To what couldn't have been a more appropriate backdrop of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, HMAS Sydney was decommissioned in a service on Saturday.
Rania Spooner, Cameron Houston The drug trafficking case against an elderly Melbourne man awaiting his fate under Hong Kong's strict drug laws has been dropped amid claims he was tricked into smuggling methamphetamine.
James Mooney The Perth Wildcats have been able to break an early NBL season hoodoo over Townsville, winning 85-77 on Friday night as Crocs star Brian Conklin copped plenty of stick from a parochial Perth Arena crowd.
John Silvester The editor in chief summonsed me into his impressive office and beckoned towards his Tibetan yak upholstered couch. He looked stern. His assistant peeled grapes.
Sean Nicholls David Flint might be at war with Malcolm Turnbull over the Prime Minister's decision to dump knights and dames from the honours list, but that hasn't stifled his ambitions within the Liberal Party.
Peter Hannam Finding that Werris Creek coal mine is partly to blame farmers' bores drying up prompts review by water regulator.
Sean Nicholls There are warnings that a three-year investigation of a bugging scandal that rocked the upper echelons of the NSW Police could be further delayed amid questions about the ombudsman's ability to make adverse findings.
Rachel Browne A van with washing and drying machines is bringing a unique service to Sydney.
Paul Bibby It was a grilling of the kind usually reserved for Senate committee hearings - an ambitious opposition member trying to pin down an obstinate ministerial adviser.
Michaela Whitbourn and Kate Aubusson Two women who were injured when Salim Mehajer lost control of his $300,000 Ferrari have settled their claim against the Auburn deputy mayor for $1.72 million.