Next week's restoration of pre-COVID travel between Australia and New Zealand has been labelled "Monumental Monday" as airlines, airports and travellers gear up for the trans-Tasman bubble.
Queensland's deputy premier has defended taking a family break in NSW while his own government is offering incentives to get Queenslanders to holiday at home.
Climate experts are calling for much stronger emissions-reduction targets for Australia to ensure global warming remains well below two degrees Celsius.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the drop in the unemployment rate is a further sign of Australia's economic recovery gaining momentum.
Australia's largest dairy company is being investigated by the Tasmanian environment watchdog over issues with effluent management.
Coinbase has made a rousing debut on Wall Street, with shares of the digital currency exchange rising so high that the company briefly had a market value over $US100 billion ($A130 billion).