In just one night, the security threat level at the national Parliament went from business as usual to red alert.
Lauren Jackson insists she can return to her best after a "nightmare" injury run.
The United Kingdom faces its biggest political revolution in centuries as David Cameron announces constitutional shake-up in wake of Scots rejecting independence.
The days of a job for life on Sydney's railways are officially over. Staff from Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink have voted to approve a new workplace agreement that removes, for the first time in recent memory, a clause preventing forced redundancies.
Under mounting pressure for its choices in a doping investigation that has tainted two AFL seasons and could yet bleed into another, Essendon's board will determine whether the club's costly, and increasingly damaging, challenge of Australia's sports anti-doping agency will continue.
A mother has been sentenced to jail for sending sexually explicit photos of her children to the director of the now defunct Sydney dance studio RG Dance.
Star Rolling was continually being balloted out of races last spring but trainer Peter Morgan knew what he had and rewards are coming 12 months on.
The greatest danger workers at Parliament House usually face is indigestion from a dodgy bain-marie casserole. So, even after Thursday's terror raids in Sydney and Brisbane, it came as a shock to Canberrans when they awoke to the screaming tabloid headlines: "PLAN TO ATTACK OUR PARLIAMENT."
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended his government's move to bolster anti-terror powers for spy agencies, saying he was determined to "err on the side of keeping the community safe".
A man jailed for threatening to slit the throat of a Commonwealth official and another who allegedly helped six people travel to Syria are believed to be the alleged leaders of the group targeted by police in Thursday's Sydney raids.