An ownership dispute, and not "hacking or third-party intrusion", is behind the rebranding of Scott Morrison's WeChat account, the operator of the Chinese social media platform says.Coalition members backed a WeChat boycott in retaliation for the prime minister's account being taken over and rebranded as "Australian Chinese new life".
Two years to the day since Australia's first confirmed COVID-19 case, authorities hope Omicron outbreaks have peaked amid ongoing shortages of rapid antigen tests.The country recorded a cumulative 40,681 new infections and 58 additional deaths on Monday.
Sue and Lloyd Clarke admit they were shocked upon hearing they were a finalist as Australian of the Year.But the Queensland couple said their daughter Hannah, whose murder led them to become campaigners against domestic violence, would have been even more surprised by the honour.
Hundreds of thousands of Australians had to wait seven weeks or more for elective surgery procedures, if they got them at all, as hospitals worked through backlogs during the pandemic.The median wait time for an elective surgery was 48 days in the 2020/21 financial year, an increase of nine days compared to the previous year, new data released on Tuesday shows.
Reducing water consumption by four litres a day could help protect Victoria from future water shortages.With Melbourne's population forecast to almost double by 2051 and the changing environment affecting water storages over the next 30 years, the pressure is on to help secure water supplies.
NSW businesses facing a "dire" fall in revenue need government support before it's too late, the state opposition says.Labor leader Chris Minns said a business support package is needed to lift small and medium-sized businesses out of the "shadow lockdown".
Labor leader Anthony Albanese says it's his "fundamental responsibility" to repay the sacrifices Australians have made during the COVID-19 pandemic.Mr Albanese will use a speech to the National Press Club on Tuesday to set the scene for Labor's election campaign, spelling out a $440 million plan to upgrade schools and help student wellbeing.
The Aboriginal flag "belongs to everyone" after the federal government completed a deal to take ownership of its copyright.Previously owned by the flag's designer Harold Thomas and a non-Indigenous clothing company, the flag is now freely available for public use.
Rising fuel prices and housing costs are expected to keep the annual inflation rate at the top end of the Reserve Bank's two-to-three per cent target and financial markets fired up for an interest rate rise this year.The Australian Bureau of Statistics will release the December quarter consumer price index on Tuesday.
Australians in Ukraine are being urged to leave immediately as the threat of Russian military action against the country increases.The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on Monday night raised its advice to "Do Not Travel".
Australia has significantly boosted supplies of a diesel exhaust fuel vital to keeping the country's freight and logistics sectors on track.After striking up an agreement with the federal government, fertiliser manufacturer Incitec Pivot has increased the local production of AdBlue by 800 per cent to address a domestic shortage.
The man was filmed allegedly trying to sell a rapid antigen test for $70 at a Melbourne shopping centre. Watch the video.
The show has made a number of scarily accurate predictions, including Donald Trump's presidency. Find out which Hollywood star is at the centre of their latest prediction.
Video footage of the exact moment a Western Australian man was seriously injured while filming a ute doing burnouts could be the key to finding the driver.The footage, released by WA Police on Monday, shows the ute doing burnouts on a gravel area on a rural property in Caraban, north of Perth, on Sunday night.
Some cities are in for a scorcher while others will see some rainfall. Find out the forecast for your state.
The pastor was 'illustrating' a story from the bible but left the congregation horrified. Even the pastor himself was disgusted when watching back the video. See why.
A nurse can't believe her luck after almost missing out on a $3 million lottery prize. Find out how she discovered the life-changing news.
School principals across Victoria are preparing for back to school with an extra special delivery.Mount View Primary School principal Glenn Butler is one of many who received RAT testing kits on Monday, ahead of the beginning of term one.
A Victorian mum was shocked when she was asked a bizarre question during a routine check after her 10-year-old son tested positive for Covid-19. Find out what she was asked.
Four passengers have been injured after a light plane crash in Western Australia.WA police say the pilot was landing the plane at Murrayfield Airpark about 9am on Monday and attempted to abort the landing.
A 92-year-old woman was stabbed and beaten with her walking sticks and fine china by her usually "charming" house cleaner who she said suddenly turned "utterly ferocious", a murder trial has been told.Hanny Papanicolaou, 38, is charged with murdering her client of one year, Marjorie Welsh, in her inner western Sydney home on January 2, 2019.
The popular tourist spot has led the state's Covid count, but experts believe it will be the first region to peak. Find out more.
The NSW budget has been approved despite "significant uncertainties" that could require the government to spend billions on public transport over the next decade.Auditor-General Margaret Crawford signed off on the state's finances on Friday, after delaying budget approval due to "significant accounting issues.
The much-delayed electrification of a major rail line in Adelaide's north is now set for completion by April but not before another cost blowout to $842 million.The latest $127 million increase has largely been blamed on the COVID-19 pandemic, including manufacturing shutdowns and issues with bringing highly skilled workers into the state.