Claims of heavy handed tactics and double standards have been made by Muslim groups after terror raids as tensions mount ahead of protest rally.
Cold maths suggests the thrashing Arrium shareholders have handed out on the stock exchange was overdone.
Tony Abbott has congratulated Australia's intelligence and police services for foiling a terror plot by gathering evidence he said had gone beyond mere suspicion to establish clear "intent" on the part of would-be terrorists to commit "demonstration" beheadings in Sydney.
The morning began with one awkward, spotty-faced youth and 800 police.
Just a fortnight into the job, acting AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin is now the face of Australia's domestic fight against terror.
The Australian accused of ordering a Sydney man to carry out a beheading on a random stranger is a former Kings Cross bouncer and part-time actor.
British leaders have made it clear that the Scots can't keep the currency if they vote 'yes'.
Hours after police raided their family homes in the early hours of Thursday, two close friends sat smoking in their car with nowhere to go.
The riot squad, traffic patrol and mounted police will form part of a "high visibility" operation on Sydney's streets to guard against potential revenge attacks and other conflicts following Thursday's counter-terrorism raids.
The Anglican Dean of Sydney, Phillip Jensen, has described Islam as "false" and attacked the religion for the rise of Islamic State.