Queensland's Ash Barty is into the third round of a major for the first time after beating American Shelby Rogers in straight sets at the Australian Open.
More than 100 refugees who fled war-torn Syria are given a taste of a classic summer tradition, diving headfirst into their first swim at an Australian beach.
They may be slow-moving and somewhat sluggish, but 150 new species of snail have been discovered by scientists in Australia's far north — proving they are surprisingly well-travelled.
The family and psychologist of a Bhutanese refugee who took her own life before Christmas are appealing to the Federal Government to better manage welfare assessments for vulnerable people.
Opposition parties are supporting calls by Tasmanian doctors to properly fund services for adults with eating disorders, who are often forced to go interstate and overseas for help.
One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts lobbied Australian diplomats in Washington for tickets to US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says.