They came a very long way to ignite a conversation with dance and a resolute message of quiet determination.
Amy Remeikis As Canberra swelled with politicians filing in for budget estimates, there was one notable absence.
Fergus Hunter Push for new national anthem would delete words some Aboriginal Australians find offensive.
David Wroe, national security correspondent The old guard of the RSL NSW has been dramatically swept from power amid a series of financial scandals.
Michael Koziol, Political reporter The death has sparked one Liberal MP to insist marriage equality can no longer "be continually kicked down the road".
Doug Dingwall The government's digital services agency was not called to clean up after the test trial went wrong.
Judith Ireland PM told Parliament that the killing of concert-goers was an "attack on innocence".
Stephanie Peatling School funding reforms are in the Parliament, Senate estimates are in full swing, and Pauline Hanson is under more pressure.
James Massola Senior ALP figure "can see his last chance to be leader slipping away", say critics.
Latika Bourke "I don't think there is any appetite in the Liberal party for another leadership change," John Howard says.