Features by Phil Mercer
Posted In: Australia, debt ceiling
Australia's debt ceiling debate didn't look too much like America's.
Posted In: file sharing, megaupload
The controversial and colorful online troublemaker Kim Dotcom has a new business venture. His last one, the file-sharing site Megaupload, got him indicted by American authorities, who say he got rich pirating content. He's new venture is just called Mega.
Posted In: Australia, China, food safety, baby
Supermarkets and pharmacies in Australia are reporting a shortage of the baby formula Karicare due to stockpiling by Chinese customers.
Posted In: Australia, animals
In Australia, conservationists are making the case that koalas are a threatened species. Government regulators aren't so sure.
Posted In: Science
Researchers from Japan uncover vast underwater deposits of the key materials used to make gadgets from smart phones to laptops, threatening China's dominance as a supplier
Australia's economy was hit by the biggest fall in 20 years in the first quarter, shrinking by 1.2 percent, after extreme weather struck at home and abroad.
Samoa is hoping to move its economy into the future -- by a full 24 hours. The time change would put Samoa on the same schedule as major trading partners like New Zealand and Australia.
Posted In: Banks
The value of the Australian dollar has risen 10.5 percent in less than two weeks. Today, one Australian dollar will buy you $1.03 in U.S. dollars.
Posted In: Airlines
The Australian airline Qantas grounded its entire fleet of Airbus A380s after a flight made an emergency landing after an engine ripped off.