The bashing death of homeless woman Courtney Herron in suburban Melbourne has prompted a commitment from Canberra to do more to protect women's safety.
Boos once echoed around Suncorp Stadium when polarising playmaker Daly Cherry-Evans ran on to the Maroons' hallowed turf.
The opening State of Origin shots have been fired, with Queensland coach Kevin Walters declaring "war" on NSW by boldly claiming his new-look Maroons will win next week's series opener in Brisbane.
Retired great Greg Inglis may be gone but he has not been forgotten by his beloved Maroons.
An Adelaide teenager who twice hacked into Apple's computer systems has been placed on a good-behaviour bond.
Victoria's mental health sector will get more than $170 million in extra support ahead of a royal commission into the sector.
Keeping women safe, ensuring they have economic opportunities at their fingertips and achieving "genuine" gender equality are goals in the sights of Australia's new minister for women.
Delivery of the national testing of Australia's school students will come in for its own examination after technical issues plagued NAPLAN earlier in the month.
A dehydrated six-month-old baby has been found by a police officer at a budget hotel in the US state of Michigan, in the same room with her dead parents.
Scott Morrison wants his new ministry to get straight to work to make it easier for Australians to access government services.