Global greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels and cement production surged to a record-breaking 36 billion tonnes of CO2 last year, pushing emissions to their highest level in human history.
Cracks have emerged in the bipartisan political response to the rising terrorist threat, with concern inside Labor at the extent and practicality of enhanced powers the federal government plans to grant security agencies.
Clive Palmer has distanced his party from incendiary statements on the burqa and sharia law by PUP senator Jacqui Lambie.
Banks have started to throw cash at customers again in an effort to win business as spring fever hits the property market and house prices soar.
What's on in the world of business this week.
Local shares are set to open slightly lower to start the week after a weak performance on Wall Street on Friday.
There is big change underway in Sydney's Golden Mile. All the way down the strip in Sydney's Kings Cross, shops that once housed liquor, fast food, sex and convenience have been plastered with For Lease signs.
The NSW government is failing in its aim of moving an increasing proportion of freight throughout Sydney on rail, leading to more heavy trucks on the road.
Police have discovered a body of a man in a car in western Sydney.