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Michaela Whitbourn is The Sydney Morning Herald's Legal Affairs and Investigations reporter.

ABC, Fairfax Media to challenge Chau Chak Wing ruling

ABC, Fairfax Media to challenge Chau Chak Wing ruling

The ABC and Fairfax are seeking to overturn a Federal Court ruling throwing out their truth defence in a defamation case brought by businessman Chau Chak Wing.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn

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Bowraville murder trial bid rejected by state's highest court

Bowraville murder trial bid rejected by state's highest court

A bid to bring a suspect to trial for the alleged murders of three children in Bowraville has failed in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Geoffrey Rush accuser 'distressed' about relationship breakup: court

Geoffrey Rush accuser 'distressed' about relationship breakup: court

Geoffrey Rush's lawyer has argued his fellow cast member should be compelled to produce documents relating to a relationship break-up.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Salim Mehajer in solitary confinement for alleged prison officer assault

Salim Mehajer in solitary confinement for alleged prison officer assault

Mehajer allegedly got into a scuffle with a prison officer at the Cooma Correctional Centre on Friday.

  • by Rachel Clun & Michaela Whitbourn
'Panic will set in': Berejiklian's majority under serious threat

'Panic will set in': Berejiklian's majority under serious threat

Senior Liberals have accepted that the Wagga Wagga loss leaves them "dangerously close" to minority government.

  • by Alexandra Smith, Lisa Visentin & Michaela Whitbourn
'I accept the message': Premier says mistrust of politicians decided byelection

'I accept the message': Premier says mistrust of politicians decided byelection

People are feeling disengaged in the process, Ms Berejiklian says, and she will 'work her guts out' to fix it.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
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Spiritual healer accuses barrister of trying to paint him as 'madman'

Spiritual healer accuses barrister of trying to paint him as 'madman'

Sydney tennis coach turned spiritual healer Serge Benhayon has denied touching a client without her consent.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
'Discarnate spirits' in the courtroom as 'healer' is cross-examined

'Discarnate spirits' in the courtroom as 'healer' is cross-examined

The cross-examination of a Sydney tennis coach turned spiritual healer kicked off with an unusual line of questioning.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Spiritual healer Serge Benhayon 'not a cult leader': court

Spiritual healer Serge Benhayon 'not a cult leader': court

A former Sydney tennis coach is not a sexual predator or cult leader, his lawyer has told the NSW Supreme Court as he sues a blogger for defamation.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Westpac v ASIC case adjourned amid settlement talks

Westpac v ASIC case adjourned amid settlement talks

A landmark case against Westpac alleging it broke of responsible lending laws was delayed on Monday amid settlement talks.

  • by Clancy Yeates & Michaela Whitbourn
Court throws out truth defence in Chau Chak Wing's defamation case

Court throws out truth defence in Chau Chak Wing's defamation case

The Federal Court has thrown out a truth defence pleaded by the ABC and Fairfax Media in a defamation case brought by wealthy businessman Chau Chak Wing.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn