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Concerns for NSW-Vic border communities

Local mayors are trying to extend the boundary for exemption permits beyond Albury and Wodonga as the twin towns manage life with a closed NSW-Victoria border.

Melbourne lockdown returns for six weeks

Melbourne and some regional Victorian towns have been ordered back into lockdown for six weeks after the state was hit with a record 191 coronavirus cases.

Victoria isolated as Melbourne locked down

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has warned Melbourne's coronavirus outbreak could be replicated in other parts of the country, as the city reverts to a six-week lockdown.

Changes to Melbourne virus lockdown rules

MELBOURNE'S SECOND LOCKDOWN* The six-week lockdown starts at 11.59pm on Wednesday.AREAS BACK UNDER STAGE THREE RESTRICTIONS:* Metropolitan Melbourne covering 30 Local Government Areas - Banyule, Hume, Moreland, Bayside, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Boroondara, Knox, Nillumbik, Manningham, Port Phillip, Cardinia, Maribyrnong, Stonnington, Casey, Maroondah, Whitehorse, Darebin, Melbourne, Whittlesea, Frankston, Melton, Wyndham, Glen...

How the NSW-Victorian border closure works

VICTORIA-NSW BORDER CLOSURE* The border will close from 11.59pm Tuesday night to all Victorians* Police and health officials are already on the border stopping anyone arriving from Melbourne* No timeframe for how long the closure will last* 55 border crossings will be affected - including 33 bridges and two waterway...

TV industry seeks Aust content overhaul

The television industry says being forced to produce children's programming, some of which is watched by fewer than 1000 children, is preventing investment in other content.