Japan has finally confirmed it will commence whaling in the Antarctic this summer, despite the weight of court decisions and scientific opinion against it.
Sarah Danckert and Eryk Bagshaw The push for reform of the vocational education sector has ramped up in the wake of the collapse of Vocation.
Adam Gartrell, National Political Correspondent He's a little rounder, his hair has thinned and his grinning face is an even brighter shade of red. But overall, 10 years in politics hasn't done too much physical damage to Barnaby Joyce.
Heath Aston The Reserve Bank has been urged to examine potential anti-competitive behaviour in the emerging card-free payments market amid claims the banks have frozen out newcomer Apple Pay.
Daniel Flitton Bright headscarves and shy smiles, these Muslim mothers stand on the new frontline of Australia's online battle against the violent and ideological extremists of Islamic State.
David Wroe "Let's be realistic. Not many people are going to ring up the [national security] hotline and dob in a son."
A week in photos from award-winning Sydney Morning Herald photographers.
Tony Wright The Senate has rejected the government's proposed Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill which would have allowed foreign flagged ships paying third-world wages to undercut Australian-flagged ships on the domestic cargo trade.
John SIlvester He was just a face in the crowd back then. One of an estimated 2 million who earlier this year joined a Paris solidarity rally after terrorists killed 17 people during attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a local supermarket.
Esther Han The "plastic bag and tape" fix applied to at least 63,300 faulty Samsung washing machines has been slammed by an expert as "deficient".