Deloitte Access Economics expects the 2020/21 budget deficit will come in at $198.5 billion before taking into account new policy measures.
Belgian David Goffin is the first seed to crash out of the French Open in Paris, going down in straight sets to tournament debutant Jannik Sinner of Italy.
Victoria Azarenka has put the poor Paris weather and a tantrum behind her to book a spot in the French Open second round with victory over Danka Kovinic.
Astra Sharma is celebrating the biggest win of her career but fellow Aussies Ajla Tomljanovic and Maddinson Inglis have suffered first-round French Open losses.
Dragons captain Cameron McInnes is a shot at making his State of Origin debut after being named in an initial squad of players from outside the finals.
Brisbane will reportedly appoint Kevin Walters as NRL head coach on Monday, but Craig Bellamy hasn't decided if he'll head north as a coaching director in 2022.
Violence has followed a relatively peaceful rally in Portland, Oregon by the right-wing Proud Boys group and counter protests by anti-fascist and BLM activists.
Penrith will be able to have more than 7000 fans back in the stadium for their NRL qualifying final against a Sydney Roosters side desperate to rebound.
Melbourne lost Tui Kamikamica to an ankle injury while Max King was placed on report for a hip-drop tackle tackle in their loss to St George Illawarra.
The Everest dream is over for connections of beaten Golden Rose favourite Rothfire, who has been confirmed to have suffered a serious leg injury.
Scott McLaughlin has clinched a third-straight Supercars championship, but says he is yet to decide his future as speculation mounts about a move to America.
Alyssa Healy broke a record behind the stumps as Australia's spinners set the tone to secure a 10th-straight Twenty20 series victory in Brisbane on Sunday.
Two men have been charged over separate stabbings in Sydney, with one of the incidents allegedly sparked by an altercation about a dog.
Hat-trick hero Adam Keighran has spearheaded the Warriors to a 40-28 victory over Manly in their dead rubber NRL clash in Gosford.
The Victorian government has further eased lockdown measures and lifted a night curfew but the premier is warning people not to be complacent about COVID-19.
Ford flyer Scott McLaughlin's second-place finish in the final race at Tailem Bend has proven enough to wrap up his third-straight Supercars championship.
Susan Ryan, the first female cabinet minister to serve in a Labor government and champion of women's rights, has died at age 77.
The Liberal National Party has pledged $440 million towards a $33 billion project to widen Queensland's Bruce Highway into a four-lane road.
Rescuers in Tasmania have saved one extra pilot whale from a mass stranding on the west coast, as the process begins to dump hundreds of carcasses at sea.