A top-class ballkid should be neither seen nor heard. They should be inconspicuous and efficient. Interacting with the players is forbidden. That is, until Maria Sharapova and Thanasi Kokkinakis step on to centre court. With a selfie stick. Then, as was the case on Tuesday, all rules go out the window.
Clare Colley The man killed in a car crash near Braidwood on Sunday was a Lao Buddhist monk studying in Canberra.
Andrew Darby The federal government is under attack for failing its Southern Ocean patrol duties, leaving others to track down pirate fishers in the illegal toothfish trade.
James Robertson Patients in western Sydney hospitals are waiting more than two days in emergency departments on a daily basis, according to a health department source.
Lucy Cormack One city bound lane has reopened on Parramatta road after earlier closures caused by a truck colliding with a barrier just after 2pm.
Nick Ralston The 50-year-old was stopped by Customs officers after arriving at Sydney Airport on Thursday.
Tom Decent Cadbury recipe change angers the chocolate world
Sarah Dean UP to 30 snakes are on the loose in Culcairn after their owner set them free from his burning rental property on Sunday night.
Heath Aston and Latika Bourke The Abbott government is facing calls to bolster free speech in Australia in response to the massacre at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by Islamist terrorists.
Stephanie Peatling The first rule of parliamentary friendship groups is always, whenever and wherever possible, talk about parliamentary friendship groups.
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