Progress has been made in smoking and Indigenous birthweights, but not in reading rates and employment.
Ava Benny-Morrison A large-scale drug raid had shut down a street in Sydney's inner west as part of a sweeping police operation.
Louise Hall Matthew Forti continued to sell illegal drugs to his friends despite knowing Georgina Bartter had died after taking a "purple speaker" ecstasy pill he supplied via her best friend Rebecca Hannibal, a court has heard.
Julie Power Indigenous services librarian Ronald Briggs is used to categorising images and attaching labels like "children at swimming pool" but he doesn't often find familiar faces in them.
Rachel Olding and Mallory Brangan Three grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have just eight hours out of the cell each day and access to health care, education and work are worsening.
Nicole Hasham The Senate this month rejected a push to force restaurants, cafes, pubs and takeaway shops to disclose if their seafood is local or imported.
Mark Kenny No matter who decided it was a good idea for the freshly uniformed paramilitary types of the Australian Border Force to team up with police to randomly intercept citizens in Melbourne to undertake random visa checks this weekend, it is a very bad look for the Abbott government.
Nicole Hasham The Abbott government is under pressure to explain why the Australian Border Force ruined a complex police-led operation in Melbourne by implying people would be randomly stopped for visa checks.
Ava Benny-Morrison The muscle seen alongside embattled Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer will spend nine months behind bars after turning up at a stranger's home and demanding $25,000.
Julia Medew Up to 150 Australians are missing out on potentially life-saving organ donations because people's loved ones override their wish to donate their organs when they die.