A small group of protesters who ambushed Malcolm Turnbull's press conference are linked to the Victorian Labor Party, adding to reports of dirty tactics in the Bennelong by-election.
By placing institutional abuse within its larger context, the royal commission has made the prevention and identification of child sex offending a collective responsibility, writes Michael Salter.
The former premier's decision to quit politics is an ideal Christmas present for the Liberals, enabling them to move on from their landslide loss in the March election without the distraction of his unhelpful comments from the backbench, writes Jessica Strutt.
The final report from the royal commission into child sexual abuse is tens of thousands of pages long and contains 409 recommendations, 189 of which are new today. Here are some of the big ones.
The short stay mental health unit at Adelaide's Lyell McEwin Hospital is forced to close after a report finds "it is only a matter of time before a preventable death occurs, caused by the facilities".
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin speak by phone after the Russian leader says his US counterpart has made some "some fairly serious achievements", pointing specifically to the sharp rise in US stock markets.