Bright and vivacious, dynamic and confident, Frances Abbott is a young woman who adores fashion. The last time I chatted with her was at Harper's Bazaar lunch in the city the day before she submitted her final piece of undergraduate work.
The dining room over-looking the boats bobbing in the Docklands' marina was buzzing on the first evening in March last year.
New anti-bullying laws have not led to the anticipated flood of complaints. Instead of the 67 formal complaints a week expected by the Fair Work Commission, there have been an average of about seven a week since January.
One in four people on the dole for more than a year in inner Sydney have been forced to beg on the streets, and six in 10 have approached a charity for help, says a grim new academic study into life on unemployment benefits.
Rob Oakeshott recalls a long 17 days in politics.
On the evening of May 5, Chris Gall and his fellow activists ran through the streets of the inner-Sydney suburb of Ultimo seeking refuge.
The second day of the Sydney Test in January was a memorable one in many respects. On field, England was terrorised by Australia's pace attack, which skittled half of the tourists' batting line-up for just 23 runs.
An Immigration Department bungle has allowed a convicted Mafia figure facing serious organised crime and murder charges to remain in the community where he is suspected of links to recent crimes.
Disappointed university students reacting to cuts in higher education have an unlikely target in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's daughter Frances as details of her scholarship at a private college remain cloaked in mystery.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been forced this week to answer questions about his daughter Frances, as details of her scholarship at a private college remain cloaked in mystery.