Australia's electricity grid survived the second-hottest summer on record without load-shedding blackouts, despite the closure of a major coal-fired power station in Victoria, according to two reports released by the Australian Energy Market Operator.
People all around Australia are gathering at local parks, beaches, observatories and schools in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record.
The banking royal commission is facing a major dilemma of how to protect vulnerable people from losing their homes as security for dodgy commercial loans without totally drying up small business finance, writes business reporter Michael Janda.
Malaysia's new Transport Minister calls time on the search for the 239 people who went missing aboard the doomed flight MH370, saying the US firm being paid millions to scour the ocean bed off Western Australia will cease operations next Tuesday.
A loaded shotgun beside a bed, illegal drugs, stolen property and a break-in all in a matter of days. And Tasmania Police allege those responsible have bikie links, ahead of contentious anti-bikie laws heading to Parliament.
With only 39 per cent of Australians sent a potentially lifesaving bowel cancer home-screening kit using them, a behavioural science expert says midlife crisis could be behind the low take-up rate.