Australia has shut its borders to nine southern African countries and suspended all flights from that region amid growing concerns about the new Omicron variant of COVID-19.
The NSW premier is urging residents to follow safety advice and avoid driving through flooding, after State Emergency Service volunteers had to rescue more than 30 people from dangerous waters overnight.
Global investment in offshore wind farms is booming as nations seek to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.
Australia is rolling in spuds and swimming in carrots.In fact, the nation's potato farmers grew enough of them in the past year to fill the MCG.
Australia is sending police, diplomats and defence personnel to the Solomon Islands to provide stability and security after rioting in the capital Honiara.
Victoria's domestic travel permit system has ended, with anyone from Australian states and territories permitted to enter regardless of their vaccination status.
Genesis Owusu has emerged as the breakout ARIA Awards winner, claiming four music industry gongs.
The US Department of Defence says it will establish a new group to investigate reports on the presence of UFOs in restricted airspace.
New Zealanders in Australia will be able to skip quarantine from early next year as NZ takes baby steps to dismantle its hard border.
Australian meteorologists have declared a La Nina weather event is now under way, with the country's wettest spring in 10 years to continue into summer.