Biswajit Banik and his wife Sarmin Sayeed knew it wasn't easy raising a child with autism, but were happy doing it in Australia after moving from Bangladesh in 2007.
Damien Murphy The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says conventions on the rights of the child and torture may have been breached by bashings and torture in the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre.
Michael Koziol Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull accurately reflected the mood of the federal Cabinet when he rejected Kevin Rudd's bid to lead the United Nations, according to deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce.
Georgina Connery The time for talking has finished. Now it's time for action to cast light on the "dark soul of old Australia".
Michael Koziol Young Liberal students at Sydney's most prestigious university were forced to hire extra security guards to monitor their orientation week activities over fears of violent altercations.
Peter Hannam One day apparently is a long time in climate change politics.
Michael Koziol, Political reporter A "shocked" United Nations has called on Australia to compensate victims of abuse in juvenile detention and extend the announced royal commission nationwide.
Sean Nicholls "Are you concerned? You should be. So am I. Alarm bells are ringing," says the One Nation senator.
Damien Murphy Locking up Aboriginal people has become a form of tyranny in the territory. But the raw statistics hide an obscene racist and racial bias.
Miki Perkins, Social Affairs Eleanor* tried to breathe normally. In. Out. In. Out. It was the second time in a month she had walked up the stone staircase and grand arches at the entrance of the Bendigo Magistrates' Court. The first time Eleanor had come to apply for an intervention order. Her violent partner of more than a decade was furious that she had left, and continued to make her feel unsafe. His anger was fickle, corrosive. In their years together he had raped Eleanor and choked her, she said. His last words when she left? "I'm going to take you for everything you've got".
YOUR letterbox says a lot about you - check out these creations from across the region.
GO behind the scenes at the Manning Regional Art Gallery as sculptures take shape.
MICHAEL Jarrett is working to revitalise the Gumbaynggirr language.
OUR journalists on the Mid North Coast interview some very special people.