The Australian sharemarket extended its recovery rally on Wednesday, hitting the ground running as European Central Bank stimulus talk fuelled investor confidence and ending higher for a seventh straight session.
The outpouring began instantly and flowed through the day. It seemed no friend or follower could resist posting their tribute to Gough Whitlam. In the age of social media it becomes almost insensitive not to, as if the world might note your failure to sufficiently mark the occasion.
Until Gough Whitlam won government, the most famous 10 days that shook the world was the October 1917 revolution in Russia.
The destruction of Ngara, the birthplace of former prime minister Gough Whitlam, was scheduled to begin on the very morning he passed away.
Thousands of Australians are being injured by mislabelled and poor quality products, with one-third of injury reports made to the consumer watchdog in the past year relating to cosmetics.
Australian money managers could get squeezed out of the $4 billion-plus float of Medibank Private in favour of foreign investors, local fund managers have warned.
The subject experts appointed to the Abbott government's national curriculum review included several figures with close Coalition links who were chosen without any scrutiny from education officials.
The intellectual rigour of the most complex high school mathematics does not daunt the students at Sydney Girls High School.
Jacqui Lambie should resign from Parliament if she is not going to take her job seriously, government MP Craig Laundy says, following the Palmer United senator's warning that Ebola-infected "suicide agents" could attack Australia.