The airbags have caused dozens of deaths worldwide, including one in Australia.
Rachel Clun is a reporter at the Sydney Morning Herald. She was previously a reporter with the Brisbane Times and Domain.
From hard news to celebrity stories and emotional comment pieces, here are the 20 most-read stories of the year.
With millions of products on the local Amazon site, you'd better believe there are some strange items for sale.
A Woolworths worker has been awarded more than $230,000 in damages after an appeals court in Brisbane found the warehouse demands placed on workers had aggravated a shoulder injury.
A new Four Corners investigation has found 60,000 tonnes a month are transported from NSW to Queensland.
New research is aiming to show the economic impact of Australia's creative industries, and the hot spots for jobs in that sector.
Queensland's five wealthiest people are worth a combined $8.29 billion, according to the 2017 Financial Review Rich List.
Coca-Cola Amatil announced the investment in its Queensland facilities as part of a supply chain restructure, but it was unclear whether the investment would create more jobs at the Richlands plant.
A radio ad featuring an Asian man named 'Ping Pong' calling a concrete company for help fixing his driveway has been pulled off air by the advertising watchdog.
Gladstone's Boyne Island aluminium smelter is set to shed jobs and cut production, thanks to soaring Queensland power prices.