Changes in Australia's immigration and border protection policies came into force last week – and, among some, sparked outrage. What will the impact be? Sarah Whyte explains.
Adam Morton An asylum seeker accused of sexually assaulting four girls at the Nauru detention camp has been moved into isolation with his eight-year-old daughter, sparking concern for the child's welfare and fresh criticism of the centre's management.
John Elder If you're troubled by an unpleasant squeaking sound that you can't put your finger on, it's probably the 34 million members of adultery website Ashley Madison getting it discreetly on with other people's husbands and wives. That's the combined population of Greece and Australia, by the way.
Adam Gartrell Tony Abbott's hand-picked human rights adviser racked up more than $77,000 in taxpayer-funded expenses in his first year on the job, spending almost $15,000 on taxis alone.
Adam Gartrell Despite criticism from within his own party, Liberal MP Warren Entsch still plans to introduce a bill legalising same-sex marriage into Parliament in August.
Mark White Recycling, re-using and re-purposing is being revived in a world that will see an extra three billion middle-class consumers by 2050.
Henrietta Cook, Timna Jacks VICTORIA: Three sexual offences a week are being investigated at Victorian schools. Most of the perpetrators are children.
Natalie O'Brien A lot of greyhounds were shot and buried because they were badly injured including a puppy which had smashed its head open.
Eamonn Duff Exclusive: Australia's pet industry peak body has been rocked by allegations that two successive chief executives overlooked advice relating to its retail stores selling puppies from inhumane breeding factories.
Kieran Gair Australian children have the fifth highest amount of homework in the world, research from an OECD report into the performance of students has revealed, leading to a backlash from parents and academics about homework destroying school holidays.