Exhausted firefighters are working to contain more than 80 fires still burning across Queensland before a severe heatwave brings sweltering conditions.
The peak body for Australian Muslims says it's not surprised by a report that suggests Islamophobic incidents are on the rise, with girls and women the most likely to be abused in public.
The Morrison government has offered to do individual deals with each state in a bid to further drive down power prices and ensure electricity reliability.
The prime minister has labelled China's decision to ban two members of the Australian government from visiting the country "very disappointing".
Scott Morrison has blasted Israel Folau's "appallingly insensitive" comments, while Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese called the sacked Wallabies star "reprehensible".
Australians may have to fork out up to 60 per cent more for their Christmas hams this year due to a shortage of pork, an industry spokesman says.
Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon has rejected Barnaby Joyce's claim an asylum-seeker used the controversial medevac laws to get into Australia following a botched penis enlargement.
A second man has been arrested after fire gutted an Adelaide home.
A 37-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage by fire after allegedly setting his own house alight in regional WA, causing up to $300,000 damage.
Police have described an attack on an elderly Sydney woman in her bedroom at a retirement village as an "appalling and cowardly act".