- World-first PNG seabed mining project forges ahead
The world's first project to mine the seabed for minerals is expected to begin operations in Papua New Guinea in early 2019, amid concerns about the affect on the environment.
- Doping report details 'institutional conspiracy' in Russia
A new WADA report into systematic Russian doping details a wide-ranging "institutional conspiracy" that involved more than 1,000 athletes across more than 30 sports, including evidence corroborating large-scale sample swapping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
- Donald Trump appoints Australian to run manufacturing council
United States President-elect Donald Trump chooses the chief of Dow Chemical, Australian Andrew Liveris, to head the American Manufacturing Council.
- 'The smell of death was everywhere': Inside the world's most dangerous mines
Australian photographer Hugh Brown risks his life to document the men, women and children who mine precious minerals by hand. He's encountered the "coal mafia", braved the "mountain that eats men" and been interrogated over terrorist links — and he isn't done yet.
- Attendance low as Dreamworld reopens after fatal ride incident
The Dreamworld gates are open but attendance is way down, with several of the "big thrill" rides not operating until a safety audit is complete following the deaths of four people at the park.
- Day care open to fraudsters claiming for 'ghost children'
The Victorian Government accuses Canberra of failing to properly fund compliance checks in the family day care sector, leaving the industry open to fraudsters claiming millions of dollars in taxpayers' money.
- Man opens up birthday to anyone never invited to a party
An Adelaide father chooses 100 guests for his birthday party next weekend after a social media post attracts a huge response from people never lucky enough to have been to one.
- Whips to be banned from Australian harness racing in world first
Australia will become the first country in the world to voluntarily ban the use of whips in harness racing, with the industry's body saying the move aligns with the "high expectations of the community".
- Nine-to-five workday should change during heatwaves: health official
Workplaces need to adapt to climate change, a public health official warns, saying nine-to-five workdays and 38-hour weeks might not be the best option during heatwaves.
- Burrup Peninsula rock art decay 'as sure as night follows day'
An increase in emissions from nearby industry will accelerate decay at the world's largest rock art gallery, former public servant and conservation scientist Ian MacLeod says.
- 'In hell': Athletes meeting the challenge of anorexia nervosa
Sarah Coyte and Adriana Jones have fought their battles in the sporting arena but it is away from the pitch they have faced their fiercest rival, anorexia nervosa.
- 'Faster than expected': Syrian army sustains offensive in east Aleppo
The Syrian army presses on with its operation to retake all of Aleppo's besieged rebel-held east as military sources report that 85 per cent of the area has been recaptured.
- Indigenous education program making 'young doctors' in Canberra
A group of Indigenous students in Canberra graduate from an innovative education program that embraces cultural and traditional values.
- Aceh counts quake cost after Indonesian Government pledges more aid
The number of people displaced by this week's earthquake in the Indonesian province of Aceh has risen to more than 22,000 — double previous figures.