Australians have acclaimed their cricket team's epic series win over South Africa, but not the manner in which they achieved it.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has spruiked his $5.5b a year paid parental leave scheme as a "sensible" policy.
The celibate Dalai Lama has thrown his considerable moral weight behind gay marriage saying sex is fine as long as it is consensual.
A town has paid an emotional farewell to a teenager and her unborn baby killed in a horror crash in Perth last week.
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