The head of the World Health Organisation is warning that opening up societies too quickly amid the coronavirus pandemic is a "recipe for disaster".
A body such as the national cabinet set up to deal with coronavirus should be tasked with managing the response to future bushfires.
Lockdown-weary Victorians have had a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel, without any illumination on when it will happen.
The Queensland government will set up a unit to deal with interstate residents who need specialist healthcare after coming under sustained criticism about border closures.
Clive Palmer's companies have pumped funds into his United Australia Party as he tries to topple Queensland's Labor government at the upcoming state election.
Victorians will soon understand the path out of strict lockdowns as aged care workers are offered extra incentives to stop job-hopping across nursing homes.
Australia's troubled aged care sector will receive a $563 million boost after more than 450 deaths and ongoing political pressure on the federal government.
Upgrades to South Australia's electricity network, to handle more solar power being pumped into the grid, are underway as debate rages over the impact of solar systems on future blackouts.
More than 2000 Australians die every year from a drug overdose, mostly in simple, tragic accidents.
COVID-19 has helped push down Australia's carbon emissions to pre-2000 levels in an inadvertent environmental fillip from the pandemic.