NSW has recorded its fourth consecutive day without a new locally-acquired COVID-19 case, but health authorities still want an uptick in testing numbers before social restrictions are eased.
US President Donald Trump granted clemency to former White House aide Steve Bannon as part of a wave of pardons and commutations issued in his final hours in office, but did not pardon himself, members of his family or lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Listeria has been found in ham produced in South Australia, prompting a warning to consumers.
Construction workers are in hot demand as home building blooms, helped by low interest rates and government stimulus programs.
Parts of NSW are in for a sweltering weekend ahead of Australia Day, with temperatures expected to reach 15 degrees above average in some places.
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.
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.