Victoria has recorded seven coronavirus deaths, taking the state toll to 794 and the national figure to 882, while Melbourne's 14-day average is down to 18.2.
A study by Australian and Icelandic researchers has found people with obstructive sleep apnea have the same signs of brain damage those with Alzheimer's.
Next week's federal budget will include more than $250 million to upgrade online systems so people can access more government services using facial recognition.
Cardinal George Pell is due to depart Sydney for Rome on Tuesday, six months after he was acquitted of sexual abuse by Australia's High Court.
Scientists have taken samples from hundreds of pilot whales involved in Australia's largest mass stranding, with some material to be frozen for future work.
The sale of Crown Resorts stock to the operator of casinos in China was not investigated as fully as it should have been, an inquiry has been told.
Heart disease remains Australia's single biggest killer but it's fallen off the radar during the pandemic, with many people skipping vital health check-ups.
Western Australia's health department is yet to decide what to do with a bulk carrier off the northwest coast which is linked to 17 coronavirus cases.
The federal government's handling of coronavirus in the aged care sector will be the focus of a Senate inquiry, as new case numbers drop around the country.
Just days before NSW school holidays begin Premier Gladys Berejiklian is warning 'the threat of the virus is still around us' despite two days of no new cases.
Consumer confidence has risen for three weeks to stand its highest level since late June, but is still well below its pre-pandemic level.
Thrive by Five is urging the federal government to prioritise childcare funding in the October 6 budget, which the group says will have broad benefits.
An inquiry into the program has found it responsible for a staggering number of cases and deaths.
Three Victorian brothers have won over $500,000, after playing the same numbers in lotto every week for 40 years.