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With five million Australians expected to suffer from chronic pain by 2050, a South Australian physiotherapist has launched a course to help with management.

Federal parliament returns on Tuesday to deal with privacy protections around the coronavirus app and hear from Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on the economy.

Western Australians can return to their workplaces from next week with the easing of coronavirus restrictions, Premier Mark McGowan has announced..

South Australia health officials have urged locals not to become complacent about the coronavirus with thousands flocking to shopping malls on Saturday

A Melbourne cyclist has been left on the side of a road with fractured vertebrae after being struck by a stolen Mercedes in a hit-run crash.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly is warning people to take care if visiting mums on Mother’s Day, as frictions emerged over the lockdown in Victoria.

The latest resident of Sydney nursing home Newmarch House to die amid an coronavirus outbreak had already recovered from COVID-19, NSW Health says.

Queensland has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 as the state winds back restrictions from Mother’s Day.

The Western Australian government will set up a special COVID-19 research fund to better understand the virus and to boost its testing regime.

Premier Daniel Andrews is considering what changes he will make to COVID-19 restrictions come Monday when the state of emergency is to be lifted.

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese says the Morrison government has no economic plan to rebuild the economy after the COVID-19 crisis.

The Western Australian government is bidding to make the Pilbara a global hub for refuelling bulk carrying ships with LNG.

The Western Australian government is to return about $200,000 in towing fees to motorists who parked illegally in clearways.

One officer strip-searching men and boys at a popular Byron Bay festival had done five minutes’ training on the topic in the past 14 years, a watchdog says.

A Sydney man is due to face court accused of stabbing his older brother through a car window after the two got into a fight in the city’s west.

A four-year-old boy bitten by a snake in the NSW town of Tenterfield has been flown to a Brisbane hospital for treatment.

Police are looking for Ricardo Barbaro following the violent death of Ellie Price, who was found in her South Melbourne home five days ago.

The federal government has worked with Australian telcos to block scam calls posing as the Australian Taxation Office.

Liberal Party executives are checking preselection nominations for Eden-Monaro after an ugly war of words between two NSW MPs dominated the contest this week.

Tasmania Premier Peter Gutwein has outlined a measured approach to easing COVID-19 restrictions, with an eye to the island state’s older population.

An inquiry into the Ruby Princess debacle has been told the Port Authority allowed the ship to dock in a last-minute decision after it was told it was low risk.

An operation to recover 63 sunken shipping containers has been completed nearly two years after they toppled off a cargo vessel off the NSW coast.

The Australian Hotel Association says the road map to recovery is inconsistent and could force some hotels and pubs to shut down permanently.

Nominations for the Liberals preselection for Eden-Monaro have closed while Andrew Constance has been axed as NSW Leader of the House after a tumultuous week.

Police in Tasmania have charged 19 people over the theft of about $1 million of firewood from reserves in the state’s south.

Pacific island nations are receiving rapid coronavirus testing kits thanks to an international effort to help protect vulnerable countries from the pandemic.

New parents are being allowed out of the country to see their newborn surrogate children during the nationwide travel ban to guard Australia from coronavirus.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has met with leaders of countries which responded quickly to the coronavirus and are now looking to exit the lockdown.

Economists say the jobless rate has gone beyond the predictions of experts within the federal government, as the coronavirus continues to smash business.

The NSW premier has kept mum on the fallout of frontbencher Andrew Constance’s withdrawal from the Liberal preselection battle for Eden-Monaro.

Victoria’s electricity distributors will soon have to give customers prior notice of any outages via email and text message or the cancellation of planned work.

ACT public school students will soon begin a staged return to classrooms with all pupils to be back by the first week of June.

New economic stimulus has been announced for Victorian multicultural communities in an effort to help them fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Victorian foster care inquiries have plummeted amid the coronavirus pandemic, raising fears of a chronic shortage of support.

The federal aged care commission says there’s “an immediate and severe risk to the health, safety and wellbeing of care recipients” at Newmarch House.

A WA school principal stood down after she urged parents to keep children home for the term two start, amid COVID-19 concerns, has been reinstated.

More than 21,000 homes remain without electricity in Western Australia’s southwest after a severe cold front brought heavy rain and damaging winds.

The fourth day of the special commission into the Ruby Princess has heard from the port agent who organised the ambulance for two ill passengers on arrival.

The competition watchdog has lost its Federal Court appeal against rail operator Pacific National’s acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal.

Evidence is finally complete in the trial of Bradley Robert Edwards, the rapist accused of the Claremont serial killings in Perth.

A man, believed to be in his 50s, has died in a workplace incident at the steelworks in Port Kembla, south of Wollongong.

A NSW woman has been forced to pay $170,000 to her twin sister over a 2016 car accident caused by an involuntary sneeze.

NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance has called out anyone who criticises him for speaking openly about the mental health impacts of the bushfires.

The Northern Territory will once again see a rotation of US Marines despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a surge in media consumption, but an increasing number of people are tuning out because of fatigue.

A NSW South Coast council has moved a motion calling for a moratorium on land clearing as developer Ozy Homes gets ready to raze untouched forest for houses.

Treasurer Tim Pallas says the Victorian economy is more likely to suffer than other states because of its makeup, after data showed it has had more job losses.

A body modifier who allegedly received an illegal procedure has told a Sydney court the instrument used to burn off parts of her body felt like barb wire.

Delaying a return to classrooms will further entrench disadvantage, UNICEF boss Tony Stuart says, as he urges governments to heed medical professionals’ advice.

