Phil Carlson can see snatches of his 19 days as an Australian Test cricketer with a forensic clarity. Some memories cloak his big, sunny face in mournful regret. Others bring his natural warmth to the surface and leave him hooting with laughter.
Steve Smith's first century as Australian captain and Mitchell Johnson's startling counter-attack have turned the second Test on its head during a combative morning of cricket.
Multiple children have been stabbed to death and another woman is in hospital with injuries, according to media reports.
Liberal Senator Arthur Sinodinos has resigned as Assistant Treasurer, paving the way for Tony Abbott to implement a frontbench reshuffle.
Rafael Nadal admits that the last time he set foot on an Australian tennis court was one of the most difficult: last January, when a back injury, misdiagnosed as sportsmanship by a cynical crowd, soured the 14-time major winner's dramatic Australian Open final against to Stan Wawrinka.
The NSW bar has called for an end to personal attacks on judges and lawyers over the deadly siege in Martin Place.
A community group has launched last-ditch legal challenge to prevent the state government from truncating Newcastle’s heavy rail line on Boxing Day.
Three new charges of financing the terrorist organisation Islamic State have been lodged against accused Sydney terrorism plotter Omarjan Azari.
Former prime minister Julia Gillard did not commit a crime and was not aware of any criminality committed by union officials during her time as a lawyer for the Australian Workers Union, the trade union royal commission has found.
In a few months time, Sydney barrister Julie Taylor and her husband are expecting the birth of their "precious" baby.