The usually reclusive head of Australia's top spy agency has broken his silence to combat criticism that ASIO is overfunded, unaccountable and endowed with excessive powers.
The complicated family life of Australia's richest person, Gina Rinehart, has taken another turn, with her daughter launching legal action against her.
He's got three decades of experience in the High Court, as well as a black belt in taekwondo, but little could prepare Stephen Gageler SC for the political wrangling he's now caught up in regarding offshore processing of asylum seekers.
Attorney-General Robert McClelland's has attempted to water down the Prime Minister's attack on the High Court, releasing a statement overnight declaring that the Government respects the court, and its judges.
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