Western nations warn of further consequences for Russia, as Vladimir Putin's annexes four occupied regions of Ukraine, health advocates urge more resources for the public hospital system, as COVID-19 measures are wound back further, and a celebration of Aboriginal rugby league talent at the Koori Knockout.
Russian President Putin announces the annexation of four Ukrainian regions, amid condemnation from the West, EU countries remain divided over proposals for a gas price cap, as energy ministers meet in Brussels, and a heartbreaking World Cup loss for the Opals in a dramatic semifinal against China.
National cabinet agrees to end mandatory isolation, the United Nations condemns Russia's plans to annex four Ukrainian territories, and superstar midfielder Jordan De Goey has knocked back an approach from St Kilda to sign again with Collingwood.
Russia proceeds with the annexation of four occupied regions in Ukraine; Anthony Albanese indicates a time frame for a Voice to Parliament referendum; the Australian Opals advance into the women's basketball World Cup semi-finals.
A Myanmar court sentences Australian economist Sean Turnell to three years in prison; the federal government urges Optus customers to remain vigilant and Matilda's captain Sam Kerr leads Chelsea to victory beating West Ham 3-1.
One of the most powerful storms on record hits Florida's Gulf Coast; Victoria's biggest coal fired power station to close ten years earlier than forecast and urgent privacy reforms on the agenda after the Optus data breach.
Optus reveals nearly 15 thousand Medicare accounts have also been leaked in its data breach; One dead in a Belgian police raid targeting far-right sympathisers; Two players awarded the N-R-L's top honours.
Labor's legislation for a federal anti-corruption commission receives cautious support from the Coalition; several states offering Optus customers replacement driver's licences and Geelong captain Joel Selwood retires.
Legislation for an anti-corruption commission introduced to parliament; several states offering Optus customers replacement driver's licences and Spain advances to the UEFA semi-finals after a 1-nil win over Portugal.