A child abuse row involving Western teachers throws a disturbing light on the uneven quality of Indonesian justice, writes Michael Bachelard.
A man raised in a squat built on a river bank has been elected to be Indonesia’s next president.
Joe Hockey's first budget, which delivered swingeing cuts to health, education and welfare, raised taxes and broke a series of promises, was ''much softer'' than the Treasurer had wanted, a new biography published on Wednesday says.
Malaysia says the black boxes from MH17 that were handed over by pro-Russian separatists appear not to have been tampered with, raising hopes they will prove who shot down the plane with 298 people on board.
Family members among 157 asylum seekers being detained on the high seas in separate rooms on a customs vessel are allowed out for meals and ''approximately three hours'' of daylight a day, according to a document lodged with the High Court on Tuesday.
Tony Abbott has warned of evidence tampering on ''an industrial scale'' at the MH17 crash site, underscoring the massive challenge facing international investigators including Australians as they converge on Ukraine.
Ask the minister responsible to explain Australia's present system of support for childcare and she can't.
Pilots have accused the air safety regulator of ''blatant institutional bullying'' over its warning that colourblind pilots could be grounded if it implements stricter medical requirements under consideration.
Labor's Left faction is pushing for a national debate on the size of government, with calls for higher taxes rather than cuts to spending to return the budget to balance.
Australia's Michael Rogers has won stage 16 of the Tour de France with a dramatic descent outpacing second placed Frenchman Thomas Voeckler and Belarus' Vasili Kiryienka.