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Qantas cabin crew are being recruited to work on Victoria's botched hotel quarantine programStood down Qantas staff can apply for Victorian government jobs to help with the state's trouble-plagued hotel quarantine program.
NSW-Victoria border expected to close amid Melbourne coronavirus outbreakThe border between New South Wales and Victoria is expected to close from Tuesday.
'Ham-fisted' lockdown of nine Melbourne public housing towers, some without confirmed COVID-19 cases, criticisedThe Victorian government's sudden decision to impose a hard lockdown on the residents of nine Melbourne public housing blocks is causing hardship.
'Ham-fisted' lockdown of Melbourne public housing towers criticised by Victorian Public Tenants AssociationThe Victorian government's sudden decision to impose a hard lockdown on the residents of nine Melbourne public housing blocks is causing hardship.
Chief Medical Officer backs Victoria’s lockdown of ‘vertical cruise ship’ towersActing Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly has backed the Victorian government’s harsh “hard lockdown” of public housing towers.
A group of 3,000 Melburnians have been locked down in public housing towers. But how will authorities manage it?The continued presence of coronavirus in Victoria has prompted officials to, somewhat controversially, lock down nine public housing towers in inner-Melbourne.
Victoria announces rent support for locked-down public housing tenantsThe affected public housing tenants will not be charged rent for the next two weeks, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says.
'This is not fair': Father-of-five inside Melbourne lockdown fears for his childrenA Melbourne father of five under five has told of his concern about the Victorian government's sudden lockdown of his building.
Coronavirus cases are surging in Melbourne. These public housing towers are now in total lockdownThe alarming rise in Victoria's COVID-19 cases, which surged by 108 on Saturday, has prompted an emergency meeting of Australia's top medical officials.
Emergency health meeting on Vic outbreakThe alarming rise in Victoria's COVID-19 cases, which surged by 108 on Saturday, has prompted an emergency meeting of Australia's top medical officials.
Vic father of five in lockdown stressA Melbourne father of five under five has told of his concern about the Victorian government's sudden lockdown of his building.
Concern for vulnerable residents in Melbourne public housing towers in 'hard lockdown' as coronavirus spreadsVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews says the concern is that the "virus can spread like wildfire" in large apartment blocks that have now emerged as new clusters in the state, with concern mounting for..
Victoria reports 108 new coronavirus cases, as 'hard lockdown' announced for nine public housing towersVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews says the concern is that the "virus can spread like wildfire" in large apartment blocks that have now emerged as new clusters in the state.
Authorities searching for signs new coronavirus infections are stabilising in MelbourneHigh levels of virus testing continue in Victoria as authorities monitor whether case numbers are stabilising, while the government fears the economic impacts.
Melbourne virus outbreak under close watchHigh levels of virus testing continue in Victoria as authorities monitor whether case numbers are stabilising, while the government fears the economic impacts.
Queensland to host six AFL teams as all Victorian clubs leave coronavirus-hit stateAll 10 Victorian AFL clubs will leave the state and enter hubs in either WA, NSW or Queensland.
Victoria's top doctor warns the coronavirus death toll could rise due to Melbourne outbreakVictoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has warned the state's second wave of coronavirus could kill more people.
Breaches at Vic hotel quarantine securityClaims have emerged that security guards involved in Melbourne's hotel quarantine received little training and were at times not working designated shifts.
Vic lockdown mayors' welfare concernsMayors in Melbourne's hotspots are worried about the welfare of people and businesses as they enter another lockdown following alarming COVID-19 numbers.
Victorian hotspot residents will be banned from NSW and fined $11,000 if they try to enter stateResidents of Melbourne's coronavirus hotspots have been banned from NSW and will be fined $11,000 if they try to enter the state.
Victoria coronavirus outbreak: International flights into Melbourne diverted as hotel quarantine inquiry beginsInternational flights into Victoria have been diverted for two weeks after a "very significant" number of new COVID-19 cases were linked to quarantine hotels.
How has Victoria's spike in coronavirus cases changed plans to reopen state borders?With the number of coronavirus cases in Victoria spiking, some states and territories have altered their plans to reopen their borders, while others are pressing ahead.
Watch: Vic COVID-19 updateThe Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is speaking live with a COVID-19 update at 3.15pm (AEST). Victorian health officials have confirmed the state has another 64 cases of coronavirus. It's the 14th..
