Steve Colquhoun A new expedition ship brings greater luxury to travellers to the remote Kimberely Coast.
Mining giant Rio Tinto said it has unearthed a 'remarkable' 12.76 carat pink diamond in Australia, the largest of the rare and precious stones ever found in the resources-rich nation.
Gina Rinehart, the mining heiress and media investor, is the fourth-richest person in the Asia-Pacific region, with a net worth of $19 billion.
Tom Allard, Stuart Washington Clive Palmer's assets, both personal and in financial terms, are the topic of much debate.
''IT'S glamorous and pretentious, and billions of years old,'' says the co-director of jeweller Mondial Pink Diamond Atelier, Michael Neuman. ''Everything you want in a diamond.''
Pink diamonds can sell for $US1 million-per-carat.
The winners of the 2009 Australian Institute of Architects state and territory architecture awards.