A "shocked and appalled" Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called a royal commission into the abuse of youths at the Don Dale detention centre the morning after explosive revelations aired on the ABC's Four Corners program.
Alexandra Laskie Disturbing footage has emerged of a 17-year-old boy, one of six boys tear-gassed at a juvenile detention centre near Darwin, being strapped to a mechanical restraint chair.
Daniel Flitton Kiwi leader is barracking for Helen Clark to be UN chief, leaving Malcolm Turnbull to wonder whether to support Kevin Rudd
David Ellery 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.
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.
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.
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.
Fergus Hunter Labor's Andrew Leigh has sought to put positive spin on his $40,000 pay cut as a result of factional manoeuvring in Bill Shorten's revamped shadow ministry.
Fergus Hunter Newly elected Labor frontbencher Linda Burney says that Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion is a failure, pointing to recent cuts to Indigenous funding and his hostile relationship with advocacy group the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples.
Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston When Toby Mitchell was shot six times outside a Brunswick gym in 2011 he spent weeks in intensive care, underwent 30 operations and lost a kidney, gall bladder and most of his liver.
A look back at the weird, wonderful and grisly finds along our beaches over the years.