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The duo who have investigated more than 2000 domestic violence deaths

The duo who have investigated more than 2000 domestic violence deaths

Pugs Daisy, Biscuit, Pikelet and Basil often accompany these Coroner’s Court researchers to work.

  • by Amanda Hooton

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No jail for woman high on ice who bit police officer

No jail for woman high on ice who bit police officer

A woman who viciously bit a police officer while being arrested has avoided jail.

  • by Melissa Cunningham
Lawyer in Colleen McCullough will dispute breaks down in tears
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Lawyer in Colleen McCullough will dispute breaks down in tears

A lawyer who claims she fabricated a document to make it appear author McCullough's husband would inherit her estate has been challenged over her evidence.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Cop told teen wiping recording would make things 'easier', trial told
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Cop told teen wiping recording would make things 'easier', trial told

A Melbourne court has released footage and audio recorded on a mobile phone during an interaction between two policemen and two teenagers on Christmas Day 2014.

  • by Adam Cooper
'Vicious': Jail for refugees who raped homeless woman under a bridge
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'Vicious': Jail for refugees who raped homeless woman under a bridge

Two men who came to Australia on humanitarian protection visas have been jailed for the "vicious and cowardly" gang rape of a homeless woman sleeping under a Melbourne bridge.

  • by Adam Cooper
Australian grandmother Maria Exposto sentenced to death in Malaysia
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Australian grandmother Maria Exposto sentenced to death in Malaysia

Australian grandmother Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, 54, has been found guilty of drug trafficking and sentenced to death in Malaysia.

  • by Melissa Cunningham
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Lawyer 'fabricated' document in Colleen McCullough will battle: court
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Lawyer 'fabricated' document in Colleen McCullough will battle: court

A lawyer who acted for the Australian author said she fabricated a document to make it appear McCullough's husband would inherit her estate.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Trailblazing judge Carolyn Simpson heads review of sexual consent laws
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Trailblazing judge Carolyn Simpson heads review of sexual consent laws

One of the state's first female Supreme Court judges will lead a review of sexual consent laws, prompted by a high-profile case.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Man accused of faking cancer, defrauding employer of nearly $430,000

Man accused of faking cancer, defrauding employer of nearly $430,000

Tony Petrovski also took 25 days sick leave after claiming to have cancer, and allegedly accepted a cash payment from his employer to help with treatment.

  • by Marnie Banger
Curry chef found guilty of murdering 'obnoxious' customer

Curry chef found guilty of murdering 'obnoxious' customer

Nepalese man Hari Prasad Dhakal guilty of fatally stabbing Pakistani-born IT worker Abdullah Siddiqi, 38, in Ballarat.

  • by Erin Williams & Derrick Krusche
Bloodstains, spanner and signs of struggle at Airbnb house after man's death, court told
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Bloodstains, spanner and signs of struggle at Airbnb house after man's death, court told

Medical examination of the three men charged over Ramis Jonuzi's death found the trio had injuries consistent with an assault.

  • by Adam Cooper