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Queensland fought to stop Daintree’s world heritage listing, cabinet papers reveal

Queensland fought to stop Daintree’s world heritage listing, cabinet papers reveal

In 1988, Mike Ahern’s government was also trying to distance itself from corruption under Joh Bjelke-Petersen and establish a greenhouse gas policy to combat climate changeIn 1988 while most
Road toll falls considerably in 2018, with Victoria and SA at record lows

Road toll falls considerably in 2018, with Victoria and SA at record lows

Lower toll attributed to strategies put in place by police and other agencies, including a 50% increase in drug tests in VictoriaThe number of road deaths fell considerably in several states in 2018,
Hundreds of police to patrol St Kilda beach as far-right extremists rally

Hundreds of police to patrol St Kilda beach as far-right extremists rally

Police say they will be out in force and searching for weapons on Saturday to keep it safeHundreds of police will patrol St Kilda on Saturday searching for weapons among extremists planning to gather
Church of Scientology stabbing: teenage boy charged with murder

Church of Scientology stabbing: teenage boy charged with murder

Sixteen-year-old also faces charges of common assault and affray over attack at Scientology centre in SydneyA teenage boy has been charged with the stabbing murder of a Church of Scientology member at
Suspicious packages sent to US, Pakistani and other consulates in Melbourne

Suspicious packages sent to US, Pakistani and other consulates in Melbourne

Diplomatic headquarters in Canberra also targeted as firefighters remove bags labelled ‘Danger asbestos’ The United States, Pakistani, Swiss, Indian, South Korean and New Zealand consulates in
Victoria Police falsified breath tests to meet 'unachievable' targets, inquiry finds

Victoria Police falsified breath tests to meet 'unachievable' targets, inquiry finds

Police ramped up breath testing target from 3.2m to 4.5m but had a ‘perverse’ incentive to limit the number of drunk drivers nettedAn independent investigation has branded Victoria Police’s widespread
‘It’s just horrific’: feeling of deja vu as Melbourne mourns for Aiia Maasarwe

‘It’s just horrific’: feeling of deja vu as Melbourne mourns for Aiia Maasarwe

Father of murdered student tells vigil attendees that losing his daughter has turned into his ‘worst dream’By the time Aiia Maasarwe’s father arrived at the silent vigil planned in his daughter’s
Former NSW police officer faces jail time after sharing nude photos of woman he arrested

Former NSW police officer faces jail time after sharing nude photos of woman he arrested

Steven Albee, 29, pleads guilty to using a carriage service to menace, harass or offendA former Sydney police officer faces possible jail time after he accessed intimate photos on the phone of a woman
No jail for officer who said he wanted to rape Sarah Hanson-Young's relative

No jail for officer who said he wanted to rape Sarah Hanson-Young's relative

Sean Daniel Murphy fined $5,500 after pleading guilty to making remarks on call to Greens senator’s officeA Sydney police officer has been spared jail after he said he wanted to rape a Greens
Law Council defends Victorian legal profession in wake of Lawyer X scandal

Law Council defends Victorian legal profession in wake of Lawyer X scandal

Council president said revelations were ‘troubling’ and criticised Victoria Police for allowing practice to occur The Law Council of Australia has defended the integrity of the Victorian legal
Deeper, wider, longer: lawyer X inquiry reveals corruption of justice system | Richard Ackland

Deeper, wider, longer: lawyer X inquiry reveals corruption of justice system | Richard Ackland

As the identity of Informer 3838 remains under wraps, the royal commission into police informants exposes a scandal that worsens by the dayIt’s a matter of pride for lawyers that they are free and
Lawyer X: police informants included lawyers and court clerks, inquiry told

Lawyer X: police informants included lawyers and court clerks, inquiry told

Royal commissioner describes identities speculated about since police revealed ‘Informer 3838’ not their only sourceA court clerk, two legal secretaries, a solicitor, a former solicitor, a
Cheryl Grimmer case won't go ahead as police interview ruled inadmissible

Cheryl Grimmer case won't go ahead as police interview ruled inadmissible

No further proceedings to take place in case of UK-born toddler who disappeared in New South Wales nearly 50 years agoThe trial of a man accused of murdering UK-born toddler Cheryl Grimmer almost 50
Four 'tinnie terrorists' jailed over plot to overthrow Philippines government

Four 'tinnie terrorists' jailed over plot to overthrow Philippines government

All six plead guilty for their roles in 2016 plot to sail a fishing boat from Australia to southern PhilippinesFour men, part of a group dubbed “tinnie terrorists”, have been jailed for their roles in
St Kilda: four people charged after 'horrendous' attack injures two police officers

St Kilda: four people charged after 'horrendous' attack injures two police officers

Head of one Melbourne officer smashed into concrete after being called to help womanFour people have been charged over a “horrendous and shocking attack” on two police officers in Melbourne.Police
The Kid and The Choirboy – the harrowing story of George Pell's victims

The Kid and The Choirboy – the harrowing story of George Pell's victims

In this extract from Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell, one boy’s family tell Louise Milligan the cataclysmic effect abuse had on himThis is the story of two teenage boys sent on scholarships
Damning review finds WA police held injured woman in custody without treatment

Damning review finds WA police held injured woman in custody without treatment

Police accused of ‘serious misconduct’ over treatment of woman whose hip was dislocated during arrestPolice in Western Australia have been accused of “serious misconduct” over their treatment of a
Lawyer X: Nicola Gobbo named as police informant at centre of Victorian scandal

Lawyer X: Nicola Gobbo named as police informant at centre of Victorian scandal

Court denies last-ditch attempt to protect identity of defence lawyer who allegedly double-crossed her gangland clients Lawyer X, who was at the centre of a police informant scandal in Victoria, can
The Killing Times: the massacres of Aboriginal people Australia must confront

The Killing Times: the massacres of Aboriginal people Australia must confront

Special report: Shootings, poisonings and children driven off cliffs – this is a record of state-sanctioned slaughter • A massacre map of Australia’s frontier wars – interactiveThe truth of
'A very tragic history': how the trauma of a 1926 massacre echoes through the years

'A very tragic history': how the trauma of a 1926 massacre echoes through the years

Oombulgurri in the Kimberley remains a place of great pain and darkness almost a century on from the Forrest River killings • ‘Conspiracy of silence’: how sabotaged inquiries fed massacre