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Reef protection gets another $1 billion

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".

Finalist Barty living out her Open dream

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.

No change to full vaccination definition

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.

Kyrgios, Kokkinakis into all-Aussie 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.

Five lion cubs born at SA zoo

Five new lion cubs have been born at South Australia's Monarto Safari Park providing a boost to the threatened species.

Aust Open crowd capacity gets finals boost

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.