Australia's labour market continues to tighten with a further 60,600 people finding a job in May, keeping open the risk of a further 50 basis point increase in the official cash rate in July.
The Fair Work Commission's decision to increase the minimum wage by 5.2 per cent was the correct one, despite concerns raised by business groups, the prime minister says.
The Australian Grand Prix will remain in Melbourne until at least 2035 with Formula One extending its contract for another 10 years.
In the hope of luring more tourists, New Zealand is ditching a requirement for travellers to produce a negative COVID-19 test before arriving in the country.
More than 2.6 million Australians will get a $40 weekly pay rise from July 1 following a decision by the Fair Work Commission.
The national electricity market has been suspended as the market operator says it has become impossible to operate within the rules.
The Nadesalingams welcomed Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to central Queensland after returning home to Biloela.
South Australian Murray River irrigators will get their full water entitlements from July after good inflows over the past three months.
FAIR WORK COMMISSION MINIMUM WAGE DECISIONKEY DETAILS:* The national minimum wage will rise by 5.2 per cent, or $40 a week, to help Australia's lowest-paid workers keep up with rising living costs.
Traditional owners will proceed with legal action to block construction of a nuclear waste dump in South Australia amid federal government plans to begin earthworks at the proposed site.