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Tourism sector pleads for border certainty

Australia's tourism sector is urging the government to set a time frame for the nation's reopening as question marks remain over when international travel will resume.

At least 68 killed in Afghan school blast

The death toll from an explosion outside a school in Afghanistan's capital Kabul has risen to 68, with doctors struggling to provide medical care to 165 injured and officials trying to identify bodies.

Huge aged care package to come in budget

The Morrison government continues to roll out pre-budget funding announcements, but the details of what could be Treasurer Josh Frydenberg's centrepiece looks set to remain under covers until Tuesday nightThe treasurer says his third budget will include an aged care pledge that will be bigger than the $10 billion over...

Federal Budget 2021 - what is known so far

FEDERAL BUDGET - WHAT'S KNOWN SO FAR:THE BIG PICTURE* Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg say it will be a "jobs budget" with the aim of boosting the recovery which has already begun after a short-lived recession* Economists expect a smaller budget deficit of around $80 billion for 2021/22 compared to...

Millennials in no rush down the aisle

Australians want to meet their life partner at 31, get married at 33 and have kids at 34, according to numbers collected by dating website eharmony.

Dracula's castle offers COVID-19 jabs

Visitors to Dracula's castle are more likely to find puncture marks in their arms than their necks this month, after medics set up a COVID-19 vaccination centre at the Transylvanian attraction.

Reds after-siren try seals Super AU title

James O'Connor's rugby resurgence has flourished again, the Queensland Reds playmaker scoring five minutes into injury-time against a 13-man Brumbies outfit to seal a remarkable 19-16 Super Rugby AU final win at Suncorp Stadium.