A 26-year-old man who was set to marry in June died when he tried to slide down a staircase railing at a bar in Australia.
An Australian lawmaker accused of using an official credit card to make cash advances and pay for prostitutes and Indian takeout, among other things, has the political classes chattering and many Aussies wondering how much they can really ever know about those they elect.
The idea of a trip to Australia has become increasingly unattractive — and it has nothing to do with the high dollar and fact that it's too far from just about everywhere.
Qantas shares lifted on news that its budget carrier Jetstar will fly routes in China in partnership with China Eastern Airlines.
The Australian state of Queensland has voted out its center-left government, sending a strong message to the nation's leaders.
A large part of the Sydney downtown area was closed off Friday, so high profile was the lineup of Australian political figures attending a memorial service for Margaret Whitlam, wife of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.
Billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer has added "slightly unhinged" to the list of descriptives typically association with his name.
Australian mining tycoon Clive Palmer said this week that he was considering investing in the media via a Guardian-style "blind trust."
The ad stated, "Bricklayer needed ASAP. $250 a day, no part-time workers and NO IRISH," and it has created more than its share of publicity (mostly negative) in Ireland, a quick Google search reveals.
Polls show that Labor's Julia Gillard has overtaken her conservative opposition counterpart Tony Abbott as Australia's preferred prime minister.
A new survey has found that Australia's national disposable income took a big dive in the last few months of last year, and with it the nation's state of "wellbeing."