The ASX opened higher on Wednesday, with the big miners posting the biggest early gains in the anticlimactic aftermath of the US-China tariff decision.
Almost two weeks after the first cases emerged, authorities are still seeking those responsible for sabotaged strawberries across the country.
Victoria's opposition is calling for bipartisan support to lock up anyone caught interfering with food on the back of the needles-in-strawberries problem.
Richmond superstar Dustin Martin has been battling a corked thigh but is expected to be fit to take on Collingwood in their AFL preliminary final.
Writing in a German newspaper, British Prime Minister Theresa May says both sides need to show goodwill to avoid a disorderly UK exit from the bloc next March.
Advocates are urging the Queensland government to remove aged care from terms of reference of a state inquiry, also focusing on euthanasia and palliative care.
Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen wants the US and China to sort out there issues before Australia bears the brunt of an escalating trade war.