Life on TV news was filled with news of the week that has changed the course of the world, from the recent election to the tragic death of a woman at a Brisbane airport.
But what about the rest of us?
Here’s a look at some of the headlines that have impacted the way we live and what you need to know to keep your eyes peeled for news from tonight.1.
Australia’s next Prime Minister will be an Aboriginal woman, as it was for Labor’s Julia Gillard2.
Australia will ban fracking, the controversial technology that involves pumping water, sand and chemicals deep underground to extract shale gas.3.
The Australian Government will cut $4 billion in funding for mental health and drug treatment for the next five years, with a big focus on Indigenous Australians4.
A Queensland man who was arrested after his dog became trapped in a shed at a Queensland state park will be given a two-year jail term for stealing from the state park, it has been reported.5.
Former Prime Minister Julia Gillards death is a “glorious day”, according to one Australian politician.
“Julia Gillard is an amazing woman who had a huge impact on Australia and the world,” Liberal Senator Fiona Nash said.6.
Australian police have identified two more Australians who have died in mysterious circumstances in recent weeks.7.
It’s believed that more than 1,000 people died in the Great Barrier Reef in a year-end blizzard in Queensland.8.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she was “deeply saddened” by the death of Nelson Mandela, who she called a “true leader of our time”.9.
Canada is reportedly to adopt an emergency law that will allow police to stop a car and search it for drugs and contraband, even if the car is occupied.10.
US President Donald Trump will hold a televised address in the US on Wednesday about the opioid epidemic, as the nation tries to deal with the deadly epidemic that has devastated communities across the country.
Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel said the country was “ready to work” with US President Donald J Trump to solve the opioid crisis.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold talks with President Donald Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner, in the Oval Office of the White House, ahead of the annual Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, on Friday.13.
Britain’s Labour Party is demanding an inquiry into whether Jeremy Corbyn was paid for a speech he gave at the funeral of Nelson Nelson Mandela in 2008.14.
An Australian man has been arrested in China for allegedly stealing a police car from a hotel and driving it onto a highway in the city of Wuhan.15.
India’s Prime Minster has announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold an address at the G-20 Summit in Germany in the coming days, in which he will “address the country’s growing concerns about global climate change and the need for sustainable economic growth”.16.
Israel’s foreign minister has said he will travel to Brazil next month to meet with President Michel Temer and the president of the World Bank.
President Donald Trump has said that a number of American diplomats have been sent to the Philippines as a result of the death in custody of the South Korean businessman Kim Dong-hyuk.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to make a public appearance in New York City next week to meet US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as he begins a six-nation tour of Asia.19.
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has said the election will be held by mid-January and the result is “likely to be very close” but that she will not rule out a recount.20.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has announced he will resign from office in March.
China’s President Xi is due to address a gathering of leaders from around the world at the UN General Assembly in New Orleans, on Tuesday.
Japan’s Prime minister Shinzo Abe has been forced to resign from his post amid an ongoing scandal over an alleged financial transaction involving a woman.23.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected on Monday to sign a decree that will grant him the power to dissolve parliament.24.
Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has said a decision by his successor to seek international support for the Taliban government in the capital of Kabul is a sign of a “growing threat” to the country, adding that the country will take “all necessary measures” to stop the group’s “terrorism”.25.
In what is believed to be the first official visit by a former president to Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will hold private talks with a number in the country that he says