On paper, it was just another bumper sale of prime coastal real estate, soon to make way for a block of luxury units boasting ocean views.
Reviewed by Thomas Hounslow Ed Sheeran leaves thousands of female fans in tears and awe.
Stephen Samuelson Everything you need to know about the Cricket World Cup final but were afraid - or didn't think - to ask.
Luke Malpass It will be bonuses all around should the Australian cricket team beat the Kiwis at the MCG on Sunday night: the players will be in for an almost $340,000 pay day.
John Garnaut American statesman Henry Kissinger pocketed close to US$5 million for guiding mining giant Rio Tinto to wash its hands of its jailed China chief, Australian citizen Stern Hu, and build relations with Bejing.
Matthew Knott Taxpayers will spend half a million dollars for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to host a gathering of global competition watchdogs in Sydney next month.
Adam Morton and Lisa Cox The Australian government is changing how it expresses climate change targets in way that could make it appear to the public as though it is cutting greenhouse gas emissions more rapidly than it is.
Lisa Cox The Abbott government says it will be a constructive player in global climate talks but environment groups have warned it is laying out a path that puts Australia at risk of failing the most important climate test in a decade.
Patrick Sawer Airbus crash pilot Andreas Lubitz had been planning a spectacular gesture to make everyone "remember" who he was, it was claimed on Friday night.
Georgina Robinson The Waratahs put a week of controversy behind them with an emphatic 23-11 victory over Super Rugby cellar dwellers the Blues in Sydney on Saturday.