Joanne McCarthy 12:15am 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.
David Wroe, Tom Allard and Heath Aston 1:39am 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.
BEN WESTCOTT 11:30pm Road casualties in the ACT have dropped for the first time in five years, a result government and police have hailed as very encouraging.
BEN WESTCOTT 11:30pm Serious injuries on ACT construction sites have risen for the second year in a row on a per capita basis, two years after a major report into site safety called for a reduction of 35 per cent.
MICHAEL GORDON 10:41pm Julia Gillard has directly accused Kevin Rudd of sabotage and blackmail, but expressed anguish over her own role in toppling Kim Beazley.
Coalition splits on Muslim relations as National MP George Christensen adds voice to calls for burqa ban
Heath Aston and Latika Bourke 6:17pm The Coalition is divided over engagement with the Islamic community as Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull warned attacks on Australian Muslims play into the hands of terrorists, while a second government MP joined the push to ban the burqa and sharia law.
LUCY CORMACK 5:45pm When Peter and Maree Thomas came to Sydney 43 years ago the only thing missing was the AFL, and then the Swans came.
Adrian Warren 3:08pm Sydney forward Lance Franklin has exchanged text banter with some of his old Hawthorn teammates heading into Saturday's AFL grand final.
NOEL TOWELL "You don't deserve to be treated like this," administrator tells Indian Ocean Territories.
RACHEL OLDING Three football fans say they were "furious and humiliated" after being detained at a rugby league match for using their mobile telephones in a manner an onlooker deemed suspicious.
Fleta Page and Noel Towell Canberra petrol could soon get considerably cheaper with Costco to open a petrol station next to its Majura Park store.
ANNA PATTY Construction company Lis-Con has blamed union harassment for its decision to close business in Queensland but the royal commission into trade unions has heard suggestions a $4 million payroll tax liability may have influenced the decision.
MIKI PERKINS Sim's journey from female to male has been long and difficult. Anew report says young people in his position are particularly prone to depression.
PAUL BIBBY An Australian navy technician has described screaming at his crewmates to stop as they allegedly bound his wrists and ankles and raped him with a rubber chicken during a "farewell ritual" on a navy frigate off the coast of Western Australia.
BEN POBJIE What really interests me about Jamie's Comfort Food (Ten, 7.30pm) is the title.
LINDA MORRIS The National Library of Australia wants the public's help to establish the provenance of a hand-embroidered cloth marking the first Sunday School in Parramatta.
MATT O'SULLIVAN Unions have accused Qantas of sending more work offshore after the airline revealed it intends to boost the size of its call centre in Auckland by another 50 jobs.
PAUL BIBBY Two Australian navy technicians have pleaded guilty to hog-tying one of their colleagues and smearing a mix of Deep Heat and Vegemite on his buttocks during a "farewell ceremony" to mark the victim's last night aboard a Royal Australian Navy frigate in 2011.
CAROLINE ZIELINSKI Anxiety about toilet use is more pervasive than most of us think, and a Victorian researcher has set out to prove it.
The death toll from a charter plane crash in Papua New Guinea has risen to four.
IAN WARDEN Rabbit scourge perpetuates the myth that our beloved wedge-tailed eagles rely on the pest for survival.
JOHN THISTLETON Winchester Mafia link led to calls for Royal Commission in 1990, and ruined careers for whistleblower police.
PATRICK BEGLEY Australian climate change activists were keen to make their mark on Sunday, even 918 metres above sea level.
TIM RICHARDS Greg Fleet may be best known for his comedy work but shows solid dramatic skills with loads of presence in This is Not a Love Song.
Rebecca Harkins-Cross FRINGE FESTIVAL: THEATRE
Jordan Beth Vincent Taken as a pair, Flash/Girl offers an interesting take on what performance can be.
Philip Dorling Australia’s peak intelligence agency is stepping up its analysis of terrorist threats including scouring social media to track extremist propaganda and recruitment efforts.
MICHAEL DWYER Steve Nieve's conversational pitch and virtuosic technique drew laughs, gasps and a standing ovation.
PATRICK BEGLEY A Qantas passenger who allegedly tried to steal whisky bottles and broke through four sets of plastic handicuffs faces up to two years' jail.