The High Court has ruled Aboriginal Australians cannot be considered "aliens" under the constitution, presenting a major hurdle to the deportation of two men.
Queensland remains on flood watch, with storms and heavy rainfall forecast to lash the state's southeast and southern inland.
Communities on the bushfire-ravaged NSW south coast hope a potential royal visit by Prince William and his wife Catherine will shine a spotlight on the region and its reconstruction efforts.
The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic in mainland China has soared past 1000 as the prolonged disruption to factories and businesses plays havoc with the world's second-largest economy.
Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese have urged Australians to "stand up and speak out" against racism following the coronavirus outbreak.
A private school principal is adamant a five-year-old Cook Island boy cannot have long hair, even if it is part of his culture.
An Australian mum has come out of her coma, months after the volcano eruption on New Zealand's White Island that killed her husband and daughter.
A man has spent the night clinging to a tree after being swept into the swollen Brogo River in southeastern NSW.
A man feared missing in floodwaters northwest of Brisbane has been located safe and well.
Four Australians are among more than 60 newly-confirmed coronavirus cases aboard a quarantined cruise ship docked at Yokohama, Japanese authorities have confirmed.