The Australian sharemarket extended its recovery rally on Wednesday, hitting the ground running as European Central Bank stimulus talk fuelled investor confidence and ending higher for a seventh straight session.
The destruction of Ngara, the birthplace of former prime minister Gough Whitlam, was scheduled to begin on the very morning he passed away.
Thousands of Australians are being injured by mislabelled and poor quality products, with one-third of injury reports made to the consumer watchdog in the past year relating to cosmetics.
Australian money managers could get squeezed out of the $4 billion-plus float of Medibank Private in favour of foreign investors, local fund managers have warned.
The subject experts appointed to the Abbott government's national curriculum review included several figures with close Coalition links who were chosen without any scrutiny from education officials.
Jacqui Lambie should resign from Parliament if she is not going to take her job seriously, government MP Craig Laundy says, following the Palmer United senator's warning that Ebola-infected "suicide agents" could attack Australia.
Quattro Income REIT will aim to raise $220 million in public float.
Landline telephones in up to 2700 homes and businesses in Ngunnawal and Amaroo will be disconnected from Thursday.
It was a day when ideological agendas were set beside, when no one spoke ill and an uncommon civility descended as members of parliament rose to praise the man who had dominated their craft long after he left the building.