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Prison disciplinary hearings held ‘in the dark’ with little transparency

Loading “I said, ‘Listen, I think you’ve made a mistake’ … the [hearing officer] said, ‘You have to plead guilty to something to get out of the slot.’ ” Prison disciplinary hearings are run by prison officers and while states such as Queensland provide a statutory right to review, in …

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Investigative reporter ‘fighting for his life’ after Amsterdam shooting

Amsterdam: Celebrity Dutch crime reporter Peter de Vries, known for his work in exposing the criminal underworld, was fighting for his life after being shot in the head on an Amsterdam street. Three suspects were detained on Tuesday night, local time (Wednesday AEST) including the possible shooter, police said. They …

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The best way to watch the Tokyo Olympics from home

The Olympics and Paralympics are just a few weeks away, and against all odds it looks like they might actually be going ahead. So, the time has come to plan how you’re going to watch the action. The good news is that actually watching the Games will be entirely free, …

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Unfolding disaster on our doorstep demands Australia’s attention

Yes, Australia has COVID problems of its own, as lockdowns roll on and citizens are stranded, but the unfolding disaster to the north demands urgent attention. Indonesian epidemiologist and doctor Dicky Budiman of Queensland’s Griffith University has predicted an unthinkable 300,000 to 500,000 cases a day by August, arguing the …

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Britney Spears’ longtime manager resigns, her lawyer follows

Los Angeles: Britney Spears’ longtime manager has resigned, saying the pop star plans to retire and no longer needs his services, and her court-appointed lawyer stepped down soon afterwards. Larry Rudolph, who has managed the singer’s career for 25 years, said in a letter released to media outlets late on …

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Rapist unmasked: Melbourne man found guilty of nine rapes, domestic attacks

Males was ultimately found guilty of nine counts of rape, 10 counts of intentionally causing injury, three counts of making threats to kill, one of assault and one charge of false imprisonment. He was found not guilty of eight charges including allegations he had bundled one of his victim’s into …

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Hotel quarantine reviewer appointed to steady Australia’s $90 billion submarine build

The French company building Australia’s $90 billion fleet of new Attack Class submarines has appointed Jane Halton, who reviewed Australia’s hotel quarantine system, to its local board as it tries to resets its troubled relationship with the federal government. Defence Department officials revealed last month they are looking at alternatives …

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‘Stringing people along’: New fears Coalition cannot deliver on Voice

“Key reasons: a sense this is needed to avoid the risk of a Voice being abolished by a future government, and as a form of recognition,” the agency said in the confidential background paper. The consultations, chaired by Professor Tom Calma and Professor Marcia Langton, are expected to lead to …

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Mitch switch: Will Clarko see out Hawks handover?

Loading But Clarkson is not one to break contracts either – and has resisted multiple offers in recent seasons to try his hand elsewhere – although other clubs will now view him as gettable, and what a get he would be. Clarkson’s four flags is unmatched by any other individual …

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The short history of AFL succession plans

In the modern era, that is hardly a forerunner to success. As coaches, Buckley, Michael Voss, James Hird and Brett Ratten all struggled to replicate what they achieved as a player. Only Worsfold, Roos and Luke Beveridge have won premierships this century at the club they played for and it’s …

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