This should never have happened – the initial response of a policeman investigating the Bourke Street horror.
David Allan-Petale OPINION: They say you don't understand a lot of things until you become a parent, and by the same token you can't understand most things until they happen to you.
James Joyce Here's how Fairfax Media cartoonist David Pope captured some of the key events and issues of 2016.
Jeremy Hedley The Mail takes readers places they may not ordinarily go. Here are some highlights from the year.
Christos Tsiolkas COMMENT: Explaining the silent guilt of a "childless" life.
Jeremy Hedley On youth suicide and mental health, it's time to hear from the experts.
Peter FitzSimons OPINION: Face it, former Knights player Alex McKinnon was tragically injured in a workplace accident.
Ben Pobjie The classic, much-loved/hated holiday movie Love Actually features many wildly unrealistic scenarios, but there is one scene that leaves all others in the dust for its sheer laughable implausibility.
Marta Pascual Juanola Never heard anything about a pooping log before? Have a look at one of the world's weirdest Christmas traditions, not for the weak-stomached.
Clementine Ford It's been almost a decade since my mother died, but her shadow remains forever attached to my own.
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