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.
Young Australian drivers are taking part in a dangerous craze of taking "selfies" while behind the wheel, prompting harsh warnings from the police and government.
Premier Mike Baird won’t see it until Thursday - but here is a preview glimpse of the majesty and ostentation of the soon-to-be-reopened Hydro Majestic.
It was high tea for 200 at the reborn Hydro Majestic. Not high tea because Medlow Bath at an altitude of 3,440ft is one of the highest points in the Blue Mountains. But in the most English of grand traditions and a celebration of the cooking and culinary abilities of Western Sydney Institute TAFE as part of the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month.
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.
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 Baird government's changes to electoral funding laws have blocked