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Extra 300,000 US deaths during pandemic

Nearly 300,000 more people have died in the United States in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic than would be expected based on historical trends.

Vic govt reverses panned Cox Plate call

The Victorian government has backflipped over its controversial call to allow a select group of spectators on course for the 100th running of the Cox Plate after an overwhelming online...

Vic set to open up earlier than planned

Premier Daniel Andrews says Victoria will open up earlier than planned after the state recorded a single case of coronavirus, which may be removed from the tally.

NSW restrictions eased in lead up to Xmas

Christmas parties, functions and lunches in NSW will be a little more convivial after the state government eased restrictions on outdoor gatherings and hospitality group bookings.

Feds, Vic fight over virus damage to jobs

The Morrison government has blasted Victoria for putting Australians' jobs at risk by not moving more swiftly to lift restrictions put in place to deal with the coronavirus.

Andrews concedes Kiwis free to enter Vic

Premier Daniel Andrews has conceded New Zealanders are free to enter Victoria despite the state not signing up to be a part of the trans-Tasman bubble.

'Targeted' killing in southwest Syd yard

Two gunmen lay in wait outside a southwest Sydney home before shooting a man dead in his front yard when he walked outside, in what police believe is a targeted...