Sydney commuters are being urged to wear masks on public transport to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The state government is also recommending people wear masks in places of worship, in supermarkets, while working with customers, and in hotspot areas.
An alert has been issued for two venues in Newcastle, visited by a Sydney resident with coronavirus.
Those who were at Hotel Jesmond on Wednesday night, and Wallsend Diggers on Thursday night are being told to isolate for a full 14 days.
Melbourne is now under stage four coronavirus restrictions.
Millions of residents have spent their first night under a curfew.
Exercise and shopping is limited to within five kilometres of home, and all students will return to at-home learning.
There is a renewed push for a crackdown on gambling advertising, amid fears people are betting more during the pandemic.
An Australian Institute of Criminology report shows a 33 per cent gambling increase in April.
A new analysis has revealed a shortage of social housing in regional New South Wales.
Homelessness Australia says the North Coast and South Coast had an issue with homelessness, even before the summer bushfires and pandemic.
More than 10,000 people outside of Sydney are homeless every night.
Principals and specialist school staff say they want alternatives to suspensions.
The Education Department has commissioned a review on behavior management.
And Two American astronauts have successfully “splashed down” in the Gulf of Mexico.
Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have emerged from the Space X capsule, marking the first crewed, US water landing in 45 years.