One in three Australians don't believe keeping up their COVID-19 boosters or measures to curb its spread are important amid an eighth wave, a survey shows.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's approval rating has suffered a sharp fall in the latest Newspoll as the opposition targets Labor's handling of cost of living.
Labour has slumped to 24 per cent and the right-wing ACT party has soared to 18 per cent in a new poll, six weeks out from the New Zealand election.
The latest Newspoll shows Labor's primary vote has slipped to 35 per cent with the coalition ahead on 37 per cent.
A new poll suggests the Queensland government's support continues to fall as the LNP's David Crisafulli pips Annastacia Palaszczuk as preferred premier.
New Zealand Labour's popularity is sinking, with one pollster saying their result in a Roy Morgan poll is the worst by an incumbent government in 32 years.
Queensland voters have turned on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's government, according to a poll that marks Labor down on the cost of living, crime and health.
As a new poll shows Australians remain concerned about China in the region amid rising tensions, Scott Morrison has again entered the debate.
New Zealand PM Chris Hipkins has scrapped several climate policies of his predecessor Jacinda Ardern, saying he can achieve emissions cuts more efficiently.
The Greens will support a voice to parliament following an after-hours party room meeting and the departure of outspoken Senator Lidia Thorpe.
Government frontbencher Tony Burke says laws finalising the referendum question on the voice to parliament will be set by the second quarter of the year.
As federal parliament returns for the year, Prime Minister Albanese is focused on building support for an Indigenous voice.
Natasha Fyles is the Northern Territory's new chief minister following Michael Gunner's surprise resignation, becoming the second woman to lead the NT.
Anthony Albanese and Scott Morrison have been on the pre-election campaign trail making announcements on housing and health.