Committee says Australia did not provide evidence of its compliance to the Convention Against Torture.
Increase in arrests for minor drug offences is extraordinary, harm reduction expert says.
A signed, limited edition Michael Leunig print is now available from the SMH Shop.
Even in a world of boundless complexity and confusion, our loss of Phillip Hughes still seems implausible.
Shirley Boyle may be 84, but she is again ready to pedal the Great Victorian Bike Ride.
"Mum, you have to yell out when I am on 63 so I can retire."
Denis Napthine is embroiled in a new regional grants row after his government took just one day to approve a $300,000 grant upgrade a Warrnambool street where his former horse race partner is proposing the city's largest apartment complex.
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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika was brought to tears by news of Phillip Hughes' death but hopes his passing does not turn into a debate about the dangers of playing sport.
A reckless wisecrack has the Defence Minister in trouble at a time when threats to national security demand strong leadership.