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Qld fare evader nicks taxi and hits cabbie

In the space of minutes, a man on the Gold Coast went from refusing to pay his cab fare to stealing the taxi only to be quickly nabbed because of the vehicle's tracking system.

Six new NSW cases, aged residents cleared

Four residents at a coronavirus-hit aged care home in NSW have been cleared of the virus after showing symptoms of respiratory illness, as six new cases were confirmed in the state.

Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS* Australia has 115 new cases, with 108 of those recorded in Victoria on Saturday* Victoria's triple-digit spike has forced the immediate lockdown of nine public housing towers containing 3000 residents for five days.

Firefighters faced dangerous comms issues

Firefighters battling border bushfires or sent interstate have been put in an extremely dangerous situation because the states do not use the same radio communications, volunteers say.

US reports 55,000 COVID-19 cases in a day

The United States has reported more than 55,000 new COVID-19 cases, a new daily global record for the coronavirus pandemic, as infections rose in a majority of states.