Comment: Our first female conservative Premier breaks the private school educated male Liberal party mould: she went to a north western Sydney public high school.

Why Gladys should be good for Gonski
Donald J. Trump has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House early next month, working quickly to forge close ties with a crucial ally who was often at odds with his predecessor.

Obama's shadow cast off as Trump and Netanyahu share 'very nice' phone call
Analysis: If Malcolm Turnbull does not unveil a bold plan at the National Press Club of Australia on February 1 the tone of 2017 will likely be written by his opponents - on both flanks.

Speech could turn PM's year around - if he plays his cards right
Qualcomm is a major supplier to both Apple and Samsung for "modem" chips that connect phones to wireless networks.

Apple files $1.3 billion lawsuit against chip supplier Qualcomm
Two-time grand slam finalist and former world No.8 Mark Philippoussis has ruled out coaching troubled local star Nick Kyrgios in the wake of his latest meltdown.

Philippoussis rules out coaching Nick Kyrgios
Sydney is heading for its hottest ever January for overnight temperatures with little sign the unusual warmth across eastern Australia is about to lose its grip. Peter Hannam reports.

Sydney on course for hottest ever January as heat refuses to budge
A simple story from student Henry Dow encapsulates the resilience and bravery of pedestrians in the midst of the chaos during the attack on Bourke Street.
Asked whether โ€“ like former prime minister Julia Gillard โ€“ she was prepared for questions about being a woman who was single and did not have children, Gladys Berejiklian responded with: "Ask me one."

'Ask me': Premier takes question about her home life in her stride
The three-month-old baby killed in the Bourke Street rampage on Friday has been identified as Zachary Bryant.

Parents hold on to three months of memories with 'perfect little baby' Zac
Andrew P Street: You'd think someone in Donald J. Trump's team might have thought to point out that "And now, the end is near" wasn't perhaps the greatest opening line with which to serenade his nation โ€“ or perhaps they agreed that it was impressively on-message.

Why My Way was a terrible choice for the inauguration
The student at the centre of a racial vilification lawsuit that sparked fresh debate about free speech laws has accused the Australian Human Rights Commission of causing chaos and distress in its "poor" handling of the complaint against him.

'At best a shambles': Student wanted Triggs to handle 18C case
"In the eyes of most business leaders he's been a very successful premier; there's a very strong interest in Mike Baird's skills and networks," said Jason Johnson, a founder and partner of Johnson, an executive search company.

What's next for Baird? No pension but a likely corporate pay packet
She was a cocktail-loving, smiling "bright bubble of joy" who was on the up as an insurance broker.

However, friends and family of Sydney woman Jess Mudie, 22, are now struggling to come to terms with her life being cut devastatingly short.

Sydney victim of Melbourne mall massacre Jess Mudie 'had a bright future ahead'
If you are considering having your pipes checked for the first time in a while, be warned: plumbers are now the most expensive tradie to call in NSW.

Need a tradie? Here's what you'll be paying
Being the first European leader through the door of Donald J. Trump's White House is an honour that Theresa May worked hard to get. But it's one that comes with a daunting set of challenges.

Trump's White House invite creates diplomatic dilemma for UK's May
Comment: We donโ€™t need to fly overseas to know that low levels of supply, a growing population and the onslaught of investors are to blame for rising prices โ€“ all you need to do is head to an auction.

Treasurer Scott Morrison has it wrong: The solution to housing affordability isnโ€™t halfway around the world
If the first show of Bruce Springsteen's much-anticipated The River tour in Australia is anything to go by, The Boss and his E Street Band have something very special in store for their Australian fans.

Bruce Springsteen tour: The Boss bites back with a political setlist for the ages
Incoming premier Gladys Berejiklian has vowed to address the housing affordability crisis, saying "I want to make sure that every average, hard-working person in this state can aspire to own their own home".

New premier vows to tackle 'biggest issue' hurting NSW voters