The closure of oil refineries has heightened Australia's exposure to disruptions in fuel supplies now the reliance on imported products has topped 90 per cent, motorist lobby the NRMA has warned.
Halloween is becoming a bigger treat for retailers every year as the growing number of parties fuels demand for lollies, spooky costumes, decorations and pumpkins for carving.
Fear is hindering federal police investigations into sex slavery, forced marriages and the child bride trade as numbers continue to rise in Australia.
Australian military personnel in Afghanistan are set to have their daily pay bonus cut because the war-torn country is considered "less dangerous" than in the past.
The nation's capital city mayors have asked Prime Minister Tony Abbott to reform alcohol taxation, saying young men "preloading" on cheap wine before hitting city nightspots were behind much booze-fuelled violence.
From an adults-only version of the Little Mermaid to a roof-raising farewell to FBi Social, we have the week covered.
Bruce Morcombe is confident the Australian legal system will prevail when the man convicted of murdering his son Daniel fronts the Court of Appeal next month.
A bid by Peter Slipper to produce fresh evidence in his fight against conviction will be blocked by the Commonwealth.
A set of rare digitalised photographs of Phar Lap's Australian victories will be displayed at the National Museum of Australia.
The purge of federal public service jobs will spare most immigration and customs staff as they prepare to form the new Australian Border Force.