The COVIDSafe app uses a phone's Bluetooth wireless signal to store information about people's interactions, and can be accessed by health officials if a person contracts coronavirus.
Townpeople in Cobargo, New South Wales yell at Morrison, make obscene gestures, and call him an "idiot" to criticise him for lack of equipment to deal with bushfires in town.
One volunteer firefighter was killed and two suffered burn injuries after their truck rolled over when it was hit by extreme winds amid raging bushfires in New South Wales. Ten other firefighters have been killed so far this fire season.
Farmers in Australia's eastern states are struggling with extreme aridity that has turned green pastures into dust, with the economies of local towns also suffering.
Despite its famed luxury resorts, the government of Maldives has a troubled take on the rule of law.
Australian authorities say they deeply regret not finding missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and the ongoing mystery is "unacceptable," as they publish their final report on the unsuccessful search.
Australia saw several power outages in different parts of the country due to increased use of air-conditioning, after temperatures regularly soared above 40° Celsius (103° Fahrenheit).
Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov beat the previous record of 13.5 days set in 2002 by the late Steve Fossett.
Australian camper fights off crocodile that bit into his foot while he slept.
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