Three days of heavy rain in mid-April were enough to make it Sydney's wettest autumn in 12 years but conditions have largely dried up since.
David Wroe The Afghanistan province where Australian troops were stationed for eight years and suffered most of their casualties is in danger of sliding back into Taliban control, experts say.
Lisa Visentin The federal government has confirmed an investigation is underway to determine whether a sample of live anthrax bacteria was mistakenly shipped to Australia from an American military lab in 2008.
Andrew Darby The World Heritage Committee is set to slap down an attempt by the Tasmanian Government to ditch wilderness zoning from most of the island's remote south-west.
Adam Gartrell Julie Bishop has sought to downplay an extraordinary cabinet leak showing deep divisions in Tony Abbott's government over national security.
Georgina Mitchell A 37-year-old teacher has faced court over more than 30 charges of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated sexual intercourse.
Esther Han A sprawling necropolis is among the most thriving and exciting habitats for native animals in the Parramatta River catchment area.
Peter Munro "The hijab is beautiful and Muslim women are entitled to be passionate about fashion.''
Harriet Alexander Sue Neville accepted her cancer, endured the treatment and stared down the prospect of imminent death, but she could not cope with the sympathy of friends.
Patrick Hatch Australian women joining Islamic State are motivated by more than just the prospect of becoming a "jihadi bride", a new study suggests.