Hitting the captivating dunes of the Namib, the world’s oldest desert

Quad biking, skydiving, sandboarding and stargazing: KRIS GRIFFITHS explores the colossal open spaces and quaint colonial charms of Namibia.

Netanyahu’s visit prompts Australia to rethink its relationship with Israel

ANALYSIS: Israel can count on only a handful of friends on the international stage. Australia is one of them. While the government says it is opposed to “one-sided resolutions against Israel”, four Labor statesmen – Bob Hawke, Bob Carr, Kevin Rudd and Gareth Evans – have called for diplomatic recognition of the State of Palestine.

Australia becomes a country of million dollar homes

In spite of its vastness and low overall population density, the Australian housing market is characterized by supply-side issues in key metropolitan areas, which have led to significant house-price inflation particularly in state capitals.