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Sat 28 Mar 2020

Accused baby killer’s push to move retrial

premium_icon Accused baby killer’s push to move retrial

The legal team of a Townsville father who had his conviction quashed for the alleged killing of his six-week-old son, has argued previous media coverage will jeopardise...

Queensland child sex offender freed ‘because of the virus’

premium_icon Queensland child sex offender freed ‘because of the virus’

He’s been convicted of heinous crimes against children, but a Gold Coast man has been freed from prison due to the threat of coronavirus behind bars.

Ringleader avoids jail time over deadly home invasion

premium_icon Ringleader avoids jail time over deadly home invasion

‘She’s managed to walk free … while my son is in the ground.’

Fri 27 Mar 2020

Man arrested for toilet paper theft

Man arrested for toilet paper theft

A man has been arrested as investigations continue into a series of thefts and attempted thefts from supermarkets in Sydney’s south west.

Police fury as mass gathering flouts virus safety rules

premium_icon Police fury as mass gathering flouts virus safety rules

NT's top cop has pleaded for ‘leadership’ and ‘common sense’ after about 150 people gathered before emergency services were pelted with rocks and bottles

DRUG BUST LOOT: Stolen tools, bikes at Ballina house

premium_icon DRUG BUST LOOT: Stolen tools, bikes at Ballina house

IF YOU have lost any tools, Star Wars collector items or bikes, contact the police who have just found plenty.

What led Brenton Tarrant to kill 51 Muslims in New Zealand?

What led Brenton Tarrant to kill 51 Muslims in New Zealand?

One of the world’s worst killers Brenton Tarrant has finally pleaded guilty to slaughtering 51 worshippers in mosques a year ago.

Thu 26 Mar 2020

Criminals avoiding jail time because of coronavirus

premium_icon Criminals avoiding jail time because of coronavirus

Criminals who would normally have to spend time behind bars are being given community sentences as courts are forced to get creative in the face of Covid-19.

Nurse punched, coughed on as sick attacks continue

premium_icon Nurse punched, coughed on as sick attacks continue

Police are hunting for a woman who coughed on and punched a nurse, while launching an appeal for man who deliberately coughed on a supermarket employee

Co-accused in ‘Grand Theft Auto’ style abduction is jailed

premium_icon Co-accused in ‘Grand Theft Auto’ style abduction is jailed

Jesse Moras faces court for being part of abduction and assault of man.

DUI victim brings court to tears: ‘living nightmare’

premium_icon DUI victim brings court to tears: ‘living nightmare’

A Sydney woman whose partner and best friend were killed by a unlicensed drunk driver has brought a courtroom to tears as she described her living ‘nightmare’

Former tennis star child rapist ‘to be freed early’

premium_icon Former tennis star child rapist ‘to be freed early’

A former Aussie tennis star will walk free from jail after serving just half his sentence for child rape charges, after psychologists ruled that he had learnt his...

Christchurch terrorist pleads guilty

Christchurch terrorist pleads guilty

As the names of all 51 victims from the NZ terror attacks were read out, the Australian man behind the massacre, only questioned one.

Slain mum’s family numb over killer’s sentence

premium_icon Slain mum’s family numb over killer’s sentence

The family of a slain Geelong mother say they have “no feeling” after her killer was jailed for 10 years.

Drug trafficking mum gets ‘lenient’ sentence amid virus fears

premium_icon Drug trafficking mum gets ‘lenient’ sentence amid virus...

The threat of coronavirus was enough to convince a judge to be “lenient” on a mother who was dealing drugs to high school students with her teenage daughter.

Couple haunted by brutal death five years on

premium_icon Couple haunted by brutal death five years on

Today marks a heartbreaking reminder for the parents of a slain CQ toddler.

Wed 25 Mar 2020

Father, son believed to be dead in Gold Coast murder-suicide

premium_icon Father, son believed to be dead in Gold Coast murder-suicide

Gunshots and screams were heard this afternoon before a Gold Coast home went up in flames.

New NT jury trials suspended until June

premium_icon New NT jury trials suspended until June

Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Grant has suspended all new jury trials in the NT until June 5 as a “precautionary measure” in the wake of the coronavirus...

How a $17m barber shop crime syndicate collapsed

premium_icon How a $17m barber shop crime syndicate collapsed

They were unsophisticated and light on security, hardly living like crime kingpins — but a court would find a Sydney group laundered $17M

Bail extended for man facing child sex offences

premium_icon Bail extended for man facing child sex offences

Coffs Harbour Local Court previously heard the man, accused of child sex offences, worked with young people.

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