Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says his predecessor as Kooyong MP, former Liberal leader Andrew Peacock, "combined great elegance, style and substance" and would be missed after his death at 82.
A toddler has been savagely mauled by a dingo on Fraser Island after wandering away from a house while his family was asleep.
The federal government has extended the deadline to begin construction under the HomeBuilder grants program by an additional 12 months.
A woman has been awarded more than $170,000 after tripping on a kinked wet weather mat at a shopping centre.
Australia's medicines regulator has concluded that the death of a NSW woman who developed blood clots a day after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine "is likely to be linked to vaccination".
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.