Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has warned the road out of recession for Australia will be "hard and bumpy" after the economy contracted by a record 7.0 per cent.
The NSW health minister says people's lives are being put at risk by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's decision to keep the border closed between the two states.
It's far too risky to hold Sydney's world-famous New Year's Eve fireworks on the harbour in the midst of a pandemic, NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro says.
A six-month extension to the Victorian government's state of emergency powers has passed parliament after a surprise intervention by the Greens.
A Queensland police officer who leaked the address of a domestic violence survivor to her ex-husband has had his jail sentence set aside.
Facebook has been roundly condemned for threatening to block Australian users from sharing news if it is forced to pay local publishers for their content.
The Queensland government will keep state borders shut for least a month amid continuing concern about community transmission of COVID-19 in southern states.
Reserve Bank officials have kept the official cash rate at the record low of 0.25 per cent as the economy remains flattened by the coronavirus recession.
Two men have been charged with breaching coronavirus restrictions after crossing into South Australia from Victoria.
Most Australians believe that artificial intelligence will do more social good than harm although a small percentage think it could lead to the end of the human race.