Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

                                        The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 1830 AEST June 10.

                                        Perth man dies from gunshot wound

                                        A man has died in hospital after a shooting at a home in Perth's southern suburbs on Monday night, with police to prepare a report for the coroner.

                                        Second BLM protest in Adelaide called off

                                        The organisers of a second Black Lives Matter rally in Adelaide say the event will not go ahead.

                                        Man in court over alleged Vic sex assaults

                                        A man has faced court over the alleged sexual assault of a woman and child in St Kilda last week.

                                        Error in Colt case led to dropped charges

                                        A trial into a member of the infamous Colt clan has heard several allegations of child rape were withdrawn on the eve of the hearing due to an oversight.

                                        Coroner backs NSW Police over shooting

                                        A coroner has found that a NSW Police officer who shot a man dead during a stand-off in Grafton acted in self-defence.

                                        Australian musicians sing out for support

                                        More than 80 musicians have inked an open letter to the government warning thousands of jobs will be lost if there's no immediate support for the industry.

                                        Cholesterol under-treatment a heart risk

                                        Doctors want people to start taking cholesterol treatment more seriously with new data revealing half of those with heart disease not completing treatment.

                                        Lifeline call numbers 'unprecedented'

                                        Telephone mental health and crisis support service Lifeline is taking about 3,200 calls a day from stressed out Australians.

                                        Rain brings hope for winter crop farmers

                                        The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences is forecasting a 53 per cent increase in winter crop production.

                                        Study casts doubt on school iPad benefits

                                        New research has found using iPads and other technology in schools may not support brain development particularly in young brains.

                                        Power price 'big stick' swings into action

                                        The competition watchdog will have new powers to deal with misconduct and market manipulation in the electricity sector.

                                        Stoush over Vic tunnel heads to court

                                        The company leading the construction of Melbourne's West Gate Tunnel is trying to curb an ongoing dispute with its builders, court documents show.

                                        Sixth charged over NSW party stabbings

                                        Six people have now been charged over the alleged stabbing of three teenagers at a birthday party in Sydney's west in August 2019.

                                        Parliament asked to ban 'social casinos'

                                        Gambling apps or websites that never allow players to cash out would be banned under a bill proposed by a federal MP.

                                        Tap indigenous knowledge: ex-fire chief

                                        Australian firefighting bodies need to learn from indigenous burning and land management expertise, says former NSW fire chief Greg Mullins.

                                        WA radio telescope preparations complete

                                        Construction preparations for the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope, in a remote part of Western Australia, are complete with works to begin next year.

                                        Young WA girl hit by truck while cycling

                                        An eight-year-old girl riding her bicycle has been hit by a truck south of Perth, with police appealing for witnesses and dashcam vision.

                                        We're a resources industry: waste sector

                                        The recycling industry wants Australians to see it as part of the resources sector, which can provide value to the economy, society and environment.

                                        SA to be home for new cancer treatment

                                        A new medical development in Adelaide will be home to a proton therapy device that will improve the treatment of tumours as well as cut costs to patients.

                                        Shooters candidate draws first in ballot

                                        There are 14 candidates contesting the federal seat of Eden-Monaro in the upcoming federal by-election on the NSW South Coast.

                                        Qld council calls for JobKeeper extension

                                        A Queensland council has called for the JobKeeper wage subsidy to be extended in the state's north to help the region survive the coronavirus storm.

                                        Whyalla steelworks to face review

                                        The new owners of the Whyalla steelworks are undertaking a three-month review to identify cost savings ahead of a major redevelopment program.

                                        Flasher 'lurked' in Gold Coast toilet

                                        A man has been charged with an indecent act on the Gold Coast after sliding under the partition of a women's toilet cubicle to expose himself.

                                        Laidley photo leak probe still ongoing

                                        An internal investigation into the leaking of photos of former AFL player and coach Dean Laidley in police custody is still ongoing.

                                        Question Time in federal parliament

                                        What we learned, heard and were amused by in Question Time on Wednesday.

                                        NSW GP fails to overturn deregistration

                                        A NSW GP who refused to be psychiatrically examined after appearing to be influenced by her delusional husband has failed to overturn her deregistration.

