Federal Labor MP Sharon Bird will quit politics when Australia heads to the polls after holding the NSW seat of Cunningham for more than 17 years.
Vaccinated Victorians will be allowed back onto dancefloors, as the state looks towards a summer of freedoms many have not seen since the pandemic began.
Police investigating the disappearance of toddler William Tyrrell have charged his former foster parents with the unrelated assault of a different child.
Former federal Labor MP Craig Thomson has been charged, accused of being involved in a multimillion-dollar migration fraud.
Another search for the remains of three-year-old William Tyrrell on the NSW mid-north coast is yet to turn up answers, as bushland is cleared and potential evidence is combed over again.
A man was a financial burden to his family, but his wife of 30 years paid the ultimate price - when he bashed her repeatedly on the head with a hammer before strangling her to death, their son says.
Hundreds of NSW police officers will descend on the area where three-year-old William Tyrrell disappeared seven years ago to conduct "high intensity" searches following new evidence.
South Australia will scale back quarantine requirements and no longer enforce statewide COVID-19 lockdowns from next week.
Business groups have welcomed a NSW government plan to roll back a special protection for frontline workers who test positive for COVID-19.
Women are more likely to hurry past a construction site, fearful of unwanted attention, than they are to look for a job there.