Australian permanent resident Jessica Kumala Wongso has been sentenced to 20 years' jail for murdering her friend with cyanide-laced coffee after a sensational trial broadcast live on national television in Indonesia.
Peter Martin Life-expectancy has hit a fresh all-time high with typical newborn girls now expected to live 84.5 years and a typical boys 80.4 years, up from 83.3 and 78.5 years a decade ago.
Patrick Begley, Jacqueline Maley The NSW government has signalled it will "move away" from lengthy confinements of children in detention centres after Fairfax Media revealed teenage boys are being locked up alone for 23 hours per day.
Rachel Olding, Amy Mitchell-Whittington, Nick Ralston The deaths of four people on a Dreamworld ride has turned into a full-blown corporate disaster for parent company Ardent Leisure with executives under fire for not contacting victims' families and for re-opening the park after just three days.
James Robertson The NSW corruption watchdog will have reduced investigative capacity and staffing levels of a decade ago following Baird government cuts, its commissioner has warned.
Sean Nicholls The NSW government says forcing new petrol stations to sell the biofuel for the first time will improve competition
Rachel Olding Chief executive of Dreamworld operators Ardent Leisure, Deborah Thomas, says she will now donate $167,500 of her cash bonus to the Australian Red Cross.
Noel Towell 'A remarkable and unique individual. We will never forget him.'
Fergus Hunter Warren Mundine, the chairman of the Prime Minister's Indigenous Advisory Council, has slammed the setting up of an Aboriginal incarceration inquiry.