The 50 men and woman have been held in two controversial off-shore detention centres for asylum-seekers.
Melbourne 5-year-old had been banned from enrolling because he wore a turban.
Police rushed to the Sydney home of Lanell Latta after reports of screaming.
Bradley Dillon was sent a message: "car park under TAB". Minutes later he was dying on a Sydney street.
Imagine sitting on the toilet and a snake popping up between your legs. It nearly happened to a boy in Australia.
She was a philanthropist, the owner of several dress shops and the wife of media figure Sir Warwick Oswald Fairfax.
If running a marathon sounds difficult enough, imagine doing it in a three-piece suit. There's a world record for that.
Man committed serious offences when he was 15, but Australian court says he can run a childcare business.
A Perth teenager was approached by people in clown costumes after she got off a bus.
Australian judge says a family man lived an upstanding life since the rape he who got away with for 23 years.
A driver who heard a crying noise coming from his car first thought there was something wrong with the vehicle.
Two women whose sons go to an exclusive Sydney school fall out and fire very public shots at each other.
Wellington is being touted to Australians as the most creative city in the country.
Week-long search for John Ria Poe ends in tragedy.
The bride had posted her support of same-sex marriages in Australia, but her local priest wasn't happy.
Paul Costa's father thinks he was going on a date when he died. Australian police say three teens killed him.
The handler lost control of Winston, who appeared to make a beeline for a TV cameraman.
Up to 70 flights in and out the airport affected as strong winds buffet runways.
As the postal ballots go out and votes are cast on same sex marriage, Will & Grace star Debra Messing has a message for Australia: "Love is love is love."
It disappeared from Canberra only to turn up 1400km away.
"She didn't know them," says family of aspiring Australian model killed in a fiery car crash with two men.
Just what the world needs, another spider.
Ex Australian PM's godson attacked after stopping man ripping down pro same-sex marriage posters.
Properties under threat in Australia as bushfires break out amid record high temperatures.
People in Sydney and Melbourne being warned they will get overrun by clowns before Hallowe'en
COMMENT: Australia thinks it's fair and modern. It's anything but.
COMMENT: It's not everyday that a white shark washes ashore on a popular Sydney beach. What happened next gives me hope.
Australian woman accused of spiking her husband's dinner with sleeping tablets then planning to kill him with a shovel.
Australians living in NZ can vote in the ballot if they are registered with the Australian Electoral Roll.
The ban takes effect from July 2018 and will apply to light-weight, single-use bags.