Newly-freed Sydneysiders could be locked out of Byron Bay when NSW hits the 70 per cent double-dose target in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19 across the largely unvaccinated area. Read more.
'If you want a signpost to how we’re trashing the planet, look at what birds are putting in their nests'. Read more.
Senate President Scott Ryan is bringing forward his retirement and won't return to federal parliament when it resumes next month.The Victorian Liberal senator previously signalled he would retire at the next election but on Friday brought that plan forward.
Melburnians have been urged not to flock to football heartlands and other supporters' homes over AFL grand final weekend, with the city's nightly curfew to remain in effect.Saturday's AFL decider was earlier this month relocated away from the MCG to Perth Stadium, as Victoria's COVID-19 outbreak worsened.
A simple first-aid technique could give shark bite victims vital minutes of survival until emergency services can get to them.The Australian National University has found a new method of stemming blood loss from people if they're bitten on the leg.
A carpenter who used black market steroids for years lied to a corruption watchdog about a lawyer's drug use because of "misguided loyalty" to his best friend.Craig David McDonald pleaded guilty to perjury over his testimony to the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) which was investigating criminal conduct in relation to Queensland lawyers.
A devastated mother has visited her son's grave every day since the brilliant economics tutor was run down by a garbage truck driver who moved his body before fleeing."This is the only way I can get close to my son now," Eileen Xie said in the NSW District Court in Sydney on Friday.
A Woolworths customer has publicly commended a staffer after she went 'above and beyond' when she had finished her shift. Find out what the worker had to say in response.
Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says he's confident international students and skilled workers would be able to travel to Australia "sooner rather than later".He said the federal government was working on bringing back overseas students to the country, with talks under way with states and territories.
Gabby Petito's best friend has said Brian Laundrie has the skills to survive in the wilderness, as a police manhunt ramps up. Find out more.
Queensland's deputy premier has suggested Clive Palmer's plans for a new coal-fired power station might be another one of his pipe dreams.Steven Miles won't yet use his call-in powers to halt the project because he doubts it will happen.
A Samoan man who savagely stabbed and bludgeoned his wife to death at their Queensland home has been exonerated of her murder and convicted of manslaughter.Arona Peniamina pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife Sandra at their home in Kippa-Ring, north of Brisbane, on March 31, 2016.
Falling BHP shares were keeping the Australian market lower while investors could not shirk concerns about troubled property giant Evergrande.BHP was down by more than two per cent at 1200 AEST on Friday as materials, healthcare and property shares kept the market lower.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says he expects the economy will experience significant growth in 2022 following the easing of COVID restrictions across the country.Speaking at an online address to major businesses on Friday, Mr Frydenberg said markets would bounce back strongly next year after Delta variant outbreaks.
Asylum seekers who attempt to find refuge in Australia on boats will continue to be refused entry and sent to Nauru into the future.Australia on Friday signed a new memorandum of understanding with the tiny island nation which began offshore processing in 2012.
A Christian Brother who changed a student forever by sexually abusing him in a regional NSW school has been jailed for at least one year and two months.Thomas Rodney Sullivan, 82, was found guilty by a jury of two counts of indecent assault between 1975 and 1976 at St Patrick's College in Goulburn.
Tasmania expects to reveal its reopening plan in mid-October and will also publicly release coronavirus modelling on which it is based.Premier Peter Gutwein wants the state to be 90 per cent fully vaccinated by December so the island can open with confidence for summer and Christmas.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced another 11 Covid deaths, as daily cases stubbornly linger around the 1000 mark. Find out more about the latest update.
A group of Queenslanders will take to the streets to protest against opening the state border prematurely, saying the push to open up is being driven by business rather than public health.The Health before Profits group is set to rally in support of public health workers and COVID-19 restrictions, including lockdowns and state border closures, in the Brisbane CBD at 5.
Proposed changes to the powers of South Australia's corruption watchdog have passed state parliament despite objections from the current Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.The measures passed parliament's lower house on Thursday night, after being endorsed by the upper house earlier this week.
An elderly man says he and his wife have become ill due to their neighbour's overgrown garden he has been complaining about for 12 years. Read more.
The Victorian Greens are calling for a parliamentary inquiry into the influence of the far right in the state.Leader Samantha Ratnam on Friday announced she will move a motion for an inquiry into the rise of the political movement and its links to anti-vaccination conspiracy groups when parliament resumes in a fortnight.
International students will be returning to NSW by year's end if an updated pilot plan by the state government proves a success.The plan announced on Friday will involve students returning on chartered flights and quarantining for 14 days in retrofitted accommodation in Redfern.
Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles has accused the prime minister's office of backgrounding journalists against a plan to offer free NRL finals tickets to people getting the jab.The NRL has offered 3000 double passes to Queenslanders getting vaccinated against COVID-19 on Thursday and Friday to help the state government encourage more uptake.
A third man has been charged with the shooting murder of southeast Queensland golf club caretaker Gregory Harding.The 64-year-old was shot at close range outside his home at the Craignish Country Club, near Hervey Bay, on the night of August 15.