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Murderer sentenced over fatally stabbing wife’s new partner 86 times

Murderer sentenced over fatally stabbing wife’s new partner 86 times

A young boy rushed with a plastic sword into his mother’s bedroom in a bid to protect her and her partner, who died after he was stabbed in a “vengeful”, premeditated attack, a court has heard.

  • by Cloe Read

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Horse breeder on trial for sexual assaults tells court woman always ‘loved’ his massages

Horse breeder on trial for sexual assaults tells court woman always ‘loved’ his massages

Gregory Richard Douglas has taken the stand to deny allegations from six young women that he assaulted them during massages on his Peelwood farm.

  • by Jenny Noyes
Federal Court deals blow to India travel ban challenge

Federal Court deals blow to India travel ban challenge

A judge has dismissed the first round of a legal challenge to the validity of the temporary ban on Australian citizens entering the country from India.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Former Home and Away actor among seven men charged with drug offences in Byron Bay

Former Home and Away actor among seven men charged with drug offences in Byron Bay

Northern Region Operations Manager Detective Acting Superintendent Greg Thomas APM, said the arrests will continue to impact the availability of illicit drugs on the streets of Byron Bay.

  • by Laura Chung
VicForests win appeal against Leadbeater’s Possum logging case

VicForests win appeal against Leadbeater’s Possum logging case

A landmark judgment that enforced federal environment laws on state-run logging agencies has been overturned by the Federal Court.

  • by Mike Foley
Secrecy bid rejected in defamation case over ‘cheater’ letter

Secrecy bid rejected in defamation case over ‘cheater’ letter

A man battling in court against a former partner who allegedly outed him as a love rat to his new fiancee has lost his bid to have his defamation trial heard in secret. 

  • by Tom Cowie
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ABC claims there were ‘reasonable grounds’ for suspecting Porter of rape

ABC claims there were ‘reasonable grounds’ for suspecting Porter of rape

The ABC says it did not defame the former attorney-general but it can prove there were reasonable grounds for suspecting him of raping a woman in the 1980s when he was a teenager.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Jarryd Hayne jailed for five years and nine months for sexual assault

Jarryd Hayne jailed for five years and nine months for sexual assault

The former NRL footballer assaulted a 26-year-old woman in her Newcastle home in September 2018 while his taxi waited outside.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
US rival sues Nearmap for alleged patent infringement

US rival sues Nearmap for alleged patent infringement

Legal action by a US rival has clouded the future of Nearmap’s fast growing US business despite the aerial mapping provider saying it will vigorously defend itself against allegations of patent infringement.

  • by Colin Kruger
‘You don’t owe someone your body’: Hayne sexual assault victim gives statement to court

‘You don’t owe someone your body’: Hayne sexual assault victim gives statement to court

The woman, who was assaulted by the former NRL star in 2018, said in a victim impact statement that she is destroyed and damaged but she’s still standing.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
Australia’s India travel ban challenge to be heard within days

Australia’s India travel ban challenge to be heard within days

The Chief Justice of the Federal Court, James Allsop, asked whether the challenge might be “moot” next week because the ban is set to lapse on May 15.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn