An Indigenous boy with an intellectual impairment was stripped naked inside Brisbane's adult maximum-security police watch house after being deemed a suicide risk, documents reveal.
Women are having fewer children on average, but — as journalist Tory Shepherd knows all too well — that doesn't stop the notion that they are "missing something" if they opt out of motherhood.
Senior officials from the Queensland Premier's department were warned multiple times about serious incidents and concerns regarding children being held in maximum-security adult watch houses.
Labor's election promise to boost childcare workers' wages using taxpayer funds comes under fire from a respected economist, as small childcare operators complain the policy will push them into paying payroll tax for the first time.
Each year, hundreds of children are locked up in adult watch houses. Some are as young as 11, and some are locked up for weeks. These files document their stories.
An estimated 2 million Australians can't afford dental treatment and a growing number are being hospitalised with problems caused by poor dental health. What are the major parties proposing to do about it?
Both the Coalition and Labor pledge to throw millions more at youth mental health service Headspace, but former clients, social workers and mental health policy experts say the model only helps young people in the "Goldilocks zone".
Families are increasingly taking caravan and camping holidays, enjoying a sense of community and a temporary return to a more carefree parenting style and a childhood freedom reminiscent of decades gone by.
The Australian consumer watchdog is warning parents to keep the Rock 'n Play sleeper "out of reach of children" in the wake of reports more than 30 babies died in them over 10 years in the US.