It took six days to catch Jill Meagher's killer Adrian Bayley, but before he was locked up, Jill's husband was suspect number one. The detective who led the murder investigation admits Tom Meagher was treated badly in the early stages of the probe.
An elderly man developed gangrene and later died in hospital after staff at a Gold Coast nursing home failed to properly monitor and treat pressure wounds on his buttocks and feet, according to the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner.
Federal politicians Andrew Wilkie, Larissa Waters and Nick Xenophon are planning to use parliamentary privilege to protect whistleblowers who come to them with secret information about the poker machine industry.
They may not be wearing the robes of Jedi warriors, but Australian scientists have created their own version of a Star Wars scene by stopping light in a cloud of very cold atoms, a development that provides a essential building block for quantum computing.