No outstretched hand fell unshaken; no proferred baby went undandled; no selfie avoided.
Junior cricket clubs have called for the introduction of a compulsory time out after any hit to the head, and warned parents and members of the need for young players to wear a helmet.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has expressed his full confidence in his Defence Minister in the face of sustained parliamentary pressure to sack him.
Tony Abbott has privately conceded defeat on his controversial budget proposal to introduce a new $7 co-payment on bulk-billed GP visits and will formally shelve the policy before the end of the year.
The Queensland election is still too close to call, but the Palmer United Party has lost support in almost every state according to the latest poll.
Same-sex marriage advocates are rejoicing that Senator David Leyonhjelm introduced his same-sex marriage bill to Parliament on Wednesday.
Liberal MP Alex Hawke does not support same-sex marriage, but he wants his party to have a free vote on the issues, declaring it is the "only way" to resolve the issue.
Veteran Four Corners executive producer Sue Spencer has announced to staff she will retire in March, as the impact of the latest cuts continues to ricochet through the national broadcaster.
A new superannuation investment platform is being marketed to News Corp staff.
Does the internet drug marketplace encourage people to try drugs who otherwise would not?