In the struggle to be who she was, Dorothy McDonald lost everything. At times, it felt as if she had fallen into a "waking coma".
Brittany Ruppert When they decided to pull their two children out of school for a family holiday to the United States, Ilona Brooks and Michael Simpson accepted that their time away would consist of more than just theme parks, museum visits and snow days.
Julie Power Only 20 years ago, Diane McNaboe says she would have been "locked up" for singing in Wiradjuri. Her uncle was removed from his family for using bad language at the public school. His sin wasn't swearing but talking at school in Wiradjuri.
Julie Power Dads are being encouraged to read to their children in a statewide program aimed at lifting literacy levels.
Hannah Paine Its a bird known for its colourful nicknames: dumpster diver, flying rat and tip turkey, with these names considered by most well justified. However one man who has helped manage and monitor the Australian white ibis since 2000 thinks this kind of reputation is undeserved-at least partially.
Tony Wright Many Coalition MPs seem to accept a change in leadership is inevitable, but are unwilling to trigger it themselves.
Jacqui Taffel Mixing wicked cakes and wacky gelato is a recipe for surprise at Sydney's newest festival.
Kirsty Needham Why does the city need to lose a cultural icon, the Powerhouse Museum, treasured by families as an interactive temple to technology, to reinvigorate culture in the west?
Ben Westcott States and territories will pocket an estimated $6 billion windfall from gaming taxes, to the dismay of anti-gambling advocates and social workers.
Australian businessman Adam Tepper has been named as the person who died in a motorcycle crash in Thailand last week.