The same-sex marriage survey is a rare example of direct democracy — albeit non-compulsory and conducted by mail, writes Michelle Grattan.
A critically endangered male spotted handfish is caught exhibiting doting parental behaviour, surprising scientists who are setting up an insurance population in Hobart.
A century on, with 100 horses and more than 100 riders, the sacrifice of the Australian Light Horse is honoured in an outback battle recreation.
Tensions flare again between Australian players and Virat Kohli after the India captain takes a bye while Matthew Wade is down injured in the second one-day international in Kolkata.
Australia's regional banks are urging a Productivity Commission inquiry to tackle the growing market power and "too big to fail" nature of Australia's big four banks.
Hurricanes, earthquakes and talk of war. You could be forgiven for looking over your shoulder for locusts.