Victoria's Commissioner for Young People and Children, Bernie Geary says an inquiry will examine the exploitation of children in state care.
Religious leaders and unionists think politicians are plotting extended retail trading hours across Australia.
The South Australian Labor government has been accused of racism over a pamphlet circulated in a marginal seat ahead of Saturday's state election.
Firefighters are still working to douse flames at the base of a massive crane at Sydney's Barangaroo construction site.
Andrew Wilkie has revealed a 'surprising' offer from former prime minister Julia Gillard.
Police are searching for a 59-year-old Mount Isa man who has been missing for over a fortnight.
The Catholic Church offered a sexual abuse victim $25,000 dollars as redress for years of abuse by a priest.
Police have called off a search for a northwest Queensland teen but friends and family continue to look for the 17-year-old.
Tasmania's ALP has become the latest to flag a members' ballot for the state leader.
The jury is still out on whether Brett Peter Cowan killed Sunshine Coast teen Daniel Morcombe.
Queensland's deputy premier has rejected two proposals for a bauxite mine on western Cape York, arguing the plans wouldn't properly benefit local people.
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