There were tears in the witness box, hand-drawn diagrams of a murder scene, declarations of innocence, and a pop music clip.
The man, who is not currently teaching, was charged with two counts of aggravated indecent assault.
Dan Harrison Australians appear to be drinking less alcohol now than at any time in the past 50 years, according to figures released on Wednesday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Tom Arup Australia shares a similar challenge in moving away from coal as Saudi Arabia does in reducing its economic dependency on oil, the United Nations' top climate negotiator says.
Peter Martin The census has been saved and the Australian Bureau of Statistics will get a $250 million funding boost as part of the biggest technology upgrade in its 110-year history.
Amy Corderoy The nation's plastic surgeons are calling for a mandatory two-week cooling-off period before a person can get cosmetic surgery, and have warned people seeking low-cost procedures they could be putting themselves at risk.
Jacob Saulwick NSW councils face a $3.2 billion backlog in road maintenance funding, according to the state's motoring lobby,
Kate McClymont The decision about whether to charge Steve Fletcher has been sent to the Crown Solicitor's office because of Margaret Cunneen's previous relationship with Fletcher.
Nick Ralston The much anticipated report into a police bugging scandal that has plagued the top levels of the NSW force for more than a decade is likely to be delayed with the NSW Ombudsman conceding he is unlikely to meet his June deadline.
Amy Corderoy Suicide prevention experts need to learn from the success in researching and treating breast cancer seen in Australia if they are going to be able to lower suicide rates, the head of Suicide Prevention Australia says.