The pandemic could lead to a regional Australia renaissance if governments, businesses and communities work together, regional advocates say.
The royal commission into bushfires begins today and evidence is growing that logging native forests drastically increases their fire risk.
A "significant" reporting error has seen the cost of the Morrison government's $130 billion JobKeeper scheme revised down to $70 billion, after some businesses filled out the application form wrong.
The levy was expected to generate about $100 million in additional annual revenue fund protection from foreign pests and diseases.
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has imposed a dumping margin of up to 73.6pc and a subsidy margin of up to 6.9pc for all barley imported from Australia, effective from Tuesday.
The Queensland border could remained close for another four months, which has lead to a war of words between the two state governments.
Travel restrictions in regional WA, put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19, will be reduced tomorrow, Monday, May 18, when the current intrastate borders are reduced from 13 to four.