The Federal Government has ordered the consumer watchdog to look into retail electricity prices amid a spike in power costs for consumers on Australia's east coast.
Senator Nick Xenophon issues the Government with an ultimatum, saying his team's support for its proposed company tax cuts for big businesses hinges on it making the energy crisis its number one priority.
A coalition of consumer groups urges the Federal Government to toughen laws covering the payday lending industry and consumer leases, saying more needs to be done to prevent "loan sharks" from targeting vulnerable consumers.
Australia grabs the momentum late on day two in Dharamsala, thanks to a stunning performance from Nathan Lyon.
Premiers' Plate winners Sydney FC cruise to victory at Perth Glory to set a record for most points in an 27-round A-League season.
One person is killed and at least 14 are injured in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, police say.