As a nation of pirates we appear not to be the lawbreaking scallywags we think we are.
Police are searching for a Sydney teenager who has been missing for 10 days.
In a town regarded as one of the world's hottest, Marble Bar locals are still reminded to take care as the mercury hit 48 degrees Celsius on Monday.
World oil prices slid another 4 per cent to new five-year lows on Monday, as expectations of a deeper slump next year increasing.
Employer intentions to hire are at their highest since 2012, according to a study by recruitment company Hudson.
Local shares are poised to fall at the open as oil extends its rout, taking energy shares sharply lower in Europe and on Wall Street, and amid renewed concerns about global growth.
Almost 200 Australians who developed gambling and sexual addictions after taking prescription drugs used to treat Parkinson's Disease will be awarded compensation over alleged failures to warn them about side-effects.
Six out of 10 of Australians think Tony Abbott's reluctance to take stronger action against climate change has left the country with an inadequate policy response to the problem, according to the latest Fairfax Ipsos poll.
The Abbott government is refusing to release documents detailing the cost and purpose of overseas travel by Coalition ministers, claiming they could "cause damage to Australia's international relations" if made public.
An increased risk of bushfires is being cited by the electricity industry as it starts its campaign against cuts recommended for power prices in NSW.