There is no excuse for governments to abandon children and other nationals held without charge in squalid conditions, writes Elaine Pearson.
A man who donated his sperm to a lesbian couple so they could have a child will argue in the High Court today that he is legally the girl's parent, because he was involved in her life and made the donation on the basis he could help with her upbringing.
After five years, countless phone calls, online messages and two failed rescue missions, Sydney grandmother Karen Nettleton is reunited with her three surviving grandchildren and two great-grandchildren in a refugee camp in north-east Syria.
A Brisbane man is urging the tax office to grant him early access to his superannuation on compassionate grounds to buy a car to transport his growing family.
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.
The next government now has a clear roadmap for how to amend the law, and improve the system of justice, for all those unfortunate enough to go through a relationship breakdown, writes Patrick Parkinson.
Darcy's world changed irreparably when her father died from pancreatic cancer six years ago. Then another blow came when she found out about her parents' dire financial situation.