Changes in Australia's immigration and border protection policies came into force last week – and, among some, sparked outrage. What will the impact be? Sarah Whyte explains.
Adam Morton An asylum seeker accused of sexually assaulting four girls at the Nauru detention camp has been moved into isolation with his eight-year-old daughter, sparking concern for the child's welfare and fresh criticism of the centre's management.
Adam Gartrell Tony Abbott's hand-picked human rights adviser racked up more than $77,000 in taxpayer-funded expenses in his first year on the job, spending almost $15,000 on taxis alone.
Adam Gartrell Despite criticism from within his own party, Liberal MP Warren Entsch still plans to introduce a bill legalising same-sex marriage into Parliament in August.
Adam Gartrell Six-monthly report reveals taxpayers paid nearly $2100 he claimed as expenses.
Gareth Hutchens High unemployment means wages are unlikely to grow any time soon.
Bevan Shields Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office knew Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had misled Parliament about Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis three days before the government eventually owned up to the mistake.
Judith Ireland When Rabbitohs star Thomas Burgess was growing up, his parents were close friends with a lesbian couple whom he saw so often he and his brothers called them "aunties".
Heath Aston, political correspondent The federal government will pour $300 million into new dams and other water infrastructure as part of its farm sector competitiveness package to be released on Saturday.
Matthew Knott Government MPs have publicly urged Tony Abbott to reconsider his opposition to changing media ownership laws, saying the Prime Minister should put audience interests ahead of those of media moguls.
Taree Uniting Church garage sale
The Danny Buderus Super Clinic was held at Taree today 2nd June, with a great turn out.
Pampoolah is about five minutes from the highway along Old Bar road.
Taree Open Art Exhibition 2015
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