Australians in and out of work face a long, hard and bumpy road as the nation recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.
Almost 90 pilot whales have been saved from a mass stranding on Tasmania's west coast, as authorities make grim plans to dump hundreds of carcasses at sea.
Exasperated Australians in heart-wrenching binds have vented emotional pleas for the government to urgently lift the cap on overseas arrivals.
Three people are lucky to be alive after a car plunged down a cliff, hitting a mother and her baby on a popular Newcastle beach.
Westpac has agreed to pay a record $1.3 billion fine for major breaches of money laundering and terror financing laws.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has moved to temper expectations ahead of announcing eased lockdown rules for Melbourne on Sunday.
Some of Melbourne's coronavirus restrictions could be eased quicker than planned next Monday.
NSW residents can travel to South Australia for the first time in nearly six months as the state recorded its second day of no community transmission cases of COVID-19.
Investors have slashed $US50 billion ($A69 billion) from Tesla Inc's market value despite CEO Elon Musk's promise to cut electric vehicle costs so radically that a $US25,000 ($A34,588) car that drives itself will be possible, but not for at least three years.
Australia has signed onto a global coronavirus agreement in the hope of gaining early access to dozens of potential vaccines.