So big was the spending splurge on iPhone X that it pushed up pre-Christmas sales by the most in five years.
The number of university leavers unhappily working part-time remains stubbornly high despite low overall unemployment.
Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg concedes Australia's greenhouse gas pollution continued to soar last year, confirming that more than a decade of climate policy bickering has failed to curb harmful emissions.
More than a decade of political warring over climate policy failed to curb dangerous emissions growth.
On three of the six trips to Queensland, Melbourne MP Michael Danby conducted no official business at all.
The proposed ministry has come under scrutiny for the "unclear" benefit it would deliver Australians.
We all lose something of value when our politics is coarsened by crude ugliness of thought and deed. And there is nothing cruder and uglier than stoking racial fear and hatred.