Australians have admitted to disposing of asbestos illegally - even dumping it in their neighbour's bin - during a COVID-19 home improvement surge, raising cancer fears.
A NSW police officer who rescued two boys from a flood-affected river will be recommended for a bravery award while wet weather continues to batter much of the state.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet says unvaccinated people will not be granted freedoms any earlier than December 15 despite thousands rallying against vaccination requirements.
The Northern Territories' Chief Minister Michael Gunner is expected to provide more details about an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in two remote Indigenous communities after a further ten cases were identified.
The renewed search for the remains of missing three-year-old William Tyrrell could take months, with investigators on day six having scoured only a fraction of the scrub near where the pre-schooler disappeared.
NSW has again recorded no new coronavirus deaths, as vaccination rates continue to climb and hospitalisation rates fall.
Until now, performing keyhole heart valve replacement surgery was a bit like trying to cook the perfect steak, says the Australian doctor who has revolutionised the procedure.
Queensland could reach 80 per cent COVID-19 vaccination coverage as early as December 6, as the state government continues a war of words with the federal government over mandates.
Tasmania is offering iPads and other prizes to 12-18 year olds who get vaccinated against coronavirus, due to a lagging rate of uptake among teenagers.
Federal Labor MP Sharon Bird will quit politics when Australia heads to the polls after holding the NSW seat of Cunningham for more than 17 years.