Ashleigh Barty's top ranking is secure despite the world No.1 withdrawing from the US Open in a massive blow to the New York grand slam.
Victoria is "essentially under stage four" restrictions as masks become compulsory everywhere amid growing aged care outbreaks and another horror day of cases and deaths.
Structural racism in government agencies will need to be dealt with in order to close the gap with Indigenous Australians.
Tighter restrictions will soon be in place for gyms to ensure social distancing and stronger hygiene practices as the number of COVID-19 cases in NSW continues to grow.
South Australia has imposed tougher border restrictions with Victoria amid continued concerns over Melbourne's surge in COVID-19 cases.
Air New Zealand, the only airline running flights across the Tasman Sea, has put a booking hold on flights to Australia for the next month.
Passengers flying Virgin Galactic on suborbital trips into space will be able to see themselves floating weightless against the backdrop of the Earth below while 16 cameras document the adventures, the company says.
New Zealand conservation rangers are asking international fans of one of the country's most watched chicks to give her a name.
If you're one for believing that the worst will happen then chances are you're more likely to die early, new research has found.
Deadpool, Thor, Loki, and Black Widow are just some of the colourful names given to five new species of Australian flies by the nation's premier science agency.