll, but the Coalition and Labor are neck and neck on a two-party preferred basis.
A prisoner has been charged after allegedly assaulting a guard and escaping custody in Hobart.
A robber who used a samurai sword to threaten a shop attendant for money ended up only getting away with two bottles of orange juice.