Australia's domestic spy agency has cancelled the passports of 20 men from western Sydney.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison is among those bridling at tight control from Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office, with chief of staff Peta Credlin, on one account, telling him recently: ''We will tell you what you can say and what you can't say.''
For some members of Parliament, office decorations can be a little off the wall.
Gone are the days when parents relied on friends and neighbours to look after their children while they worked.
Art theft is worth $6 billion a year and stolen paintings are seldom recovered, but Australian police are about to step up their response.
The back cover of John Marsden's first book in seven years, The Year My Life Broke, contains the warning: ''This book is not a fantasy. It contains no superheroes, wizards, dragons, time travel, aliens or magic.''
Prime Minister Tony Abbott's announcement that the government would honour contracts signed by the previous government to raise childcare wages has only added to the confusion engulfing the sector.
An internal investigation will look at why police failed to act on the reported abuse of a seven-year-old just before he died from injuries initially blamed on a pogo stick accident, but later resulting in murder charges for the mother and her boyfriend.
Healthy eating in Australia has a new enemy: home-delivered McDonald's.
The young and rich are seeking help for anxiety and depression at twice the rate of their poorer peers, according to recent research.