Australians' attitude towards sharks is contributing to the decline of this magnificent species, writes Tim Winton.
When David Coe died suddenly in January, tributes and obituaries were full of effusive praise for the corporate titan. Yet there was no reference to his controversial deals, high-risk strategies, ruthless attitude and - ultimately - his failed companies.
Peace, love and mind control - one Sydney couple's journey through the Twelve Tribes religious cult.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has suggested using ''truancy officers'' to ensure that all indigenous children go to school. He has also said his paid parental leave scheme will be extended to cover all state public sector workers.
A judge heard a ''cry for help'' from a pupil's exercise book.
Tony Abbott, on the most basic measure, was Australia's most successful opposition leader. He oversaw the destruction of prime minister Kevin Rudd, prime minister Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd again. Now the pressure is on him. ''The time for campaigning has passed, the time for governing has arrived,'' he told his legions of supporters on the night of his election victory, September 7, 2013.
The childcare sector is still crying out for decent pay.
As night falls on Peter O'Connor's wheat crop near Harden, close to Yass in southern NSW, the lights on his harvesting machinery burn brighter.
To the Jawoyn people of southern Kakadu, it is known as buladjang, or "sickness country" - pockets of land not fit for regular habitation.
They're preciousss, those nasty little hobbitses. We loves them, we does; oh yes. But not quite as much, perhaps, as the lawyers do.