The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of The Sydney Morning Herald's editorial cartoonist.
An emotional week has ended on a high note for former Liberal National Party state treasurer Barry O’Sullivan, who is set to take outgoing Barnaby Joyce’s seat in the Senate.
Olivia Newton-John's sister Rona - mother of singer Tottie Goldsmith and first wife of Melbourne nightclub king Brian Goldmsith - has died in the US.
Hazel Hawke's life of courage came at a huge cost.
More than 100,000 volunteers will spend this weekend knocking on doors to help the Salvation Army address Australia's rising rate of poverty.
Aboriginal leaders have warned of a crisis in the justice system with an explosion in the black prison population, a spike in the number of juveniles being detained and continuing high numbers of deaths in custody.
An unmistakable message for government is now emerging: Stop this now.
Condemned to a ''life sentence'', in the words of his wife, Matt Joyce will plead with Dubai authorities to extend his bail while he appeals against a 10-year jail term and $25 million fine for property fraud.
Asking a country to change its flag is like asking a country to change its name - so bonded is a nation to its flag, it's rarely changed except in circumstances of upheaval, says the editor of the literary journal Meanjin, Zora Sanders. Which is why, Sanders suggests, finding a replacement for the present flag has been such a protracted ordeal.
General practitioners are receiving government-mandated training by doctors who claim vaccines are linked to autism and temper tantrums can be treated by delaying immunisation.