The family of Sydney siege victim Katrina Dawson spoke publicly for the first time, launching a foundation in her honour that will make a "significant contribution" to the community, as she did in her life.
NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione says if a sniper were able to end the Martin Place standoff, one "probably would have" while revealing his own wife and daughter had been inside the Lindt cafe just before the siege began.
If sitting the HSC at age 11 was not impressive enough, Jonah Soewandito also managed to blitz the exams and make it on to this year's honour roll.
A survivor of the Port Arthur massacre and a man whose family was murdered at the shooting have slammed the idea of allowing people to carry guns for self-defence following the Martin Place siege.
Minutes after Man Haron Monis walked into the Lindt Cafe in Martin Place with a loaded shotgun on Monday morning, Don McLennan received a text message from NSW emergency services.
Treasurer Joe Hockey says it's "completely incorrect" his first budget was too ideological or unfair, but promised fairness will be central to political debate about tax and federation reform in 2015.
Two teenagers who took out the titles at this year's Cole Classic ocean swim in Manly are ready to defend them titles in 2015.
When it came to giving Christmas cards and hampers this year, Larry Fingleson thought he would try something a little different.
Courses run by industry leaders alongside educational experts in working studios are keeping young Aussies occupied over the summer holidays.
One woman sexually abused by Martin Place gunman Man Haron Monis says she is 'bewildered' by his death which means she will never get justice.