The government's most senior female figure, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, is defending Prime Minister Tony Abbott's top aide, Peta Credlin, whom a senior party official dubbed the "Horsewoman of the Apocalypse".
Megan Levy A son accused of murdering and partially decapitating his father in northern NSW had taken out life insurance in his father's name a short time before his death, homicide squad detectives allege.
Paddy Doulman, Heath Aston As government whip, Andrew Nikolic is Prime Minister Tony Abbott's new enforcer in the parliament and disciplinarian in the party room.
Eryk Bagshaw The family run shops on street strip malls are the life-blood of Terrigal, where Wambie flips your burgers and Loretta does your hair.
Patrick Begley A lawyer who accused Prime Minister Tony Abbott of prejudicing the trial of two terrorism suspects by "milking" it for political gain has taken on their case, indicating they will plead not guilty.
Scott Spits You know a marquee and heavily-promoted sporting event has meandered to a predictable and tedious finish when fans are left remembering the post-race interviews as their highlight of the day.
Julie Power and Amy Corderoy The first dedicated Australian health centre to diagnose and treat children damaged by his or her mother's drinking during pregnancy will open at Westmead Children's Hospital if the Baird government is re-elected.
Anna Patty Tracey Spicer's fate - sacked by her television network after she had a baby - will be illegal if Labor wins the NSW election.
Ashleigh Gleeson Ryan Egan was a funny, smart and popular year 12 student who could not wait for his 18th birthday.
Lisa Cox Customers getting cash out from one of the four major banks on Monday morning could find themselves faced with an unusual set of questions.
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