Indonesian police have arrested a wildlife smuggler after discovering nearly two dozen rare live birds jammed inside plastic bottles.
Peter Hannam We know from the 4 million strikes a day what lightning looks like, but what of its audio partner, thunder?
Heath Aston, political correspondent It had been approved. Then Alan Jones got involved. Now, the government has performed a massive backflip.
James Massola, Political Correspondent Former Greens leader Christine Milne had been considering her future for six months before deciding to quit, and held discussions about her exit with Greens Party founder Bob Brown.
Peter Martin The census has been saved and the Australian Bureau of Statistics will get a $250 million funding boost as part of the biggest technology upgrade in its 110-year history.
Nick O'Malley The links between the shooting at the Draw Mohammed competition in Texas on Sunday and the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris are undeniable – both were murderous in intent, both perpetrated by Islamic militants fuelled by rage and hate.
Matthew Knott Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Treasurer Joe Hockey will remain as Treasurer until next election regardless of reaction to next week's budget.
Chris Barrett The Indian conglomerate behind a mooted challenge to cricket's establishment have provided an insight into their intentions, confirming they plan to make a foray into the game by setting up a rival Twenty20 league.
GABRIEL WINGATE-PEARSE The former Catholic bishop of Wollongong, now Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, has pleaded not guilty to concealing child sex abuse in the Catholic church via his lawyer in Newcastle Local Court on Thursday.
Bianca Hall The Australian Sex Party has lost party status federally, with the Australian Electoral Commission ruling it has fewer than 500 members.