A lockdown in regional NSW has been extended by two weeks as Deputy Premier John Barilaro warns rural communities are "a tinderbox ready to explode" with COVID-19 cases.
NSW police and the NRL's integrity unit are investigating an incident where incoming St George Illawarra forward George Burgess is alleged to have thrown another motorist's phone onto the road after a verbal altercation.
Charlie Watts, the self-effacing and unshakeable Rolling Stones drummer who helped anchor one of rock's greatest rhythm sections and used his "day job" to support his enduring love of jazz, has died at age 80.
Scott Morrison has warned the most dangerous part of Australia's rescue mission in Afghanistan lies ahead after another 650 people were evacuated.
Food and fuel supplies could be affected over the weekend as thousands of truck drivers pull the handbrake over pay and conditions at a major employer, the transport union says.
Scott Morrison has warned ongoing lockdowns will cause more harm than benefit when coronavirus vaccination coverages reaches 70 per cent.
NSW has recorded its third consecutive day of 800-plus new COVID-19 cases, but the state's health minister says life will be "pretty damn good" within months due to vaccinations.
Scott Morrison has challenged premiers to stick to vaccine coverage targets tied to ending lockdowns regardless of coronavirus cases.