Police have raided three properties in NSW linked to the trucking company of the driver accused of killing four police officers in a Melbourne freeway crash.

Woollahra Council on Wednesday opened a string of beaches for swimming including those at Rose Bay, Watsons Bay and Double Bay.

Community-minded people who want to help others affected by COVID-19 can now sign up to a volunteering website.

A 45-year-old male nurse employed at a hospital in Sydney’s southwest has been charged with poisoning his 38-year-old wife at their western Sydney home.

Researchers at Perth’s Telethon Kids Institute hope a drug commonly used to treat multiple sclerosis can help to contain the transmission of coronavirus.

A $250,000 reward is being offered to help crack the case of a Victorian man who was shot while dropping off friends in 2018.

A 51-year-old Perth man is accused of having sexual conversations with a young girl online.

Home gardeners growing their own food could potentially save up to $250 a year on groceries, according to a South Australian study.

An appeal by Tony Mokbel’s nephew against a jail term for contempt must go to the Victoria’s Supreme Court, a judge has ruled.

A second man has been charged over a fatal hit-run in the days leading up to Christmas 2019, which left a 53-year-old man dead.

Researchers suggest an age-old plan used to ration petrol and water may be a safe and quick way Australia can exit COVID-19 restrictions

Disgraced Sydney politician Salim Mehajer has lost a legal bid which would have allowed him to appeal to have his bankruptcy annulled.

Prosecutors have dropped a case against a man accused of forcibly marrying off his teenage daughter in Melbourne.

The Nationals are pushing within the coalition government for COVID-19 restrictions in regional Australia to be lifted if health experts give the green light.

Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has demanded supermarkets help dairy farmers or a risk shortage of Australian fresh milk.

An arsonist has caused up to $2 million damage to the AMA headquarters in North Adelaide, with the fire also damaging suites leased by doctors.

World Vision is launching a $548 million global response to coronavirus as it warns child mortality rates could start to climb as the pandemic spreads.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme could be improved if academics had better access to data, a UNSW professor says.

The first plane carrying freight to international markets from South Australia after the COVID-19 pandemic grounded flights is leaving Adelaide .

Police are investigating the death of a woman in Western Australia’s north and urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is confident he has support from the United Kingdom for a global inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Queensland Government is holding a virtual domestic violence summit responding to the impact of COVID-19 on domestic and family violence services.

Myer is staging a return to face-to-face retail trading, opening the doors to five of its Queensland stores from Friday.

Experts say the mental health impact of COVID-19 is different for Australia’s elite athletes.

Catholic bishops are starting to plot a path back to public masses and ways to help people economically and socially scarred by the coronavirus pandemic.

Farmers in the Northern Territory will be permitted to grow hemp crops after legislation came into force.

A 34-year-old woman has critical burns after running back into her burning western Sydney home to look for her dog which was later found unhurt.

A second police officer has been suspended for sharing photos taken inside a police station of former AFL coach Dean Laidley in a long blonde wig and a dress.

American ‘body modifier’ Howard Rollins is on trial for his alleged involvement in a woman’s genital mutilation in NSW.

Faruk Orman, who was acquitted of murder over Victoria Police’s use of Lawyer X Nicola Gobbo, is now suing the state for damages over wrongful imprisonment.

A NSW Health official has been brought to tears during the Ruby Princess inquiry when asked about the department’s shortcomings.

The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 1730 AEST on May 5.

The federal attorney-general has final advice that unredacted child abuse royal commission reports relating to Cardinal George Pell can be released.

A solar company has been ordered to pay more than $14,000 after a worker fell to his death in Melbourne.

A van filled with blooms ready for Mother’s Day has been stolen from outside a florist in Melbourne’s Toorak Road.

A leading Western Australian homeless advocate has panned the state government after it abandoned a hotel accommodation trial for rough sleepers in Perth.

Police investigating the death of a young woman whose body was found in South Melbourne are calling for witnesses to come forward.

Federal border authorities have blamed NSW Health over the call to allow passengers infected with COVID-19 to disembark from the Ruby Princess cruise ship.

Restrictions on the number of people at funerals and travel to regional areas will be the first major COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted in South Australia.

A 16th resident of the Newmarch House aged care facility in Sydney has died after testing positive to coronavirus taking the national death toll to 97.

The South Australian District Court has jailed a woman for five years after she stole $340,000 in church collection cash.

A man will appear in court after a police operation allegedly caught him sending child sex abuse material online in southern NSW.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was stabbed in the neck on the NSW Central Coast.

The mother of a newborn girl whose body was found abandoned on a Melbourne beach a month ago still has not been found.

The Heart Foundation says there’s another good reason to get your flu shot this year – to ward off the prospect of a heart attack.

Two women held up at gunpoint and tied up while one of them was raped were forced to wait 30 years for justice, despite DNA identifying their attacker earlier.

Victoria’s deputy chief health officer has deleted Twitter from her work phone after she faced a backlash for likening COVID-19 to Captain Cook’s arrival.

Indigenous communities are happy with travel restrictions put in place during the coronavirus pandemic and are urging politicians not to lift them too quickly.

On the day he was meant to be delivering Victoria’s 2020/21 budget, Treasurer Tim Pallas found himself announcing more COVID-19 relief measures.

A significant storm front associated with a deep low pressure system is predicted to bring damaging winds to southwest parts of Western Australia.

A Sydney garbage truck driver was “just hoping for the best” when he reversed around a blind corner and fatally hit a grandmother, a trial has been told.


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