The NSW Police force has agreed to pay $1.85 million to scores of young people across the state who have been wrongfully arrested, imprisoned and in some cases strip-searched due to errors in the police database.
Judith Ireland Bronwyn Bishop's time in the speaker's chair may have been brief. But it was far from boring.
Jane Lee All of Lindt Café gunman Man Haron Monis' correspondence with ministers in the Attorney-General's Department since 2010 was overlooked when it passed documents to a review into the Lindt Café siege, due to an administrative spreadsheet error, a senate inquiry has revealed.
Nicole Hasham The party room will decide the next speaker of the Parliament, Tony Abbott says, signalling he will not repeat the so-called "captain's pick" that led to Bronwyn Bishop taking the coveted chair.
Peter Hannam Sydney notched its longest cold spell in 26 years and NSW had its most frosty July since 1997 after a series of strong cold fronts dragged unusually cool air over south-eastern Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology said.
Nicole Hasham The use of parliamentary perks should be guided by "common sense", government frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull says, deviating from Prime Minister Tony Abbott's insistence that former Speaker Bronwyn Bishop was the victim of a deficient system.
Anne Davies When Bronwyn Bishop arrived in Canberra as a newly minted senator in 1987 to fill a casual vacancy, she already enjoyed a formidable reputation. With her trademark up-swept blond hair, killer heels, red lipstick and power jackets, Bishop stood out in the Liberal Party, not just because she was one of the few females, but because she wore her ambition like a tiara.
Stephanie Gardiner Sydney siege gunman Man Monis's partner, Amirah Droudis, has been committed to stand trial accused of murdering Monis's ex wife, who was stabbed 18 times and set alight.
Peter Spinks Whether a galaxy forms stars more rapidly in a collision, or indeed produces new stars at all, depends on whether it is the big fish or the little shrimp.
Anna Patty The mist over the future of penalty rates and deregulation of trading hours on Boxing Day and Easter Sunday will clear on Tuesday when the Productivity Commission releases the findings of its review of the workplace relations framework.