A group of seasoned life sciences investors plan to launch a new fund saying tough economic conditions won't scare Australians from biotech opportunities.
- by Emma Koehn
Peak-hour tram and bus fares would be slashed and off-peak travel heavily discounted under a proposed overhaul of public transport ticketing designed to drive people away from crowded trains.
- by Timna Jacks and Danielle Collis
A Melbourne doctor is in talks with the state government about rolling out nasal swab tests that can identify the coronavirus within 15 minutes.
- by Sumeyya Ilanbey and Noel Towell
While the voice of religious communities has gone largely unheeded in recent years, at this time of great fear it turns out religious people are motivated by something positive and inspirational.
- by Peter Comensoli
The Johnson & Johnson study starting on Wednesday will be one of the world's largest coronavirus vaccine trials so far.
- by Linda Johnson
Eleven people from Victoria who are family of Port Adelaide players were wrongly given permission to enter South Australia ahead of the club's qualifying final against Geelong next week.
- by Scott Spits
Planned legal changes that could dramatically increase the number of state officials with the authority to detain people considered a high risk of negligently spreading COVID-19 have rightly caused consternation.
- The Age's View
As it happened: Victoria records 15 COVID-19 cases as US death toll surpasses 200,000; Australia secures COVAX agreement as nation's death toll jumps to 859
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has passed 31 million, Johns Hopkins University data shows, while deaths from the virus have passed 966,000.
- by Craig Butt and Paul Sakkal
Hotel quarantine inquiry LIVE updates: Lisa Neville, Martin Pakula point finger at Health Department for hotel quarantine procedures
Two key government ministers have pointed the finger at the Health Department, saying it was in charge of Victoria's ill-fated hotel quarantine program.
- by Marissa Calligeros
The court heard how V'landys was abused for days after the ABC's investigation, with one email sender saying they "hoped his children got cancer".
- by Sarah Keoghan
Senior Andrews government ministers have admitted they had little or no knowledge of key decisions about the ill-fated hotel quarantine program until after they were made.
- by Noel Towell and Tammy Mills
The commissioner leading a NSW inquiry into Crown has labelled revelations as 'extraordinarily troubling' as the casino group's CEO conceded he should have told shareholders the truth about financial updates going to James Packer.
- by Patrick Hatch
If Anwar Ibrahim wins the leadership of Malaysia it would be the culmination of a 22-year-long struggle, including almost 10 years in jail.
- by Joseph Sipalan
Two leading epidemiologists say it is time to allow residents of regional Victoria to travel interstate, despite Melbourne remaining in COVID-19 lockdown.
- by Benjamin Preiss and Emma Anvari
Steven Johnson will return to Greater Western Sydney next season as an assistant coach after the club swooped to regain their former player.
- by Andrew Wu
Police Minister Lisa Neville and Jobs Minister Martin Pakula were not consulted about Victoria's hotel quarantine. Nor did they seek to find out.
- by Chip Le Grand
Former Magpie Leon Davis says the club's review into the environment that existed at the club between 2005-2014 must be part of a bigger reckoning that confronts the truth of the past
- by Peter Ryan
Nova Peris has warned Indigenous communities could turn their back on the Aboriginal flag unless the federal government intervenes to seize the copyright.
- by Rob Harris
Doctors said he was well but it was still too early to gauge the potential long-term effects of his severe poisoning.
- by Riham Alkousaa
A teen missing for more than 30 hours in bushland east of Melbourne has been found dead.
- by Simone Fox Koob, Rachael Dexter and Paul Sakkal
Minister Paul Fletcher says he didn't know his then-department intended to pay 10 times the value for a piece of land owned by Liberal Party donors.
- by Katina Curtis
The drugs caused the men to act bizarrely with one falling from a CBD balcony and another suffering a heart attack after running into windows and walls.
- by Erin Pearson
Attorney-General Christian Porter said the government will push ahead with ideas it believes will create jobs even without consensus between business and unions.
- by Nick Bonyhady
A decade-long campaign to reintroduce small native marsupials to the wilds of NSW has moved a step closer to its goal.
- by Peter Hannam
The father of missing autistic teenager William Wall has asked anyone who spots his son to offer him a protein bar and tell him his mum wants to talk to him.
