Five things we know about this year's unusually controversial census.
James Massola Tony Abbott and Julie Bishop are more popular with voters than Malcolm Turnbull in the NSW seat of Orange, according to leaked polling obtained by Fairfax Media.
Heath Aston Australian families are paying up to $400 more a month for private health insurance than consumers in comparable countries like Britain and New Zealand.
David Wroe The MS-13 and Barrio 18 gangs are famed for the creepy tattoos. That and the sheer savagery of their violence towards rivals and innocent civilians.
Melanie Kembrey A key defence witness has given conflicting accounts of where Amirah Droudis, the partner of Sydney siege gunman Man Monis, was on the weekend she allegedly carried out a brutal murder at his command.
Patrick Begley Mariam Veiszadeh tracks Islamophobic incidents. She has been the victim of them.
Rachel Browne Senior Catholic Church figure John Usher said he and others have been investigated over an alleged failure to report a paedophile priest to police.
Ava Benny-Morrison Two men linked to violent Sydney street gang DLASTHR are behind bars accused of trying to kill a 14-year-old over a...
Noel Towell No vote at the agency where 20 per cent of public servants are bargaining reps.
Megan Levy A man who is in prison after allegedly raping two females, including a 13-year-old girl, in Sydney has now been charged with three other separate sexual assaults on women across the city, police say.
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Many local students are getting ready for their graduations and some, like this group of people did in ...