Former premier Gladys Berejiklian lied about the extent of her secret relationship with fellow MP Daryl Maguire, her top staffer has conceded to the state's corruption watchdog.
Queensland has recorded two new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, while a truck driver has tested positive interstate after being infectious in the Sunshine State.
The 12 million-plus COVID-19 vaccines that have gone into arms in NSW appear to be helping keep a lid on an expected surge in new infections and hospitalisations as the state opens up.
South Australia will remove domestic border restrictions from November 23 for travellers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Australia has pinned its hopes on existing technologies and unproven breakthroughs to achieve a 2050 net-zero carbon emissions target.
A suspect is in custody after two people were killed and four injured - including a police officer - in a shooting at a shopping mall in Boise, Idaho.
Sonar scans of the sea floor off northwest Tasmania will get underway for a second day in the search for a missing man and a boat.
Victoria's reopening could place the health of some vulnerable members of the Indigenous community further at risk, with the race to vaccinate them against COVID-19 becoming more urgent.
Petrol prices have struck a record high on average as global oil prices continue to rise, fuelling concerns about both the inflation and interest rate outlook.
Dominic Perrottet says he is "very confident" resuming face-to-face education will go well despite the potential for COVID-19 outbreaks, with some NSW schools already closed for deep cleaning.