• Discussing the unfolding events of the Sydney hostage situation, Benjamin MacQueen, senior lecturer of Politics and International Relations at Monash University, discusses whether the Australian government could have predicted this event.

  • New South Wales (NSW) police commissioner, Andrew Scipione told a news conference that the force was continuing to investigate not speculate, and "we're doing all we can" to solve this current hostage situation in Sydney.

  • Five hostages escape from Sydney cafe  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    Adrian Di Pasquale, Political Analyst at Internuntia Group, says the people who have escaped from the cafe will provide key information about the hostage taker.

  • Police operation underway after Sydney siege  Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 11:33 PM ET

    Scott Flower, Mackenzie Fellow at the University Of Melbourne, discusses the Australian police's handling of the hostage incident in central Sydney on Monday.

  • Sydney siege may 'involve jihadists': Expert  Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 10:47 PM ET

    Colin Chapman, President of the New South Wales Chapter of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, discusses the hostage incident which took place in central Sydney on Monday.

  • Things don't look terrible for Australia: Pro  Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 10:18 PM ET

    Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered, says falling commodity prices pose as a "cyclical challenge" for Australia.

  • Sydney siege: Hostages taken by gunmen in cafe  Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    Armed men have taken several people hostage at a cafe in Martin Place, one of Sydney's main business areas. CNBC's Matthew Taylor has more.

  • Go back to nature at Australia's Blue Mountains  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 8:22 PM ET

    Want some time away from the city? CNBC's Susan Li takes you to the Blue Mountains, a mountainous region in New South Wales, in this new episode of "First Class."

  • A closer look at Australia's November jobs data  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    Steve Shepherd, Employment Market Analyst at Randstad, discusses the trend in Australia's employment numbers for November which is skewed to part-time positions.

  • CNBC anchor tries flying a plane  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:36 PM ET

    Check out this preview of CNBC's luxury travel program "First Class" where Susan Li becomes a pilot for a day, thanks to a Qantas flight simulator.

  • An exclusive look at Sydney's luxurious addition  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    In this month's "First Class", CNBC's Susan Li travels to Sydney to check out the biggest development the city has seen in decades - six-star hotel and casino, Crown Sydney.

  • David Murray: 'Report was principle-based'  Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 10:37 PM ET

    David Murray, Chairman of Australia's Financial System Inquiry, says the Murray Inquiry pitted Australian lenders against their international peers. He also explains how the report's findings won't hurt taxpayers.

  • Charles Leyland, Managing Director at Leyland Private Asset Management, explains why David Murray's recommendations are an attempt to save the industry from itself.

  • Murray Inquiry needs numbers, not words: BBY  Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 8:11 PM ET

    Brett Le Mesurier, Director of Financials Research at BBY, describes which banks will be most affected by the Murray report's findings.

  • Is the Murray Inquiry right about Aussie banks?  Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 5:33 PM ET

    Martin Smith,Senior Markets Analyst at East and Partners, explains why the financial system inquiry is positive from a regulatory and consumer perspective.

  • Are iron ore miners deliberately overproducing?  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 10:24 PM ET

    David Lennox, Resource Analyst of Fat Prophets, discusses reports of overproduction by big miners, which are crowding out junior miners.

  • Sephora opens its first Australian store  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:51 PM ET

    Sephora has joined international retailers in entering the Australian market, providing more competition for domestic players. Afif Haddar, General Manager for Southeast Asia discusses the launch.

  • How this NBA star spends his $14M-a-year salary Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors.

    NBA player Andrew Bogut spends part of his $14 million a year salary to buy muscle cars, shopping, and feeding his two dogs.

  • Chinese business leaders flock to Australia  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 8:10 PM ET

    Some of China's most illustrious business leaders arrived in Australia this past week on the hunt for investments. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports.

  • Watch out for Australia's Q4 GDP: Tribeca  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    If Australia's Q3 GDP report was bad, the last three months of the year will be much worse, warns Sean Fenton, Director & Portfolio Manager at Tribeca Investment Partners.