A new group of spiders that build burrows well-hidden by camouflaged hinge-doors has been discovered in eastern Australia.
Scott Morrison has confirmed there will be a further phase of income support once coronavirus welfare programs expire in September.
The VFL season has been abandoned as Melburnians brace for a six-week COVID-19 lockdown, while golfers will still be able to tee off on Victorian fairways.
Parents plagued with guilt over the hours they spend on smartphones can rest easy, scientists say.
Australia's major banks have agreed to extend a six-month repayment holiday for home loan customers struggling financially on account of the coronavirus pandemic.
Local mayors are trying to extend the boundary for exemption permits beyond Albury and Wodonga as the twin towns manage life with a closed NSW-Victoria border.
Melbourne and some regional Victorian towns have been ordered back into lockdown for six weeks after the state was hit with a record 191 coronavirus cases.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has warned Melbourne's coronavirus outbreak could be replicated in other parts of the country, as the city reverts to a six-week lockdown.
MELBOURNE'S SECOND LOCKDOWN* The six-week lockdown starts at 11.59pm on Wednesday.AREAS BACK UNDER STAGE THREE RESTRICTIONS:* Metropolitan Melbourne covering 30 Local Government Areas - Banyule, Hume, Moreland, Bayside, Kingston, Mornington...
Hundreds of Australian Defence Force troops are being deployed to help ringfence Melbourne as the Victorian capital is forced into a second coronavirus lockdown.