                                        WA trio charged over $270,000 gold theft

                                        Three men have been charged over the theft of $270,000 worth of raw gold ore and a two-tonne safe from a mine site in Western Australia.

                                        NT woman, 23, breaches isolation in Alice

                                        Police have issued an infringement notice to a 23-year-old woman who breached quarantine rules and left her Alice Springs hotel; the NT is still at zero cases.

                                        Bond for Adelaide man over RBT crash

                                        A South Australian man has been placed on a good-behaviour bond over running down a police officer at an RBT station last year.

                                        Inquiry hears toll of NSW bushfire smoke

                                        A parliamentary inquiry into NSW air quality has heard of a teenager's fatal asthma attack during the recent summer bushfire season.

                                        Senator slammed for toppled statue cheers

                                        A WA Liberal MP has lashed Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John for cheering UK protesters who toppled a statue of a slave trader, saying he's inciting anarchy.

                                        Sensory tools used in bush search for teen

                                        The search to find 14-year-old William Callaghan has been a sensory experiment with sound, taste and sight in the rescue plan toolkit.

                                        NT policeman sacked over offensive shirts

                                        A male police officer has been dismissed from the Northern Territory Police Force for making clothing referring to the shooting of an indigenous teen.

                                        Two historical WA virus cases detected

                                        Two historical infections have taken Western Australia's coronavirus tally to 601, with no new active cases recorded in the state.

                                        Greens seek parliament tick for coal ban

                                        The Greens have laid out their Green New Deal in parliament, a plan for clean energy, job growth and the phasing out of coalmining in Australia.

                                        Ruby Princess deemed low-risk without info

                                        A special inquiry into the Ruby Princess saga heard from NSW Health senior medical officer Dr Sean Tobin who was part of the team who deemed the ship low-risk.

                                        Three in four hold anti-Aboriginal bias

                                        A new survey has revealed the shocking invisible barrier faced by indigenous people, with three in four people holding an unconscious racial bias against them.

                                        Disability inquiry wants indigenous voices

                                        A royal commission wants indigenous people with disability to share their experiences, hoping it can be a watershed moment for addressing the issues they face.

                                        Jail for Australia Day campground attacker

                                        A 25-year-old man has been handed six years jail for smashing a man in the face with a shovel at a WA campground and a separate police chase and drug bust.

                                        Man's body found near Sydney fishing spot

                                        Police have retrieved to the body of a man from the ocean near Sydney's south, with a report being prepared for the coroner.

                                        Ex-AFL coach Laidley extends rehab stay

                                        Former AFL player and coach Dean Laidley has had his rehab stay extended by a magistrate after he was accused of stalking a woman.

                                        NT govt defends indigenous prison rates

                                        The Northern Territory Labor government will not block a Black Lives Matters protest but has defended its record on indigenous incarceration.

                                        Claremont murders trial interrupted again

                                        Closing arguments in the Claremont murders trial have been interrupted about an hour into proceedings after technical difficulties and the prosecutor's illness.

                                        Jobs to go as News Corp, ABC cut costs

                                        The ABC has begun seeking volunteer redundancies from staff as it deals with a shrinking budget, while News Corp Australia has flagged more job cuts.

                                        Biosecurity officers board cargo vessel

                                        Health authorities have boarded a Chinese cargo ship off the coast of Queensland after the captain refused to allow access to all areas of the ship.

                                        NSW driver charged after cyclist dies

                                        A man has been charged after a cyclist died following a crash in the NSW Blue Mountains.

                                        Man charged over dumpling bar owner death

                                        A Melbourne man has been charged with the murder of 57-year-old dumpling bar owner Yoke Onn Chi, whose body was found by his son in January.

                                        Woman missing from Brisbane's south

                                        Queensland police are appealing for information regarding the disappearance of Slacks Creek woman Yujie Fu, 45 who has been missing since June 5.

                                        Sydney woman, 55, burned in driveway blast

                                        A Sydney woman has suffered burns to her hands and legs after she went outside to investigate some loud noises and an aerosol can exploded.

                                        Families grieve after Vic fatal fire

                                        The families of two men and a boy who died in a house fire in regional Victoria have paid an emotional tribute to their loved ones.

