Sydney Morning Herald investigative reporter Kate McClymont has been recognised as 2013's Fairfax Woman of Influence.
Grey skies, hail and unfavourable winds accompanied the flotilla of tall ships that nevertheless arrived punctually through the heads at 11am on Thursday to herald the start of the International Fleet Review.
Melbourne University has lost its place in the top 30 of a key international ranking while other Australian universities have also fallen.
Corruption and cover-ups in Leighton Holdings' international construction empire were rife and known to top company executives and directors, according to internal company files.
Campaign to increase Newstart allowance wins renewed support in the wake of former PM conceding welfare payment to unemployed is too low.
The Catholic Church in Australia has learnt some sharp lessons, Thursday's official submission to the royal commission shows.
The Catholic Church will create independent strategies for handling clergy sex abuse complaints by the end of next year in response to widespread criticisms, it has told the royal commission.
A bid for greater economic rights for the hundreds of thousands of New Zealand citizens living in Australia has fallen on deaf ears in Canberra despite the leaders of the two countries describing each other as brothers.
New Zealanders' appeal falls on deaf ears
Afghanistan's ambassador has vowed that the alleged turncoat killer of three Australian soldiers will face the full force of the law, including a possible death sentence, if found guilty.