Up to $75,000 is available to Australians harmed in the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel, as the Australian and US foreign ministers hold talks.
Russia has been able to purchase some $A4.4b worth of Western components to produce weapons like the "Kinzhal" hypersonic missiles.
Australia's Iranian community are calling for tougher action from the government and more support as their family members are executed and interrogated.
New sanctions targeting 21 Russian entities and three individuals have been announced by Australia as part of a co-ordinated response at the G7.
Demonstrators have held a "silent protest" in Myanmar and rallied overseas to mark two years since the coup, while the junta readies for an announcement.
Russia's mercenary Wagner Group claims it has taken control of Soledar in east Ukraine as Moscow steps up efforts to capture the strategic city of Bakhmut.
Fighting has intensified in Ukraine with Russian forces deploying more tanks and armoured vehicles to its front line, a military analyst says.
The federal government is taking action against Iran's Morality Police and others after the death in custody in September of Mahsa Amini sparked mass protests.
The Australian government has condemned the Russian president's threat to use nuclear weapons, as Canberra considers additional military aid for Ukraine.
Foreign Minister Penny Wong has met her Ukrainian counterpart in New York, where a request for further Australian military assistance was made.
Foreign Minister Penny Wong met her Latvian counterpart in Canberra to discuss the war in Europe, China's aggression in the Pacific and the EU free trade deal.
Members of the Group of Seven nations have announced a ban on imports of Russian gold as G7 leaders gather in Germany under the shadow of the war in Ukraine.
Russian companies have filed papers in the Federal Court arguing Queensland Alumina Limited had no right to cut them out of the business because of sanctions.
Russian forces, 98 days into their invasion of Ukraine, are pounding targets including key infrastructure in other eastern and southern areas.
As the Russian offensive continues across Ukraine's eastern Donbas region, the European Union agreed to ban most imports of Russian oil.
Russia has concentrated its firepower on Sievierodonetsk, the last major population centre still held by Ukrainian forces in the eastern Luhansk province.
Australia has issued further sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals and linked entities, as the Kremlin continues its invasion of Ukraine.
About 60 people are feared dead after a bomb struck a school in eastern Ukraine as Russia prepares to mark victory over the Nazis in World War II.
Australia has slapped further sanctions against Russian politicians and officials installed in the separatist Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.
Australia has sanctioned the daughters of Vladimir Putin, believed to be concealing some of his wealth, on top of more than 140 Russian senators.
Australia has issued sanctions on 67 more Russian officials, including the country's deputy prime minister.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says Ukrainian forces are preparing for new Russian attacks in the east as Moscow's attention shifts from the capital Kyiv.
Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskiy will address federal parliament on Thursday, just hours before the opposition leader will deliver his budget reply.
Oleg Deripaska and Viktor Vekselberg have been sanctioned by the federal government alongside Russian financial institutions and the Russian finance ministry.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia is prepared to support Ukraine's fight against Russia's invasion by sending more lethal and military aid.
Australia has joined the UK in sanctioning Russian oligarch and owner of London's Chelsea football club Roman Abramovich.
US President Joe Biden has thanked Australia's efforts to combat Russian aggression in Ukraine in his inaugural State of the Union address.
The US, EU and UK have agreed to place crippling sanctions on the Russian financial sector, including a block on its access to the global financial system.
Missiles have hit the Ukrainian capital Kyiv as Russian forces press on with a full-scale invasion.
The Biden administration has imposed new sanctions on Chinese biotech and surveillance companies and government entities for actions in Xinjiang province.