Changes in Australia's immigration and border protection policies came into force last week – and, among some, sparked outrage. What will the impact be? Sarah Whyte explains.
Adam Morton An asylum seeker accused of sexually assaulting four girls at the Nauru detention camp has been moved into isolation with his eight-year-old daughter, sparking concern for the child's welfare and fresh criticism of the centre's management.
John Elder If you're troubled by an unpleasant squeaking sound that you can't put your finger on, it's probably the 34 million members of adultery website Ashley Madison getting it discreetly on with other people's husbands and wives. That's the combined population of Greece and Australia, by the way.
Adam Gartrell Tony Abbott's hand-picked human rights adviser racked up more than $77,000 in taxpayer-funded expenses in his first year on the job, spending almost $15,000 on taxis alone.
Adam Gartrell Despite criticism from within his own party, Liberal MP Warren Entsch still plans to introduce a bill legalising same-sex marriage into Parliament in August.
Mark White Recycling, re-using and re-purposing is being revived in a world that will see an extra three billion middle-class consumers by 2050.
Henrietta Cook, Timna Jacks Three sexual offences a week are being investigated at Victorian schools. Most of the perpetrators are children.
John Elder If books are all but dead, why has the City of Melbourne built three new libraries in the past three years, with a fourth one in the pipeline? These have been big investments.
Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston A high-roller who lost $17 million in less than week playing baccarat is suing Crown Casino for "deceptive and misleading" conduct, claiming he was playing on a dodgy table.
Julia Medew Most of bad consequences from use are due to impurities in illicitly manufactured drug and it being illegal, expert says.