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.

Government’s new charity commissioner ‘will silence the sector’

An outspoken critic of advocacy within the charity sector is appointed as the Federal Government's new charities commissioner, as the head of the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission, a powerful role which allows him to decide on charity registration, regulation and investigation.

Arnhem Land traditional owner in landmark talks for control of local jobs, development

For the first time, the Northern Land Council is formally talking about devolving some of its powers and functions to an Aboriginal community corporation, which one traditional owner hopes will result in economic development and jobs on country.