Australian federal police are working with their Dutch, Belgian, Malaysian and Ukrainian counterparts to get to the bottom of the MH17 disaster and are expected to report back in the first half of next year.
Andy Zhang's arm is cased in skin-coloured bandages that mask the reality of the mangled flesh beneath.
Australia has baulked on signing up to a powerful new Chinese development bank amid concerns within the Abbott government that Beijing could use it to expand its strategic influence in the region.
It was the sort of startling and "courageous" comment rarely heard from a senior public servant.
The decision to reject a bipartisan call for a royal commission into the CBA was always on the cards, but its reasoning was disappointing and shallow.
Friends and family of Sir James Balderstone farewelled the legendary businessman.
Bill Shorten will reach out to the Christian Lobby in a speech in Canberra on Saturday, but the Opposition Leader will directly confront the group by declaring support for same-sex marriage.
Paul Beshara bought Happy Trails for a bargain - $11,000 for a yearling that has now won $2.2 million. After 12 long months marred by injury and disqualification, that pair plan to put it all behind them with a victory in Australia's weight for age championship, the Cox Plate.
The government is facing calls to introduce a user-pays system for regulating financial planners.
What's the problem with a racist joke between a professor and his mates? Are we losing our sense of humour, or are Australians too tolerant of bigotry?