Crime syndicates are hitting back at efforts to combat the booming illicit tobacco trade.
Nick Ralston is the Crime Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.
Dylan Voller, the boy strapped to a restraining chair and with the hood placed over his head inside a Northern Territory detention centre, has penned a letter thanking his supporters for "getting the truth out there."
Detective Superintendent Michael Willing is the longest serving boss of the NSW Police Force's homicide quad.
ABC Four Corners's journalist Linton Besser say he and his camera operator are well and grateful for the support they have received after being detained in Malaysia.
A man accused of raping and murdering a teenage beauty queen more than four decades ago has had the charges against him dropped only weeks before he was due to face court.
Those involved in the murders of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and her daughter Khandalyce used the dead mother's mobile phone for three years after she was killed in a bid to make it look like the pair were still alive, police say.
She remembers eating breakfast at Perth's Cottesloe beach, dining out in Byron Bay and dreams of Sydney's Bondi. But this mystery woman knows nothing else about her life.
While the plight of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran has received national and international attention, a lot less is known about the three other Australians languishing on death row in Asian prisons.
The Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, has been charged over the alleged cover-up of child sex abuse by the Catholic Church in the Maitland-Newcastle region.
A Sydney jeweller found guilty of killing his partner after three trials spanning four years has again had his verdict quashed.