Global positioning technology is advancing at a pace which means it could be accurate within centimetres by the end of the decade.
Drug-taking restaurateur John Phillip Harrington may have less than five years to live.
Accused man is charged with 34 offences mostly related to importing a border controlled drug and identity fraud.
Two weeks before his scheduled appearance before the royal commission into unions, underworld figure George Alex sat in the viewing gallery eyeballing colourful businessman "Big" Jim Byrnes as he answered questions about millions of dollars he allegedly owed him.
A coalition of environmental groups, restaurants and academics have joined forces to demand reforms to Australia's lax labelling laws, saying too many consumers are being led to believe their seafood has been caught in domestic waters.
Support is growing among the state and territory governments for the Daniel Morcombe child safety course to be included in the national curriculum, with a majority of education ministers backing the idea.
The Australian competition watchdog had demanded that pharmacetical companies publicly declare the names of doctors who accept conference fees or speaker fees as a condition of its support for a new code of conduct.
Professor Barry Spurr is under pressure to resign from his position at the University of Sydney, after referring to people as "Abos", "bogans", "fatsoes", "Mussies" and "Chinky-Poos" in a series of leaked emails.
A man had alcohol in his blood when he crashed into a parked car on the Hume Highway, causing both to catch to fire.
Taiwan has confirmed its desire to forge a trade deal with Australia and rejected suggestions that mainland China could "meddle" in its efforts for deeper regional ties.