A year before the killings, Geoff Hunt visited a counsellor at the Wagga Wagga Self Empowerment Centre where he was asked, "Who are your most important people?"
Damien Murphy Australian rugby made collective atonement for Australian cricket when the Wallabies humilated and banished England from the Rugby World Cup.
Rachel Olding Australia's Grand Mufti has refused to call the shooting at Parramatta police headquarters a terrorist act and has lamented the influence of social media in radicalising young Australians.
Adam Gartrell Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been publicly ridiculed by members of his own party for suggesting the Liberals are not run by factions.
Adam Gartrell Tony Abbott's final visit to remote indigenous communities left taxpayers with an eye-watering $80,000 food and catering bill.
Philip Wen and Peter Hannam China is considering aggressive new curbs on coal consumption as it accelerates efforts to transform its economy and tackle climate change.
Timna Jacks Extremist right-wing Israeli politician Moshe Feiglin, who has called himself a "proud homophobe" and branded Palestinians a "gang of bandits", is speaking in Melbourne Chabad synagogues this weekend.
Neelima Choahan When it comes to junk food, it looks like another iconic Aussie snack has gone down the tube.
Paul McGeough This wasn't going to work. Rod Anderson had been given more than 300 coffins, but the screws to seal the lids came with ornate finials. How was he going to stack them?
Louise Hall A P-plate driver whose ute struck and killed a pedestrian couple in Rozelle had a blood-alcohol reading four times the full-licence limit and cocaine and ecstasy in his system.