Petrol prices have struck a record high on average as global oil prices continue to rise, fuelling concerns about both the inflation and interest rate outlook.
Dominic Perrottet says he is "very confident" resuming face-to-face education will go well despite the potential for COVID-19 outbreaks, with some NSW schools already closed for deep cleaning.
Melbourne and regional Victoria will reunite in a matter of days, as residents get a glimpse of life beyond the state's next COVID-19 vaccination milestones.
The federal government is launching two new coronavirus campaigns - one aimed at vaccination stragglers and the other focused on Australia's first people.
NSW has seen likely events of COVID-19 transmission in bars and gyms since the state opened up nearly two weeks ago.
A tech boost has helped tee global shares up for a third straight week of gains, despite growing inflation concerns, while the US dollar dipped and oil prices bounced off their lows.
Victoria is scrapping quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers arriving from overseas, bringing the state into line with NSW.
A woman spent months planning the murder of her partner and made two attempts while planting a trail to make it appear he killed himself, a NSW court has been told.
A tornado spawned by a supercell thunderstorm has damaged buildings at Brisbane's airport, and the wild Queensland's weather isn't over yet.
Gold Coast police officer Superintendent Michelle Stenner has stood trial twice and spent four years facing accusations of lying to Queensland's corruption watchdog.