A couple from Coventry who took their children on holiday to Australia during term time have been given criminal records.
A group of surfers captured on camera circling a whale in Sydney have been slammed by locals for "harassing" the animal.
A video said to show one man's "close call" with a Great White Shark in Sydney Harbour has caused an online debate - is it real or fake?
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in remote seas off Australia is heading underwater for the first time, with a US Navy high tech "black box" locator deployed as the battery life of the cockpit data recorder dwindles.
Australian authorities said the so-called Towed Pinger Locator will be pulled behind navy ship HMAS Ocean Shield, searching a converging course on a 240 km (150 miles) track with British hydrographic survey ship HMS Echo.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told his Malaysian counterpart that Australia "will continue to get to the bottom" of the missing Flight MH370 "mystery".
Malaysia's Najib Razak met Mr Abbott in Perth to discuss the search effort and thank those crews who have been involved in the hunt for the Malaysian Airlines jet.
"I know that until we find the plane, many families cannot start to grieve. I cannot imagine what they must be going through, but I can promise them that we will not give up," Mr Razak said.
Malaysia's prime minister and his Australian counterpart visited an RAAF base in Perth to thank the crews involved in the search for the missing Flight MH370.
Malaysia's Najib Razak and Tony Abbott said all nations were "fully committed" the search:
NBC News Chief Global Correspondent Bill Neely, who was on board an Australian plane searching for the missing Flight MH370, wrote on Twitter:
Australian flight I was on reports multiple sightings of objects-more than they've ever seen & their longest search yet for #MH370
However it was clear many objects were not connected to #MH370; fishing nets, a tree. But 3 large orange objects 3 feet by 7 are of interest
Australian crew fired smoke flares & locator buoys to mark objects of interest in search for #MH370.Visibility was excellent-up to 10 miles
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said there have been "no confirmed sightings" during today's search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet:
Motion time-lapse photographer Filippo Rivetti has put together a short film of summer in Sydney with a difference.
The video was made using a method called tilt-shift, where the camera plate is distorted resulting in a small region becoming sharp, but the rest of the image remaining blurred.
The video gives a unique miniature view of Sydney during the summertime.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said approximately 252,000 square kilometres were searched before teams concluded their efforts for the day:
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said of its navy ships has set off to assist in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet:
HMAS Toowoomba has left Fleet Base West near Perth to join the international search for #MH370. The 1,800 km trip will take about three days