                                        Teen car crash sparks calls for support

                                        Four Queensland teens are dead and a 14-year-old boy has been charged following a car accident in Townsville, prompting calls to improve youth support programs.

                                        Incentive for FIFO workers to move to WA

                                        Eastern states FIFO workers, who travel to Western Australia for work, can access the state government's building bonus grant if they permanently move west.

                                        Doctors receive free mental health support

                                        Doctors and medical students too reluctant or cut off to access mental health support are the main targets of a new service for healthcare workers.

                                        Ease restrictions but not Qld borders: AMA

                                        The AMA says last weekend's Black Lives Matter rally in Brisbane could prove to be an ideal medical experiment on community COVID-19 transmissions.

                                        Vic mum ran red light, killed motorcyclist

                                        A Melbourne mum who ran through a red light, hitting and killing a motorcyclist in 2018, has been sent to prison.

                                        Work model threatens postie jobs: union

                                        Australia Post has denied claims from the posties' union that one in four jobs could go under a new delivery model.

                                        La Trobe Uni union staff vote for pay cut

                                        Three-quarters of La Trobe University staff, who are National Teritary Education Union members, have voted to take a pay cut in order to save 225 jobs.

                                        Vic premier says he couldn't stop protests

                                        Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said no-one should have been at the Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne on Saturday, despite it being a "worthy cause".

                                        Court explains why Sydney BLM rally okayed

                                        The green light was given to Sydney's Black Lives Matter rally after a judge made legal errors about the organiser's police application, an appeal court says.

                                        Steps towards ending systemic racism

                                        Indigenous activists have identified what individuals and communities can do to help end systemic racism and indigenous deaths in custody.

                                        PM warns of uncomfortable economic rebuild

                                        The government is readying itself to argue for a five-year economic recovery and weaning Australia off subsidies when parliament returns this week.

                                        Live export ban ruling could be appealed

                                        The federal government is weighing up appealing a court ruling against a previous administration's decision to temporarily ban live cattle exports.

                                        Long-jailed WA murder accused gets bail

                                        A man who has spent more than a decade in prison for murdering a woman pregnant with his child in Western Australia has been granted bail ahead of his retrial.

                                        Man charged after MP allegedly threatened

                                        A man has been charged after reports NSW Police Minister David Elliott had received threatening messages online.

                                        Clan's incest rape 'no secret', judge told

                                        A 50-year-old member of the infamous Colt clan is on trial in Sydney for allegedly raping his then-teenage niece whose father is also his dad.

                                        Hundreds rally over WA ancient site blast

                                        Protesters in Perth have rallied against mining giant Rio Tinto's destruction of Western Australian rock shelters dating back 46,000 years.

                                        Jobless rate rising but forecasts improved

                                        Treasury secretary Steven Kennedy has revealed he expects unemployment to reach eight per cent in September when JobKeeper is due to finish.

                                        WA govt moves to ban corrupt suppliers

                                        The WA government is moving to suspend or ban corrupt suppliers from winning public sector contracts, saying it wants to enhance integrity in procurement.

                                        Treasurer extends instant asset write-off

                                        Businesses will be able to access the federal government's instant asset write-off scheme until the end of the year, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says.

                                        Lockdown's massive toll on Aust air travel

                                        Australia's transport department initially forecast a 40 per cent hit on air travel numbers, but it was closer to 98 per cent, a Senate committee has heard.

                                        Chinese investment in Australia plummets

                                        Chinese investment in Australia has plunged by almost 60 per cent and the number of deals dropped by 43 per cent in the past financial year.

                                        Treasurer laments indigenous prison rates

                                        Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has confirmed the federal government is driving much more ambitious targets to reduce indigenous incarceration rates.

                                        Sydney function centre threatens to reopen

                                        A popular Sydney function centre operator has threatened to fully reopen despite coronavirus restrictions, drawing a rebuke from the NSW premier.

                                        Quarantine like 'solitary confinement'

                                        The Queensland Council for Civil Liberties has received troubling reports about the treatment of people forced into coronavirus quarantine in the state.

