Anyone aged under 40 in Australia today has never experienced a recession in their working lifetime. But our record-breaking run is in peril.
Amy Corderoy Ambos compare the shortage to a chess set, but the crisis in the state's healthcare is no game.
Tom Allard As Australia prepares to enter the bombing campaign in Syria to combat Islamic State, the moderate Sunni fighters essential for success are being routed or won't support the US-led coalition.
Heath Aston The 550-page Harper review of competition laws, which Labor claims has been "punted off into the never never" due to divisions in the Abbott cabinet, cost $3 million in salaries and travel costs alone for the expert panel and 16 bureaucrats supporting them.
Nick Ralston A search is on for a woman missing after she was last seen stand up paddle boarding near two whales on the NSW north coast.
Michael Gordon An impassioned plea from a Coalition MP appears to have prompted the Abbott government to consider taking more refugees from Syria as a response to the growing humanitarian crisis in Europe.
Jacob Saulwick If you build it they will come appears to be the business case behind the Premier's $1.6 billion stadium strategy.
Malcolm Knox Rugby league is the greatest game of all - but it's under threat from within and without.
Peter Hannam People visiting or camping in national parks in NSW face fee hikes, and park staff are urged to be "proactive" in seeking other uses of their own accommodation, according to a leaked document.
Kate Aubusson Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has hit back at the New York Times editorial that criticised Australia's treatment of asylum seekers, insisting the government's policies were lawful, safe and worked.