Millions of dollars raised by Celeste Barber's bushfire appeal can't go to interstate charities but can be used to support injured firefighters and the families of those who died, a NSW court has ruled.
Coronavirus outbreaks will be contained locally rather than by returning to the sweeping statewide shutdowns which succeeded in squashing the deadly disease.
After a day of mixed messages, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says state borders are a matter for Australia and doesn't expect their reopening before the establishment of a trans-Tasman bubble.
The massively underspent JobKeeper scheme could be used to support the battered tourism sector, while the government remains firm it won't be expanded to workers who missed out.
The push to crank up the Victorian economy will include shovel-ready projects worth more than $1.2 billion being fast-tracked over coming months.
Beware rogue ravenous rats - that is the latest coronavirus-tinged health warning from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the rodents that have been starved of restaurant leftovers these past two months...
The coronavirus pandemic may exacerbate a widening socio-economic gap in premature death rates that is contributing to a stagnation in Australians' life expectancy, researchers say.
Beauty salons in NSW will be able to open for business in one week as the state government further eases COVID-19 restrictions.
A man has been charged with murdering his 63-year-old neighbour in Adelaide.
Two teenagers have been charged with murder after a man was fatally stabbed in Sydney's west.