"When I was in high school I was told that I would never succeed because I'd be an Aboriginal person," Todd Fernando says."And here I am as the youngest, first openly gay Indigenous commissioner.
Three in four Australians aged 16 and over have now had at least their first COVID-19 vaccine, as deaths in NSW and Victoria continue to rise.In another milestone for the quickening national rollout, Australia hit 75.
NSW contact tracers are interviewing positive cases more quickly, as COVID-19 case numbers continue their slow but steady decline.The number of people to be fully interviewed by contact tracers within a day of their positive result nearly doubled last week, data published by NSW Health reveals.
The Victorian city of Geelong will learn its lockdown fate, as rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations threaten a suspend elective surgeries.Health Minister Martin Foley has confirmed restrictions will ease on the state's Surf Coast from midnight on Sunday, while Greater Geelong and Mitchell Shire remain under review.
Systematic testing is under way after two patients in a shared room returned positives for COVID-19 at Canberra Hospital.ACT Health Services chief executive Dave Peffer says "this sort of incident" is not new.
'She loved us so much and would do anything for us ... except get a vaccine,' Jennie Wall said of her mum, 57.
Coles customers are complaining that shifting stock has them spending more time in stores during the pandemic. But they may be pleased when they learn what Coles has planned.
The 32-year-old sent a text message to a friend just hours before she was attacked outside her home. Read more.
A technically brilliant team led by Australia's national science agency has kicked NASA's butt in a global challenge deep inside the bowels of the Earth.The CSIRO-led team has claimed silver at an event participants think of as the 'Robot Olympics', an epic three-year competition that has just concluded in a vast old limestone mine in the US state of Kentucky.
A boy told his parents about a man touching him at a bus stop. Two days later his dad waited for him to appear and tackled him.
Police have snuffed out a sixth day of anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine protests in Melbourne, dispersing and arresting would-be demonstrators.Hundreds of police lined St Kilda beach and arrested dozens of people on Saturday as protesters initially gathered at Luna Park.
The woman said she and Brian Laundrie made small talk for several minutes. See what she has to say about the encounter.
The Apple Isle appears to have avoided a COVID-19 outbreak after a Melbourne-based contractor working on Spirit of Tasmania ferries tested positive.Sailings to and from Melbourne and Devonport were cancelled on Friday night when the positive case emerged among a TT-Line employee.
This island is one of Australia's most stunning holiday locations. Find out how drivers could be caught out while driving in this paradise.
An image of a house that remained untouched after a volcano exploded on the Canary Islands has gone viral. See the amazing picture here.
The PM is in the US to discuss the Indo-Pacific with the US, Japan and India but questions turned to Australia's relations with China.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has doubled down on calls for an independent review into the origins of COVID-19 despite months of economic pain inflicted by China.More than 70 per cent of Australia's adult population have received one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while more than half have had two doses, Mr Morrison told the United Nations General Assembly in a pre-recorded address on Friday.
The man's bizarre symptoms, including passing semen through his anus, were investigated by a team of medical researchers. Read more.
Queensland's health minister says many residents stranded interstate knew the rules and risks before they travelled and must wait their turn to come home.Yvette D'Ath says she understands stranded Queenslanders are frustrated but it would irresponsible to open up home quarantine arrangements to thousands of people without understanding what threat that might pose.
Nur Sajat, 35, was arrested by Thai immigration authorities on September 8 after fleeing Malaysia in fear of her own safety. Read more.