The maximum fines for retailers who sell unsafe products, like some hoverboards, could be 10 times as high, according to suggestions from the Productivity Commission.
Time magazine names US President-elect Donald Trump its Person of the Year in a choice that was "straightforward" according to its managing editor.
There are unlikely to be any survivors from a Pakistan International Airlines plane carrying about 40 people that crashed in a mountainous northern region, a government official says.
Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci says the only novelty sprung on actress Maria Schneider in the film Last Tango in Paris was the butter — not the simulated rape, which he says was written into the script.
Thai authorities will investigate the BBC on suspicion of insulting the monarchy in connection with a Thai-language profile of the new king, the Defence Minister says.
Former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer urges the states and territories to come to an agreement on classifying the controversial Adler shotgun, and says it is important not to water down the core principals of the John Howard gun laws.