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.
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.
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.
Queenslanders are being asked to turn down their heaters again with electricity generators refusing to supply enough power for the next two nights.
Casino operator Star Entertainment will be scrutinised by another independent probe after the Queensland government announced a review into its suitability to hold a licence.