More than 50,000 students got their ATAR on Thursday, with some, like Henry Garing, "ecstatic" about their result.
The father of Sydney siege victim Tori Johnson said he wants to make sure his son's death is the 'beginning of something new in this world'.
Melbourne have Kevin Pietersen, Brisbane Andrew Flintoff, and their cross-town rivals the Thunder have Jacques Kallis. The Sydney Sixers, however, say they are content not to have a superstar overseas crowd-puller on their books.
Glenn McGrath says the country's lastest fast bowling sensation, Josh Hazlewood, will have no problems joining Australia's exclusive 200-wicket club after a sensational start to his Test career.
In the Gabba greenhouse, this Test match is incubating rapidly. A faster, bouncier pitch than in Adelaide has made both sides more excitable in all disciplines.
Woolworths has told some suppliers it could decide to pull their products from shelves just days before Christmas if they refuse to cut prices and fund the supermarket giant's new Cheap Cheap advertising campaign.
Sydney's Martin Place has become home to Australia's largest spontaneous public outpouring of grief.
With Australia in need of a captain's knock, Steve Smith is manning the barricades at the Gabba.
The bodies of the Martin Place siege victims will be laid to rest before Christmas.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has allowed 31 babies who were born to asylum seeker parents to remain in Australia and not be sent to Nauru.