Tech giants will have to pay Australian commercial media for news content by the middle of next year or face fines of up to $10 million.
Artists and entertainers will be able to apply for a slice of a $250 million support package to help the sector recover from coronavirus restrictions.
States that have successfully suppressed the coronavirus will soon allow their residents a taste of pre-pandemic-style freedom.
Australia’s chief medical officer has warned Australians against travelling to and from Victorian coronavirus hotspots as the state grapples with an outbreak – and NSW may implement a border ban on visitors entering the state.
Australians flocked to news services as the nation grappled with the bushfires and then the coronavirus pandemic.
Three out of four Australians hold a racial bias against Indigenous Australians.