Howard Williams and his partner Jen took their teenage children to Europe for the dream holiday this year. Only it wasn't such a dream.
A Christmas drive held by an op shop deep in the Northern Territory bush receives an unprecedented truckload of love from around the globe.
Despite advice that in order to live you best life you should care less about trivial things, we really do give a f***. And this might just be a gift of Christianity to the Western soul, writes Justine Toh.
You may be concerned that we're dwindling the Earth's resources on plug-in slippers and inflatable flamingo drink-holders for that pool you don't have. Here's 10 plastic-free gift alternatives, writes Clara Williams Roldan.
Orphaned aged care residents experiencing loneliness over the festive season say the idea of adopting a granny is a great initiative that would alleviate depression and spread some Christmas joy.
Tradition dictates that we start putting up the Christmas decorations on December 1, but all that's changing as social media feeds our desire for an earlier start to a longer festive period.
Tasmanian producers say they may not be able to supply Christmas ham and pork this year if a major abattoir in the state's north closes.
The drought across parts of Australia has driven up the cost of grain which is not only bad news for farmers, but also for consumers looking forward to tucking into turkey at Christmas.
Perth shoppers will have fewer hours to complete their Christmas gift-buying in store this year as the Government scales back extended retail trading hours over the festive period, but the decision draws the business lobby's ire.
Rather than losing weight and getting fit, let's resolve to be a better friend, spouse, parent or co-worker in 2018, writes Natasha Moore.