Anthony Albanese has declined to buy into a backlash against the renaming of iconic Australian cheese brand Coon.
Australia's two-time Dakar motorcycle champion Toby Price has been forced to exit this year's race after crashing in the Saudi Arabian desert.
The start of the Formula One season has been delayed after the Australian Grand Prix was postponed from March to November because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Morrison government has reignited concerns over state border closures as Australians grapple with inconsistent travel restrictions in different parts of the country.
Facebook says it's treating the next two weeks as a "major civic event" and will remove certain content containing the phrase "stop the steal" from its social media platforms.
Australians stranded overseas have been dealt another blow, with passenger numbers halved on three repatriation flights because of new caps on international arrivals.
The threat posed by an uncontrolled bushfire to the South Australian southeast township of Lucindale has eased but livestock, buildings and fences have been lost in the area.
The partner of the Brisbane cleaner who tested positive to the UK COVID-19 variant has also become infected but the city's lockdown won't be extended.
Victoria will reopen to regional NSW, with the introduction of a new "traffic light" system for interstate travel.
The NSW government has committed to only 11 of the 42 recommendations made by a parliamentary inquiry into koala protections conducted in the aftermath of the 'black summer' fires.