Up to 30,000 fully vaccinated travellers from New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT applied to enter South Australia after the state opened its border at midnight.
It’s the first COVID-free state to fully reopen.
Departing MP George Christensen has joined other backbenchers, in threatening to disrupt the federal government over state vaccine mandates.
Federal, Liberal and Nationals politicians are expected to endorse a proposal to boost religious discrimination protections.
The bill will go to the coalition’s joint party-room today, where members are set to see and approve it.
Debate on a bill that would legalise voluntary assisted dying in New South Wales will resume in state parliament today.
Dozens of amendments are anticipated, which could delay a vote until next year.
Many rivers across the state are expected to peak again later this week.
Up to 100 millimetres of rainfall has been forecast in some parts.
A flood evacuation order was issued early this morning for the town of Denman in the Upper Hunter.
Police in the US state of Wisconsin have ruled out terrorism, after a driver ploughed through a Christmas parade killing five people and injuring 48 others.
Police say the 39 year old driver was involved in a domestic disturbance shortly before the tragedy.