Woman felt heavy thud as Andrew Carville’s body put in back of ute, court hears

Woman felt heavy thud as Andrew Carville’s body put in back of ute, court hears

Updated May 31, 2018 18:49:06 In a dramatic development, a man on trial for the murder of Andrew Carville three years ago has admitted he “caused the death” and a woman has said she remembered feeling a heavy thud as the body was put into the tray of the ute …

Morning mail: ‘Murdered’ Russian lives, Hanson family court fury, Roseanne reaction | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 31 May. Top stories Arkady Babchenko, the Russian journalist whose murder was dramatically announced by Ukraine on Tuesday, is alive and well, and says he faked his death to thwart a plot by Moscow …

Son ‘haunted’ after father accidentally shot by farmer who slipped on an eggplant, court hears

Son ‘haunted’ after father accidentally shot by farmer who slipped on an eggplant, court hears

Updated May 30, 2018 18:11:00 Photo: Shooting victim David Calandro was described as a caring father. (Supplied) The young son of a Victorian farmer who saw his father shot dead in front of him after another man tripped on an eggplant while carrying a shotgun says he struggles to get …

Sweeping changes to family court announced as broader review of strained system continues

Sweeping changes to family court announced as broader review of strained system continues

Posted May 30, 2018 00:01:29 Photo: Some 22,000 cases are filed across both courts each year. (ABC News: Jacob Kagi) The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court will be combined as part of sweeping changes to the financially and emotionally crippling family law system, in an announcement by the Attorney-General …

Clive Palmer claims court order to freeze his assets part of ‘a political witch-hunt’

Clive Palmer claims court order to freeze his assets part of ‘a political witch-hunt’

Updated May 28, 2018 22:01:50 Queensland businessman Clive Palmer has rejected claims that he owes former Queensland Nickel workers money and described the decision of the Queensland Supreme Court to freeze his assets as being part of a witch-hunt. “This is all about a witch-hunt, about me as an Australian …

Author Colleen McCullough suggested her husband take a mistress, court hears

Author Colleen McCullough suggested her husband take a mistress, court hears

Posted May 28, 2018 14:52:49 Photo: Australian author Colleen McCullough’s estate includes the royalties from 25 of her books. (AAP: Harper Collins, Danielle Smith) The widower of Colleen McCullough has told a Sydney court the famous author wanted him to take a mistress, even though she was paying him to …

“F*** it”: Federal Court throws the (grammar) book at Westpac over unconscionable rate-rigging attempt

“F*** it”: Federal Court throws the (grammar) book at Westpac over unconscionable rate-rigging attempt

Updated May 25, 2018 08:24:13 “F*** it”. It’s a little phrase, with big implications for Australia’s oldest and second biggest bank Westpac. After sober consideration, the Honourable Justice Jonathan Barry Rashleigh Beach of the Federal Court found its use by Westpac’s global treasury boss Colin Roden on April 6, 2010, …

Intimate texts between former NT police commissioner and fraud target read in court

Intimate texts between former NT police commissioner and fraud target read in court

Posted May 25, 2018 20:34:23 Photo: John McRoberts (centre) enters the NT Supreme Court, surrounded by media. (ABC News: Mitch Woolnough) Text messages reveal a sexual relationship between former Northern Territory police commissioner John McRoberts and a fraud target was continuing a month before her arrest, Darwin’s Supreme Court has …

Police complaint made against Craig McLachlan, court hears | Media

A person has gone to the police with a complaint of being indecently assaulted by Craig McLachlan, the actor’s civil defamation lawsuit has been told. The 52-year-old Gold Logie winner is suing Fairfax Media, the ABC and actress Christie Whelan Browne over articles and reports alleging he bullied and indecently …