The cost of sending at-risk Tasmanian children to the Northern Territory for help is being questioned by the State Opposition.
Some of Australia's most prominent identities have revealed what they would say to their teenage selves if they were given the chance, in a new project inspired by the struggles of a 15-year-old Melbourne girl.
Images of a teenage prisoner with a spit hood over his head at a Brisbane jail have been published by a Queensland newspaper, prompting renewed calls for 17-year-olds to be taken out of adult prisons in the state.
In Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, a construction boom is transforming the developing South-East Asian nation, and the country's workers are bearing the brunt of the shift.
Wall Street has finishes higher, boosted by financial and mining stocks as consumer spending also rose for a fourth straight month, indicating an uptick in US growth.
It's the opening of the 45th Parliament and already the major parties are at loggerheads over the budget. Follow the latest updates with our live politics blog.