Ian Gurney thought he had "thrown away 20 grand" when he got Avonnova back to Queensland this time last year.
Stricken cricketer Phillip Hughes is breathing only with the assistance of medical technology after he was struck by a bouncer that damaged a major artery in the back of his head, according to broadcaster Alan Jones.
India will benefit from a more thorough preparation for Australia's Test pace attack, with the inclusion of Pat Cummins and Gurinder Sandhu as opponents for their final practice match before the series.
The Immigration Minister Scott Morrison and the Assistant Immigration Minister Michaelia Cash have spent nearly $120,000 monitoring the media for mentions of their names and the immigration portfolio.
Australian cricketers are continuing to rally around injured batsman Phillip Hughes, who remains in an induced coma in St Vincent's Hospital after being struck on the head by a cricket ball.
Rory McIlroy's Australian Open title defence has begun in a steady fashion, but it was Australian Aron Price who set the pace on the opening morning of the tournament in Sydney.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has added to the confusion surrounding the federal government's proposed $7 GP fee declaring it remains alive even after the Prime Minister's office had briefed several journalists at different media organisations that the policy was to be shelved.
Are Australia's cyber defences up to scratch? Could traffic lights fail and "Cybergeddon" bring down our critical infrastructure? The Australian government will soon find out after Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced a review of Australia's cyber security strategy.
A dream job is now available in Canberra – being paid $195,000 a year, and with a likely tenure of 10 years or more.