Four people are arrested in Victoria over alleged race fixing in the harness racing industry.
Drugs and more than $30,000 have been found in a backpack at the scene of a motorcycle crash near Brunswick, south of Perth, police say.
Three Canadians are charged and face life imprisonment if found guilty after almost 100 kilograms of cocaine is seized on a cruise ship docked in Sydney Harbour.
Senator Nick Xenophon confirms he and his fellow crossbenchers will vote against the legislation to enable a same-sex marriage plebiscite, leaving the Coalition reliant on Labor's support.
Counting resumes in the Northern Territory election but it could be days before outgoing chief minister Adam Giles learns whether he has lost his own seat.
The mother of British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung, who was killed in north Queensland, will give vials of her daughter's ashes to loved ones to scatter around the world so she can "visit places she hasn't visited yet".