THE head of the unions royal commission will continue in the role after rejecting a bid for him to step down over perceived bias.
Paul Bibby "Don't you touch me, you dogs, you have no right to search me!" And she was right.
Jesse Hogan Returning Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has expressed his delight at earning selection for the one-day series against England after being overlooked for most of the Ashes.
Stephanie Gardiner There were photos of Ryan Leo as a baby in a Santa Claus suit, as a toddler at the beach, and as a young boy laughing on his father's shoulders. But the picture that marked Ryan's seventh birthday was a photograph of a small grave.
James Robertson A proposal to redevelop six historic buildings on the south head of Sydney Harbour to host private functions is drawing opposition from local residents and even within the Baird cabinet.
Rachel Olding A father cradled his dying son in his arms following a horrific motorcycle crash in Sydney's south-west on Sunday.
Jacob Saulwick ''Councillors that have a negative attitude to growth and change ... cannot assess a project with absolute independence."
Lindsay Murdoch Reuters won a Pulitzer, the world's top journalistic award, for its coverage of Rohingya boat people from Myanmar with the help of Thai journalist Chutima Sidasathian.
Lindsay Murdoch Australia's $55 million operation to resettle hundreds of refugees from the tiny Pacific island of Nauru to Cambodia appears to have collapsed in a diplomatic embarrassment for the Abbott Government.
Peter Hannam The Baird government has amended its mining policy process to give equal billing to a project's economic, environmental and social impacts when determining approval in a move likely to anger the mining industry.