At home in Australia, the sight of a politician smiling and chatting with people on a march though a shopping mall is almost ritual television.
Matt Wade NSW has tightened its grip on number one spot in the nation's economic rankings. Robust population growth, healthy consumer spending and a surge of housing construction have helped make NSW the nation's best-performing state economy for a third consecutive quarter, a report by Australia's biggest bank said
Daniel Flitton Iran will take the extraordinary step of sharing secret intelligence with Australia gathered by its operatives fighting Islamic State extremists in Iraq.
Michaela Whitbourn It was a day of triumph and tragedy when Gabrielle Upton, one-time Wall Street banker, corporate lawyer and university deputy chancellor, was sworn in as NSW Attorney-General.
Michaela Whitbourn The state's new Attorney-General has promised to adopt a hardline stance on suppliers of illicit drugs.
Richard Willingham, State Political Correspondent Level-crossing removals must be expedited to help fill the infrastructure gap left by East West Link and stimulate Victoria's infrastructure agenda, the Australian Industry Group says.
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker Federal Court Justice Michelle Gordon has made a series of damning findings about the role of four former directors of the Bunurong Land Council.
Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar The former High Court judge heading the Abbott government's $61 million royal commission into union corruption spent much of this year teaching law at Oxford University, leaving the inquiry without a public hearing for nearly six months.
Adam Morton and Tom Arup The world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters, including China and the US, have questioned the credibility of Australia's climate change targets and "direct action" policy in a series of queries to the Abbott government.
Judith Ireland and Gareth Hutchens Treasurer Joe Hockey has refused to name a date for a surplus, arguing the Coalition just needs to show a "quality trajectory" for getting back to black.