Brett Peter Cowan claims he falsely admitted to murder to gain the trust of a man he thought was a crime boss.
Who said: ''From my faith, I derive the values of loving kindness, justice and righteousness, to act with compassion and kindness, acknowledging our common humanity and to consider the welfare of others.''?
It's a paradox that seems to reinforce every stereotype about greed and wealth: those with the smallest incomes donate the greatest share of their money, while the rich pinch their pennies. Among taxpayers who claim a deduction for their generosity, the proportion of money given away by low-income earners is 11 times higher than that of wealthy taxpayers.
Digital giants Facebook, Twitter and Google have united to reject an Abbott government proposal that would force social media companies to remove content deemed harmful to young people.
Recent cases have shown that amateur publishers can be held to account for their comments, writes Michaela Whitbourn.
A motley crew will call the shots, no matter the outcome of the West Australian re-election.
The Royal Commission into union corruption could fatally wound Bill Shorten’s leadership. Or so Tony Abbott hopes. But the PM should be careful what he wishes for.
The Reserve Bank says the rules governing Australia's credit card regime are too onerous and restrict competition, and it has recommended changes.
Senior labour movement insiders have broken ranks to offer unprecedented co-operation to the Abbott government ahead of its royal commission on union slush funds and corruption.
Qantas and a key shareholder in Virgin Australia are skirting the law in their apparent attempts to negotiate a truce over prices and capacity, Australia's top competition regulator has warned.
Photos of what was making news this week in regional WA.