Sophie Mirabella awarded $175,000 in damages over defamatory Benalla newspaper story

Sophie Mirabella awarded $175,000 in damages over defamatory Benalla newspaper story

Updated May 16, 2018 10:17:02 Former Liberal frontbencher Sophie Mirabella has been awarded $175,000 in damages over a defamatory newspaper article which incorrectly claimed she pushed her political rival Cathy McGowan out of a photo opportunity. Mrs Mirabella was seeking almost $390,000 to recognise the emotional toll of the Benalla …

Couple tasered by police in Fremantle fight to keep damages

Couple tasered by police in Fremantle fight to keep damages

Posted May 15, 2018 20:48:06 The West Australian Government is fighting a court decision to award a couple more than $1 million after they were tasered and unlawfully detained by police, leaving them with physical and psychological damages. Law professor Robert Cunningham and his wife Catherine Atoms have been waiting …

Clive Palmer seeking $1.8 billion in damages against Queensland Nickel liquidators

Clive Palmer seeking $1.8 billion in damages against Queensland Nickel liquidators

Updated April 12, 2018 17:45:23 Businessman Clive Palmer says he is seeking $1.8 billion in damages from the administrators and liquidators of his Townsville nickel refinery. It is part of a counterclaim being made in the long-running court case over the future of Queensland Nickel (QNI). QNI collapsed in 2016 …

Holy relics in ‘miraculous’ condition after pre-Easter blaze damages Adelaide church

Holy relics in ‘miraculous’ condition after pre-Easter blaze damages Adelaide church

Updated April 03, 2018 20:26:59 Holy relics stored in the altar of the St Panteleimon Greek Orthodox Church appear to have escaped unscathed after fire tore through the Glenelg North building in Adelaide. The Metropolitan Fire Service was able to stop the fire spreading, but the damage was so significant …

Basslink ‘contractor’ damages cable, Tasmania unplugged from mainland until mid-April

Basslink ‘contractor’ damages cable, Tasmania unplugged from mainland until mid-April

Updated March 28, 2018 23:02:46 Photo: The repairs can only happen when “appropriate expertise and equipment from overseas” arrives, Basslink said. (ABC News: Cameron Best) The electricity and communications undersea cable that connects Tasmania to the mainland has been damaged and will be out of service for over two weeks …

Couple tasered by police in Fremantle could miss out on $1.1 million in damages after appeal

Couple tasered by police in Fremantle could miss out on $1.1 million in damages after appeal

Updated March 23, 2018 19:26:05 Video: WA police taser driver at traffic stop (ABC News) After being quick to condemn police this week in the wake of a scathing report into the tasering of a driver in Fremantle, Western Australia’s Attorney-General has backed legal action which could leave two other …

Graphic taser footage ‘damages confidence in WA police’

Graphic taser footage ‘damages confidence in WA police’

Posted March 22, 2018 21:05:38 Video: WA police taser driver at traffic stop (ABC News) Related Story: WA Police officer stood down after man tasered, arrested in random breath test Related Story: Officers guilty of assault after tasering detainee Kevin Spratt Graphic video footage of a Perth man being tasered …