Investors in the company that runs Australia's secretive
refugee camps are starting to flex their muscles in a way
that may achieve what refugee advocates and politicians have
failed to for years - greater transparency and oversight.
The clean-up will continue in Adelaide's central business
district after a fire destroyed a martial arts academy,
closing roads and forcing the evacuation of city buildings,
including a major hotel.
People accused of serious sex crimes will find it harder to
get bail and there will be increased scrutiny of sex
offenders living in the community under new laws being
introduced in Victoria.
A man accused of pretending to be a nurse in two states is
due to appear in a Queensland court after he was found
wandering in the Northern Territory outback.
Queensland is in the midst of its worst flu season on record
with a prevalent strain not included in this year's free
Selling electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18
in NSW is now illegal.
A three-year-old boy is dead and his parents and two siblings
are in hospital after a unit fire at Beenleigh, south of
A man charged with murdering his estranged wife is due to
face court in Hobart today.
An eight-year-old girl has had her right hand amputated
following a dog attack near Newcastle.
Many of the protesters who took over central Bendigo over the
controversial construction of a mosque travelled from
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