Relatives of the three people killed when fire engulfed a holiday home in regional Victoria late on Saturday night say they are heartbroken over the tragedy.
Fundraisers have been set up to pay for the funerals of four teens killed in a car crash in Townsville that has prompted calls for better youth support programs in the region.
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham is still waiting to speak to his Chinese counterpart about a beef and barley dispute, more than four weeks after requesting a meeting.
Parents will have to pay childcare fees again from July 13 as demand grows for services.
More than 120 extra National Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters will be on the ground before the next bushfire season in NSW.
Eight people have died on Queensland roads in three days, including four teens who were killed when a stolen car rolled and hit a light pole.
More than 100 people with possible links to a fruit picker who travelled in Queensland while infected with COVID-19 have tested negative to the virus.
A bronze chest filled with gold, jewels and other valuables worth more than $US1 million ($A1.4 million) and hidden a decade ago somewhere in the Rocky Mountain wilderness has been found, according to a famed art and antiquities collector who created the treasure hunt.
Childcare workers will be taken off wage subsidies early, sparking speculation other sectors could follow despite Scott Morrison guaranteeing a six-month scheme.
US protests sparked by George Floyd's fatal encounter with Minneapolis police have crossed a new threshold as weekend rallies demanding racial justice stretched from Washington, DC, to an east Texas town once a haven for the Ku Klux Klan.