VIC: A fugitive paedophile who escaped a mental health facility in Melbourne has been recaptured.
Brendan Foster TAS: A school has taken the extraordinary step of banning students from taking candy canes to school.
IAN KIRKWOOD NSW: Church of Ubuntu cannabis set-up shut down by police.
Ken Grimson NSW: A who bashed his partner to death with a house brick has been living in Wagga, court papers reveal.
ANGELA THOMPSON NSW: Three people who raided a church nativity scene during a drunken stroll through shopping mall have handed themselves in.
Rowan Forster NSW: More charges for alleged paedophile, who reportedly confessed to 'thousands' of assaults.
Colin Bettles CANBERRA: The Greens have done a deal with the federal government to break the backpacker tax deadlock.
Patrick Begley NSW: He exploited a system error and withdrew $2.1 million, spending it on exotic cars and the like. He was jailed.