Single parents buying their first home may soon be able to do so with a deposit of only two per cent under a new federal scheme.
The Australian government "abandoned" a resident to die of coronavirus in India, his daughter says, accusing it of ignoring her pleas to bring him home.
Sydneysiders are being urged to wear masks and adhere to other restrictions without cancelling their Mother's Day plans.
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose 43 per cent in April from the same month a year ago, preliminary government data shows, the second consecutive monthly rise as destruction picked up before the annual burning season.
A jury deliberating on rape charges against NRL footballer Jack de Belin will return for a sixth day of discussion, after failing to reach a verdict on Friday.
Australians in India who fail a pre-flight coronavirus test will be barred from boarding when rescue planes restart from May 15.
Sydneysiders will again be forced to wear their masks on public transport and New Zealand has halted flights from NSW after two new COVID-19 cases set the state on edge again.
Disgraced former NRL star Jarryd Hayne has been jailed for at least three years and eight months for sexually assaulting a young woman who says he has destroyed her life.
New Zealand has responded to two new COVID-19 community cases in Sydney by pausing quarantine-free travel for 48 hours.
International driver's licence holders from all Australian visa classes may soon be forced to convert to a NSW licence after three months in the state, the transport minister says.