Mick Fuller, the 19-year-old junior officer working general duties out of Kogarah Police Station, in Sydney's south, never pictured himself even as that station's manager.
Rachel Browne Childhood trauma can have a lifelong effect but a royal commission has heard adequate support services are scarce.
Anna Patty Fair Work inspectors have raided more than 80 businesses in NSW in response to complaints of rampant underpayment of young workers.
Fergus Hunter Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have put aside their differences on a joint tour of North Queensland in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.
Anna Patty When a mother of five faced months of waiting for a lifesaving operation to remove her cancer, a celebrity-backed social media campaign forced the state government to intervene.
Deborah Snow Former prime minister Paul Keating has launched a surprise critique of the liberal economic philosophy he once championed.
James Massola, chief political correspondent The federal government was scrambling to land a company tax-cut deal on Thursday, with a marathon late-night Senate sitting threatening to spill over into an extended sitting on Friday.
Louise Hall A former Sydney high school student says she lost her virginity to an older, male teacher at his home after they exchanged messages online.
Amy Remeikis It is the term du jour, thrown around by everyone from Donald Trump to Australian politicians, unhappy with how a particular news story paints them.
Deborah Snow The high-profile Sydney broadcaster, a long-time backer of Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn, said she was "the outstandingly credentialled candidate" with a CV that "no one in the country could match".
Kootingal-Moonbi fullback Anthony Smith was the difference in the Roosters' hard-fought win over the Magpies.