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73-year-old man awarded $120,000 for defamatory Facebook posts by churchgoer

73-year-old man awarded $120,000 for defamatory Facebook posts by churchgoer

In the latest in a series of Australian defamation cases involving slurs on social media, the man sued a fellow churchgoer over a series of six Facebook posts branding him a scammer and will also receive $85,000 in legal costs.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn

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'Unable to agree': Hayne jury still deliberating

'Unable to agree': Hayne jury still deliberating

Jarryd Hayne is on trial accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Newcastle in September 2018.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
Jessica Camilleri would 'explode like a bomb' due to mental disorder, court told

Jessica Camilleri would 'explode like a bomb' due to mental disorder, court told

Jessica Camilleri likely understood what she was doing when she stabbed her mother to death but was "substantially impaired", a forensic psychiatrist has told a Sydney court.

  • by Jenny Noyes
'Last night was not OK': How a dancefloor decision landed an NRL star on trial for rape

'Last night was not OK': How a dancefloor decision landed an NRL star on trial for rape

It was supposed to be a night of Christmas revelry, but the truth about what happened after NRL player Jack de Belin and Callan Sinclair met a 19-year-old woman at a Wollongong bar has become the subject of a criminal trial.

  • by Angus Thompson
Accused sex abuser Malka Leifer faces wait on extradition appeal verdict

Accused sex abuser Malka Leifer faces wait on extradition appeal verdict

Israel's Supreme Court is expected to make a decision next week on Ms Leifer's appeal against extradition to Australia.

  • by Gabrielle Weiniger
'I had sick thoughts': Camilleri told psychiatrist she was inspired by horror movies, court hears
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'I had sick thoughts': Camilleri told psychiatrist she was inspired by horror movies, court hears

A forensic psychiatrist has told the NSW Supreme Court Jessica Camilleri told him she got the idea to cut off her mother's head, eyes and tongue "from the movies".

  • by Jenny Noyes
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Opera House takes legal action over China group's use of sails in logo

Opera House takes legal action over China group's use of sails in logo

The Sydney Opera House wants to stop a Chinese organisation registering a trademark that includes a depiction of the landmark's iconic sails.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
'I will cut your head off with a knife': Camilleri made threatening calls to business, court told
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'I will cut your head off with a knife': Camilleri made threatening calls to business, court told

Jessica Camilleri had a "huge crush" on the manager of a Victorian meat business and harassed the employees for about a year with hundreds of phone calls, the NSW Supreme Court heard.

  • by Jenny Noyes
Family violence a national disgrace: Family Court Chief Justice

Family violence a national disgrace: Family Court Chief Justice

Will Alstergren, Chief Justice of the Family and Federal Circuit Courts, launched a multimillion-dollar pilot program to screen and triage at-risk families.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn and Jocelyn Garcia
Jarryd Hayne had 'terrible' sexual prowess but didn't assault woman, jury told

Jarryd Hayne had 'terrible' sexual prowess but didn't assault woman, jury told

The former footballer had "bad sex" with a woman in September 2018 but did not force himself on her, his lawyer says.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
'Not good enough': APRA threatens Westpac with court action over risk failures

'Not good enough': APRA threatens Westpac with court action over risk failures

Westpac chief executive Peter King acknowledged the prudential regulator's findings, saying the bank has "much more work to do" to address problems with its culture.

  • by Charlotte Grieve