Australian shares withstood an alarming drop in the oil price and continued weakness in iron ore miners to edge a little higher for the week, a comeback of sorts from the previous week's 2.8 per cent drop.
Retirement products firm Challenger has been punished by the sharemarket after flagging a $10 million earnings downgrade.
A man had to be treated in hospital following a drive-by paintball shooting south of Perth.
Time to start planning that picnic or an early-season dip into the ocean as spring draws to a near-perfect close.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has dismissed suggestions of cabinet divisions over the controversial Medicare co-payment as "a complete and utter beat up."
An asylum seeker woman in Nauru has alleged she was raped twice by a male asylum seeker, whom she claims was immediately given a visa by the immigration department after she complained about the assault.
It has been revealed that the Fisheries Department deployed equipment to catch and kill sharks before receiving requisite federal government approval after a shark attack in Western Australia last month.
A poker player awarded $340,000 in damages after suing four of his friends for defamation following comments they posted on Facebook about a trip to Las Vegas has warned people to "be very careful about what you write on social media."
Australia has but two mythical heroes; Victoria Cross winners and opening batsmen.
Three City of Perth contractors face up to three years jail and $60,000 in fines, after being charged with unlawfully disclosing restricted information related to a Corruption and Crime Commission investigation.