Army reservists will help bury more than one hundred thousand sheep and cattle killed in the bushfires.
Scott Morrison has cut short his family holiday in Hawaii and will return to Sydney as soon as possible after the deaths of two firefighters.
Senior government ministers have stressed the need to be vigilant about foreign interference, after allegations were aired of a Chinese plot to infiltrate Australia’s parliament.
Australia’s financial intelligence agency is pursuing Westpac for alleged breaches of money laundering and counter-terror laws.
Hundreds of South Australian shipyard workers may not know before Christmas whether their jobs are safe as the federal government considers splitting a lucrative submarine maintenance contract.
The deputy prime minister has launched a full-throated attack against the “disgraceful, disgusting” behaviour of people linking climate change to bushfires in Queensland and NSW.