Fining people in the Casey cluster ultimately could have cost Victoria billions of dollars, according to Premier Daniel Andrews.
Anyone anxious about having their JobKeeper payment slashed is being told to apply for the dole.
Health authorities are striving for zero community transmission of COVID-19 across NSW in the lead up to the school holidays with just one locally acquired case recorded in the latest reporting period.
Three people have died and 25 have been seriously injured after falling from a height on NSW construction sites this year, prompting a scaffolding safety blitz.
A 40-year-old learner has allegedly been caught drink driving twice within four hours - and in two regional NSW towns.
Workers in NSW are the latest to qualify for paid pandemic leave under a deal struck with the federal government.
Queensland has recorded two new coronavirus cases amid reports US actor Tom Hanks is staying at a luxury Gold Coast mansion rather than in a government-mandated hotel.
Authorities have called a temporary halt to a search in the ACT in relation to a man missing for almost three years.
US President Donald Trump says he expects to have available enough doses of a coronavirus vaccine for everyone in the country by April.
France has reported 13,215 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours - a new daily record.