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  • Seven-year-old boy allegedly tortured an beaten to death by his mother and her boyfriend

    20 November 2013 1:22 PM 85

    THE alleged murder of a seven-year-old boy by his mother and her boyfriend was one of the most harrowing and distressing cases senior NSW police have ever seen. The boy was found dead inside an Oatley unit earlier this year after his mother and her partner called Triple 0, claiming he had fallen off a pogo stick and struck his head. But as police yesterday

  • Anthony Albanese attacks Max Moore-Wilton for opposing second Sydney airport

    20 November 2013 1:00 PM 88

    FORMER deputy prime minister Anthony Albanese has launched a scathing attack on the head of Sydney Airport, accusing Max Moore-Wilton of seeking to protect a financial benefit for his company by opposing a second airport. The opposition infrastructure spokesman last night used parliamentary privilege to accuse the Sydney Airport Corporation chairman

  • Australian Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus admits Australian MPs phones targeted

    20 November 2013 11:46 AM 94

    IN THE middle of a spying scandal, the police have revealed the extent to which they're snooping on your personal information. South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon says the discovery of just how much data police and other agencies can collect and how easily they can track people will have a "chilling effect". "If people feel they're going to be tracked

  • AFP confirms monitoring phone data of up to four Australian MPs

    20 November 2013 8:44 AM 92

    The Australian Federal Police has confirmed it has collected phone and internet data on up to four federal MPs. Australia's relationship with Indonesia is in crisis after it was revealed Australian spies tried to tap president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's phone. But on Monday night, while reporters were diverted by news about the allegations regarding

  • Call for Jackie Trad to leave ethics committee

    20 November 2013 7:49 AM 90

    Continuing his attack on opposition members, the Attorney-General has called for Labor MP Jackie Trad to be removed from the parliamentary ethics committee. Jarrod Bleijie had earlier called for Ms Trad, along with Labor colleague Jo-Ann Miller and independent MP Peter Wellington to be removed from the Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Committee

  • Beware of that noisy hybrid car

    27 August 2010 5:00 PM 120

    ONE of the world's quietest cars will use a fake engine noise to help save lives. Toyota has fitted its petrol-electric Prius, the world's best-selling hybrid, with a speaker that emits an artificial sound to help warn pedestrians of its approach. General Motors, Nissan and Lotus are among other car makers set to follow with similar pedestrian-alert

  • Facebook gives way after child porn bust

    27 August 2010 5:00 PM 80

    FACEBOOK has agreed to pass information about criminal activity on its site to Australian police, after revelations it had ignored repeated warnings about an international child pornography ring operating among its pages. The Herald yesterday revealed the web company's management had repeatedly failed to disclose to police the activity of an international