The statistics on youth suicide in Australia are bad enough but those for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are horrific, a conference in Canberra has been told.
Kate Aubusson Two newborn babies have reportedly been given nitrous oxide instead of oxygen at Bankstown Hospital.
Patrick Begley In the moment before Officer A entered the Lindt cafe and shot Man Haron Monis, he could see the gunman staring back through the glass doors.
Melanie Kembrey Former Australian boxing world champion Jeff Fenech was sentenced today for disrupting a hearing before the NSW Crime Commission.
Matthew Knott The Turnbull government faces blanket opposition among vice chancellors to its proposal to create a new tier of courses with deregulated fees, with even the nation's most prestigious universities rejecting the idea.
Daniel Flitton Kiwi leader is barracking for Helen Clark to be UN chief, leaving Malcolm Turnbull to wonder whether to support Kevin Rudd
Stephanie Peatling Legal experts are divided on the need for the Turnbull government's latest swath of terrorism legislation that would allow convicted terrorists to be kept in jail once their sentence ended if they were deemed a risk to public safety.
Sean Nicholls Anyone living in Kings Cross during the heroin "boom" of the late 1990s found it almost impossible to not stumble across the often distressing impact of addiction.
Stephanie Peatling The cost of the same-sex marriage plebiscite could rise by millions if the government decides to fund the campaigns for and against changing the Marriage Act.
Megan Levy A teenage boy has drowned after jumping into a popular blowhole at Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid North Coast, surf lifesavers say.
Eden Marine High School teacher Kate Mamone cavorts with Vancouver orcas and helps Canadians know the real story ...
In the same week as a Queensland council passed a motion to remove fluoride from its drinking water ...
A look back at the weird, wonderful and grisly finds along our beaches over the years.