Sydney siege gunman Man Monis was a 'very evil smart guy' whom police should have immediately shot in the head during the Martin Place siege, a lawyer he consulted has said.
Paul Bibby Dead gunman Man Haron Monis was a complex, disturbed individual desperate for recognition and status but completely lacking the skills or achievements to bring that dream to life.
Sean Nicholls NSW opposition leader Luke Foley has declared he will not go in for "fake consensus" with trade unions and that it's time the party "moved on" from its "obsessive focus" on electricity privatisation.
Julie Power Walgett's parents have been given a $7800 payment to send their kids out of town to underwrite the cost of sending them to better schools.
David Wroe The Afghanistan province where Australian troops were stationed for eight years and suffered most of their casualties is in danger of sliding back into Taliban control, experts say.
Tom Allard Earlier this year, two teenage boys from Sydney set out for Syria, fuelled by religious fervour and intoxicated by tales of righteous jihad and adventure. Groomed online by an Islamic State recruiter, their tickets were paid for, and an elaborate route mapped out to avoid detection. There were promises of a weekly salary and military training, and of the glory of the Islamic caliphate.
Rick Feneley Bribery, racketeering, money-laundering … It's not the mafia but football, and Australia will not escape the scandal that taints two generations of the world's most popular game. Rick Feneley reports.
Steve Butcher After 62 years a lawyer - including more than five unbroken decades as a barrister - Brian Bourke chuckles that his life faces testing for possible traces of mould and pest activity.
Julie Power Keria Fernando, 16, is the best-behaved truant you are likely to meet.
Sean Nicholls NSW Labor leader Luke Foley has detailed his determination to remain independent of the trade union movement, particularly where its goals are counter to what he believes are the interests of NSW citizens.
Blacktown's City Festival Week will run until this Saturday.
THE popular ABC TV show Gardening Australia visited Lalor Park Community Garden recently.