- by Simone Fox Koob and Rachael Dexter
Labor's energy spokesman said coal and gas won't play any part in Australia's future prosperity, stoking growing divisions within the opposition.
- by Rob Harris
Earlier, wildlife authorities identified an additional 200 whales offshore - all of which were dead. The finding pushed the total number of whales stranded to 460.
- by Laura Chung and Mary Ward
China's Foreign Ministry says many countries approve of its actions, rejecting calls that it should be stripped of the 2022 Winter Olympics.
- by Eryk Bagshaw
The South Korean President says the pandemic has highlighted the importance of protecting thy neighbour.
- by Josh Smith and Hyonhee Shin
A Federal Court judge has blasted acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge for leaving a man in immigration detention after he was granted a protection visa.
- by Michaela Whitbourn
Wesfarmers chairman Michael Chaney has warned if significant industrial relations and tax reforms are not passed Australia will face a future of high unemployment.
- by Dominic Powell
Old systems were blamed for delaying delivery of cash payouts to help citizens withstand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
- by Kaori Kaneko
Health Department boss Kym Peake failed to tell her minister, Jenny Mikakos, about serious welfare concerns held by Victoria's three most senior health experts over the disastrous hotel quarantine system.
- by Tammy Mills and Noel Towell
The eccentric actor has scored the coveted role, if an online blog specialising in Star Trek news is to be trusted.
- by Robert Moran
When a real crisis is upon us, the RBA is invariably late to the party, writes former prime minister Paul Keating.
- by Paul Keating
Lawyers defending Andrews government in curfew court challenge will withhold documents that reveal why senior government official made the call to extend it.
- by David Estcourt
Conor Glass has ended his AFL career, with the Hawthorn defender to return home to Ireland, while teammate Ricky Henderson announced his retirement.
But the opposition is on the defence in the campaign, as it remained 17 points behind Labour in a poll released just before the debate.
- by Henry Cooke and Thomas Coughlan
In this episode, Sunday Age editor David King is joined by The Age's investigations editor Michael Bachelard to discuss the likelihood of Malka Leifer's extradition to Australia.
- by David King
The market expected equity but Westfield operator Scentre Group gave it debt as it shored up its balance sheet during the pandemic. It’s not for everyone, but it will appeal to some in these most peculiar and uncertain times.
- by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Australia's soccer bosses and kit manufacturer Nike on Wednesday promised fans that replicas of the national team's away shirt would now be available in women's sizes next year after a storm of outrage from fans.
De Beers has cut prices for smaller diamonds in its latest move to draw customers back to the market after the pandemic froze up trading in precious stones.
- by Thomas Biesheuvel
"The downwards trend is broken," the country's health chief said. "We can only hope this is a blip, that the spread starts decreasing again."
- by Richard Orange
Staying at the top is not the only aspiration for Australia's world champion women's team according to star batter Beth Mooney.
- by Andrew Wu
Jamal Murray had 28 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds and made two late three-pointers to halt a Lakers charge, helping the Nuggets to a 114-106 victory.
In 1977, the VFL Grand Final, played between Collingwood and North Melbourne, was televised live in Victoria for the first time. The rights to the broadcast were purchased by HSV-7 for $100,000. The game itself ended in a draw, for just the second time in VFL history.
- by Ron Carter
Businessman and philanthropist Bob Ingham has been remembered as a giant of the racing industry.
- by Chris Roots
The now-listed solar panel lender has been punished by investors as it awaits the public release of an investigation into improper treatment by a powerful government body.
- by Charlotte Grieve
Gippsland historian and author Flo Pearce, 101, may have quit school quite early, but her lifelong love of learning made her a formidable and knowledgeable student of local history.
- by Pauline Hitchins
Addressing the United Nations, the far-right President said his country was feeding a global population that chose to make it a target.
- by DAVID BILLER and MAURICIO SAVARESE
New Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has had months to think about who should lead the side but, in the end, he opted for stability in a year of instability.
- by Tom Decent
A star player and two staff members are caught up in a rapidly spreading rumour which has forced the Panthers to investigate its origins.
