Brisbane's historic prison, Boggo Road Gaol, will undergo a $300 million redevelopment which the Queensland Government believes will give the 131-year-old "mothballed prison a new lease on life''.
The face of the Australian Federal Police in recent times, Andrew Colvin, has been appointed the new Commissioner of the organisation.
Former intelligence whistleblower turned federal MP Andrew Wilkie has accused the federal government of exploiting fears about terrorism to rush through new national security laws that push Australia towards a "police state".
A Villawood detention centre detainee will plead guilty to "marrying", and having a sexual relationship with, a 12-year-old girl, a Sydney court heard on Wednesday.
Labor leader Bill Shorten has called on Tony Abbott to show leadership and tackle head on the socially divisive views of some of his backbench MPs.
Doctors fear people could be put at risk by a new test for coeliac disease being offered at chemists around the country.
A teenager who died in a car crash after apparently swerving to miss a duck on a South Australian road has been remembered as a "beautiful, smiley" woman who would be deeply missed.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has appeared to back a ban on the burqa being worn in Parliament House but at the same time said no-one has ever sought to enter the building "so attired".
The battle over the Jimi Hendrix bio-pic continues, producer hopes Little Death is still alive and first glimpse of The Water Diviner looks promising.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has confirmed the government is searching for additional savings ahead of the mid-year economic update, but dismissed reports the government has given up $30 billion in savings contained in its budget.