Northern Territory police are searching for a man believed to have left an outback rest stop about 10 minutes before a French tourist was stabbed to death in front of his terrified wife.
Matthew Knott George Christensen said his favourite response was from comedian Magda Szubanski.
A week in photos from award winning Sydney Morning Herald photographers.
Fergus Hunter Amid the chaotic and action-packed final sitting week of Parliament for 2016, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton quietly added a sixth property to his impressive and expanding portfolio.
Heath Aston Properties granted to World War Two veterans are among 150,000 hectares of farmland in northern Queensland that the Defence Department has earmarked for acquisition to allow Singaporean soldiers more room to train on Australian soil.
Nassim Khadem Cyber attacks against Australian agencies, businesses and individuals are on the rise, but our nation still lacks the capability to defend.
Georgina Mitchell Former Fairfax Media photographer Andrew Quilty has been awarded the Gold Walkley award for excellence in Australian journalism, for a striking photograph taken in the aftermath of a US airstrike in Afghanistan.
Noel Towell "Barnaby gave me a big cuddle," says Burke's Backyard host.
Michael Koziol Summer is here, Parliament has risen and no doubt our more bookish leaders will use the long break to catch up on their reading and expand their horizons. It's only now, with the release of expenditure reports from the first half of the year, that we get a look at what politicians were reading last summer.
Mark Forbes, editor-in-chief of The Age, has been stood down pending the outcome of an investigation that is underway.