The US death toll from COVID-19 could surpass 500,000 by February unless nearly all Americans wear face masks, according to researchers, as the country broke its daily record for new infections.
Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin's exit from the Australian championship to pursue a career in the United States has been confirmed.
NSW has recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as more people are permitted to come together for worship, in hospitality venues and outside at gatherings.
On the first World Kangaroo Day wildlife advocates are pushing for a NSW ban on commercial hunting of the animals which many farmers view as a pest.
Pope Francis has been warned of potential exposure to COVID-19 after a Vatican diplomat in Australia was infected, media reports say.
Australia Post's watches debacle continues to dog the company after it was revealed the four Cartier gifts spent on senior staff totalled $19,950.
The first AFL grand final to be played outside of Melbourne looks set to be won in the wet after heavy rain hit Brisbane just hours out from Saturday's Gabba decider.
Hundreds more Australians stranded overseas will soon be able to fly home each week.
Queensland has two new COVID-19 cases after the infected crew of a cargo ship anchored off the Sunshine Coast were transferred to hospital.
Scott Morrison has put all government-owned businesses and agencies on notice that luxury gifts and above-limit expense claims won't be tolerated.