The king is everywhere. On street posters and water bottles and archways lit up like Christmas trees across Tonga. Bright balloons, flags and bunting line homes from the airport to the capital of Nuku'alofa. King Tupou VI's face – looking a little bored and bemused by the fuss – is on every crisp banknote.
Judith Ireland When Rabbitohs star Thomas Burgess was growing up, his parents were close friends with a lesbian couple whom he saw so often he and his brothers called them "aunties".
Emma Partridge When the state's worst sex and violent offenders finish doing time for their crimes, they are not completely free.
Heath Aston, political correspondent The federal government will pour $300 million into new dams and other water infrastructure as part of its farm sector competitiveness package to be released on Saturday.
Mark Dapin "Terrorism expert" Greg Barton might well be the most interviewed person in the Australian media this year, and is almost certainly the most cited academic in the press.
Michaela Whitbourn Fatima Hammoud broke down in tears at a corruption inquiry when she recalled how rumours about her relationship with a senior colleague had spread throughout the justice department.
Matthew Knott Government MPs have publicly urged Tony Abbott to reconsider his opposition to changing media ownership laws, saying the Prime Minister should put audience interests ahead of those of media moguls.
Nick Toscano and Ben Schneiders A long-awaited trial over former union leader Kathy Jackson's alleged misuse of $1.3 million in union funds will go ahead, despite her last-minute declaration of bankruptcy.
Markus Mannheim 58 per cent vote in favour of agreement that is likely to prove less than inflation.
James Robertson Professor Karl Kramer became the second American to run Australia's most important and most prestigious music academy, the Sydney Conservatorium. This week he also became the second to leave with his tenure under a cloud.
ENDEAVOUR Energy plans to invest $15 million on upgrading the power supply to Schofields and Marsden Park.
FOR the past 11 years Karen Walker, a patient at the Westmead pain service, has suffered chronic pain ...
SYDNEY Stock Sport Group has thanked Blacktown Council for coming to the rescue after it was left without ...