A crackdown on serious sex offenders has been announced in Victoria after revelations the man who murdered schoolgirl Masa Vukotic was on a supervision order.
Peter Hartcher The new law enforcement agency that came controversially to public attention on Friday, the Australian Border Force, is building a 5000 to 6000 strong body of officers, most trained for use-of-force operations.
Peter Hannam Another year of above-average fire risk is on the way as the long-term decline in cool season rainfall combines with a strengthening El Nino.
Gareth Hutchens Superannuation tax concessions are benefiting the rich and are being used as tax mitigation measures, rather than to encourage retirement savings, one of Australia's most respected think-tanks has warned.
Adam Pengilly Flowers with a scribbled note on a betting ticket at the gates of Princes Farm. Perhaps the perfect tribute for the man boasting a racing intellect without peer and a fondness for the simple things in life.
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Kelly Dennett An Auckland man who stabbed his partner to death told the dead woman's niece "you are too late, she is no more", a court has heard
Australia will look for a consolation victory in the limited overs games after losing the Ashes to England.
Adam Cooper A young Argentinian woman's working holiday in Australia became a nightmare when she was assaulted after being driven into bushland by a man she had just met, a court has heard.
Jesse Hogan For the second time this month the winner of an Ashes series has come a cropper at the end.