Cameron Bancroft may find himself in trouble with the ICC after footage appears to show him rubbing the ball with a small object before concealing it in his underpants during the third day's play of the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says Malcolm Turnbull cannot stand by and allow Australia's "world-leading gun laws" to be weakened.
The first direct flight between London and Perth has taken to the sky and is tipped to land more travellers on the west coast in a boon for Australia's tourism industry.
Eight minutes of music cut from the 1977 sci-fi film Close Encounters of the Third Kind has been performed publicly for the first time at a concert in Brisbane.
Rail workers across New South Wales agree to a 3 per cent pay rise over the next three years, and are told by the union to stop all industrial action.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton sets a lap record to claim pole position for Sunday's Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.