Workers looking for job security in 2021 should consider Australia's "largest and fastest growing" industry, broadly known as the care economy.
A critically endangered migratory parrot is breeding in Tasmania in record numbers, giving biologists renewed hope for the species' survival.
Victorians have snapped up 40,000 extra regional tourism vouchers, aimed at encouraging people to holiday at home and boosting an economy ravaged by COVID-19.
Two Australian Open tennis players who tested positive to COVID-19 are likely to be classified as viral shedding.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is open to Queensland's push to make all international arrivals quarantine at remote mining camps instead of hotels.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has distanced himself from colleagues criticising the Victorian government for accepting international tennis players but not farm workers into the state.
The United States has called on China to allow an expert team from the World Health Organisation to interview "care givers, former patients and lab workers" in the central city of Wuhan, drawing a rebuke from Beijing officials.
North Queenslanders are continuing to batten down the hatches, as an unpredictable tropical cyclone lurks off the coast.
NSW has recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, as Premier Gladys Berejiklian suggests the government may permit venues to ban entry to those who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
The head of Australia's health department believes it is unlikely international borders will substantially reopen this year, even if most people are vaccinated against coronavirus.