Many online shoppers face delays in getting their parcels when Australia Post stops pickups in lockdown states for three days so it can process a backlog.
Scott Morrison wants home quarantine to become the norm, even as his government stumps up cash for three dedicated isolation hubs.
An intensive care nurse working in one of NSW's worst COVID-19 hotspots says the virus is "ripping families apart" and taking an enormous physical and emotional toll on healthcare workers.
Two soldiers have died after becoming trapped in their crashed vehicle in a remote part of north Queensland.
The lead guitarist of INXS "freaked out" when his hand became trapped in a boat anchor mechanism, hacking off one finger, mangling others and ending his career.
Australia has smashed its own record for new coronavirus infections as the death toll exceeded 1000 and the disease claimed its first Indigenous victim.
Queensland will mandate vaccination for workers at the state's five COVID-19 hospitals after a report into a breach which led to a lockdown in late June recommended it.
President Joe Biden has vowed to keep up air strikes against the Islamic extremist group whose suicide bombing at the Kabul airport killed scores of Afghans and 13 American service members.
In another day of record COVID-19 cases in Australia, authorities continued to press the case for getting vaccinated as soon as feasibly possible.
The NSW government says it will restore freedoms to all fully vaccinated residents once the state hits 70 per cent double-dose coverage - regardless of COVID-19 case numbers.