As subjects in criminal investigations go, sharks probably aren't the first things that come to mind. But for Seattle-based Australian forensic specialist Jenny Giles, the ocean's top-order predators are central to her work.
Eryk Bagshaw Study in Australian Journal of Health: schoolies don't want to listen to any warnings about the dangers of alcohol
Adam Gartrell A federal government program designed to get older Australians back into work has been branded a dismal failure, with only 1700 people joining the scheme meant to benefit 32,000.
Tim Barlass Diane Merry is one of 87 children adopted in NSW last year. She has just been made a prefect at Tamworth High and is off to Europe next year to play the clarinet.
Adam Gartrell The Turnbull government minister in charge of scrapping generous travel entitlements for former MPs was himself a major beneficiary of them, racking up almost $90,000 in taxpayer-funded flights.
Kate Aubusson David Morgan, who has been admitted to hospital more than 140 times, walked his way off the lung transplant list.
Rory Callinan The multinational company, which received tens of millions of Australian taxpayers money to supply diggers in Afghanistan, was running a lucrative fraud drastically hiking up the cost of basic items shipped into the war zone.
Kirsty Needham A high-profile hotelier sent a private investigator to a community meeting organised to oppose his latest poker machine venue with instructions to ensure residents didn't defame him.
Kirsty Needham An international expert on planning healthy cities has warned Sydney against following the Asian model of concentrating high-rise around train stations to house a booming population. He calls it suburban cellulite.
Harriet Alexander A macho culture within the NSW ambulance service has fostered a workforce crippled by mental distress, where substance abuse is common, and psychological support for one paramedic was advice to "drink a bottle of bourbon, watch some porn and you'll be right".