Human remains have been recovered in the search for an Antarctica-bound military transport plane that crashed earlier this week with 38 people on board.
Digital giants Google and Facebook will be actively monitored for anti-competitive behaviour in Australia's advertising market under new guidelines.
Rescuers will attempt to retrieve the bodies of six Australians left behind on ash-covered White Island while the death toll from the New Zealand volcanic eruption continues to mount.
NSW State of Origin coach Brad Fittler will meet with besieged Sydney Roosters star Latrell Mitchell next week to smooth over claims of racism within the Blues ranks.
Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has reaffirmed the NRL club's desire for Josh Addo-Carr to see out his contract in Melbourne.
Wests Tigers star Josh Reynolds has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm relating to an alleged domestic violence incident.
A woman has been found dead with serious injuries at a North Queensland boarding house.
Seven Australian survivors of the massive volcanic eruption in New Zealand have been airlifted to burns units in NSW and Victoria with more on the way.
NZ VOLCANO ERUPTION - THE AUSTRALIAN TOLL SO FAR* Brisbane woman Julie Richards, 47, and her daughter Jessica, 20.
Harvey Weinstein and his bankrupt film studio have reached a tentative $US25 million ($A36.7 million) settlement with dozens of women who accused him of sexual misconduct, The New York Times says, citing lawyers involved.