                                        Vic missing autistic teen search continues

                                        A teenager with autism has gone missing at a Victorian hiking spot, prompting an air and ground search to find him.

                                        WA indigenous woman prisoner 'critical'

                                        An indigenous woman is in a critical condition in a Perth hospital after an incident at a Western Australian prison.

                                        Thousands protest racism across Australia

                                        Tens of thousands of people have defied warnings about the coronavirus to support the Black Lives Matter movement and to protest Aboriginal deaths in custody.

                                        NSW's second day with no new virus cases

                                        There's been no new COVID-19 cases recorded in NSW for the second consecutive day with more than 9200 tests completed in the latest reporting period.

                                        Toddler killed in Perth driveway accident

                                        A toddler has died after being run over in the driveway of a Perth home, with police saying her death is not suspicious.

                                        Newborn baby dies following car accident

                                        A mother was rushed to hospital to give birth after being involved in a car accident in central Queensland, however, the newborn only survived a few hours.

                                        Pair charged over Alice Springs murder

                                        Two men, aged 39 and 40, have been charged over the death of a 36-year-old man in Alice Springs, with one accused of murder.

                                        NBN rollout now 99% complete: govt

                                        Communications Minister Paul Fletcher says the rollout of the NBN is now 99 per cent complete, reaching its 2019/20 target with weeks to spare.

                                        Cormann stands by attack on protesters

                                        Senior cabinet minister Mathias Cormann is standing by his description of people who attended Saturday's rallies as "reckless" for breaching COVID-19 rules.

                                        WA govt nervous after inmate death, rally

                                        The WA government has moved to disconnect the death of an Aboriginal man in custody from the Black Lives Matter movement, saying he had health problems.

                                        WA boy 'drove at 183km/h with other teens'

                                        A boy has had his car impounded under WA's hoon laws after allegedly driving more than 80km/h over the speed limit with two other teenagers in the vehicle.

                                        Amber alert for missing Queensland kids

                                        Queensland police are seeking help to find a six-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl missing from Harristown who "may be at significant risk".

                                        Honours present a microcosm of Australia

                                        Governor-General David Hurley says the Queen's Birthday Honours List represents a microcosm of the Australian community.

                                        Morrison keeps high approval ratings

                                        The latest Newspoll shows Prime Minister Scott Morrison continues to enjoy record high approval ratings.

                                        Langton wants action on deaths in custody

                                        Indigenous academic Marcia Langton, appointed an officer in the Order of Australia, continues to campaign for an end to Aboriginal deaths in custody.

                                        Abbott vows his public service will go on

                                        A number of former federal and state politicians and party officials are receiving Queen's Birthday honours, including Tony Abbott and Bronwyn Bishop.

                                        Arts, media luminaries recognised

                                        Mike Carlton, Robyn Nevin and Tottie Goldsmith are among the media and arts personalities appointed Order of Australia honours in 2020.

                                        Indigenous painter continues family honour

                                        Following in his great-grandfather's footsteps, South Australian painter Vincent Namatjira has been honoured for his service to Indigenous visual art.

                                        OAM 'validates' Paralympic snowboard gold

                                        Paralympic snowboard gold medallist Simon Patmore says being awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia puts his PyeongChang triumph into perspective.

                                        Australians share in Queen's honours

                                        A former prime minister, philanthropists, artists and sporting greats are among the 933 Australians receiving Queen's Birthday honours this year.

                                        Honours present a 'microcosm' of Australia

                                        Governor-General David Hurley says the Queen's Birthday Honours List represents a microcosm of the Australian community.

                                        Price on digital content urgent: union

                                        Google and Facebook would pay for clickbait and investigative journalism while compensating news bloggers under the media union's proposed industry code.

                                        Firefighter boost for next NSW fire season

                                        An extra 125 National Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters and an additional firefighting helicopter will be deployed ahead of the next NSW bushfire season.

                                        NSW records three new COVID-19 cases

                                        NSW has recorded three new COVID-19 cases from 5950 tests, with two of the cases in hotel quarantine and one under investigation.

                                        Virus transition plan for childcare sector

                                        Free childcare is coming to an end in July and early educators will come off JobKeeper, as the government moves the sector to a $708 million transition plan.









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