NSW has added 270 new locally-acquired infections to its COVID-19 caseload, while a further three deaths have been recorded.
Australia has reached 80 per cent full vaccination against COVID-19.Prime Minister Scott Morrison says a further nine per cent of the population aged 16 or over has also received a first vaccine dose although inoculation levels vary from state to state.
While working from home might be the new normal for many Australians, some are apparently willing to take job flexibility to a whole new level.
The South Australian government will help cover the clean-up costs for fruit and vegetable growers hit by last week's devastating hailstorm.
Colin and Donna Craig-Brown were weeding their garden in New Zealand when Colin's hoe struck something huge just beneath the soil's surface.
COVID-19 cases in NSW are on the rise as the state is on the cusp of having 90 per cent of its adults fully vaccinated.