While the Irish victory for same-sex marriage advocates would keep the pressure on the issue, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has ruled out a similar referendum in Australia.
John Elder "Follow your dreams" may be a hackneyed cliche but a realistic outlook will keep your life interesting.
Michael Idato "We were hoping to not finish last because that would have been a bit embarrassing. Top 10 we thought was going to be amazing. To go top five, we're pumped."
Eamonn Duff A Sydney council has launched legal action to close an underground brothel. To win, it not only has to prove that sex is being sold on the premises - but lots of it.
Amy Corderoy Researchers have examined how different Facebook updates are linked to personality traits... and discovered we are all basically desperate, vain jerks.
Natalie Bochenski PM says 'this issue' is a matter for the federal parliament
Alexandra Smith Some schools projected to enrol more than twice as many students as they have space for within four years.
Mark Hawthorne, Chris Vedelago The former Australian boss of automotive giant Fiat Chrysler, Clyde Campbell, has been accused of misappropriating and misusing more than $30 million in company money to fund an extravagant lifestyle for his family and business associates.
Mark Hawthorne SHANE WARNE AND LIZ HURLEY CARS It is alleged that a company called Motortrak arranged for a Chrysler car to be provided to Shane Warne in September and October 2013 at Clyde Campbell's request. It is alleged Campbell not only had an interest in Motortrak, his wife Simone is a former director. Motortrak also invoiced Fiat Chrysler Australia for the purchase of Jeep and Chrysler cars for "the use of Shane Warne, Elizabeth Hurley, Harry Kewell and Sheree Kewell as ambassadors for the brand" in Britain. Invoices for "vehicles supplied to these individuals did not accurately describe the transaction but purported to be invoices issued by Motortrak in the course of its usual business". Fiat Chrysler also claims "cars were provided to three celebrity ambassadors in the United Kingdom without any evidence of written contracts" and despite the fact the company had "no commercial presence in the country".
Julia Medew Women are at least twice as likely to drop out of surgical training programs as men, fuelling concerns the prestigious profession is too patriarchal and in need of a cultural revolution.