Smoke continues to blanket southern Sydney and the NSW south coast as strong winds fan blazes in the Royal National Park and across the state.
Rose Marie, Bill Paxton, Jim Nabors, and Don Rickles were among the famous film and TV personalities who were honoured in the In Memoriam segment of the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced a multi-million-dollar plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef against coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish and farm run-off.
Morgan Freeman has accepted the lifetime achievement award at the Screen Actors Guild by pointing out the show's awards statuette is male.
Labor wants the Turnbull government to get on with setting tougher emissions standards on vehicles while coalition backbenchers are reportedly threatening yet another revolt if electric cars are further subsidised.
Thousands of people on two continents have picked up the baton from the US and rallied in solidarity with women demanding equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment.
Nicole Kidman has used her win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards to point out actresses were no longer "washed up" after the age of 40.
The World War II sinking of the HMAS Patricia Cam off the coast of Arnhem Land will be remembered at a 75th-anniversary event in Darwin.
Townsville Fire have claimed their third WNBL championship after Suzy Batkovic inspired a 70-57 home win over the Melbourne Boomers on Sunday night.
A Melbourne nurse left in "excruciating pain" on the road after a hit-and-run has pleaded with the driver to hand themselves in.