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Why my family's sex abuse nightmare turned to a legal living hell
Opinion
Opinion

Why my family's sex abuse nightmare turned to a legal living hell

A mother's four-year battle to protect her daughters from their predator stepfather has moved her to join calls for a legal precinct for south-western Sydney.

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The problem with the jury system in Australia
Opinion
Opinion

The problem with the jury system in Australia

Appeal courts go into the process with one hand tied behind their back.

  • by Crispin Hull
Within the franchise of fear, violence and intimidation
Crime

Within the franchise of fear, violence and intimidation

When outlaw motorcycle gangs go into battle over disputed territory like Canberra then anyone in the immediate vicinity faces the very real risk of becoming collateral damage.

  • by Peter Brewer
AFP deputy commissioner Ramzi Jabbour stood down amid internal investigation
Crime

AFP deputy commissioner Ramzi Jabbour stood down amid internal investigation

AFP staff were informed on Thursday that Jabbour is facing a professional standards probe.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Magistrate indecently assaulted teenage boy in 'ritual', court told
Crime

Magistrate indecently assaulted teenage boy in 'ritual', court told

Graeme Curran is facing nine charges of indecent assault relating to one boy between 1981 and 1983.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
Hennessy wants priests to report sexual abuse or face charges
Religion

Hennessy wants priests to report sexual abuse or face charges

Laws compelling priests to break the seal of confession and report child sexual abuse to police are due in parliament before the end of the year.

  • by Adam Carey
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'You told a lot of lies': Six-year jail term for burying missing WA man's body
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'You told a lot of lies': Six-year jail term for burying missing WA man's body

A Queensland man has been sentenced to six years imprisonment after he buried the body and assumed the identity of a man he met while travelling through WA’s Wheatbelt.

  • by Hannah Barry
'Enormous waste of resources': Case against Carabooda farm brothers dropped
Justice

'Enormous waste of resources': Case against Carabooda farm brothers dropped

"What my father set up in 35 years and handed down to the family is ruined."

'Too much is at stake': Why the Claremont trial is so important to get right
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Justice

'Too much is at stake': Why the Claremont trial is so important to get right

It's one of the biggest stories in WA's history, but the media landscape has changed drastically in the past decade. Here's all you need to know about the legalities of reporting on the trial of Bradley Robert Edwards.

  • by Hannah Barry
Immediate action urged to help WA children in prison with FASD
Indigenous

Immediate action urged to help WA children in prison with FASD

Telethon Kids Institute research has found almost all of the children at Banksia Hill, who come from across WA, have severe cognitive impairment.

  • by Emma Young
Court finds it was wrong for government to take children, five years on
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Court finds it was wrong for government to take children, five years on

The mother attempted to be reunited with her children but the director-general fought to have the children remain with carers.

  • by Kimberley Le Lievre