Downer and Lamb cleared for byelections but no date yet for Super Saturday | Australia news

Bill Shorten has said he is “surprised” the Speaker of the lower house has not issued writs and named the date of the five “Super Saturday” byelections, which Anthony Albanese has claimed is an attempt to shield the government from scrutiny. With Labor’s heavy hitters descending on Longman and Braddon …

Carlton’s Curnow brothers cleared of intentional contact with umpire

Carlton’s Curnow brothers cleared of intentional contact with umpire

Posted May 15, 2018 18:39:34 Photo: Ed Curnow touched umpire Nathan Williamson during the third quarter. (Fox Footy) Carlton’s Charlie Curnow and brother Ed Curnow are free to play next week after a hearing at the AFL tribunal in Melbourne. Both brothers were found not guilty of intentional contact with …

Canberra aged care worker cleared after being accused of strangling colleague over biscuits

Canberra aged care worker cleared after being accused of strangling colleague over biscuits

Updated May 09, 2018 17:09:53 A Canberra aged care worker, who was accused of grabbing a 17-year-old colleague by the throat and yelling “I could kill you” after she ordered too many biscuits, has been cleared. Lakshman Senanayake was charged with assault over the incident, which took place in June …

Federal police officer found guilty of assault in Canberra, but cleared of cover-up

Federal police officer found guilty of assault in Canberra, but cleared of cover-up

Posted May 07, 2018 14:35:47 Related Story: ACT police officers on trial over alleged assault, cover-up Australian Federal Police officer Wade Joseph Howell has been found guilty of assaulting a man in Canberra two years ago, but cleared of covering up the incident with a fellow officer. Howell, 37, and …

Five men cleared of gang rape at Spain’s bull-running festival

Five men cleared of gang rape at Spain’s bull-running festival

Updated April 27, 2018 09:17:42 Photo: The case had already sparked widespread anger around Spain. (AP: Francisco Seco) Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets across Spain after a court cleared five men of the gang rape of a teenager at the 2016 San Fermin bull-running festival in Pamplona. …

Woman who sacked contractor opposed to same-sex marriage cleared by Fair Work

Woman who sacked contractor opposed to same-sex marriage cleared by Fair Work

Updated April 19, 2018 15:28:19 A woman who stopped using the services of a children’s party entertainer after learning she publicly supported the No side of the same-sex marriage debate has been cleared by the Fair Work Ombudsman. Madlin Sims’s party business ended its relationship with a contractor, identified only …

Summernats death: Queensland man cleared of charges relating to death of Luke Newsome

Summernats death: Queensland man cleared of charges relating to death of Luke Newsome

Updated April 16, 2018 12:15:53 Photo: Mr Newsome died in hospital after falling off the accused’s truck at Summernats. (Facebook ) Related Story: ‘Stuff up’ led to Summernats death, trial hears Bundaberg man Alister Spong hugged his wife in a long embrace after a jury cleared him over the death …

Question Time protesters who superglued themselves to Parliament chamber cleared

Question Time protesters who superglued themselves to Parliament chamber cleared

Updated March 29, 2018 11:20:59 Photo: Protesters were dragged out after some glued their hands to a balustrade above the parliamentary chamber. (ABC News: Naomi Woodley) Related Story: Pro-refugee protesters cause Question Time chaos Related Story: Protesters who allegedly superglued themselves to Parliament House plead not guilty Seven protesters who …

ADFA cadet Sebastian Ellis cleared of all sexual offence charges

ADFA cadet Sebastian Ellis cleared of all sexual offence charges

By Narda Gilmore Updated March 28, 2018 11:50:13 An ADFA cadet accused of rape, attempted rape and indecent assault has been cleared of all charges, after earlier being acquitted of the most serious alleged offences. The charges were brought against Sebastian Crago Ellis, 22, after several incidents with a woman …

South Africa v Australia: David Warner cleared to play second Test after accepting charge for stairway stoush

South Africa v Australia: David Warner cleared to play second Test after accepting charge for stairway stoush

Updated March 08, 2018 01:03:54 Video: David Warner involved in verbal stoush with Quinton de Kock in Durban (ABC News) Australian vice-captain David Warner has been cleared to take on South Africa in the second Test after accepting three demerit points and a heavy fine for his role in a …