Michael Thawley's seven minutes of analysis, delivered from hand-written notes at a high-level Canberra forum, reflect his considered personal views.
Anna Patty The wife of Sydney underworld figure George Alex has claimed no knowledge of an alleged payment to a union official that she received from her husband's phone.
James Massola The federal government's "freedom commissioner", Tim Wilson, says the ruling in the defamation case brought by Treasurer Joe Hockey against Fairfax Media is a reminder of the need for "widescale reform of defamation law in Australia".
Louise Hall and Michaela Whitbourn Treasurer Joe Hockey has had a partial victory in his defamation case against Fairfax Media, with a court finding he was defamed by the words 'Treasurer for Sale' on a poster and two tweets and awarding him $200,000 in damages.
A man who was forced to the ground during a raid in connection to a fatal shooting at Punchbowl has described the experience as "pretty hectic".
Joe Hockey has become the first Australian politician to successfully sue for defamation over a tweet.
Heath Aston, political correspondent With just hours until the doors are due to open for the first time, staff at the Abbott government's new Primary Health Networks – the rebadged Medicare Locals – have been instructed to postpone the printing of any stationery and prevent the display of new signage.
Sam Buckingham-Jones, James Robertson Far from crying poor, the state's councils are rich and getting richer. The money they hold has grown by $1 billion over the past two years.
Peter Martin Don't sweat the small stuff. If Greece vanished today, the global financial system would scarcely notice.
Harriet Alexander The region of the brain responsible for new memories and regulating emotions is smaller in the brains of people with recurrent depression, according to a global study that has implications for the treatment of young people.