A man accused of abusing and murdering his girlfriend's seven-year-old son and blaming the death on an accidental fall from a pogo stick, will face trial in October.
Staff Reporters April Fools' Day is a special time of year for the media.
Paul Bibby A Sydney father has been found guilty of arranging for his 12-year-old daughter to marry a 27-year-old man in an Islamic ceremony and then have sexual intercourse with him.
Julie Power Alexandra Shackleton never met her grandfather, the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton whose failed attempt 100 years ago to cross the Antarctic's vast interior is seen as one of the world's most epic tales of daring do.
Latika Bourke He exposed Kevin Rudd's colourful use of language to describe the Chinese during climate negotiations and allegations of Tony Abbott's infamous wall punch in his student days and now journalist David Marr is turning his sights on Labor leader Bill Shorten.
Mark Kenny, Peter Martin and Gareth Hutchens Canberra will push state governments to sweep away the most enduring market restrictions faced by Australians in their everyday lives granting new access to goods and services at lower prices from taxis and books, to 24-7 shopping including pharmaceutical and alcohol sales in shops.
Latika Bourke Independent senator Jacqui Lambie wants to send Australian made goods to poor countries instead of foreign aid claiming the money would be better spent "in our own backyard".
Lisa Cox and Peter Hannam The UN wants nations to release their longer-term targets well in advance of the Paris summit late this year that will aim to thrash out a new worldwide climate treaty.
Heath Aston Australia's biggest 900 companies claimed tax deductions and exemptions worth a total $25 billion last year – enough to wipe out two-thirds of the current federal budget deficit at a stroke.
Megan Levy Year 12 student Hazel Kirkbride should have been sitting her half-yearly exams at Westport High School this week, ahead of the start of Easter school holidays/ an important near the end of her schooling career.