With one massive question of war demanding an answer, Malcolm Turnbull found himself reflecting on another moment in time, three quarters of a century ago, when the response of a relative few determined the fate of two nations.
Gladys Berejiklian enjoyed an "extremely positive" reception as she joined candidates on the hustings on Saturday morning, but said she expected voters to punish the government for imposing byelections upon them.
Kerrie O'Connor His mother and little brother dead, his little sister fighting for life and his father lost in floods.
A week in photos from award winning Sydney Morning Herald photographers.
Farid Farid Abdul Hamid al-Youssef is mourning the loss of his twin babies, his wife and up to 40 family members.
Tony Wright We have become numbed to mountains of ghastly statistics from the Western Front, but the bare facts of what happened to Australia's young men in the fields outside Bullecourt a century ago remain an ache in our history.
Ms Cristea fell into the River Thames from Westminster Bridge after being driven at.
Johan Ahlander "I turned around and saw a big truck coming towards me."
Georgina Mitchell, Lynette Eyb The truck crashed into a department store and killed four people.
David Wroe The Turnbull government has ramped up pressure on Russia to stop further war crimes by the Assad regime in Syria.