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26 June 2018 7:35 AM VRC faces Federal Court action over racing manager dismissal

The VRC has disputed allegations made in a statement of claim lodged in the Federal Court that their former racing manager, Martin Talty, was dismissed because he raised governance concerns with the VRC CEO about how last year's final Melbourne Cup field was assembled. The statement of claim, lodged with the Federal Court by Maurice and Blackburn on June 8, alleges 65

8 February 2018 6:10 AM Geoffrey Rush stories 'not about sexual misconduct'

The Daily Telegraph is denying that articles it published about actor Geoffrey Rush carried imputations of sexual misconduct, a Sydney court has heard. Rush is suing the tabloid newspaper's publisher, Nationwide News, and journalist Jonathon Moran for defamation over the articles, which alleged he behaved inappropriately to a colleague during a Sydney 158

2 February 2018 8:13 AM Union official who denied bribery allegations takes over CFMEU

A union official who was accused of bribery and making death threats in a royal commission has been elected as the new head of the NSW branch of the militant construction union. Assistant secretary Darren Greenfield on Friday replaced Brian Parker, who is nick-named "sparkles", as state secretary of the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union 277

2 February 2018 3:16 AM Craig McLachlan launches defamation action against actor, Fairfax Media and ABC

Craig McLachlan is suing actor Christie Whelan Browne, Fairfax Media and the ABC for defamation, claiming he was the target of a "smear campaign", and alleging articles airing sexual misconduct allegations brought him into "disrepute, odium, ridicule and contempt". The Sydney Morning Herald published articles in print and online in early January, airing 526

1 February 2018 7:26 AM Oxford Islamic academic in custody in France on rape accusations

Paris: Prominent Swiss academic Tariq Ramadan, a professor of Islamic studies at the University of Oxford, has been taken into custody by French police following accusations of rape, a judicial source said on Wednesday. The source said a preliminary investigation was opened after two complaints were filed against Ramadan, a well-known figure in the Middle 145

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 200

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 80

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 468

17 January 2018 6:25 AM Two senior Ipswich City Council officers resign amid CCC charges

Two suspended senior Ipswich City Council officers charged by the Crime and Corruption Commission last year have resigned from their positions. Suspended Ipswich City Council chief executive Jim Lindsay and chief operating officer of works, parks and recreation Craig Maudsley resigned on Wednesday, according to a media statement released by Ipswich City Council 151

7 January 2018 11:45 PM Golden Globes 2018: actresses bring activist dates to highlight #timesup message

This year's Golden Globes red carpet promises to be like none other in history, not only because of the fashion protest Hollywood is staging against sexual harassment of all forms but also the personalities who will be on it. Eight actresses, and possibly more, have confirmed they are bringing activists instead of their partners or family members as their 110