Jenny Noyes Instead, she was convicted of assaulting him 'with her breasts'.
Michael Daly Police suspect the man shot dead in self defence by an escort was a serial killer, after finding a chilling collection of items in his car.
Erik Eckholm The Boy Scouts of America is expected Monday to end its blanket ban on gay leaders - a turning point for an organisation that has been in turmoil over the issue.
Rebecca Henschke Coming face-to-face with those responsible for the Bali bombings.
Rachel Browne The Jehovah's Witness Church in Australia received allegations of child sexual abuse involving more than 1000 of its members over a 60-year period but did not report a single claim to police, a royal commission has heard.
Paul Osborne Labor has taken an historic step to ensure women hold 50 per cent of positions at all levels of the party organisation and get a greater shot at running for parliament.
Robyn Dixon Kenyan leaders didn't want talk of gay rights during Obama's visit, but he brought it up anyway.
Tea towels for equality
Adam Gartrell A reminder to Australia's housewives as they do the ironing (or washing up)?
Kirsty Needham As Sydney parents debate holding children back longer from school, to start at six, the nation's leaders are considering an earlier start to school.
Differently abled child
Jenna Price Why are people concerned for this happy child and his mother?
Women love "hashtags generalising us based solely on our gender".
GRAHAM BOWLEY and SYDNEY EMBER He was not above seducing a young model by showing interest in her father's cancer.
Anna Fifield and Xu Yangjingjing Lawyer Wang Yu defended the Chinese feminists arrested in March for their anti-harassment protests. And now she is being detained for "seriously disturbing social order".
Gordon Rayner Yep, this happened.
Rachel Olding When Doreen Cruikshank joined the police in 1971, she wore a uniform dubbed the 'air hostess dress' and gave school lectures on road safety for the first 15 months.
Rachel Olding Right-wing extremism is emerging as an equal, if not greater, threat than Muslim radicalisation in Australia and multiculturalism is "close to death" at a federal level, academics have told a conference on social cohesion.
Fergus Hunter Ministers won't appear on Q&A but a coalition MP attending a racist, far-right rally is apparently OK.
Gordon Rayner Duke of Edinburgh at his mischievous best as he visits Barking and Dagenham with the Queen
Nick O'Malley President Barack Obama has addressed the slew of rape accusations against the comedian Bill Cosby, at a press conference held to defend the Iran nuclear deal.
Jenny Noyes It's an overwhelming result in favour of women's decision-making ability, and a major shutdown of the claim that abortion harms women's mental health.
Jenny Noyes The women facing two years jail for wearing tight clothes have been acquitted after a public outcry. Now their sights are on the harassers who got them arrested.
Family Violence Inquiry
Jenny Noyes Victoria's family violence inquiry is promising to be a "different kind of Royal Commission" - one that seeks and sets practical solutions in place. So what's on the table?
Family Violence Inquiry
Melissa Meehan and Jacqueline Le The inquiry has received almost 1,000 submissions seeking answers and action to prevent further deaths.
Sylvia Westall "Today on my first day as an adult, on behalf of the world's children, I demand of leaders we must invest in books instead of bullets."
Funding cuts crisis
Lisa Visentin Domestic violence advocates have called on the NSW government to fund a 24-hour on-call worker in every women's refuge in the state amid revelations it has spent almost $13 million housing people in motels since overhauling the state's crisis accommodation services.
Rape in India
Annie Gowen Here's a recap of the insensitive and misogynistic remarks Indian officials have made about violence against women.
Daisy Dumas Redfern's Aboriginal tent embassy has secured a five-week reprieve, but the stoush over development on the site is escalating.
Kate Aubusson A Sydney transgender woman who was bashed at a Newtown pub has confronted her alleged attackers outside court.
Lisa Cox They're two of the Parliament's fiercest voices on same-sex marriage. Now Labor Senator Penny Wong and fellow South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi will tackle marriage reform in a debate at the National Press Club.
Oregon will make the pill available over the counter, dramatically improving women's birth control access
Shelby Sebens Can we please make it happen everywhere else now?
It takes a truly affecting Facebook post to clock 5 million views, more than 140,000 likes and 85,000 shares in one day.
Gareth Hutchens The Abbott government ministry is one of the worst in the developed world for gender balance.
