Matilda the Musical takes out 13 Helpmann Awards including the prestigious Best Musical title at the 16th annual event, while Bangarra's Stephen Page is honoured for his outstanding contribution.
The Russian adventurer who broke a world hot air balloon record at the weekend issues a plea to over-enthusiastic supporters who removed parts of the craft after it landed in WA's Wheatbelt.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vows big reforms to tackle chronic economic flaws and defends his pursuit of a deadly anti-narcotics war, saying drugs were drowning his country and human rights are no excuse to shield criminals.
Hobart hosts Australia's first counselling training program for defence veterans to help their mates.
Four Corners obtains a series of chilling videos showing the methods used on at-risk children in youth detention in the Northern Territory.
A 17-year-old is strapped into a mechanical restraint chair in the Northern Territory, part of a chilling catalogue of videos, obtained by Four Corners, showing the repeated stripping, assault and mistreatment of the boy.