‘Buy the whole farm or bugger off’: Farmers furious over powerline plan

A massive powerline that would run through the properties of 17 private landowners on Tasmania's north-west coast has sparked fury from farmers who say they've received letters "threatening" to compulsorily acquire their land.

‘Drastic’ human rights complaint lodged over treatment of SA mental health patients

South Australia's peak doctors' union says it has taken its most "drastic action" ever by referring the state's health department to the Australian Human Rights Commission over "cruel" treatment of mental health patients.

Border Force stops to search you at the airport – what are your rights?

When it comes to being stopped and searched at the airport, are there certain things customs officers can and can't look at, like laptops or USB sticks?

Free speech or troll-bait? Why university campus provocateurs lean to the right

There's no doubt the question of exactly who gets to say what on campus is a live issue. But is freedom of expression really being muzzled? It's a question not just for the activists picketing campus venues — but also for philosophers.

‘A nightmare inside a nightmare’: Australian ‘vanishes’ ahead of release after being jailed in Egypt for a year

Australian man Hazem Hamouda "vanishes" in Egypt after failing to turn up at a police station where he was due to be released after languishing in one of Egypt's most notorious prisons for more than a year without charge or evidence.