NATIONAL: A NSW Parliamentary committee will hear from the relatives of the Bowraville murder victims as early as next year after the upper house voted unanimously in favour of an inquiry. It's a development the families say gives them hope.
NATIONAL: If you are a young woman or man about to become a parent for the first time what do you think is the greatest gift you can give your child, asks JEFF MCMULLEN*.
NATIONAL: Race has always lingered in the shadows of Australian law, writes NICOLE WATSON.
NATIONAL: This is an edited response to “Special Treatment is the new black”, by Gary Johns, The Australian, February 2 2012.
NATIONAL: A huge thank you for Tracker. I am in turn diverted, angered, informed, encouraged and amused as I read my way through, writes Dindy Vaughan.
NATIONAL: In a relationship, if someone is hurting, be it physical or emotional, the general human response is to exercise compassion, sympathy and understanding, writes Tania Lee Searle.