India's new coronavirus cases have dipped marginally but deaths due to the infection jumped by a record 3689, with one more state going into lockdown as the nation's creaky healthcare system fails to cope with a massive caseload.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says a planned $1.7 billion injection into the childcare system will give families choice and make the economy stronger.
Australia is facing a homelessness crisis and those at greatest risk are among the nearest and dearest: mums and grandmas.
India's rampant second wave of COVID-19 has topped 400,000 new daily cases for the first time, as the country opened up its massive vaccination drive to all adults, although several states warned of acute shortages.
Hundreds of surfers have attempted to break the "paddle out" world record on the NSW south coast.
The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling on the federal government to prove that its decision to fine or jail Australians attempting to return from India is "not discriminatory".
Scott Morrison says proposals put forward by former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins will be invaluable in reforming workplace culture in Parliament House.
Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have celebrated 10 years of marriage with a video of the couple and their children enjoying the countryside.
Australian athletes are well-placed to handle any strict COVID-related protocols at Beijing's Winter Olympics in 2022 after successfully navigating international competition over the past few months, says Chef de Mission Geoff Lipshut.
Drug manufacturer Moderna says it is boosting capacity to make its COVID-19 vaccine and expects to make up to 3 billion doses in 2022, more than twice its previous forecast.