A dancer, musician and indigenous artistic director are among the Queenslanders tasked with producing the Commonwealth Games opening and closing ceremonies.
First acceptances for the Blue Diamond Stakes have been taken, with 706 two-year-olds still entered for the $1.5 million Group One race.
Police investigating the death of a woman whose body was found at a house in the Christchurch suburb of Bishopdale have referred the matter to the coroner.
A Victorian mother and father are challenging a court order that their three children be immunised while in temporary state care.
Joe Root insists England are not sweating on Ben Stokes' rumoured arrival, saying his squad are more than capable of defending the Ashes without him.
Benjamin Hampton, who guarded former prime minister Julia Gillard during his time with the federal police, has been jailed for corruptly receiving $7000.
The New Zealand dollar held onto its overnight gains after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen voiced uncertainty over whether US inflation will soon rebound.
American star Jordan Spieth has given Ricky Ponting a glowing endorsement after playing with the former Test cricket captain in the Australian golf pro-am.
A new report has recommended non-profit organisations strengthen their vetting of personnel to make it harder for terrorists to infiltrate.