The absurd display during the transfer of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan to the site of their execution is part of a trend.
Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker Some of corporate Australia's top figures, including former executives from BHP Billiton and Leighton Holdings, are set to be called to a Senate inquiry and grilled about allegations the firms bribed foreign officials.
David Wroe, Su-Lin Tan The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has lodged a formal complaint at the Indonesian embassy about the "general treatment of both Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran".
Heath Aston "To everyone sitting in this chamber, if you think $20 a week is nothing, or just a pack of cigarettes and or a few beers, you have never lived in the real world."
Mark Kenny, James Massola Income tax cuts flagged for 2017 are off the table and are unlikely to be granted for another six years as federal government revenues continue to lag behind their pre-global financial crisis levels.
Dan Harrison Federal government health spending will more than double in real terms over the next four decades.
David Wroe Diplomatic spats between Jakarta and Canberra have become familiar episodes, often provoking by-the-numbers responses.
Chris Roots Hugh Bowman and Tommy Berry have been left looking with envy at the favourites which will be rivals in Saturday's Canterbury Stakes at Randwick after taking early bookings for Leebaz and Criterion.
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Tammy Mills Detectives will move to seize an estimated $10 million in assets belonging to a man suspected of being one of Victoria's most senior organised crime bosses, Rocco Arico.
Marissa Calligeros A Melbourne couple abandoned their dinner plans after opening a jar of Aldi tomato paste to find a maggot inside.