Steve Smith has a one-Test ban hanging over his head for the next 12 months, potentially affecting Australia's Ashes defence, after his team was punished for a slow over-rate during the second Test in Brisbane.
Teaching English to school children in India or building a community restaurant in Peru have become part of a fashionable rite of passage for thousands of young people each year, but critics argue the commercialisation of volunteering is doing more harm than good to the communities they seek to help.
The partner of the Sydney siege gunman is due in court on Monday to explain why she should remain free on bail while facing a murder charge.
The success of Steve Smith's debut as captain has only added to the dilemma facing selectors about who should lead Australia at the World Cup, with players expressing their support for the 25-year-old in what would be a snub for George Bailey.
Former Athletics Australia head coach Eric Hollingsworth has landed his first job since resigning amid controversy in September, hired as a contractor to review the basketball operations and elite practices at NBL club Melbourne United.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has unveiled sweeping changes to his front bench, appointing Scott Morrison to a super-sized social services portfolio and handing him a key role in driving the government's economic agenda next year.
The Sydney Thunder take on the Brisbane Heat in Sunday night Big Bash action. Join us for the live coverage from 7:00pm.
It must have been awkward, all this time, commencing cabinet meetings with the greeting: "Good morning, lady and gentlemen".
Sussan Ley has become the second woman in cabinet, while gaffe-prone defence minister David Johnston is demoted.
A golf cart collected Jordan Thompson from courtside after his epic Australian Open wildcard win, and delivered the debilitated back-to-back playoff champion to an ice bath.