Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria records four new cases as health association says protests can be held safely – politics live | Australia news

While the debate over the protests in Australia in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the treatment of Indigenous and First Nations people in this country continues to focus on statues and whether or not American streaming services removing movies so they can put the same educational disclaimer on them that cartoons have […]

Australia coronavirus live update: Covidsafe app downloads reach 5.5m as Victoria begins easing Covid-19 restrictions – latest news

Deputy CMO says there are ‘very serious risks’ from overcrowding as Victoria plans to lift lockdown rules and another Newmarch resident dies after testing negative. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Sign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus email Download the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications Coronavirus Australia […]

Australia coronavirus live: deputy chief medical officer warns of risks from restarting NRL too soon – latest updates | Australia news

6.31am BST06:31 Advocates for the unemployed have called on the government to extend the $550 per fortnight coronavirus supplements to disability support pensioners and carers. The Guardian reported last month that people on these payments would now receive a lower base rate of income support than a jobseeker or a person receiving parenting payment who […]

Australia fires live: Canberra airport closed, reports of air tanker crash in NSW bushfires – latest updates | Australia news

4.54am GMT04:54 NSW residents asked to reduce electricity demand between 4pm and 8pm NSW residents have been asked to turn off any unnecessary appliances and keep air-conditioners to 24 degrees celsius between 4pm and 8pm today. Temperatures in Sydney are expected to remain as high as 40 degrees celsius during that time. Matt Kean MP […]

Bushfires rage across NSW and Queensland as hazardous smoke blankets Sydney | Australia news

At least one home and multiple buildings have been destroyed by an out-of-control bushfire near Batemans Bay on the New South Wales south coast. Sydney, meanwhile, is ringed by bushfires, causing heavy smoke to linger. Almost 120 bush and grass fires are burning across NSW, with almost half uncontained and more than 2,000 firefighters being […]

More than 60 fires burn across New South Wales as $48m relief package announced | Australia news

Weather has hampered firefighting efforts as the New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, announced $48m has been set aside for bushfire recovery, after blazes devastated some communities. The community recovery package – a joint federal and state government initiative – was announced on Sunday morning and includes grants of up to $15,000 to help small […]