Australian politics, society & culture

Law and order

A parliamentary committee’s report on the Centrelink robo-debt debacle makes for damning reading
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The woman, her children and the lake: Akon Guode’s tragic story
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Tragic evidence of child sexual abuse in the Newcastle Anglican Church
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How authorities lost control of juvenile detention
A trip to the Philippines reveals the human cost of the war on drugs
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Philippe Sands’ ‘East West Street’ mixes memoir, biography and thriller to explain the origins of ‘crimes against humanity’ and ‘genocide’
IBAC investigates the Victorian education department’s failed Ultranet
Steven Avery
True crime and entertainment in Netflix’s ‘Making a Murderer’
The notorious island has been a site of incarceration, occupation and, now, “extreme gardening”
The dominance of baby boomers is becoming total
Internet access in jails
Managing child sex offenders in the community
Trouble in the Family Court
An Australian author writes for Burmese television
The author of ‘This House of Grief’ and ‘Joe Cinque’s Consolation’ on writing about darkness
Tony Abbott presents Rosie Batty with the 2015 Australian of the Year award, 25 January 2015. © Mick Tsikas / AAP
The costs and causes of domestic violence
The BARK program at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre sees prisoners taking care of dogs
Rita Zammit is Victoria’s newest Supreme Court justice and a soccer tragic