For the five young Indonesian orphans, seeing Sydney for the first time was like a dream.
Christopher Harris Crowdfunding campaign to buy land so its water views can be preserved spurs council to enter bid.
Tim Barlass Three-time runner-up world championship surfer Sally Fitzgibbons rescued a struggling swimmer caught in a rip on a kid's boogie board and towed him back to the beach behind her surf board.
Heath Aston, political correspondent In the lead-up to the G20 leaders' summit in Brisbane, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the government was rolling back the red carpet.
Amanda Dunn Parents may need to have 'that conversation' even earlier as researchers find early signs of puberty common from age seven.
Declan Gooch It could be a property listing from any real estate agent, but this seller isn't asking for any money.
Justin McManus It is the quintessential Australian holiday retreat, made famous in the film The Castle. Bonnie Doon's main attraction is Lake Eildon. And - of course - all that serenity. Words and Pictures: Justin McManus
Tim Barlass Combining morgue records with now digitised newspapers of the day on the Ancestry website enables a little flesh to be put on the bones of early tragedy.
Rachel Browne A leading jujitsu instructor has called for martial arts to be taught in schools to reduce the incidence of bullying.
Simone Ziaziaris A research organisation has predicted that 46 per cent of the world's population will suffer from "shortsightedness" in the next 35 years.