A blaze at Upper Mt Gravatt State School, south of Brisbane, is under control after it "fully engulfed" the top floor of a two-storey school block.
Firefighters say they are concerned people are putting their lives at risk using low-cost, outdoor heaters to keep warm inside their homes, as they struggle to afford electricity.
MORNING BRIEFING: The first tram runs on the new light rail tracks from Surry Hills to Central in a long-awaited sign of progress for the project, while police investigate two Sydney house shootings just twenty minutes apart.
The commercial honey industry in WA says the state's prescribed burn programme is costing the industry hundreds of thousands of dollars.
MORNING BRIEFING: Chart topper Billie Eilish calls out a fan over an alleged groping incident after a Sydney concert, while 60 groups launch a campaign to overturn NSW's abortion laws.
Fire engulfs a heritage listed boarding house and an adjoining property in South Brisbane sending smoke billowing across the city.
MORNING BRIEFING: It's good news for buyers as the Harbour City's house prices fall to their lowest in two decades, while a fire in Wagga Wagga at a building just sold to developers is treated as suspicious.
On the day of the faire, jolting pictures and video of the spire collapsing, the roof ablaze, were posted alongside people's snaps and memories of their visits to the famed old edifice. But for me, one photo captured a message, writes Simon Smart.
Among the devastating loss from the Notre Dame cathedral fire, "an ounce of hope" is discovered by anxious French beekeepers. But there's still no confirmation whether the bees have survived.
Should repair of Notre Dame aim to restore the cathedral as accurately as possible or recognise the building as a piece of living culture and preserve its scars, asks Cameron Logan.