Patricia Crosthwaite and her husband Lyle live in High Wycombe, a suburb of Perth in Western Australia. For them, their living room is "their life." It's the place where they collect all the small and large things that are important to them.
Canberra is ready to invest billions in Pacific nations with an infrastructure and diplomacy campaign to counter China's perceived influence. Australia also plans to redevelop a military base on Papua New Guinea.
Australia is considering measures to stop some new migrants settling in bigger cities, instead directing them to less populated areas. Canberra is looking for ways to ease congestion in places like Sydney and Melbourne.
Australia has unveiled the country's most expensive coin for collectors. It comes with pink diamonds and is considered legal tender, with the coin now waiting to be sold to the highest bidder.
Australia's foreign minister has stepped down after a failed bid to replace ousted Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister. Julie Bishop was the first woman to serve as Australia's top diplomat.
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