In the podcast for 21 November, Australian columnist Peter Flynn talks about what it's like to be a "rent-a-mouth". Sometimes, having good public speaking skills means that there's lots for you to do at weddings and other events.
Tourists can't imagine Sydney without its opera house — yet this famous building, which opened 40 years ago, was completed only after a long struggle. In the end, it was 10 years late and had cost 14 times the amount that had originally been estimated.
For many families, the arrival of spring south of the Equator presents a good opportunity to go to the beach. This photo was taken near Byron Bay, Australia. Here a 300-kilometre-long stretch of coastline begins that is extremely popular with surfers.