An underworld clash between Khaled Sharrouf and other crime figures over attempts to collect a disputed $9 million debt precipitated Sharrouf's departure to the Middle East to join murderous extremist group, the Islamic State.
The way the Catholic Church calculates harm and awards money to victims of clerical abuse has been questioned at the Royal Commission.
The fifth G(irls)20 Summit is to open in Sydney, uniting female delegates aged between 18 and 20 from a range of countries.
Shepparton recently came up with a far more cheerful way of welcoming migrants than quizzing them on Don Bradman's batting average.
George Alex's ambition to control building construction in Australia was enabled by the backing of ruthless criminals, big building companies willing to turn a blind eye to his phoenixing operations and Mick Gatto, who convinced top CFMEU officials to sign off on lucrative EBA deals.
Good wine that is worth drinking. By Chris Shanahan.
The Severed Streets by Paul Cornell. Tor. 402pp. $34.99.Reviewed by Colin Steele
The new Doctor draws every day and credits his wife with a career that has reached new heights (and time dimensions).
Religious leaders of multiple faiths gathered at Lakemba Mosque on Friday to express solidarity with Islam and reject what they called a "barrage of negativity" directed at Australian Muslims.
The Abbott government faces an uphill battle to win Muslim community support for new counter-terrorism laws and to dispel fears they are fighting Islam, some community leaders and members say.