The king is everywhere. On street posters and water bottles and archways lit up like Christmas trees across Tonga. Bright balloons, flags and bunting line homes from the airport to the capital of Nuku'alofa. King Tupou VI's face – looking a little bored and bemused by the fuss – is on every crisp banknote.
Matthew Knott Government MPs have publicly urged Tony Abbott to reconsider his opposition to changing media ownership laws, saying the Prime Minister should put audience interests ahead of those of media moguls.
Nick Toscano and Ben Schneiders A long-awaited trial over former union leader Kathy Jackson's alleged misuse of $1.3 million in union funds will go ahead, despite her last-minute declaration of bankruptcy.
Markus Mannheim 58 per cent vote in favour of agreement that is likely to prove less than inflation.
Clare Colley Jesuit priest Father Frank Brennan knows it's hard to convince Australians to change, but he believes there's a way forward to achieve constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.
Steve Lillebuen, Rania Spooner, Tammy Mills The son and accused killer of AFL coach Phil Walsh has spent his young life travelling the world in search of deeper spiritual meaning and written of admiring his father's incredible work ethic, something he felt he could never match.
Matthew Knott, Stephen Cauchi, Sam Hall The Australian dollar flirted with six-year lows on Friday as booming car sales and worse-than-expected retail figures offered a mixed message for the strength of the Australian economy.
Bevan Shields Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office knew Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had misled Parliament about Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis three days before the government eventually owned up to the mistake.
Peter Hannam The packaging industry is considering cutting its recycling target after an internal review found imports of plastics were far higher than thought, leaving waste reuse falling further shy of targets.
Fergus Hunter Question time: How much attention did you pay to the week in politics?