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Michael Coutts-Trotter's journey from drug smuggler to head of the justice system

Michael Coutts-Trotter's journey from drug smuggler to head of the justice system

In a new podcast, the Justice Department boss opens up about his lowest moments and how he turned his life around.

  • by Michael Koziol

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Rehab clinics overwhelmed as waiting lists balloon during pandemic
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Alcohol

Rehab clinics overwhelmed as waiting lists balloon during pandemic

Many Sydneysiders are heading north to dry out, while others are undertaking day programs from their living rooms via Zoom.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Australian drug convict walks free from Bali prison after one year
Australians abroad

Australian drug convict walks free from Bali prison after one year

Australian man William Cabantog has been released from a prison in Indonesia after serving one year for possession of cocaine in a nightclub.

  • by Firdia Lisnawati
My month off alcohol turned into two-and-a-half years
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Alcohol

My month off alcohol turned into two-and-a-half years

Single and 40, I did what any soul-searching guy would and splashed out on an exotic retreat. But it wasn't until I got home that things began to crystallise.

  • by Rory Kinsella
Queenslanders in big smoke butt out but 'vaper' trail is in the air
Smoking & vaping

Queenslanders in big smoke butt out but 'vaper' trail is in the air

The latest report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows Queenslanders are smoking far less than four years ago but more younger people vape.

  • by Stuart Layt
Profits 'through the roof' as drug dealers hike prices amid pandemic
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Profits 'through the roof' as drug dealers hike prices amid pandemic

Cocaine, long priced in Sydney at $300 per gram, now fetches up to $450 for a gram according to law enforcement intelligence reports and multiple sources.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
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Grassing to the cops about grass
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Grassing to the cops about grass

Tough times for law abiding criminals.

'Twisted sense of loyalty' lands pensioner in jail for bid to import cocaine
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Crime

'Twisted sense of loyalty' lands pensioner in jail for bid to import cocaine

Luiz Diez, 72, will remain behind bars until February next year over his role in a failed attempt to import $1.4 million worth of cocaine from Peru to Australia

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
Makeshift torture chamber found in shipping container
Crime

Makeshift torture chamber found in shipping container

Dutch authorities said police conducted the raid before the torture chamber could be used and alerted potential victims, who went into hiding.

  • by Mike Corder
Sprung 'drug dealers' try to flee Manning home as police bust uncovers 10 kilos of meth
Police

Sprung 'drug dealers' try to flee Manning home as police bust uncovers 10 kilos of meth

Four accused drug dealers tried to escape police as they descended on a short-stay accommodation in Perth’s south, where they uncovered a large amount of drugs and cash.

  • by Fran Rimrod
'Work in progress': Richmond's safe injecting room still divides, two years on
Melbourne

'Work in progress': Richmond's safe injecting room still divides, two years on

The Medically Supervised Safe Injecting Room's two-year trial came to an end this week, but an independent review finalised in June found the North Richmond trial "remains a work in progress".

  • by Rachel Eddie