The United States considers Australia's dispute with Facebook a business negotiation between private companies and the Australian government, the US State Department says.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has raised hopes international borders could reopen once coronavirus vaccinations have been widely delivered.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is sorry a former Liberal staffer feels he has been victim-blaming in response to her allegations of being raped at Parliament House.
Victoria's five-day lockdown is set to end but masks and other restrictions will remain, as authorities continue to monitor thousands of close contacts linked to the Holiday Inn outbreak.
Tasmania's COVID-19 vaccination program will begin next week in Hobart, first targeting frontline health workers, quarantine and border staff.
Enhanced farming practices are leading to a record rate of improvement in the run-off flowing from farms to the Great Barrier Reef, a report has found.
COVID-19 frontline workers in NSW will start being vaccinated from Monday, with Premier Gladys Berejiklian arguing the definition of "success" in tackling the virus must change as the rollout progresses.
Australia's chief medical officer has pleaded with the nation to line up for coronavirus jabs after the government detected increased levels of vaccine hesitancy.
Daniel Andrews says Victoria is "well-placed" to end its five-day lockdown on time, however the premier has warned some restrictions are likely to remain in place.
Scott Morrison has cast doubt on claims a Liberal Party staffer was contacted by his top adviser over rape allegations.