Australia's relations with the US were at breaking point under Gough Whitlam, excerpts from a yet-to-be released book have revealed.
Ocean temperatures are again warming in the Pacific, helping to drive global temperatures to new highs and also leaving conditions primed for an El Nino event to be declared in coming months.
To park or not to park?
When Sir John Kerr presented the 1977 Melbourne Cup, it was almost exactly two years since he had committed his constitutional faux pas. He was dapper in a a three-piece suit and, it seemed, awfully drunk. His obvious inebriation, combined with his thicket of white hair and his aristocratic bearing, made him seem more like one of Barry Humphries' characters than the governor-general.
It was called the lottery of death.
A bemused Noel Mayfield-Smith has joined the chorus questioning the discrepancy between favourite Terravista and the rest of the Manikato Stakes field, claiming there's "not much more" his own charge Famous Seamus can do.
Mitchell Johnson may have become Australia's human wrecking ball but Pakistan coach Waqar Younis says the left-arm pace ace is not in the league of former fast bowling great Wasim Akram.
At times, international diplomacy resembles nothing more than speed dating.
Six former prime ministers helped lead tributes to Labor legend Gough Whitlam on Tuesday, highlighting his contributions to Australian life in the arts, civil society and on the international stage.
A trio of Brisbane filmmakers have turned to crowd funding to help promote their yet-to-be made comedy - and give locals a chance to be a part of it.