Australian authorities secretly detained a group of Vietnamese asylum seekers at sea for more than a month before they were sent back to Vietnam, Commander of Operation Sovereign Borders Major General Andrew Bottrell says.
Facebook profiles that portray a "boozy" social life have a "peer influence" and exacerbate drinking habits among young people, but University of Sydney researchers say social media can be used in the same way to correct misconceptions and reduce drinking.
It is revealed Cardinal George Pell visited his old school, St Patrick's College in Ballarat, on a private trip about two months ago, as calls for him to front hearings of the royal commission into child sex abuse in the Victorian town continue.
It is revealed Cardinal George Pell visited Ballarat on a private vacation more than a month ago, as calls for him to front hearings of the royal commission into child sex abuse in the Victorian town continue.
There is still a long way to go in understanding how best to help victims of child sexual abuse, which can shorten a person's life expectancy and result in the shrinkage of their brain, a royal commission hears.