From pizza to placenta via pineapple and Clive Palmer. Peter Munro takes you through the week's news in six associative leaps.
One of Japan's most prominent owners has made direct contact with Racing Victoria's veterinary stewards, thanking them for saving his one-time Caulfield Cup hope Bande from long-term injury.
Eating is also about atmosphere ...the sounds and the smells and the spring evenings, says festival director Joanna Savill.
Uncertainty about federal government deregulation plans leave the university unable to plan for next year.
Italy is the most ignorant of 14 countries with high internet penetration when it comes to understanding its own people, according to a survey.
Newmarket trainer Roger Varian has never had a runner in Australia, but by Tuesday night he might have two group 1 winners at Flemington.
The letters that spell out ANZAC have been stolen from the commemorative site at the North Beach in Turkey.
The wave of Asian migration will help make next year's World Cup the biggest event in Australia since the Sydney Olympics, according to Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.
Julie Bishop has swapped mobile phone numbers in what she says was a "warm and engaging" first official conversation with her Indonesian counterpart, Retno Marsudi.
Schools will be able to choose to sit NAPLAN tests online in 2017 and the use of pen and paper for the national numeracy and literacy tests will be completely phased out by 2019, after education ministers agreed on the roll-out of interactive testing today.