Sarah Whyte

Sarah Whyte is a political reporter in the Canberra bureau, covering immigration, customs and the High Court. Previously, Sarah was the consumer affairs reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

The helpline has been offered $300,000 over two years to run in WA.

Ice waiting lists reaching three months

Ice addicts are facing up to three months' wait to get into rehabilitation clinics, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott described the drug as the "worst drug scourge", Australia has ever faced.

Uncontroversial appointment: Justice Geoffrey Nettle with supporters in the High Court for his swearing-in last week.

Justice Geoffrey Nettle joins the High Court

The newest judge to join the High Court bench, Justice Geoffrey Nettle, has such incredible attention to detail that he polishes the bottom of his shoes, an audience heard in Canberra as he was sworn onto the bench.