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The Power Imbalance Between A Film Star And His Accuser Wasn't So Great, Court Hears

Rising actor Eryn Jean Norvill wasn't "under the thumb" of Geoffrey Rush, the film star's barrister said.

Lane Sainty 7 days ago

The Geoffrey Rush Defamation Judge Made "Unrealistic" Calls On Accuser's Evidence, Court Hears

"Yes, it wasn’t true. But she wasn’t in a court of law. She wasn’t under oath," said the Telegraph's lawyer.

Lane Sainty 8 days ago

"Our Legal Advice Is Actually To Quote The Bible": Anglicans Introduce A New Trans Policy To Avoid Discrimination Claims

"It's — as a friend of mine put it very aptly — putting lipstick on a pig," said one transgender churchgoer.

Lane Sainty 20 days ago

A 74-Year-Old Man Was Acquitted Of Assaulting A Far-Right YouTuber Who Was Defending TV Host Sonia Kruger

The series of events leading to Sam Ekermawi's successful appeal started when Sonia Kruger called for an end to Muslim immigration on Australian breakfast television.

Lane Sainty One month ago

Geoffrey Rush Lost His Bid To Stop The Daily Telegraph From Repeating The Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Him

A rare win for the Daily Telegraph in a case that has cost the newspaper $2.9 million.

Lane Sainty 2 months ago

Cardinal George Pell’s Sex Abuse Conviction Has Been Upheld

"The complainant was a compelling witness, was clearly not a liar, was not a fantasist and was a witness of truth."

Lane Sainty 2 months ago

A Woman Who Hit Strangers With An Axe In A 7-Eleven Had Five Years Added To Her Sentence

Evie Amati will now spend at least eight years in prison.

Lane Sainty 2 months ago

Four Sisters Spent Years Trapped In An Island Detention Camp. Their New Life Has Its Own Struggles.

Now in America after growing up in detention on a remote Pacific island, four young sisters grapple with the years they lost.

Lane Sainty 3 months ago
Lane Sainty 3 months ago

"Deeply Troubling": A Coroner Has Criticised The Care Of A Pregnant Woman Who Died Hours After Leaving Hospital

"This inquest has put the health system on notice," said a family member.

Lane Sainty 3 months ago

The First Medevac Report Shows An “Unbelievably High” Number Of Mental Health Admissions

Exclusive: A government report has revealed the “unbelievably high” rate of medical admissions for refugees suffering mental illness on Nauru.

Hannah Ryan 4 months ago

How A Remote Community Is Bringing Indigenous Songs And Dances Back To Life

"They weren’t just recording songs to have them sitting in an archive."

Lane Sainty 4 months ago
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Opinion: Everyone Is Wrong About Israel Folau

Israel Folau’s belief that gay people go to hell is not niche. But it is harmful — and sacking him does nothing to help.

Lane Sainty 4 months ago

A Judge Just Ruled You Can Sue The Media Over Facebook Comments From Readers

Former youth detainee Dylan Voller is suing News Corp, Fairfax Media and Sky News.

Lane Sainty 4 months ago

A Study Funded By The Government Is Likely To Show Its Own Refugee Policies Contribute To Suicide Risk

"It’s likely that those policies might contribute to increased risk."

Lane Sainty 4 months ago

Two Friends Conceived A Child Together Before A Bitter Dispute. Now A Court Has Ruled In His Favour

Robert Masson donated sperm 13 years ago to conceive a child with his friend, Susan Parsons. Now Australia's highest court has ruled he is the legal father.

Lane Sainty 4 months ago

How A Queer Woman Took On A Prominent Conservative Activist And Won $100,000

Exclusive: A prominent anti-same sex marriage campaigner has agreed to pay $100,000 to a queer youth activist over a “devastating” Facebook post.

Lane Sainty 4 months ago

A Member Of The Accused "Incest Family" Has Been Denied Bail

Four of the eight accused Colt adults remain behind bars as they await trial in 2020.

Lane Sainty 5 months ago

A TV Network Being Sued By An Indigenous Group Tried And Failed To Stop The Lawsuit

Indigenous Australians were depicted in blurred footage while white commentators talked about child abuse. Now they're suing Channel Seven.

Lane Sainty 5 months ago