Former NT police commissioner John McRoberts wanted to be ‘comfortable’ with fraud probe, court told

Former NT police commissioner John McRoberts wanted to be ‘comfortable’ with fraud probe, court told

Updated May 11, 2018 21:12:49 Photo: John McRoberts (R) was in a relationship with the target of a fraud investigation. (ABC News: Felicity James) Former Northern Territory police commissioner John McRoberts reviewed a fraud investigation file relating to his “intimate friend”, who was at the top of a list of …

Federal Court injunction extends logging ban in Central Highlands until February

Federal Court injunction extends logging ban in Central Highlands until February

Updated May 11, 2018 15:44:37 Photo: Timber mills face an uncertain future because long-term agreements on timber supplies were rescinded last year. (ABC News: Ben Knight) Related Story: Timber contract shake-up threatens thousands of Victorian jobs, industry warns Environmentalists are celebrating after the Federal Court extended a logging ban in …

Neil Erikson, who ambushed Sam Dastyari on video, avoids jail for contempt of court

Neil Erikson, who ambushed Sam Dastyari on video, avoids jail for contempt of court

Updated May 11, 2018 15:27:26 Related Story: ‘Are you not pathetic?’ Judge scolds ‘childish’ far-right activist Related Story: Far-right activist in contempt for failing to pull down Dastyari video A far-right activist who ambushed former Labor senator Sam Dastyari for a social media video will have to pay $10,000 if …

Council digs up newly laid ‘handball court’ after residents complain about noisy children

Council digs up newly laid ‘handball court’ after residents complain about noisy children

Updated May 10, 2018 19:50:21 Photo: Children watched on as their “handball court” was dug up on Thursday morning. (Supplied: Marie) Related Story: These are the most annoying noises driving people mad A concrete slab used by local children for handball in a small Brisbane park has been ripped up …

Joel Wilkinson says ‘the world is watching’ as he looks to take the AFL to court over ‘systemic racism’

Joel Wilkinson says ‘the world is watching’ as he looks to take the AFL to court over ‘systemic racism’

Posted May 10, 2018 12:40:56 Related Story: Former Suns player Wilkinson takes AFL to court over alleged racial abuse, sexual harassment Former Gold Coast Suns player Joel Wilkinson says there are systemic problems of racism in the AFL as he seeks to take legal action against the sport for abuse …

Accused killer shot wife Novy Chardon in back of the head, ‘prison informant’ Peter Foster tells court

Accused killer shot wife Novy Chardon in back of the head, ‘prison informant’ Peter Foster tells court

Updated May 10, 2018 13:19:07 An accused murderer told his cellmate that he shot his wife in the back of the head using a handgun with a silencer, saying there would not be forensic evidence because he was wearing protective overalls, a court has heard. John Chardon is facing a …

Melbourne doctor allegedly asked inappropriate questions before groping 17yo, court hears

Melbourne doctor allegedly asked inappropriate questions before groping 17yo, court hears

Updated May 09, 2018 15:27:34 Photo: Azit Das is accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old patient at a Melbourne clinic. (Facebook: Azit Das) A Melbourne doctor accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old patient had also allegedly asked her inappropriately intimate questions about her sex life, a court has been told. …

Former NT police commissioner John McRoberts denied conflict with travel agent investigation, court told

Former NT police commissioner John McRoberts denied conflict with travel agent investigation, court told

Posted May 09, 2018 19:05:40 Photo: Former NT police commissioner John McRoberts (right) attends his trial. (ABC News: Felicity James) Former Northern Territory police commissioner John McRoberts denied having a “conflict” after text messages revealed he had been in a sexual relationship with the target of a fraud investigation, the …

Teacher faces court over charges of indecently dealing with students at Palmerston school

Teacher faces court over charges of indecently dealing with students at Palmerston school

Posted May 09, 2018 17:31:19 Photo: The court heard the man had been spoken to about his conduct around students (ABC News: Tristan Hooft) A teacher accused of indecent dealings with four girls at a Palmerston school considered himself “bulletproof” and “exploited his status” to developed inappropriate relationships with his …

Dual citizenship crisis: four MPs resign after court rules Katy Gallagher ineligible | Australia news

A high court decision ruling Labor senator Katy Gallagher ineligible to sit in parliament has triggered four MPs – including three Labor MPs – to resign over dual citizenship issues. On Wednesday the high court unanimously held that Gallagher is ineligible because she failed to renounce her British citizenship by …