A care provider in South Australia "is gone" after being shut down by authorities over the death of cerebral palsy sufferer Ann Marie Smith, Premier Steven Marshall says.
Victoria will embark on a testing blitz to combat a worrying trend of new coronavirus cases in regional cities and avoid a potential move to stage four lockdown.
South Australia has imposed tighter restrictions across the aged care sector to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak among vulnerable residents.
Dozens of people affected by the Christchurch mosque shootings have returned to New Zealand ahead of this month's sentencing.
Doctors are urging the Morrison government to extend Medicare-subsidised telehealth services as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
More than 9500 aged care and disability support workers will be back-paid $3.3 million after one of NSW's biggest providers admitted underpaying them over seven years.
COVID-19 restrictions have disrupted New Zealand's national rugby and netball competitions, underlining how the health crisis could yet affect trans-Tasman fixtures.
Aged care staff on the coronavirus front line are battling grief and personal protective equipment shortages while residents are treated as second-class citizens, a royal commission has heard.
As Auckland returned to lockdown, New Zealand's "rapid response" contact tracing swung into gear in a mad dash to contain the country's first COVID-19 outbreak in three months.
Victoria has recorded another 21 coronavirus deaths as the state and federal governments play tit-for-tat over defence force assistance for hotel quarantine.