A powerful series of undersea earthquakes have struck northeast of New Zealand, but tsunami waves that forced many people on the country's North Island to flee to high ground passed without causing substantial damage.
More stranded Australians will soon be able to return each fortnight with a quarantine facility in the Top End given the all clear to increase its capacity.
Embattled Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has apologised for calling an alleged rape victim a "lying cow" after the threat of legal action.
The first doses of the AstraZeneca virus vaccines are ready to be administered, as leaders prepare for their next major meeting.
Australia posted the biggest monthly trade surplus in history on the back of record iron ore exports, as the economy continued to rack up new markers in its rebound from last year's deep recession.
The Duchess of Sussex says she is not afraid of the consequences of speaking out in her and Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey, saying "a lot .
Scientists have for the first time quantified the toll of a deadly facial cancer disease which has decimated the Tasmanian devil population.
A taxi driver has managed to drive himself to hospital after he was caught up in the brazen daylight shooting of a bikie outside at a home in Sydney's northwest.
Embattled former NSW minister John Sidoti has moved to the cross bench after the state's corruption watchdog announced it would hold a public inquiry into his property dealings.
Attorney-General Christian Porter has denied he raped a woman more than three decades ago.