- by Michael Chammas and Chris Barrett
NBN Co is poised to pay millions of dollars in bonuses to its senior management, including chief executive Stephen Rue, despite its plans to cut hundreds of staff and a government crackdown on public service pay.
- by Rob Harris and Jennifer Duke
Michael Kopelman, emeritus professor of neuropsychiatry at King’s College London said he had visited the Wikileaks founder in Belmarsh Prison about 20 times.
- by Latika Bourke
Faced with opposition in the state's upper house the Premier has suggested he is happy to discuss changes with independent MPs.
- by Rachael Dexter
Officials said the actions on Facebook so far were small and Beijing had not yet begun to mount a large operation on the US like Russia's this year.
- by Adam Goldman, Sheera Frenkel and Julian E. Barnes
The department store chain has agreed to cut its board of directors by two and slash its board fees in response to pressure from its second-largest shareholder, Geoff Wilson.
- by Dominic Powell
Senior NSW Nationals intervened to block social media circulation of a Sydney Morning Herald article that questioned the eligibility of a party candidate to stand in the 2019 state elections and raised issues of branch stacking.
- by Peter Hannam
Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed more restrictions will be eased this weekend, beyond those he previously flagged, after declaring the state is winning the battle against coronavirus.
- by Rachael Dexter, Noel Towell, Sumeyya Ilanbey and Michael Fowler
Judy Shelton's enigmatic background has fuelled concerns about which version of the nominee would show up to the Fed board if she wins one of its seven seats.
- by Jeanna Smialek and Emily Cochrane
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said his “best guess” is that next season will not start until at least January, acknowledging top players could miss next year’s Games.
- by Roy Ward
Republicans say they plan to ask the Supreme Court for an emergency stay to block a state court's decision on voting from taking effect in time for the election.
- by Amy Gardner
Australia's dominance in the 1500m continued at Sydney 2000 but there was a new king in town.
- by Phil Lutton
Outdoors apparel retailer Kathmandu is hoping its sales will rebound strongly through spring and summer after the company weathered a brutal year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- by Dominic Powell
Filling the seat will allow Republicans to lock in a 6-3 conservative majority on the court that would probably take years to reverse.
- by Matthew Knott
Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming deputies shared unauthorised photos of the crash.
- by Stefanie Dazio
The London club's medical staff were informed of the test results as the team were preparing for a League Cup match against Hull City.
The letter contained a message to Trump that read, in part: "I found a new name for you: 'The Ugly Tyrant Clown.'"
- by Christinne Muschi
Carvana, which sells car out of gigantic vending machines, has yet to post a quarterly profit since going public in 2017, but it's created two of the richest people in America.
- by Jack Pitcher and Gabrielle Coppola
The guidance is to boost transparency and public trust as health experts worry the Trump administration might be interfering in approval process.
Petar Popovic, the coach of Bosnian player Damir Dzumhur, says his test was a 'false positive' because he had already contracted the virus earlier this year.
The document highlights what Pope Francis has called a "throwaway culture" seeking easy solutions to alleviate suffering.
- by Elisabetta Povoledo
Amazon has been the headline act on a bright session for Wall Street, setting up the ASX for strong gains this morning.
- by Herbert Lash
The Victorian Bar has written to state Attorney-General Jill Hennessy expressing deep concern over legislation that would allow non-public servants to detain anyone they suspect may negligently spread COVID-19.
- by Paul Sakkal, Noel Towell and David Estcourt
The awards will take place without a live audience for the first time.
- by Nathanael Cooper
Giuseppe Governale, Italy's chief anti-mafia prosecutor, said the group was “underestimated” and dangerous because of its ability to proliferate across nations.
Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said the US economy has a long way to go before fully recovering from the coronavirus pandemic and will need further support.
- by Christopher Condon
The national broadband network will not rule out paying millions of dollars in bonuses to its senior management.
- by Jennifer Duke and Rob Harris
The leaders of the world's two largest economies laid out their competing visions as relations have plunged to their worst level in decades against the backdrop of the pandemic.
- by Michelle Nichols and Steve Holland
The bleak milestone is by far the highest confirmed death toll from the virus in the world, and it is still climbing.
- by Carla K. Johnson