NSW have been left to lick their wounds after being skittled for just 32 by Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield, their lowest-ever total.
The national medicine regulator has given a green light for the domestic production of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, paving the way for Australian-made batches to be released within days.
Thousands of residents are fleeing their homes, schools are shut, prison inmates are being evacuated and scores of people have been rescued as NSW is hit by once-in-a-generation flooding.
RAIN CONTINUES ACROSS FLOOD-HIT NSW:* Top rainfall figures (in the 24 hours to 9am on Sunday): Comboyne Public School (249mm), Stonequarry Creek at Picton (198mm), Koree Island (186mm), Oakdale (180mm), Palm Grove (177mm), Katoomba (168mm)* Almost 7000 SES call-outs since Thursday, 74 flood rescues* Evacuation orders for multiple towns near...
Riverbanks have burst, dams are spilling over, roads are cut and residents are on alert for evacuation as NSW faces its worst rain event in almost three decades.
A man has died in hospital and another has been arrested interstate three days after a house fire in Adelaide that police believe was deliberately lit.
Papua New Guinea will tighten internal border controls, restrict personal movement and enforce mask wearing in public from next week, as it confronts a steep rise in COVID-19 infections.
A nurse has been stood down after giving an aged care resident in northern Tasmania the coronavirus vaccine without their consent.
A school assistant who twice slapped a six-year-old student in the face when he was misbehaving has failed to get off a statewide blacklist.
Australia has joined a global action group as the federal government prepares a roadmap for resilience to environmental change.