Victoria's health department is facing more than $95 million in fines after it was charged over hotel quarantine failures that led to the state's deadly second wave of COVID-19.
Australians will be able to self-test for coronavirus at home from November provided a series of hurdles are cleared.
R Kelly has been convicted by a federal jury in his sex-trafficking trial, where prosecutors accused the R&B singer of exploiting his stardom over a quarter-century to lure women and underage girls into his orbit for sex.
Qantas has announced it will temporarily cease flights to London from Perth, with plans to replace it with a service from Darwin.
Australians have lost a record $211 million to scams so far this year, with people bombarded by bogus calls and texts purportedly from well-known businesses or the government.
Queensland Police are set to welcome 142 recruits into their academy, the largest intake in a decade.
Restrictions will ease slightly across Victoria from Wednesday, when the state is forecast to have vaccinated 80 per cent of its population with at least one jab.
NSW will in the coming week reveal its roadmap for 80 per cent vaccination coverage, and the premier wants international travel to resume "at the earliest opportunity".
Large crowds have been broken up at popular Sydney beaches as NSW reported 1007 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths, including three undiagnosed people who died at home.
Australia will host a clean energy summit next year under the Quad umbrella and take a bigger role in the supply of critical minerals in the Indo-Pacific region, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.