Ambulance officers are being told to avoid one of Sydney's major hospitals because of an extreme bed shortage, putting patients at risk.
Peta Doherty When the white bundle arrived on cue for the official horse birthday on August 1, he was so small not even his mother realised she had given birth.
Nicole Hasham, Jane Lee Senior Liberal MP Philip Ruddock is "anxious" that his government's push to strip dual nationals of their citizenship appears to capture people who graffiti public property.
John Garnaut Australia's nearest neighbour could be on the brink of a Greek-style fiscal crisis following one of the most spectacular budget blow-outs in regional history.
Nicole Hasham A company paid about $440 million a year to run the Manus Island detention centre is allowing drunken staff to misbehave, the Papua New Guinea government says, ordering its own officials to intervene after Australian workers allegedly sexually assaulted a local female employee.
Anna Patty When Helen Davis was struggling to cope with her husband's terminal asbestos illness, the Dust Diseases Board gave untold comfort. Now the board is being abolished.
Louise Hall, Michaela Whitbourn, Emma Partridge Almost 2000 criminal matters are awaiting trial dates due in part to a shortage of judges following retirements and funding cuts as the judicial system reaches a "state of crisis".
Ben Schneiders, Royce Millar A police anti-corruption taskforce is investigating the possibility that a secretive $250,000 payment from the Peter MacCallum cancer hospital to Kathy Jackson's old union in 2003 was a bribe.
There were some teething problems on the day Australia's first automatic traffic control signal was switched on.
Leesha McKenny It's got a good address, street appeal, and presumably one very unhappy owner.