A Melbourne woman has been detained in Mexico for almost a week after she was locked up for travelling without a visa.
Sydney is headed for two consecutive days of 30-plus degree weather on Sunday and Monday, while temperatures are set to reach the mid thirties out west.
One of Southern Cross Media Group's biggest shareholders says the embattled broadcaster should keep its dividends, worry less about changes to media ownership laws and focus on building ratings and revenue.
The opposition says it still has "anxieties" over the controversial policy of turning back asylum seeker boats but says it "might" continue the practice in Government if Indonesia backed the idea and has vowed to never let the boats "flow again under Labor".
Industry Minster Ian Macfarlane says large scale renewable energy projects will be "more than accommodated" under a reduced renewable energy target, as the government negotiates with Labor over the RET.
Under the banner ``It's Time'', Gough Whitlam came to power as a one-man liberating army with a reform program so vast it was almost omnivorous. But it came down to one thing: making all Australians feel good about themselves, and their place in the world.
The Indonesian woman arrested in Bali for organising a hit on her Australian husband, Bob Ellis, was extremely well off, spend large sums on gold and jewellery and had full control of the couple's profitable diving business, according to neighbours and friends.
Senior Abbott government members are increasingly confident a deal to pass its direct action climate change policy will be reached before Christmas after Clive Palmer appeared to soften his party's hardline position on the scheme.
Half a million Ebola cases by January -- the Atlanta-based Center for Disease Control made that prediction based on computer modelling six weeks ago. It's a fluid situation. The data wasn't complete, and since then Sierra Leone has become the ``growth country'' for infection, appearing to outstrip Liberia, where infection in rural areas may have dropped off. Within the next two weeks, the CDC will announce if the half a million prediction still holds, or if the situation is better or worse.