More is being learnt about the type of people who deliberately light fires, but a lack of funding is hampering efforts to treat them, researchers say.
Judith Ireland More than a million Australians are living in poverty despite two decades of economic growth, according to new research which calls for a radical policy shake-up to deal with the national "disgrace".
Nick Miller A new cartoon sits on the crowded walls of Charlie Hebdo's offices in Paris.
Peter Hannam Perhaps it's no surprise that the massive storm that dumped the most rain on Sydney in a single day in more than 13 years, blew over huge trees and scoured beaches would in some parts of the world be defined as a cyclone.
Matthew Knott Controversial British columnist Katie Hopkins has been reported to police for allegedly inciting racial hatred in an article applauding Australia for threatening asylum seekers "with violence until they bugger off".
Matthew Knott The man hand-picked by Treasurer Joe Hockey to review the nation's tax system publicly criticised one of the major policy announcements expected in the May budget - a "Google Tax" on multinational profit shifting - only months ago.
Tom Allard Australia $29 billion system of franking credits for investors is skewed heavily to the rich and ripping a hole in the Budget, a new analysis has found.
Chloe Booker No one was falling asleep during this week's Q&A.
Ray Sparvell A police dog tracked down a man after an elderly woman reported a break in at her Kardinya home on early Tuesday morning
Ray Sparvell Early morning traffic around Ascot was delayed on Tuesday after a road train carrying pesticides rolled over on Great Eastern Highway near the Tonkin Highway overpass.