The prime minister is under pressure to acknowledge the rising cost of living under his government rather than blame international factors.
Some 98 per cent of rental properties across the country are too expensive for workers on the minimum wage.
Scott Morrison has made a targeted economic pitch to regional and rural voters, while Labor has claimed working families would be better off under its budget plan.
Financial markets are braced for an interest rate rise when the Reserve Bank of Australia board meets next week after annual inflation saw its biggest jump in more than two decades.
Gold Coast coach Justin Holbrook has lost patience with his under-performing spine, taking AJ Brimson out of the halves and moving him back to fullback to face Penrith.
Almost half of all patients waited more than 30 minutes in an ambulance before being admitted to hospital in southeast Queensland in December.
Rideshare company Uber has admitted to breaching Australian Consumer Law after falsely telling customers they may be charged for cancelling trips and misrepresenting prices of competing taxi companies.
Elon Musk has clinched a deal to buy Twitter for $US44 billion ($A61 billion) cash in a transaction that will shift control of the social media platform populated by millions of users and global leaders...
Russia announced a new ceasefire and a humanitarian corridor on for civilians trapped in a steel plant in the besieged Ukrainian port city of Mariupol.
Sacrifices made in wars past and present have been remembered at Anzac Day ceremonies across the country and overseas.