The NSW State Emergency Service has ordered 85,000 people to evacuate or prepare to leave areas likely to flood or be isolated as severe weather drenches parts of the state.
Australia is expected to follow other parts of the world in expanding eligibility for a fourth COVID vaccine dose to the wider population.
Allegations Christopher Michael Dawson executed the perfect crime in killing his wife without a trace while leaving all her belongings at home have been criticised as nonsensical.
The severe weather battering NSW is posing further flood risks as it moves north, while damage assessments begin in the areas surrounding Sydney that have been drenched in recent days.
Flood-affected communities will have access to emergency payments after the prime minister approved federal financial support.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's mission to strengthen trade, tourism and security ties with Australia will continue in NSW ahead of her meeting with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese later this week.
The man accused of opening fire with a rifle from a rooftop onto a crowd of people watching a July 4 parade near the US city of Chicago has been charged with seven counts of first-degree murder.
US police have captured a person of interest after a shooting incident that killed six people and wounded more than 36 when a man with a high-powered rifle opened fire from a rooftop at a July 4 parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park.
After 37 years, the final episode of Neighbours will air for 90 minutes from 7.30pm on July 28.
Australians will have to dig a little deeper in their pockets after the Reserve Bank hiked the cash rate to 1.35 per cent.