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Jarryd Hayne jailed for five years and nine months for sexual assault
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Jarryd Hayne jailed for five years and nine months for sexual assault

The former NRL footballer assaulted a 26-year-old woman in her Newcastle home in September 2018 while his taxi waited outside.

  • by Georgina Mitchell

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US rival sues Nearmap for alleged patent infringement

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‘You don’t owe someone your body’: Hayne sexual assault victim gives statement to court

‘You don’t owe someone your body’: Hayne sexual assault victim gives statement to court

The woman, who was assaulted by the former NRL star in 2018, said in a victim impact statement that she is destroyed and damaged but she’s still standing.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
Australia’s India travel ban challenge to be heard within days

Australia’s India travel ban challenge to be heard within days

The Chief Justice of the Federal Court, James Allsop, asked whether the challenge might be “moot” next week because the ban is set to lapse on May 15.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
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Mafia accused of running courthouse cafe to eavesdrop on judiciary

As prosecutors and police officers chatted over coffee, local mobsters were watching and listening.

  • by Nick Squires
American tourists given life terms in Italy for murdering policeman

American tourists given life terms in Italy for murdering policeman

The US pair say they had acted in self defence because they thought the two police officers were thugs out to get them after a botched attempt to buy drugs.

  • by Domenico Lusi
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Australian jail time no barrier to cabinet post, Thai court rules

Australian jail time no barrier to cabinet post, Thai court rules

Thailand’s highest court has ruled the political powerbroker’s four years in a Sydney jail is not a breach of the constitution.

  • by Michael Ruffles
‘Such a talented woman’: Rowena Orr named as Victoria’s solicitor-general

‘Such a talented woman’: Rowena Orr named as Victoria’s solicitor-general

Ms Orr will become the state’s most senior legal adviser and advocate after nearly 20 years as a barrister.

  • by Rachael Dexter and Tammy Mills
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‘Imagine the memes’: After El Chapo, Mexico frets about release of another drug lord

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Mates getting plum government jobs? There must be an election coming up

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  • by Jenna Price
Review considers shake-up of federal judicial appointments

Review considers shake-up of federal judicial appointments

Scrutinising federal judicial appointments would be made easier under measures being considered by the country’s top law reform agency.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn