Prime Minister Scott Morrison will reverse the decision to put pensions on hold for the first time in more than two decades.
Australia is set to join the United States in military exercises through the South China Sea, after branding Beijing’s maritime claims to the disputed waters unlawful.
Scott Morrison has warned attempting to eliminate the coronavirus would destroy the Australian economy.
Labor’s national executive is preparing to take action against the party’s beleaguered Victorian branch, with three frontbenchers now forced out of state cabinet over a branch-stacking and infighting scandal.
State premiers continue to lob verbal grenades at each other as the battle over border closures heats up, with Premier Steven Marshall saying South Australia’s restrictions would remain in place for “economic” as well as health reasons.
Home Affairs officials are examining claims 23 immigration detainees should be released because they are indigenous.