Will you be judged by what you put into your children's school lunch box? Well probably yes, and if it's not the teachers who do it, your own children may demand better... or worse.
Dan Harrison The head of the nation's main spy agency has strongly defended proposals to require phone and internet providers to store customer metadata for two years, declaring this was the "minimum" period of time it would consider acceptable.
Lisa Davies For 15 years there has been a festering sore at the heart of the NSW Police Force.
Judith Ireland Natasha Stott Despoja has been campaigning against domestic violence ever since she was a small child and her journalist mother, Shirley, would take her along to women's refuges.
Peter Hartcher, James Massola The two leading contenders to replace Tony Abbott as Liberal leader are resisting the efforts of their colleagues to draft them to challenge the Prime Minister.
Mark Kenny Paul Keating rose to the most demanding office in the land propelled by a fearsome reputation as the Federal Parliament's most devastating wordsmith and, on occasions, its most soaring orator.
Paul McGeough Australian quarantine officials are 'cautiously optimistic' their trial planting of sunflower seeds taken from the MH17 crash site will produce enough seeds to distribute as mementos to families and friends of those who died in the crash.
Jacqueline Maley and James Massola When the Prime Minister stands on the podium at the National Press Club on Monday, he has one chief task: to wrench our gaze forward and make his listeners, from the journalists in the room to the ordinary voters who consume their politics via snippets on the nightly news, focus on the future.
Matt Wade Yanis Varoufakis, the maverick Greek intellectual appointed to one of the world's toughest economic posts, says the 12 years he lived and worked in Sydney has left an "indelible impression" him.
Michael Koziol Six degrees of separation of the week's news.
Offenders nabbed after allegedly stealing copper