The coronavirus outbreak means Australia will have 1.8 million fewer international visitors in the first six months of this year compared to last year, a group representing tourism and transport companies says.
Australia's travel ban on people coming from China has been extended for a further week as the government enacted an emergency response plan to deal with the coronavirus.
The mayor of NT outback town Katherine hopes a compensation settlement will comfort residents worried about chemicals used in firefighting foam from the local air force base.
An employee has opened fire at one of the largest breweries in the US, killing five fellow workers before taking his own life, police say.
The upcoming flu season could exacerbate the spread and effect of coronavirus in NSW, state health authorities have warned.
A doctor of Asian appearance at a Victorian hospital was told by parents to stay away from a child amid fears of the coronavirus, while other staff and patients have reported discrimination.
Renewed focus on the scourge of domestic violence has followed the murder of Hannah Clarke and her three children by their father in Brisbane.
A Nationals MP has broken ranks with the government to urge the coalition to raise the dole.
The government has agreed to settle three class actions over contamination of land by chemicals used in firefighting foam at defence bases.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is not opposed to a word change in the national anthem but says there is a lot more Australians should be worried about in the name of reconciliation.