Paul Bibby He helped sail a leaky fishing boat packed with 97 asylum seekers to Christmas Island but a court found he had no idea where the boat was going.
Rachel Wells The Gillard government has announced it will increase the number of subsidised in-home childcare places by 17 per cent, but says providing rebates for nannies is a long way off.
Chris Johnson Cabinet minister Bill Shorten secured an audience with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem because the Israelis were convinced he could one day be Australia's leader.
Michael Short Technology has enabled the proliferation of pornography, making it so pervasive that it has become the main sex educator for many young people.
Damien Murphy On Thursday, February 15, 1934, the Depression was in full throat, Nazis in Vienna cheered suppression of the Socialists, Don Bradman said he'd move to Adelaide and the first crossword puzzle...
Richard Willingham Teaching students the dangers of gambling is crucial with the boom in betting and easy access to online gambling, an international expert has warned.
Rick Feneley The scales of justice in Dubai are askew. Consider the case of Alicia Gali, an Australian drugged and raped by three fellow hotel employees in 2008.
Natalie O'Brien Sultan Aytacli is suddenly worried. ''My girls have been playing on artificial turf all their lives,'' says the mother of Suki, 9, and Claudia, 5. ''But we will be avoiding them now.''
John Garnaut In Guangzhou LATE on Thursday night Matthew Ng dropped his head to his hands and sobbed uncontrollably as defence lawyer Chen Youxi's closing submission reached its climax.
Bianca Hall, Dan Harrison Embattled Speaker Peter Slipper regularly spent more than $300 on limousine rides between his Sunshine Coast home and Brisbane airport, once making the trip three times in a single day, documents...
Setting out to recreate Charles Perkins' legendary Freedom Ride, the group was full of hope.
Mark Metherell AGED-CARE residents are paying bonds of more than $2 million to ensure places in sought-after nursing homes - relinquishing tens of thousands of dollars a year more than the amount needed to cover...
Kate McClymont Maria Goritsas's employers were horrified when she told them her tale of woe - that she had been falsely accused of shoplifting, held against her will and brutally manhandled by a Best & Less shop...
The gambling hub is turning itself inside out, writes David Humphries.
Michael Short Full transcript of Michael Short with Maree Crabbe for The Zone.
Julia Medew Some doctors are calling for parents to be explicitly told not to sleep with their infants after a large study found it led to a five-fold increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
Effie Mann More couples are giving something back on their wedding day.
Nick Miller An ecstatic team of Australians has won the best-in-show medal at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show - the Ashes of horticulture.
Daniel Hurst Prime Minister Julia Gillard's school funding reforms have ignited a war of words in Coalition ranks, with federal education spokesman Christopher Pyne claiming Premier Barry O'Farrell was ''conned''...
Jonathan Swan, Judith Ireland An Abbott government would dump the baby bonus entirely - even the reduced, means-tested payments proposed by Labor, shadow treasurer Joe Hockey has said.