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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

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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

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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.

Melbourne prayer vigil for Bali nine duo

Awaiting execution: Australian Andrew Chan (left) and Myuran Sukumaran.

Jane Lee People at a vigil in Melbourne have prayed for the Bali nine duo a day after they were transferred to the island where they are expected to be executed.

Former Yeshivah Centre employee charged with sexual assault offences while in prison

Melbourne's Yeshivah College.

Jane Lee A former employee of ultra-orthodox Jewish institution Yeshivah Centre has been charged with indecent assault offences that he allegedly committed while in prison.

Court decison could stall proceeds of crime law reforms

A man is fighting to keep money that police claim he made off the earnings of illegal sex workers.

Jane Lee A Melbourne man accused of living off the earnings of illegal sex workers is at the centre of a High Court decision that threatens to stall federal police attempts to seize proceeds of crime.

Victorian schools must meet minimum child safety standards or face deregistration

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Henrietta Cook, Jane Lee Victorian schools will be deregistered if they fail to have policies to manage child abuse risks and respond to allegations.

Child abuse lawsuits could hit state government

Victims often take decades to acknowledge what has happened.

Jane Lee Child abuse victims could line up to sue the state once the Andrews government removes the statute of limitations from compensation claims.

Jewish community failed over abuse

Rabbi James Kennard wants reform.

Rachel Kleinman, Jane Lee Jewish congregations are calling for reforms after revelations about how their leaders handled allegations of sexual abuse of children.

Former Greyhound Racing Victoria staff 'involved in live baiting'

The use of live bait by greyhound trainers has been exposed by animal rights activists and ABC's 'Four Corners'.

Jane Lee Former Greyhound Racing Victoria staff have reportedly been filmed at greyhound training sessions involving live bait.

Woman filmed in Fitzroy toilet

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Jane Lee Police have released a man who fronted a police station after allegations a woman was filmed inside a Fitzroy toilet.