We think our cities are shaped by reason and utility; pitched roofs for rain, wide streets for traffic, solid walls for security. In fact, cities – like almost everything – are shaped by emotion, writes Elizabeth Farrelly.
"Why Sydney and why a tower": One of the world’s top architects arrived in Sydney to present his plan for what will become the city’s tallest building, and while here he also offered a word of caution.
After taking up an offer for free moisturiser samples on Facebook, Sharon Green ended up being charged $400 and stuck in a months-long tussle with her bank, the Financial Ombudsman Service, and American-accented people who claimed to be helping, but just kept charging her for more products.
When 48-year-old Brenda Kelly Boulter told Australian police she was scammed while in Europe by a Sydney man who claimed he was an ASIO officer on the run from the CIA, the fraud investigator was sceptical.
The Turnbull government will review the security clearance of an adviser to crossbench kingmaker Nick Xenophon after revelations he told the media about a massive security breach at the French firm building Australia's new submarines, triggering an international furore.