Victoria Police are appalled at the unprovoked attack of a Salvation Army social worker in Melbourne's CBD.
Salvation Army says sorry to Australians who were abused growing up in their homes, but victims say words are simply not enough.
Julie-Anne Davies Since Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison took office, workers in offshore detention centres say asylum seekers have never had it so bad.
Alana Schetzer A third of Australians believe the ties between major sporting codes and alcohol companies have become too close and a review of laws is urgently needed, according to a survey.
Julie Power Energy companies are cracking down on people who can't pay their power bills, as experts warn ''energy poverty'' is intensifying.
Deborah Snow and Matt O'sullivan In another life, nearly a decade ago, Colonel Chris Manning was the head of Britain's armed forces in Afghanistan.
Clive Palmer always thinks big, whether it's mining, property development or a bid for the Lodge. But when Frank Robson probes Palmer's past, he finds a gift for exaggeration - and distortion.
Julie Bindel A kidney? $135,000. A heart? Up to $1.6 million. With the number of organs now critically limited, wealthy patients are spending a fortune on illicit transplants.
Daniel Flitton Despite the recent violence and the growing tension between locals and asylum seekers, Nauru's government is committed to the cash cow that is the Pacific Solution.
Shane Green, Rachel Browne A bleak picture of disadvantage among single parents forced onto Newstart has emerged, with a new Salvation Army report finding the contentious policy has compounded levels of deprivation.
Rachel Browne More than 100,000 volunteers will spend this weekend knocking on doors to help the Salvation Army address Australia's rising rate of poverty.
Bianca Hall An Australian doctor who worked at the Manus Island detention centre has said the experience made him "ashamed to be an Australian".
Barney Zwartz The royal commission into child sex abuse is now open for business. It expects more than 5000 submissions, has already spent more than $22 million, and is unlikely to complete its task by the end of...
Barney Zwartz The royal commission into child sex abuse is now operating. It expects more than 5000 people to share their experiences, has already spent more than $22 million, and is unlikely to complete its task...
Daniel Hurst The share of Australians in their 20s who are not learning or earning has remained stubbornly high, failing to ease to pre-global financial crisis levels, a new report reveals.
Barney Zwartz Truth, justice and redress: bold promises for a royal commission.
Rachel Browne THE groups that support needy people at Christmas are doing it tough themselves this year with charity organisations saying donations have slumped compared with last December.
Michael Gordon IT'S late afternoon on a tiny Pacific island and a mild breeze gives relief from the day's scorching heat and intense humidity.
Bianca Hall Red Cross quietly visits troubled camp as concerns about hunger strikes escalate.
Bianca Hall THE Red Cross has quietly visited the troubled camp on Nauru, as concerns about the hunger strikes on the island escalate.