In the midst of the pre-Christmas rush, security guard Mohammad Hassan Al Bayati??? led a three-year-old girl from a Sydney shopping centre playground into a locked stairwell.
Mark Kenny National Affairs Editor Malcolm Turnbull had been sliding towards this outcome all along, given no comfort by gas industry insouciance.
Peter Hannam Fears about rising energy prices have driven consumers and businesses to install solar panels at the fastest rate in at least a decade.
Pallavi Singhal A 14-storey high school will be built in inner Sydney as the government scrambles to meet a surge in enrolments.
Georgina Mitchell The sports car that was stolen during a test drive in Sydney's north-east on Wednesday night, sparking a high-speed car chase, has been found.
Nassim Khadem, Tom McIlroy, Noel Towell Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan will get another seven years at the head of the Australian Taxation Office, with the agency looking to hit more multinationals with tax bills amounting to $4 billion.
James Massola, Heath Aston Malcolm Turnbull will promise cheaper gas by slapping tough new export restrictions on suppliers.
James Massola, Peter Martin Treasurer is preparing the ground for a big new spend on infrastructure in the May budget.
Fergus Hunter Labor has come out against the move for a super-sized homeland security ministry.
Melanie Kembrey There are two very different tales of what led to a heavily pregnant woman stabbing her former husband in the neck in her unit in a harbourside suburb on Sydney's lower north shore.