In their likely last hours alive in this world, it was Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran who were doing the consoling - comforting their parents and siblings, and rallying the spirits of those to die alongside them.
Michael Koziol Human rights barrister Geoffrey Robertson has called on the Australian Government to take immediate action under international law to try to prevent the imminent executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
David Wroe and James Massola High-level ministerial meetings with Indonesia will be cancelled and senior government sources say all aspects of the diplomatic relationship are "on the table" in the fallout of the Bali nine case.
James Massola NSW Right power broker Tony Burke will lead the push for an historic shift in Labor's position on the recognition of a Palestinian state at the party's July national conference, under an agreement hammered out with Bill Shorten.
Jewel Topsfield The families of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were not told they could stay with their loved ones for an extra six hours and have returned from the penal island where the prisoners are set to be executed overnight.
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Noel Towell Working out the power dynamic in the new Commonwealth public sector's Shared Services Centre will take a major cultural shift, says its chief executive.
Georgina Robinson The last time the Waratahs beat the Brumbies in Canberra, Matt Giteau was still a Brumby and Israel Folau has just joined GWS Giants.
Chris Dutton Australian Wallabies veteran Ben Alexander will consider using his right to play overseas without sacrificing his Test ambitions, describing the ARU's eligibility backflip as a "smart move" to reward experienced players.
Donna Page The father of Bali nine drug smuggler Renae Lawrence has labelled Indonesian President Joko Widodo "heartless" to allow the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukamaran.