Commonwealth Bank: information watchdog ‘dropped the ball’ over huge data loss | Australia news

Australia’s information commissioner has “dropped the ball” by not reacting to the loss of data from 19m Commonwealth Bank customer accounts privacy campaigners have said. Kat Lane, the vice chair of the Australian Privacy Foundation, has criticised the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) after it failed to tell …

Iranian asylum seeker whose church attendance ‘dropped off’ loses High Court immigration fight

Iranian asylum seeker whose church attendance ‘dropped off’ loses High Court immigration fight

Updated April 18, 2018 15:59:04 An Iranian man whose bid to stay in Australia was denied because authorities did not believe he had genuinely converted to Christianity has lost his High Court fight against the fast-track protection visa system. A key piece of evidence used to make the decision was …

Man accused of backpacker stabbing murders has charges dropped

Man accused of backpacker stabbing murders has charges dropped

Updated April 05, 2018 16:55:49 Photo: Smail Ayad has been remanded to a mental health facility in south-east Queensland. (Facebook) Criminal charges have been discontinued against a French national accused of killing two British backpackers at a hostel in north Queensland more than 18 months ago, because the Mental Health …

Lucy Paveley road death: Manslaughter charge dropped by DPP against teenage driver

Lucy Paveley road death: Manslaughter charge dropped by DPP against teenage driver

Updated March 23, 2018 12:12:13 A manslaughter charge has been dropped against a teenage driver who caused the road death of Adelaide woman Lucy Paveley. The 40-year-old Anglicare nurse died in a crash near Parafield Airport last year when she was driving to work. Lyle Leonard Morrison, 18, was behind …

George Pell committal: A number of charges to be dropped, prosecutor says

George Pell committal: A number of charges to be dropped, prosecutor says

Updated March 23, 2018 17:03:52 Photo: A prosecutor said the charges would formally be withdrawn next Tuesday. (AAP: James Ross) The Melbourne Magistrates Court has been told a number of charges against Cardinal George Pell will be dropped. Prosecutor Mark Gibson SC said the charges related to one of the …