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New WA top cop reveals drug bust news

Western Australia's new police commissioner has used his first press conference to provide details about an alleged organised-crime drugs sting, which included the seizure of cars and gold bullion.

Third of aged care facilities hit by COVID

Aged care providers are calling for urgent action to protect residents and staff from a winter COVID-19 wave which is hitting more than one third of the nation's facilities.

Border to remain open over foot and mouth

Actions taken by the federal government in a bid to keep the devastating foot and mouth disease from infecting Australian livestock are the "strongest ever," Anthony Albanese has declared.

WHO declares monkeypox a global emergency

The World Health Organisation said the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an "extraordinary" situation that qualifies as a global emergency.

House prices slump to be offset by rates

Two in five properties around Australia are worth less than they were three months ago - a sign the pandemic property boom has well and truly drawn to a close.

Biden 'well' after positive COVID-19 test

Joe Biden, the oldest person ever to serve as president of the United States, has tested positive for COVID-19, is experiencing mild symptoms and will continue working but in isolation, the White House says.