Australia is in the box seat to crack the US sugar market, leaked trade documents show. But, in return, it may have to allow US companies to sue Australian governments in international tribunals, a concession it has not been willing to make until now.
Witnesses say they saw a man believed to be missing Melbourne tennis coach Paul Arber wandering in and out of the Waikato River in the small New Zealand town of Hamilton in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The gigantic punting club run by racing identity Bill Vlahos may have taken as much as $500 million from its 1000 members without laying any bets, Fairfax Media has learnt.
Joan Isaacs was 14 years old and near the top of her class at the Sacred Heart Convent Sandgate in Brisbane when Father Francis Derriman got her to join his "cult-like" group of four children.
East Timor's government believes it has identified the members of a team of four Australian spies who allegedly bugged its government offices, describing it as "very disturbing" that they apparently used the cover of an aid program.
Australians are ignoring government pleas to work longer and instead are taking early retirement when they hit their 50s, new figures show.
Three would-be asylum seekers, including a toddler, were killed off the coast of Java on Monday when their wooden fishing vessel sank on the way to Christmas Island.
Thousands of Holden workers are expected to find out their fate on Tuesday morning, many weeks after their US head office in Detroit decided to cut them adrift.
It's audition season for thousands of aspiring performers hoping to sing, dance and act their way into one of Australia's top schools.
Melbourne tennis coach Paul Arber was seen to stop at an ATM, give money to a homeless man and pat a couple's dog before he went missing in Hamilton on New Zealand's North Island on Saturday.
WORLD: People around the world have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, who has died, aged 95.
The silly season kicked off in fine style at the Bombala Railway on Saturday
The community petition has been handed over and Council has committed to improving our town's water quality
Former local Denis Reid will take on Big Jack Mt on foot to raise funds for MS