‘Massive hole’: 163 children left out in search for Keli Lane’s baby

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.

International opal industry hit by Mintabie uncertainty

Uncertainty surrounding the future of a South Australian opal mining town impacts upon the international trade of the precious gemstone.

Escapees feared they’d be shot, brutalised after WA prison break

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.

Corporate cop will get power to embed staff into big banks in crime crackdown

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.