The Morrison government is spending another $1 billion to protect the Great Barrier Reef after successfully lobbying UNESCO to delay a decision about listing the World Heritage site as "in danger".
Ash Barty says she's living out a childhood dream after sweeping past Madison Keys in straight sets to become the first home hope to reach the Australian Open women's singles final in 42 years.
Severe storms have battered parts of Victoria, with residents in metropolitan Geelong warned to stay indoors after heavy rain caused flash flooding.
No decision has been made about whether to require Australians to have three COVID-19 vaccines to be considered fully immunised, ahead of an expected infection spike from schools returning.
Dylan Alcott's farewell party has been spoiled with the wheelchair tennis legend bowing out of the sport with a defeat in the Australian Open final.
Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis are Australian Open finalists after the enigmatic box office act powered into an all-local doubles decider at Melbourne Park.
Former Seven Network television host Andrew O'Keefe will spend the night behind bars after he was charged with choking and assaulting a woman.
Five new lion cubs have been born at South Australia's Monarto Safari Park providing a boost to the threatened species.
Crowd capacity at the Australian Open will be increased to 65 per cent, with organisers hopeful of drawing a record crowd to watch Dylan Alcott's wheelchair final on Thursday.
Despite being vaccinated and boosted, Sir Elton John has contracted COVID-19 and is postponing two farewell concert dates in Dallas.