The former general manager of Burwood Council, Pat Romano, who used $44,000 of council funds to spy on his wife and then lied about it at a corruption hearing, sobbed in the witness box during his sentencing hearing.
Australia's finest young female tennis prospect, Ashleigh Barty, will take an indefinite break from the game. The 2011 junior Wimbledon champion confirmed her open-ended hiatus via a statement on Friday that offered no hint of when - of if - the Queenslander would return.
As Gapirri Yunupingu-Collins sat at the bedside of his gravely-ill and famous father, Galarrwuy, at a Darwin hospital earlier this year, the idea began to take hold. It was time to come home.
Afghanistan's cricketers had a reality check this week when they saw Mitchell Johnson, with his rippling muscles and tough-guy sleeve tattoo, get out of his car at their training ground in Perth.
A man has shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren in the small north Florida town of Bell, in what authorities have called a murder-suicide, according to media reports.
Fallen AFL recruit Dayle Garlett may still have had a future at the top level before he was charged with criminal offences.
All that is needed for an ISIS attack to occur in Australia is a "determined individual, a knife, an iPhone and a victim", Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday as he confirmed the alleged terror plot foiled in Sydney was feared to have been "within days" of being carried out.
The risk is that far from keeping us safer, raids of this nature – at dawn, with 800 armed police, breaking down the doors of family homes, when there is no evidence of the suspects being armed – will convince young Muslims that those with more fiery messages are correct.
A woman who watched in horror as her husband reversed through the safety barrier of a Haymarket car park, plunging 9m to his death, has won the right to millions of dollars in damages for “complete and ongoing psychiatric collapse”.
As militants closed in around the Kurdish capital last month, prompting panicked families to flee and exposing just how stretched the region's Peshmerga forces were, it was clear the dream of an independent Kurdistan would be put on hold once more.