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NSW urged to limit activity, 11 new cases

NSW residents returning from coronavirus-hit Victoria must now undertake two weeks of hotel quarantine, while young people across the state are urged to rein in their social activities.

NSW chemical pile different to Beirut: PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has hosed down concerns Australia is at risk of a similar explosion to the catastrophe that killed at least 137 people in Lebanon.

Victorians urged not to panic buy meat

Victorians are being urged not to panic buy meat as the state's abattoirs cut back operations, under industry restrictions to help slow the spread of coronavirus in workplaces.

Treasury predicts bleaker economic outlook

The Morrison government has hinted that it will undertake further stimulus after Treasury painted an even bleaker outlook for the economy as a result of Victoria's tougher coronavirus restrictions imposed this week.

Leaders play down food shortage fears

Political leaders have sought to reassure Australians about the food supply amid tough new restrictions to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

Facebook launches its Tik-Tok twin

Facebook has rolled out its own version of social media rival TikTok in the United States and more than 50 other countries, embedding a short-form video service called Reels as a feature within its popular...