NSW Police ordered to pay $1.5m damages to former William Tyrrell suspect Bill Spedding

Former William Tyrrell suspect William “Bill” Spedding says his life has been “torn apart” after NSW Police were ordered to pay him almost $1.5 million in damages. key points: Bill Spedding was one of the first suspects named by police after William Tyrrell’s disappearance Six months later, he was arrested for unrelated historical child sex … Read more

Same-Sex Marriage Protection Bill Passes US Senate

Same-Sex Marriage Protection Bill, Passes US Senate. Reuters reports that the Senate passed the bill by a vote of 61 to 36 on Nov. 29. 12 Republicans sided with 49 Democrats to push the legislation through. 🇧🇷 Reuters reports that the bill would require the US government to recognize a same-sex marriage “if it was … Read more

‘Fauda’ director Rotem Shamir commences Season 2 in Morocco

washington [US]November 30 (ANI): ‘No Man’s Land’, Fremantle’s spy thriller and family drama series is renewed for Season 2 and its principal photography has commenced in Morocco. According to Variety, a US-based news outlet, the second season is being directed by “Fauda” and “Hostages” alumnus and Israeli Academy of Television Director’s Award winner Rotem Shamir. … Read more

DNA technology used to arrest man 30 years after sexual assault of female jogger

South Australian police have used DNA technology to arrest a man more than 30 years after an alleged sexual assault. key points: Police have used DNA technology in an alleged sexual assault A 62-year-old Paralowie man has been charged with rape SAPOL says the arrest shows the importance of the technology Police say in August … Read more

Provisions for amendment make Constitution a constantly evolving testament: Jagdeep Dhankar

New Delhi [India]November 26 (ANI): Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankar on Saturday said that the framers of the Constitution had envisaged that situations will arise which will make it imperative upon the legislature to amend it and the provisions for amendment make it a constantly evolving testament. Dhankar made the remarks while addressing the valedictory function of … Read more

Canberra man accused of raping woman at Westfield Belconnen granted bail in ACT Magistrates Court

A Canberra retail store employee charged with the alleged rape of a customer in a staffroom has been granted bail at the ACT Magistrates Court. key points: Abhishek Timalsina, 28, has been charged with rape at the Belconnen store A woman attended hospital after the alleged incident and underwent a forensic medical examination before reporting … Read more

Fourteen people are accused of murdering Elizabeth Struhs. Here’s what we know about the case against them

With her long dark hair, pink Tweety Pie cap and Dora the Explorer shirt, eight-year-old Elizabeth Struhs looks like a happy little girl in a family photograph.  But her cheeky smile is hard to reconcile with the harrowing evidence presented in a Queensland regional court over the past two months, as one after another, 14 people … Read more

Wheatbelt council decides against selling controversial painting by convicted child sex offender Rolf Harris

When should the art be separated from the artist? This is the question a local government in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt grappled with this week when it voted against selling the painting it was gifted by convicted child sex offender Rolf Harris. key points: A Wheatbelt council has voted against selling a painting it was gifted … Read more

Queensland Land Court rules against Clive Palmer’s central Queensland Waratah coal mine in landmark case

The Queensland Land Court has ruled human rights would be unjustifiably limited by a proposal to dig the state’s largest coal mine in the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland. key points: The proposed coal mine would have been Queensland’s largest thermal coal mine It’s the first time a group has successfully argued mined coal would … Read more

Jeffrey Brooks was ‘really paranoid’ about his safety prior to his 1996 shooting death, inquest hears

A man who was fatally shot on a south-east Queensland farm received a “threat on his life” by a colleague who “thought he was a spy” in the months before his death, the coroners court has heard. key points: Jeffrey Brooks was found dead on a crayfish farm he worked at in 1996 The inquest … Read more