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Father who beat children with cricket bat refused 'Working with Children' check

Corporal punishment

Jane Lee A teacher who beat his children with a miniature cricket bat because he believed the Bible required him to do so can no longer legally work with children.

Man dies after motorcycle hit-and-run in Corio

Jane Lee A man has died after he was hit by a motorcycle outside his home in the state's west.

Wyndham Vale memorial held for three children who died at Lake Gladman

The community of Wyndham Vale blow bubbles during a memorial service for the three victims at Lake Gladman.

Jane Lee A memorial service was held to farewell three children who lost their lives at Lake Gladman.

New High Court judge Michelle Gordon lauded as a 'fabulous' lawyer and jurist

Michelle Gordon.

Shane Green and Jane Lee Michelle Gordon's appointment to the High Court has been widely applauded, with the Melbourne judge being described as a "fabulous" lawyer and jurist.

Catholic Church abuse claims were anticipated years before allegations were made

The Catholic Church set aside $150 million for abuse claims, years ahead of admitting the problem.

Chris Vedelago, Jane Lee The days of the catholic church investigating itself are over, says Francis Sullivan, chief executive of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council as it has been revealed the church was preparing to pay...

Young adults sentenced less, drinking less: study


Jane Lee Studies show fewer young adults are replacing their lower alcohol with other drugs. Social media seems to be filling their time. Jane Lee reports.

State should fund rehab for paedophiles, say Centres Against Sexual Assault

Rehabilitation could help prevent paedophiles from offending.

Jane Lee The Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault say the state should fund rehabilitation programs for adult paedophiles.

Judges seek help to cope with trauma of hearing serious crime cases

Chief County Court Judge Michael Rozenes has volunteered for a new 'Judicial Resilience Program'.

Jane Lee Judges need 'an opportunity to heal', a leading psychologist says.

Ashram could wind up amid sex abuse allegations

Jane Lee A Melbourne ashram could be wound up and closed amid allegations its members were sexually and physically abused there.

Adrian Bayley: Victoria Police praises 'bravery' of victims

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Jane Lee, Richard Willingham Police praise Adrian Bayley's rape victims for their tremendous bravery.

Lawyers in hospitals to help family violence victims

The nurse claimed he killed 30 patients to practice his resuscitation skills.

Jane Lee Laywers are working with doctors, nurses and midwives in hospitals to advise victims of family violence.

Why we couldn't tell you about Adrian Bayley's latest trials


Jane Lee For a time, it seemed no matter where you went, you could not avoid seeing Adrian Bayley's name. After his conviction for Jill Meagher's rape and murder in 2013, he was mentioned in everything from...

'Horrifying distress': What the judge said the first time Adrian Bayley went to jail

Jill Meagher.

Jane Lee and Mark Russell A pitiless rapists who insisted he had the power, Adrain Bayley was condemned for his violence, his threats and his "gross sexual appetite" long before he murdered Jill Meagher. 

Alleged victims of Shiva School of Meditation and Yoga were previously sexually assaulted

Swami Shankarananda, American-born Russell Michael Kruckman, had 'secret sexual relations' with residents of the school.

Jane Lee, Miki Perkins Many alleged sexual abuse victims at a Melbourne ashram joined the group seeking healing after surviving rape and sexual assaults elsewhere, advocates say.

Police investigate sex abuse claims at Shiva School of Meditation and Yoga

Swami Shankarananda.

Jane Lee, Steve Lillebuen An ashram that teaches meditation and yoga is being investigated over allegations of sexual abuse.

Drug Court the 'only way' to help drug-addicted criminals

Sejkan Zekiroski at Dandenong's Drug Court.

Jane Lee Victoria's chief magistrate says the state's only Drug Court - which helps offenders get off drugs outside of prison - offers the only sentence that will change their behaviour.

Last two people to see missing woman Kim Teer alive cleared by coroner

Adam Cooper and Jane Lee A coroner has cleared a man and woman who were the last people to see alive a teenager who disappeared 35 years ago.

Engineering professor loses harassment, sex discrimination case against Monash University

Federal Court judge Richard Tracey dismissed all of the claims of sexual harassment and sex discrimination made by Dr Qizhi Chen.

Jane Lee A professor has lost a sexual harassment and sex discrimination case against Monash University, with a Federal Court judge calling some of her allegations "fanciful".

Verdict soon in inquest on missing teenager Kim Teer

Kim Teer

Jane Lee A teenager who disappeared more than 30 years ago could have been killed while hitchhiking around Australia, a court has heard.

Rocco Arico to apply for bail over extortion, assault, firearms charges

Jane Lee A man facing extortion and assault charges will apply for bail later this month.