NSW's health minister is urging older Australians to get vaccinated, saying they are far more likely to die of COVID-19 if infected than from getting the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Norway's beach handball team has been fined 1500 euros ($A2400) for being improperly dressed after the women wore shorts instead of bikini bottoms at a European championship match in Bulgaria.
South Australia will spend the next seven days in lockdown as authorities try desperately to contain an outbreak of the fast-moving Delta coronavirus variant.
Australians under 40 will not be eligible for Pfizer coronavirus jabs ahead of schedule despite increasing hospitalisations of younger people.
Victoria's lockdown will be extended for a further seven days as authorities work to "extinguish" an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta coronavirus variant.
South Australia's cluster of coronavirus cases has grown to three as the state prepares for tough new restrictions in a bid to contain the latest outbreak.
Racist far-right commentator Katie Hopkins has been deported after flouting Australia's quarantine laws.
Family of a teenage driver killed after a stolen ute flipped during a police pursuit through Gold Coast streets fled in tears as footage of the incident was played to an inquest.
Former NSW Labor minister Eddie Obeid is set to return to jail after being found guilty of being part of a conspiracy related to a coal exploration licence which led to a $30 million windfall for his family.
The Australian Olympic athletics team was put into lockdown for several hours over the weekend because of a staff member's inconclusive COVID-19 test.