Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has backed David Pocock to break the shackles of his injury woes to deliver as a "world-class performer", but admits he needs more time to gauge what role the former Test skipper will have at the World Cup.
John Garnaut A powerful American general has fired a sizzling warning at China for rapidly building “a Great Wall” of artificial islands across hotly-contested waters.
Steve Butcher Musician Mike Brady, of Up There Cazaly footy anthem fame, has kicked a goal in a Melbourne courtroom and settled a potential costly legal mess.
Julie Power Alexandra Shackleton never met her grandfather, the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton whose failed attempt 100 years ago to cross the Antarctic's vast interior is seen as one of the world's most epic tales of daring do.
James Robertson Four seats in the NSW election remained in close contention on Tuesday night with about 83 per cent of the vote counted.
James Robertson Workers for the No Land Tax party say they are worried about being paid up to $1 million in wages owed to its thousands of election-day staff.
Mark Kenny, Peter Martin and Gareth Hutchens Canberra will push state governments to sweep away the most enduring market restrictions faced by Australians in their everyday lives granting new access to goods and services at lower prices from taxis and books, to 24-7 shopping including pharmaceutical and alcohol sales in shops.
Nick Miller, Le Vernet "I now know the true meaning of the words grief stricken," says Mal Coram.
James Robertson Lucy Haslam, the mother of the late medical marijuana campaigner Dan, has criticised the state government for moving too slowly to provide access to the drug to the ill.
Jesse Hogan Given Steve Smith has moved up the order in the one-day team and is poised to replicate that in Tests, it is only fitting he has done the same in the contracts which reflect players' importance to the Australian cricket team.