This year's longlist for the Miles Franklin Literary Award features three previous winners — Peter Carey, Michelle de Kretser and Kim Scott — alongside eight other established writers.
China's Foreign Minister tells Julie Bishop that Australia needs to remove its "tinted glasses" and "translate its words into concrete actions" to improve ties after tensions over Beijing's anger with recent political moves by Canberra.
Gold Coast detectives will travel to Sydney on Wednesday to seek the extradition of the second man allegedly involved in the kidnapping of a 12-year-old boy on the Gold Coast this month.
Malaysia's Anti-Corruption Commission says criminal charges against Najib Razak could come "very soon", as the former PM is asked to explain a suspicious transfer of $US10.6 million in to his bank account.
A Chinese-Australian real estate developer "co-conspired to bribe" a senior United Nations official, according to claims made in federal parliament.
In a statement, Santos says its independent directors and chief executive unanimously resolved to reject the $14.4 billion offer, which it says was "too low" and "high risk".