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Drivers in Sydney's east and west get most speeding fines in NSW

Drivers in Sydney's east and west get most speeding fines in NSW

NSW government raised $223m from speeding fines in 2015, with most fines coming from fixed speed camerasDrivers living in Sydney’s eastern and western suburbs were the worst offenders for speeding
Sydney man arrested for swearing at police – video

Sydney man arrested for swearing at police – video

A Sydney man is fighting an offensive language conviction, arguing police shouldn't have stopped him in the first place. The arresting police officer told the man, who was walking along a road in
Tiahleigh Palmer's foster mother gets six months' jail for 'dreadful' crimes

Tiahleigh Palmer's foster mother gets six months' jail for 'dreadful' crimes

Julene Thorburn pleads guilty to one count each of perjury and attempting to pervert the course of justiceThe foster mother of Queensland schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer has been ordered to spend six
Girl, 13, 'left for dead' in Melbourne hit-and-run

Girl, 13, 'left for dead' in Melbourne hit-and-run

Teenager was knocked off her bike on Sunday night in Coburg and police are now hunting the driver of a dark BMWA 13-year-old cyclist is fighting for her life in Melbourne after being hit by a BMW
Lynette Daley's family says DPP should resign over delay in justice

Lynette Daley's family says DPP should resign over delay in justice

Relatives describe years of ‘trauma and grief’ as victim statements read at sentencing hearing Lynette Daley’s family has called on New South Wales director of public prosecutions to resign for
Andrew Lee, who killed Patrick Cronin in one-punch attack, jailed for eight years

Andrew Lee, who killed Patrick Cronin in one-punch attack, jailed for eight years

Parents of Melbourne teenager say manslaughter sentence should have been harsher, and Cronin died looking after his friends and ‘doing what we taught him’ Young Melbourne footballer Patrick Cronin was
More than 50% of those on secretive NSW police blacklist are Aboriginal

More than 50% of those on secretive NSW police blacklist are Aboriginal

Police commissioner concedes Suspect Target Management Plan has problems, but defends its objectivesMore than half the people on a secretive New South Wales police blacklist are Aboriginal, the
Sins of omission – should Catholic confession always be confidential?

Sins of omission – should Catholic confession always be confidential?

Australian law may soon require priests to break the confidentiality of the confessional and report anything they hear about sexual abuse. Would it simply bring the practice into line with therapy or
Man arrested over alleged plan for terror act on New Year's Eve in Melbourne

Man arrested over alleged plan for terror act on New Year's Eve in Melbourne

Victoria police say 20-year-old man, who has not been charged, was arrested after joint counter-terrorism operation in the city on MondayA 20-year-old man has been arrested in Victoria after
Lynette Daley manslaughter trial: boyfriend jailed for at least 14 years

Lynette Daley manslaughter trial: boyfriend jailed for at least 14 years

Judge brands Adrian Attwater’s attitude as ‘callous indifference’ after Daley died from injuries sustained in a violent sex act on remote NSW beach A man who was found guilty of the sexual assault and
‘How can four people just vanish?’: Odd tales emerge in Nannup case

‘How can four people just vanish?’: Odd tales emerge in Nannup case

Inquest into mysterious missing person case features talk of a doomsday cult leader, identify theft and a suicide pactCathy McDougall freezes every time she hears that police have found a body.Every
Western Australia: children stealing food because they are not being fed at home

Western Australia: children stealing food because they are not being fed at home

Researchers from Edith Cowan University say many have fallen through the gaps of child protective servicesChildren are breaking into houses to steal food because they are not being fed at home and
Karen Ristevski: husband charged with murder of Melbourne woman

Karen Ristevski: husband charged with murder of Melbourne woman

Lawyer for Borce Ristevski tells Melbourne magistrates court ‘he will be pleading not guilty’ to the murderBorce Ristevski will fight a charge he murdered his wife Karen, whose body was found in
Julie Bishop says child molester prevented from flying overseas under new laws

Julie Bishop says child molester prevented from flying overseas under new laws

Laws prevent 20,000 paedophiles from leaving Australia except for purposes approved by law enforcement agenciesA convicted child molester was prevented from flying overseas from Sydney airport on
Men jailed for bashing, shooting and setting Victorian woman alight

Men jailed for bashing, shooting and setting Victorian woman alight

Judge denounces ‘culture of punishment for snitching’ about domestic violence after Simone Quinlan was killed by her boyfriend and his friendSimone Quinlan’s parents say they’ll never lose the hatred
Child sexual abuse royal commission delivers final report – live

Child sexual abuse royal commission delivers final report – live

The Australian royal commission into institutional response to child sexual abuse is publishing its recommendations after five years of inquiry into abuse and cover-ups over decades. Follow
Lindt cafe siege memorial unveiled in Sydney's Martin Place

Lindt cafe siege memorial unveiled in Sydney's Martin Place

More than 200 hand-crafted flowers inlaid into pavement, metres from where deadly standoff unfolded three years agoA memorial to honour the victims of the Lindt cafe siege has been unveiled at
Australian police charge man with acting as economic agent for North Korea

Australian police charge man with acting as economic agent for North Korea

The 59-year-old man is alleged to have breached sanctions and is accused of dealing with weapons of mass destructionThe Australian federal police have arrested a man in Sydney over allegedly acting as

Australian man arrested over allegedly acting as economic agent for North Korea – video

Australian federal police assistant commissioner Neil Gaughan speaks at a press conference following the arrest of Choi Han Chan, a 59-year-old Australian citizen of South Korean descent, for
Stage industry survey finds 14% of Australian cast and crew sexually assaulted

Stage industry survey finds 14% of Australian cast and crew sexually assaulted

Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance survey says 40% experienced sexual harassment and 62% were bulliedA Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance survey that found 14% of performers and technicians in