Fergus Hunter One morning in October 2012, Tania* sat down in her open-plan workplace and clicked on an email. It contained a photo of her lying on a lounge in her lingerie and had been sent to everyone in the business.
Louise Hall A week shy of the 16th anniversary of a vicious rape and bashing in Paris that left her clinging to life, Claire McFarlane is celebrating a deeply personal achievement.
Lisa Cox, James Massola She's the South Australian senator who keeps her private life private. But not today.
Matthew Knott Three quarters of Australians believe domestic violence is as much or more of a threat than terrorism, new polling shows.
Eamonn Duff She wrote to the NSW Government following the suicide death of her mother. Weeks later, her moving words have already sparked historic change.
Timna Jacks Year 7 girls have been warned not to have multiple sex partners or risk becoming like overused sticky tape, in a Christian sex education program at a public Victorian high school.
James Massola and Judith Ireland Tony Abbott's sister, Christine Forster, has directly challenged the Prime Minister to allow his MPs a free vote on a cross-party same-sex marriage bill, as Liberal Party divisions erupt and the government's leader in the Senate, Eric Abetz, warns ministers who wanted to vote for the legislation to quit the frontbench.
Louise Hall Christopher Cullen has been sentenced to 30 years jail for the "callous" murder of his estranged wife Victoria Comrie Cullen in a deserted fishing club car park in Taren Point on January 22, 2014.
Bianca Hall An anti-Islam organisation has been deregistered, after it was found to be posing as an advocacy group for domestic violence victims.
The membership of government boards should have female representation of at least 50 per cent by 2020.
James Massola, Stephanie Peatling Prime Minister Tony Abbott has slapped down a cross-party attempt to legalise same-sex marriage, but faces six weeks of potentially divisive debate over the issue, with conservative MPs mobilising to block any move to legislate the land mark social reform.
Jane Lee Dozens of doctors, teachers and humanitarian workers have challenged the Commonwealth government to prosecute them for publicly discussing poor conditions in immigration detention centres.
Josephine Tovey A European women's activist group used a drone to deliver pregnancy-terminating drugs from one country to another this week, in a move designed to raise awareness about restrictive abortion laws and test the possibilities of emerging techonology.
Amy Remeikis Queensland's young school students will be targeted in an attempt to break the cycle of violence against women.
Caitlin Dewey The momentary, risk-less act of editing my profile picture
Pallavi Singhal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says that the US Supreme Court's landmark ruling on Friday will "clearly" influence Australia and calls for a conscience vote.
Marianna Papadakis Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said a "free vote" on gay marriage should be held when Parliament returns from the winter break in August.
Natalie Bochenski Young women whose pictures have been posted on revenge porn websites said the focus should be on shutting down the predatory behaviour of perpetrators, rather than telling them to "cover up".
Ebony Bowden Writer Clementine Ford has appeared on The Project and delivered a resounding message to the women of Australia: it's okay to name your abusers.
Margaret Talev and Justin Sink "As a general rule I am just fine with a few hecklers. [But] my attitude is if you're eating the hors d'oeuvres ... You know what I'm saying? And drinking the booze. ..."
At least 40 per cent of all seats on government boards will have to be filled by women under a new crossbench proposal.
Josephine Tovey Like many politicians who now support same-sex marriage, Hillary Clinton's position on the issue has "evolved" over time.
Despite a global momentum to end violence against women and girls, women's rights defenders are at higher risk of violence.
A tearful Rosie Batty has marked the 13th birthday of her late son Luke with a new campaign that tells victims of domestic violence they are "Never Alone".
Julia Gillard inspires UK school girls, as ABC's Killing Season laid out her plan to take prime ministership
Nick Miller It was a moment of unintended political irony. Julia Gillard inspires UK school girls, as Killing Season laid out her plan to take prime ministership off Kevin Rudd.
Caitlin Dewey Where once fat-shaming trolls traded tasteless jokes, they now steal, and rebroadcast, obese peoples' photos.
"Lewd comments are just the tip of the iceberg that manifests itself in domestic violence." Yes.
Lindsay Murdoch Across Asia, millions of children are toiling for long hours, often in stifling conditions, earning barely enough to live on while they sew garments for fashion brands in the West.