The World Cup final was over almost the instant it began.
Ross Peake Newly-minted ACT Senator Katy Gallagher will campaign for the Labor Party to soften its harsh policy on asylum seekers, at its national conference this year.
Tom Decent Australia has won their fifth Cricket World Cup, but Shane Warne's interogation of winning players about their post-match drinking plans has caused a stir and generated some laughs on social media.
Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Michael Cheika's first big test of man management has begun with 15 Waratahs and 12 Brumbies players converging on Brisbane for the first formal gathering of the Test squad in a World Cup year.
Nino Bucci Organised crime groups are plotting to steal from Indigenous communities that survive on multi-million dollar mining royalties and land use agreements, an eight-year Australian Crime Commission investigation into isolated and trouble-plagued regions has revealed.
Fairfax cricket writers pick their teams of the World Cup.
Andrew Wu It is not in Brendon McCullum's DNA to defend. He believes there is no such thing as too much aggression, that it would have been silly to change his style this late.
Malcolm Knox In Michael Clarke and Steven Smith, two generations of Australian cricket steered their team through the final leg of their long trek to a fifth World Cup.
Jesse Hogan Australia overwhelms New Zealand on the biggest stage. winning a fifth World Cup title by seven wickets.
Sean Nicholls Mike Baird is expected to announce a post-election cabinet reshuffle within days but is not being drawn on the extent of the shake-up.