Man Haron Monis's presence alongside the office workers, school kids and tourists in Martin Place on the morning of December 15 would barely have raised an eye-brow
Dumped defence contractor Serco will have to pay hundreds of thousands in redundancies to up to 300 Canberra workers it sacked after losing the facilities contract for Defence sites around the capital.
Thousands of public servants at the Immigration Department and Customs a service will have to get physical if they want a job at the new "Australian Border Force".
Firefighters are tackling a blaze that has become out of contol near John Forrest National Park in Parkerville.
Of all the heartfelt pleas for compassion voiced in Martin Place on Thursday night, none was more moving than the words of Edith Visvanathan.
Western Power has restored power to thousands of home after Perth's Thursday morning storms - but efforts are being hampered by lightning strikes hanging around the city.
Some are said to be actively considering Julie Bishop or Malcolm Turnbull, but others are dismissive.
An article published on January 21 titled "Party animal and ladies' man, but still hungry for violence" referred to the IS fighter Mahmoud Abdullatif.
Weapons, drugs, firearms and stolen vehicles were seized in a massive police sting in the southern suburbs of Perth.