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31 March 2018 10:59 AM Former sports minister slams Australia's 'coarse' cricketing culture

“Crude” behaviour has “infected Australian cricket” at all levels, a former federal sports minister has said in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal that has seen three members of the national team banned. Andrew Thomson, a former federal Minister for Sport under the Howard government, believed the ball-tampering furore was indicative of a "general 26

9 February 2018 3:51 AM Former welfare officer charged with sexually abusing teen in 1980s

Police have charged a former Department of Communities welfare officer with sexually abusing a teenage boy in the 1980s. Narrogin Detectives have charged the 86-year-old man as a result of their investigation, stemming from the Royal Commission into the Institutional Response to Child Sex Abuse. It will be alleged between 1984 and 1985, the man sexually 25

8 February 2018 8:40 AM Big four banks won't enforce gag orders in royal commission

The major banks have promised not to enforce confidentiality agreements that were threatening to stop victims or whistleblowers from giving evidence to the royal commission into industry misconduct. Investigative journalist Adele Ferguson reflects on the long journey to the announcement of a royal commission, and whether it will make a difference 29

6 February 2018 1:59 AM Elderly woman dies after being bashed walking her dogs in St Albans

An elderly woman who was bashed and left for dead by a stranger while walking her dogs in Melbourne's west has died. Le Ngoc Le, 77, was found in a pool of blood around her head in a driveway near her St Albans home on Thursday evening, unable to speak. A woman accused of a vicious attack on a grandmother at St Albans laughed and smiled in court, as she failed 35

1 February 2018 7:26 AM Teenage boy claims Sydney priest forced him to drink alcohol before alleged abuse

A teenage boy has told a jury that a Russian Orthodox priest forced him to drink alcohol before climbing on top of him in bed at his Sydney church flat. Stanislav Vakhabov, also known as Father Christopher, 35, has pleaded not guilty to detaining the then 14-year-old for his own sexual gratification, giving him intoxicating substances to make it easier 27

30 January 2018 8:05 AM 'I could feel the knife': victims recount robbery terror

Two men have described their terror and ongoing trauma after a man brandishing a hunting knife robbed them to fuel his drug habit. Joshua Dean Ridgeway, 22, robbed Anaconda retail store in Fyshwick in September last year after threatening a sales assistant with a stolen hunting knife. The next day he pretended to be interested in buying a man's car, before 21

29 January 2018 3:33 AM Australia's Hillsong Worship wins Grammy

The group, formed out of Sydney's Hillsong megachurch, has had huge success across the world for their Christian inspired music and concerts. As stars arrived adorned with white roses supporting gender equality, Lorde found herself at the centre of a sexism row after she was denied the chance to perform solo at the ceremony. The former breakfast host made her highly 33

29 January 2018 3:33 AM Grammys 2018 live: Winners, performances and awards highlights

"I'm proud to stand in solidarity, as not just an artist, but a young woman with my fellow sisters, in this room, who make up the music industry. Artists, writers, assistants, publicists, CEOs, producers, engineers and women from all sectors of the business. We are also daughters, wives, mothers, sisters and human beings. "We come in peace but we mean business 102

21 January 2018 8:59 PM Scarlett Johansson calls out James Franco in Women's March speech

Scarlett Johansson has called out James Franco for wearing a Time's Up pin to the Golden Globe Awards, less than a week before the Los Angeles Times published allegations accusing him of sexual harassment. Speaking at the Los Angeles Women's March on Saturday, Johansson commented on the behaviour of an anonymous person, who her representative later confirmed 25

19 January 2018 8:51 AM Sir Trevor Garland accused of sexually assaulting St Vincent's Hospital patient

Former diplomat Sir Trevor Garland allegedly sexually assaulted a St Vincent's Hospital patient he was helping look after as part of a program for sick Solomon Islands residents. The alleged abuse of power came three years after the 62-year-old former honorary consul to the Solomon Islands had his role terminated by the Australian government because 25