"Houses will always be incredibly expensive if you can see the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Just accept that," says Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.
James Robertson It'll be cloudy and mild, with a top of 26 degrees in the city, the same in the city and 28 degrees in Penrith. There is a 40 per cent chance of some rain.
Megan Levy A man is in a critical condition in hospital after he allegedly was doused in a flammable liquid and set on fire in a suburb of Wollongong overnight, police say.
Latika Bourke It's the global ranking Australians don't want.
Jacob Saulwick New Premier Gladys Berejiklian may be hedging her bets on council amalgamations, but one player in local government is doing well out of the mergers.
The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
James Massola Labor is preparing to fire a fresh salvo in the political fight over penalty rates, ahead of a long-awaited decision from the Fair Work Commission on whether to cut Sunday penalty rates.
Dan Proudman, Nick Bielby Police allege it is the third fire to be deliberately-lit during extreme weather conditions in Kurri Kurri bushland in less than a week.
Peter Martin The most widely cited figure in the robo-debt debate is wrong. The true number of mistakes is perhaps as high as 90 per cent.
David Wroe Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has acknowledged foreign agents may be trying to gather compromising material on individual Australian politicians through cyber attacks, while a Labor MP has said parliamentarians themselves are the "weakest link".
As holidays wrap up, take a look at what the Hunter's schools used to look like.
Weston man, 26, faces arson charge which carries a maximum 14 years in jail following another Kurri Kurri ...