China says it supports the World Health Organisation (WHO) in trying to pinpoint the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and has accused US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of telling one lie after another in his attacks on Beijing.
Despite pressure to adopt a "no jab, no play" policy, the ARL Commission has revised a vaccination waiver clause to allow NRL players to play if they refuse to get a flu shot.
Wests Tigers veteran Benji Marshall has left the door open to play on for another season and possibly become the oldest active player in the NRL.
Health Minister Greg Hunt is adamant Australia's 1.5 million coronavirus antibody tests work despite high-profile failures of the method overseas.
Increased financial stress, higher alcohol consumption and being forced to stay home has led to a surge in domestic and family violence, Queensland officials say.
Top health officials are confident coronavirus restrictions can be safely lifted despite outbreaks in Australia's two biggest cities.
Australians who have recovered from coronavirus will soon be able to donate their plasma to help create a new treatment for other patients.
Hemp crops can now be grown legally in the Northern Territory as new laws take effect.
Lifting border restrictions in South Australia is still some way off despite the state reaching two weeks with no new coronavirus infections, health officials say.
The Queen has wished Australians well in dealing with coronavirus, bushfires and drought and is pleased to hear horse races are still going on in the country.