A surfer is killed by a shark off near Wedge Island, about 160km (100 miles) north of Perth in Australia.
Australia reports that it is suffering a plague of mice across New South Wales, from the Queensland border all the way to Victoria. Mice are chewing through walls and ceilings, and are estimated to have caused $100 million in damage to crops and grain stores. Homeowners setting traps are reporting catching 500 to 600 mice per night.
Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant is sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole, a first in New Zealand history, for killing 51 people in last year's mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch.
Legal advice clears Governor-General of Australia Mrs. Quentin Bryce to make a decision on who will be the next Prime Minister of Australia despite family ties to Australian Labor Party powerbroker Bill Shorten.