Fay Hillery had suffered unimaginable trauma as a young child, including the death of her mother when she was three, rejection by her father and neglect at the hands of her grandparents.
In 2011, a fire deliberately lit by Roger Dean cost the lives of 11 nursing- home residents in Sydney. On the eve of the opening of a new home on the site, Anglican minister Geoff Bates explains why he doesn't see Dean as a murderer.
Deadly clashes on Manus Island last week flared after asylum seekers realised the Australian government was 'lying to them' about plans to resettle them in PNG, migration agent says.
The federal government is set to provide Qantas with a debt guarantee, meaning taxpayers will underwrite the airline's push to increase its foreign ownership.
Review. It's such a benign word, beloved of bureaucrats, politicians and military chiefs alike when things become awkward.
A Sydney DJ who performs under the moniker ''Marcotix'' has emerged as another key player in the Bali drugs case that has landed tourist Leeza Tracey Ormsby in prison facing a possible 20-year sentence.
Girls as young as 18 months who came into contact with the NSW child welfare authorities from the 1930s onwards were routinely tested for venereal disease and evidence of sexual activity.
Building union corruption whistleblowers threatened, warned not to co-operate with investigations into alleged criminal activity as federal government prepares to launch national police taskforce to examine construction sector.
The embattled Health Services Union has vowed to press on with the search for its missing millions squandered by former union boss Michael Williamson.
Labor has denied claims by the Abbott government it is ''crab-walking away'' from the carbon price by accepting Environment Minister Greg Hunt's plan to cancel three auctions of carbon credits.
Photos of what was making news this week in regional WA.