A new report finds that corporations have launched 50 lawsuits, worth at least $US31 billion, using secret international arbitration tribunals against 11 countries in the Asian region.
More than a dozen critically endangered numbats are adapting to their new home inside a predator-proof zone in Western Australia's outback, with the hope they will breed and help boost the species' chance of survival.
A large-scale but targeted program to protect young children and teenagers from an outbreak of the potentially lethal W strain of meningococcal is set to be rolled out in Western Australia's Goldfields, with health authorities offering free vaccinations.
Hydro Tasmania confirms it set up a specialist committee to investigate options for the Basslink cable, as a dispute with the undersea cable owner continues.
An investment adviser says Australians should be prioritising memories over buying stuff this Christmas as well as ditching the "really bad deal" of credit cards.
Victoria's coroner is to investigate the eight deaths linked to the thunderstorm asthma outbreak in Melbourne in November, which was triggered by storms and a cool change.