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The obstacles to convicting Chris Dawson of his wife's murder

The obstacles to convicting Chris Dawson of his wife's murder

Thirty six years after the mother-of-two was last seen, there is still no body, and all the evidence against Chris Dawson is circumstantial.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne & Sarah Keoghan

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Dreamworld's reputation savaged at inquest into four deaths on rapids ride
Inquest

Dreamworld's reputation savaged at inquest into four deaths on rapids ride

The reputation of Australia's largest theme park has been savaged during the inquest into the deaths of four tourists at Dreamworld.

  • by Robyn Wuth
'Terrible, shocking': Shot and left under a Sydney bridge with hands bound
Inquest

'Terrible, shocking': Shot and left under a Sydney bridge with hands bound

Darren Galea was found slumped with a pillow over his head nearly five years ago. There are still no clues as to who killed him, and why.

Person of interest in Annette Mason inquest 'went to bed early'

Person of interest in Annette Mason inquest 'went to bed early'

A Queensland man whose name has been linked to the 1989 murder of Annette Mason says he briefly met the teen hours before she was bashed to death but went to bed early.

  • by Aaron Bunch
Key witness says police bungled Mason case

Key witness says police bungled Mason case

A man whose name has been linked to the 1989 murder of a Queensland teen says police bungled the investigation and he's also a victim after almost 30 years of false accusations and innuendo.

  • by Aaron Bunch
Queensland teen murder informants labelled 'dogs'

Queensland teen murder informants labelled 'dogs'

People who spoke to police about the unsolved 1989 murder of a Queensland teenage girl were considered "dogs" who were breaking a code of silence, an inquest has heard.

  • by Warren Barnsley
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Aged care resident allegedly given wrong medication
Canberra

Aged care resident allegedly given wrong medication

A resident at a Canberra aged care home was allegedly given the wrong medication in the weeks before she died, a coroner's court heard on Monday.

  • by Alexandra Back
'I made a mistake': Doctor apologises to parents over death of toddler
Hospitals

'I made a mistake': Doctor apologises to parents over death of toddler

As Babak Tajvidi concluded his evidence before a coronial inquest into Troy Almond's death in March 2016, he addressed the dead boy’s parents saying he was “sorry”.

  • by Robert Crawford
Annette Mason inquest told of jailhouse confession

Annette Mason inquest told of jailhouse confession

A Queensland man arrested in a pub fight days after Annette Mason was killed confessed in the watch house to sodomising and simultaneously bashing her over the head.

  • by Sonia Kohlbacher
Little Troy went to hospital with a fever. A day later, he was dead
Courts

Little Troy went to hospital with a fever. A day later, he was dead

A toddler's death from sepsis less than 24 hours after being discharged from hospital probably could have been prevented, an inquest has heard.

  • by Robert Crawford
Woman recalls confession to Annette Mason killing

Woman recalls confession to Annette Mason killing

A Queensland woman has told an investigation into the 1989 killing of Annette Mason that she overheard a man admit to friends he bludgeoned the teen to death.

  • by Sonia Kohlbacher