A magnitude-3.9 earthquake rattles Queenslanders just after 3:30am, with tremors felt up to 55 kilometres away from the quake's epicentre in the Coral Sea.
A tremor that sounded like "something had fallen on the roof" or a loud truck driving past startles Canberrans, in what experts say is a "rare" event for the nation's capital.
The cost of hosting a meeting between the IMF and the World Bank in Bali tomorrow is slammed by Indonesia's Opposition as a "lavish expense" during a national disaster.
Adam is just one of hundreds of Australian-Indonesians helping to raise funds for victims of the devastating Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami that has claimed more than 1,400 lives.
The support package will include sending supplies and a team of 54 Australian medical professionals to provide emergency healthcare in the worst-hit regions, according to Foreign Minister Marise Payne.
Almost a month after the Indonesian Island of Lombok was rocked by the first in a devastating series of earthquakes, the tourist haven remains a scene of destruction on a grand scale, with almost 1,000 aftershocks hampering the clean-up.
Papua New Guinea's Foreign Minister says his country is looking to draw on Australia's expertise to better respond to future natural disasters, while adding that his country will welcome all development partners, including China.