Governments should ensure the arts and cultural sectors are included when considering how to attract more people to rural and regional areas, an inquiry has heard.
The federal government has brought forward the rollout of a vaccine for COVID-19 by a couple of weeks to early March.
South Australia has issued an urgent call for some recent travellers to a NSW regional centre to isolate and get tested after it was linked to a new COVID-19 infection.
Australia has no issue with Julian Assange returning to his home country if his massive extradition battle with the United States government is resolved in his favour.
Victorian government officials are insisting a decision is yet to be made on Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix, as the event faces postponement due to COVID-19 concerns.
Australian Toby Price has won the third stage of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia as American Skyler Howes took the overall lead in the motorbike category.
England allrounder Moeen Ali is isolating in Sri Lanka after testing positive for the coronavirus upon his arrival in the South Asian country for the team's two-Test cricket tour.
KEY EVENTS AND DETAILS IN ASSANGE'S LIFE:July 1971 - Born in Townsville to parents involved in theatre.
A P-plater allegedly caught driving more than 65km/h over the speed limit with her two children in the car has allegedly tested positive in a roadside drug test in Sydney's south.
More than two-thirds of the 15 million coronavirus vaccines shipped within the United States have so far gone unused.