As gale force winds continue to wreak havoc across Sydney, spare a thought for those aboard the cruise ship Carnival Spirit whose final leg into Sydney has all the nausea-inducing features of a carnival ride, sans the spirit.
John Garnaut Australia is set to issue more than 5 million visas this year, presenting a range and scale of policy challenges not seen since World War II.
Heath Aston Prime Minister Tony Abbott is under fire from groups representing military pensioners and war widows who say the government's proposed changes to veterans' payments threaten the quality of life and dignity in retirement of nearly 300,000 people who sacrificed for Australia.
Peter Hannam Sydney is in the midst of its biggest storm this century, with the deep east coast low that battered the city on Monday night set to unleash a second evening of mayhem
Jewel Topsfield, Amilia Rosa A man who bludgeoned his girlfriend's mother to death with a fruit bowl has escaped the death penalty over his role in the grisly Bali suitcase murder.
Andrew Darby The controversial factory freezer trawler Geelong Star has killed four dolphins and two seals on its first fishing trip in Australian waters.
Judith Ireland For Merilyn Swan, it was a great day. For six years, she has been seeking help for her parents Robyn and Merv Blanch, who invested $260,000 in 2007.
Phil Lutton The Wallabies and Queensland Reds can start planning for life after Quade Cooper, with the five-eighth understood to have signed a two-year deal with French Top 14 giants Toulon.
Nick Ralston, Peter Hannam, Lucy Cormack and Ella Rubeli The biggest storm to hit Sydney and the Hunter this century has battered the region, with at least three people dead, dozens of others needing rescuing and entire homes washed away in floodwaters.