The public's insatiable use of technology has evolved into a critical crime-fighting tool, creating what one expert calls "a web of surveillance" in Australian cities, suburbs and on the country's road network.
At first listen it sounds just like any other radio network. But this tiny station broadcasts exclusively to the cells of 80,000 prisoners — and it's "really powerful" stuff.
More than 150 children were not accounted for in the nationwide search for the daughter of convicted baby murderer Keli Lane, and according to documents obtained by the ABC, the NSW Office of Public Prosecutions could not rule out the possibility the child could be alive.
Uncertainty surrounding the future of a South Australian opal mining town impacts upon the international trade of the precious gemstone.
Members of the Northern Territory's youth detention royal commission say the controversial Don Dale facility is not fit for purpose, and its replacement should be fast-tracked.
Human rights advocates are calling for a ban on sonic devices used to stop young people from loitering in public spaces. These devices emit high frequencies only people aged 25 or under can hear.
A lawyer who negotiated the surrender of two inmates who broke out of Greenough Prison last month says the pair feared for lives while they were on the run.
For the first time, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission will have enhanced powers to place dedicated staff within the big four banks and wealth manager AMP to directly monitor governance and compliance and fight white-collar crime.