The big questions for the week are whether Australia's famed multi-speed economy has found another gear — namely reverse — and whether the Reserve Bank will move out of neutral.
With two motorists "incinerated" in a spate of grisly crashes on New South Wales' roads this weekend, senior police describe the rising road toll as "desperate".
Green Party candidate Jill Stein drops her petition for a recount of all votes cast in the US presidential election in Pennsylvania, after a judge ordered her campaign to post a $1 million bond.
US golfer Harold Varner III powers home with a wet sail to win the Australian PGA Championship, while drawcard Adam Scott finished third.
A Port Adelaide football player who was involved in a five-car crash had been drinking with team-mates and driving recklessly in the lead-up to the incident and was uncontactable for several hours after, the club says.
An eight-day remote disaster training course is pushing medical teams to hone their skills in extreme environments.