Julia Gillard says gender helps to explain why her experience as Prime Minister was so different from those who went before her.
Australia's most senior soldier, Chief of Army Lieutenant General David Morrison, has warned the fight against the Islamic State may be part of one "long war" that lasts for decades into the future.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is expected to use her speech to a special world leaders summit on climate change to commit Australia to setting new post-2020 emissions reduction targets in time for a United Nations deadline early next year.
Tommy Berry will travel between Melbourne and Sydney for three feature meetings this weekend but a ride for mum has kept him in Sydney for the Warwick Farm barrier trials on Friday.
In a daring escalation, that time will reveal as brilliant or reckless, American and Arab fighter aircraft have launched their first air strikes on Syria.
It is only fitting that after a season of chopping and changing - forced and by choice - the Hawthorn match committee will be faced with a handful of magnets/names whose positions on or off the whiteboard remain uncertain.
Bombers legend says every other club would fight tooth and nail to clear names.
A two-year transformation under collision king Richie Gray has turned South Africa into the most ferocious breakdown competitors in Test rugby, Wallabies forwards coach Andrew Blades has warned.
Mick Malthouse is set to rejoin his former Richmond premiership teammates at the Tigers' annual get-together for the first time at the MCG on Wednesday night.
A blind Vietnamese orphan who was five when she came to Australia, 11 when she was sexually abused by a Catholic nun, and 35 when she received $15,000 compensation for her "personal trauma", has spoken out for the 10 per cent of people reporting female perpetrators to the child sexual abuse royal commission.