Are we too relaxed? Do we need more assault rifles at Parliament House?
At the start of the year all Jake Lloyd wanted was to play just one senior game of football. So just days out from playing in an AFL Premiership with the Sydney Swans it seems his dream has come true, and then some.
Julia Gillard has directly accused Kevin Rudd of sabotage and blackmail, but expressed anguish over her own role in toppling Kim Beazley.
The Coalition is divided over engagement with the Islamic community as Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull warned attacks on Australian Muslims play into the hands of terrorists, while a second government MP joined the push to ban the burqa and sharia law.
Australia's most senior soldier, Chief of Army Lieutenant General David Morrison, has warned the fight against the Islamic State may be part of one "long war" that lasts for decades into the future.
An 18-year-old man has been shot dead by counter-terrorism police and two policemen have been stabbed in Melbourne's outer south-east.
The public is being urged to remain calm after the federal government confirmed a "known terror suspect" was shot dead in outer Melbourne last night.
Julia Gillard says gender helps to explain why her experience as Prime Minister was so different from those who went before her.
The end of summer in Brisbane in 2008 was also the end of the city's professional basketball team. On February 28, the Bullets lost an overtime game to the Melbourne Tigers at the Convention Centre. They wouldn't set foot on the hardwood again.
Three waves of bombers, missiles and drones were launched by the United States and its Arab allies against targets in three regions of Syria over four hours on Monday night as world leaders gathered for a United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York.