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Tech chief departs Home Affairs super ministry after just seven months

Tech chief departs Home Affairs super ministry after just seven months

The inaugural technology chief at Peter Dutton's Home Affairs super ministry has exited the high-ranking role.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan

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'Awash with fakes': the honey makers holding the line in China's dodgy market
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'Awash with fakes': the honey makers holding the line in China's dodgy market

Some honey producers in the world's biggest market do the right thing, but it's a constant battle against fakery.

  • by Kirsty Needham
Ben Roberts-Smith files defamation proceedings against Fairfax

Ben Roberts-Smith files defamation proceedings against Fairfax

Australia's most decorated soldier filed the defamation action in the Federal Court on Friday.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Police confirm human skull found in bushland on WA's south coast
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Police confirm human skull found in bushland on WA's south coast

No formal identification has taken place, and police are en route to investigate.

  • by staff writers
Afghan teen who burnt to death came here as child bride on fake papers
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Afghan teen who burnt to death came here as child bride on fake papers

A young mother who died after being set alight in a still unexplained tragedy is believed to have entered Australia illegally after an arranged marriage.

  • by Melissa Cunningham
Wrong Skin: A new investigative podcast from the Phoebe's Fall team
Wrong Skin Investigation

Wrong Skin: A new investigative podcast from the Phoebe's Fall team

After 24 years of silence, people are finally starting to talk about the suspicious death of a young Aboriginal mother and the disappearance of her boyfriend.

  • by Richard Baker
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Mechanic to millionaire: the rise and fall of 'drug runner' Jim Mavris
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Mechanic to millionaire: the rise and fall of 'drug runner' Jim Mavris

The death in a Sydney jail of former Sydney mechanic Jim Mavris amid allegations of drug importation has lifted the lid on his private business dealings.

  • by Lucy Cormack & Michael Evans
Toxic Secrets: Where the sites with PFAS contamination are near you
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Health

Toxic Secrets: Where the sites with PFAS contamination are near you

Everyday life goes on in suburban Sydney despite the toxic secrets underground of chemicals the Government hasn't banned.

  • by Carrie Fellner & Patrick Begley
When chemists go bad: wave of drug store dealers caught pill pushing
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When chemists go bad: wave of drug store dealers caught pill pushing

When pharmacist Ethan Le walked out of his Sydney chemist shop carrying a large cardboard box, little did he know the police were watching.

  • by Michael Evans
'Glaring deficiencies': Push to close 'loophole' in state's FOI laws
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'Glaring deficiencies': Push to close 'loophole' in state's FOI laws

Labor and the Greens are demanding the Berejiklian government fix 'glaring deficiencies' in the state's freedom-of-information laws.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Meet the Joker: the Australian who is the biggest gambler in the world
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Gaming & wagering

Meet the Joker: the Australian who is the biggest gambler in the world

Zeljko Ranogajec is reputedly the biggest gambler in the world. But it's not from successful punting but from kickbacks from gaming companies like Tabcorp.

  • by Kate McClymont