But the committee has dumped a draft recommendation that all commissioners must agree before proceeding to public hearings.
Fergus Hunter Labor says it cannot inspect or support legislation allowing ongoing detention of "high-risk terrorist offenders" until the government guarantees that outgoing Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson provided advice on the final version.
Jewel Topsfield Supporters of Byron Bay woman Sara Connor are calling for those who know her to write a character reference ahead of her trial.
Rachel Olding Just after 1.40pm on Tuesday, Natalie O'Brien and her family made a fateful decision.
Tom McIlroy Malcolm Turnbull has signalled the government will negotiate with Senate crossbenchers in order to secure passage of its paid-parental leave crackdown.
Josh Gordon, State Political Editor The looming closure of the Hazelwood Power Station has been discussed in high level talks between the Australian and French governments.
Jane Lee, Fergus Hunter The national law reform commission will investigate ways to reduce high indigenous incarceration rates, which Attorney-General George Brandis has described as a "national tragedy."
The local community radio station 2BBB has received a grant from the Community Broadcasting Foundation to produce a refreshed version of one of its most popular past programs – The Tiki Lounge.
Patrick Begley, Jacqueline Maley Corrections Minister David Elliott has announced a review of lengthy isolation of children in custody on the same day Fairfax Media revealed teenage boys were being held in cells for 23 hours a day.
Are you interested in soil biology or want to know more about compost? North Coast Local Land Services, in conjunction with Bellinger Landcare are hosting a field day that will cover all you need to know about these two important topics.
QLD: Paramedics say two people were thrown from the ride and two people were trapped inside.
It's that time of year: when Australia takes a mssive interest in horse racing - for a day.
NSW: Hot air balloonists took to the skies over the Hunter Valley on Sunday for the Balloon Fiesta.
WE take a look back at the week that was with these great photos.