Warriors players have told the NRL club they don't want to go home this year and would rather spend the entire season based in Australia.
More than half a billion in taxpayer money will go towards building a gas-fired power station in NSW, despite a major report calling for an end to investments in fossil fuels.
Last week's big spending budget failed to lift the mood of Australians, and the latest wage growth figures are likely to receive a similar stony response - a worry for both Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and retailers.
The Queensland government has been accused of hiding data about the performance of the state's hospitals, which the opposition says are simply not coping.
Scott Morrison has warned international travel and border restrictions will remain in place for some time, arguing Australia must play it safe in the fight against coronavirus.
Troubled former NRL player Jamil Hopoate has been refused bail after being described as a person of "reasonable significance" in a plot to import more than half a tonne of cocaine.
Scott Morrison has played down new polling that suggests one-third of Australian adults are unwilling to be vaccinated against coronavirus.