The decision by a prosecutor not to apply for Man Haron Monis to be detained when he appeared in court two months before the Sydney siege had the effect of "tying the magistrate's hands".
Heath Aston Regulator also sided with Kiis FM that the description of Mr Joyce as "gerbil of a thing" was a "reference to a small mammal and nothing more".
Anna Patty Most staff of convenience stores are international students and may be scared to speak out, "shoppies" union says.
Sean Nicholls Energy company Metgasco is preparing to sue the NSW government for millions amid claims negotiations broke down over the cancellation of a north coast gas licence.
Lisa Visentin A woman walked into the backyard of her Sydney home and discovered her husband's body covered in blood.
Rachel Browne Funding changes that were meant to help four-year-olds receive a preschool education are having the effect of closing services.
Peter Hannam Another year of above-average fire risk is on the way as the long-term decline in cool season rainfall combines with a strengthening El Nino.
Ray Sparvell and Simon White As the tributes flowed for legendary racehorse trainer Bart Cummings, the 12-time Melbourne Cup-winner's "best" jockey, former Perth rider JJ Miller reflected on quiet moments of recent years spent well away from the limelight.
Lisa Cox Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has accused Fairfax Media of trying to "bring the government down" for publishing stories about division in its most senior ranks.
Michaela Whitbourn The corruption watchdog has been told there is "insufficient evidence" for criminal charges to be laid against one of the businessmen embroiled in an inquiry into a Hunter Valley coal licence.