South Australia scraps plan to lift border restrictions on 20 July amid Victoria coronavirus spikeSouth Australia has scrapped plans to lift all its remaining border restrictions on 20 July because of the spike in Victorian cases.
Victoria is considering suburban lockdowns, what could they look like?The Victorian government may lock down "virus hotspots" across Melbourne.
Melbourne testing blitz continues as fears of coronavirus second wave dismissedAustralia's deputy chief medical officer has described the growing number of coronavirus cases in Victoria as concerning but does not represent a second wave.
Victoria introduces mandatory testing for quarantined travellersVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews says the number of quarantined travellers not being tested is being reduced to 15 per cent or less.
Watch: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews liveVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews is speaking live shortly. It comes as Victoria's fight against COVID-19 intensifies as an emergency department nurse tested positive to the virus and health workers..
Adem Somyurek issues Victoria Labor stern warningFormer Victorian Labor minister Adem Somyurek says he would not take the punishment for his alleged branch stacking lying down.
Victoria nurse tests positive for coronavirus amid testing blitz in hot spotsVictoria is seeking legal advice about making it mandatory for returned travellers to be tested following revelations some had refused the test.
Victoria may force returning travellers to get coronavirus test, NSW demands 10 extra days of quarantine for those who refuseThe Victorian government has confirmed it is seeking advice about forcing returned travellers in hotel quarantine to get tested for COVID-19, after it emerged a third are refusing tests.
‘Division, hatred and fear’: Muslim community concerned it's fielding blame for Melbourne coronavirus spikeThe Islamic Council of Victoria says recent media reporting has unfairly laid the blame for recent coronavirus clusters on the Muslim community, when there was no evidence for it.
'Reckless, selfish': Politicians hit out at returned travellers rejecting coronavirus testsFederal politicians have been shocked to hear a third of returned travellers in quarantine in Victoria are refusing COVID-19 tests, with a Liberal MP calling for compulsory testing.
Test rejecting travellers labelled selfishFederal politicians have been shocked to hear a third of returned travellers in quarantine in Victoria are refusing COVID-19 tests.
Supermarkets introduce nationwide toilet paper restrictions as Victorian coronavirus outbreak sparks panic-buyingAn outbreak of fresh cases of COVID-19 across Victoria has triggered a resumption of panic buying, with some supermarket shelves again cleared of toilet paper, pasta and milk.
Youth mental health worker among 30 new cases of coronavirus in VictoriaAnother 30 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Victoria.
Military called to assist Victoria with coronavirus surge as NSW school closesThe Australian Defence Force and various states have been enlisted to assist Victoria in combating a sudden surge in coronavirus numbers in the state.
Military called in as Victoria cases surgeThe Australian Defence Force and various states have been enlisted to assist Victoria in combating a sudden surge in coronavirus numbers in the state.
As coronavirus surges in Victoria, governments are being urged to overhaul multicultural outreachAmid a surge in new coronavirus cases in Victoria, governments are being urged to centre community groups in new multicultural awareness initiatives.
Man dies from coronavirus in Victoria as state records 20 new casesA man in his 80s has died from coronavirus in Victoria, taking the national toll from COVID-19 to 103, as the state records another 20 new infections.
New coronavirus death in Victoria as another 20 cases recordedA man in his 80s has died from coronavirus in Victoria, taking the national toll from COVID-19 to 103, as the state records another 20 infections overnight.
Governments 'failed' migrant communitiesThe federal government was warned of a missed opportunity to work with migrant groups on coronavirus outbreaks weeks before a spike of infections in Victoria.
Greg Hunt warns Melbourne COVID-19 spike has potential to cause second waveVictoria has recorded double-digit growth in new coronavirus cases for the seventh day in a row.
Australians 'strongly discouraged' from travelling to and from Victorian coronavirus hotspotsThe Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, which advises the federal government, has joined state premiers in warning Australians away from coronavirus hotspots in Victoria.
Victoria records 19 new coronavirus cases, mayors warn against 'crude' local lockdowns as restrictions re-imposedVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews says the decision to re-impose restrictions is a precautionary measure to prevent a second wave of coronavirus.
Mayors warn against 'crude' local lockdowns as Victoria re-imposes restrictionsVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews says the decision to re-impose restrictions is a precautionary measure to prevent a second wave of coronavirus.
South Australia mulls keeping Victoria borders closed after surge in coronavirus transmissionSouth Australia may keep its borders closed to Victoria to keep its residents safe but will monitor the interstate situation, the health minister says.