While Labor Premier Chris Minns has announced a new depenalisation scheme, he has pulled back from Labor's bolder decriminalisation ideas floated before the election. Paul Gregoire reports.


As the plight of child asylum seekers separated from their parents fades from the news, hundreds of children remain incarcerated and separated from their families, writes Barry Sheppard from San Francisco.

Of these, about 400 are children of parents who have been deported. There is little chance these families can be reunited soon, and probably never will be.