Sex worker jailed for prostituting 16yo

A sex worker has received a two-and-a-half-year jail sentence for her role in persuading a friend's under-age daughter to work in a Sydney brothel.

Julia Gillard 'after top job a year before coup': WikiLeaks

The Australian
Don Farrell told the US embassy a year before the coup that Julia Gillard was "campaigning for the leadership", WikiLeaks cables reveal.

Report backs Noel Pearson on tough-love reforms for Aborigines

The Australian
Tough-love welfare reforms have greatly improved the quality of life in troubled indigenous communities in Queensland.

Only a culture of change can halt misogyny

The Australian
Islam must be transformed, not reformed. Iranian Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani was forced into prostitution by her husband to finance his opium addiction, and now she faces stoning to death for adultery.

Ultimate in blood and gore

Herald Sun
Should dollars make a difference to Victoria's decision not to allow the spectacle of cage fighting?

International student visa criteria to be eased

The Age
The federal government has bowed to pressure from Australian tertiary institutions over international student visa criteria that critics say has hurt the international student market.