NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is resisting placing Sydney in lockdown, confident it won’t be needed if Covid-19 rules are followed.
There were 11 local cases of COVID-19 reported in NSW on Thursday. Just one case had no known source.
The NSW government’s COVID-19 crisis committee was due to meet at 9.30am on Friday to review the outbreak.
Health alerts have been issued for more than a dozen new venues overnight.
NSW Health is urging everyone around Double Bay to be especially vigilant for coronavirus symptoms.
Anyone from Greater Sydney and Wollongong is now banned from entering Victoria under the State’s travel permit system.
Two cases have linked to the Sydney outbreak have been detected in Victoria.
One of the cases had attended a function in Sydney last weekend.
The Queensland Government is considering a federal proposal for a mass COVID-19 quarantine facility near Brisbane Airport.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is offering to pay for the 1000-bed facility on the site of the Damascus Barracks.
Under the proposal, the QLD Government would build and operate the hub.
Police in Miami say 99 people are unaccounted for following the partial collapse of a 12-storey apartment building.
Authorities have confirmed one person has been killed and several others have been taken to hospital.
The search and rescue effort is expected to take days.
Trade Minister Dan Tehan says Australia will “vigorously” defend accusations by China of anti-competitive behaviour.
Beijing has lodge an official complaint at the World Trade Organisation.
The complaint comes just days after Australia took similar action against China over large tariffs being slapped on Australian wine.
Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is now banned from practicing law in New York State.
The Supreme Court has revoked the former New York mayor’s licence to practice law because of statements he made during the 2020 presidential election.
Police will today announce a $250,000 reward for information into the disappearance of Sydney woman Marion Barter 24 years ago.
The 51-year-old was last seen at a bus depot on Scarborough Street, Southport on Sunday 22 June 1997.
Avocado growers said they are practically having to give the fruit away as the industry faces a surplus.
Supply has increased by 65 per cent.
Growers are receiving prices as low as $12 a tray.