Kiwi rider Dion Smith has finished well down the field at the road cycling world championships after he was taken out by a crashed rider late in the race.
National Party leader Bill English says he is yet to make personal contact with New Zealand First leader Winston Peters as their staff talk instead.
Michael Cheika's old-school fitness camp before the Rugby Championship has prepped the Wallabies perfectly for the challenges of playing at high altitude.
Richmond have claimed the underdog tag and plan to enjoy every bit of their preparation for an AFL grand final showdown with Adelaide.
A week-long inquest into the death of Fisheries Queensland director Andrew Thwaites is expected to start in the Coroners Court of Queensland on Monday.
A murder trial for the Queensland man charged with the death of Korean student Eunji Ban in 2013 is expected to start in Brisbane on Monday.