The worst of the winter is likely to be over with the outlook pointing to warmer and drier than normal weather over coming months, conditions that may set up another early fire season.
James Hird's focus upon his return to work at Essendon is expected to be on preparing for season 2015, whether he takes up a seat in the coaches box for the rest of this year or not.
A man has been shot dead inside a car in Gosford.
Cycling pair Brandie O’Connor and Nathan Hart have picked up bronze medals in Glasgow.
An embattled Julia Gillard secretly offered to stand down as Prime Minister in June 2013 and secure the leadership for then Climate Change and Industry minister Greg Combet in order to fend off Kevin Rudd, Mr Combet has revealed.
Free of Clive Palmer’s grasp, Prime Minister Tony Abbott turned in a brilliant performance as a world statesman only to have his Treasurer rain on his parade.
A defiant Joe Hockey has insisted he will not apologise for participating in an authorised biography that revealed his belief the budget was too ''soft'' and in which tensions with cabinet colleagues Malcolm Turnbull and Ian Macfarlane were laid bare.
It was a tough choice between the head and the heart. In the end, the Dutch went with their hearts.