Anthony Albanese has promised to build 30,000 social and affordable houses over five years if Labor wins the next election.
Qantas has delayed its planned resumption of international flights until late December after the federal budget revised forecasts for overseas travel.
Health Minister Greg Hunt has promoted access to international travel when borders reopen as an incentive for Australians to roll up their sleeves for coronavirus jabs.
Australians in India who fail a pre-flight coronavirus test will be banned from boarding when rescue planes restart from May 15.
Biosecurity controls will be beefed up in a bid to protect Australian agriculture from devastating diseases and pests.
Doctors have warned Australia’s major coronavirus vaccine challenge is now public confidence after advice on extremely rare side effects.