The Sydney Thunder dominated the Brisbane Heat in the best Thunder performance in over three seasons of Big Bash action. But fast bowler Gurinder Sandhu says this does not mean it will be smooth sailing for the rest of the tournament.
It was an impressive story: Joe Burns' great-uncle Harold, who represented Queensland in cricket and rugby league, used his wicketkeeping skills to dismiss Don Bradman in a Sheffield Shield match . . . but, it never happened.
The office of a Sydney federal MP is in turmoil, after two long-serving staff members have gone on workers' compensation after claiming to have been bullied by an influential adviser.
Labor figures Michael Daley and Luke Foley are viewed as candidates for the Labor leadership.
The government's Climate Change Authority has questioned the efficiency and effectiveness of the Emissions Reduction Fund, the centre piece of the Abbott Government's "Direction Action" plan to reduce carbon pollution.
Senior Liberals were privately aghast when the Prime Minister nominated repealing the carbon tax as his "biggest achievement" for women because they are "particularly focused on the household budget".
With an eye to next year's Ashes, the Boxing Day Test should feature Joe Burns being eased into the team at number five, Shaun Marsh promoted to three and Shane Watson made to vie for the sole all-rounder berth at six.
Selfie stick sales are soaring this Christmas as shoppers grab gifts for those who love to get the perfect snap of themselves.
In his first day as Defence Minister, Kevin Andrews has hit a landmine of his own making.