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Fri 21 Feb 2020

Westpac’s $280K ‘fraud’ on frail couple

Westpac’s $280K ‘fraud’ on frail couple

An Melbourne couple fear they will be left homeless by Westpac after discovering their mortgage was based on a “fraud”.

Rapist Mohammed Skaf refused parole for third time

premium_icon Rapist Mohammed Skaf refused parole for third time

Mohammed Skaf, who led the notorious gang rapes in 2000, will remain behind bars after he was refused parole after being ruled as not safe to be released.

Man found guilty of toolbox double murder

premium_icon Man found guilty of toolbox double murder

After days of deliberations a jury has convicted Tuhirangi-Thomas Tahiata of the murders of Cory Breton and Iuliana Triscaru, who were found in a metal toolbox

Biloela family deportation fight begins

Biloela family deportation fight begins

The fight to keep a Tamil family in Australia has started in the Federal Court, with government lawyers filing last-minute evidence.

Accused teacher kidnapper’s remorse over bizarre tragedy

premium_icon Accused teacher kidnapper’s remorse over bizarre tragedy

The third person charged with kidnapping and bashing private schoolteacher Anthony Stott voluntarily went to police after he became remorseful.

Detective wrongly crucified by social media pile-on

premium_icon Detective wrongly crucified by social media pile-on

Detective Thompson didn’t say what you think he said. But in the age of the social media pile-on, the whole truth matters little, writes Kate Kyriacou.

Batty labels family slaughter ‘terrorism’

premium_icon Batty labels family slaughter ‘terrorism’

High profile domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty has labelled the murder of Hannah Clarke and her children by her estranged husband an act of “terrorism”.

Thousands raised as celebrities rally to support bullied boy

Thousands raised as celebrities rally to support bullied boy

Hugh Jackman is just one of the many celebrities from around the world who have rallied behind Quaden Bayles after seeing his heartbreaking video.

Baby in coma as community rallies for grieving family

premium_icon Baby in coma as community rallies for grieving family

Father’s bedside vigil for son after mother of six killed in crash.

‘Not f***ing around’: Celeste’s fire message

‘Not f***ing around’: Celeste’s fire message

Comedian Celeste Barber raised $52 million for bushfire relief. So far, not a cent of it has been spent – but that is clearly not for lack of trying.

Backpacker Grace Millane's killer sentenced

Backpacker Grace Millane's killer sentenced

The man convicted of killing backpacker Grace Millane in 2018 has been sentenced to life in prison.

‘Every pore opens up’: Virus victim speaks

‘Every pore opens up’: Virus victim speaks

A coronavirus patient has described the deadly illness as feeling like “every pore opening up” after leaving a quarantined cruise ship.

‘Didn’t see or hear anything’: Cyclist relives horror impact

premium_icon ‘Didn’t see or hear anything’: Cyclist relives horror impact

Lying broken and bruised on bitumen, injured cyclist John Masson tried to piece together what happened as his wife crawled towards him to check he was alive.

Bizarre twist at verdict time in child rape case

premium_icon Bizarre twist at verdict time in child rape case

The handing down of the verdict in the case of a woman accused of dressing her nine-year-old daughter in a “Playboy outfit” and holding her hands while men sexually...

‘This is going to hurt’: Pilot recreates MH370 crash

premium_icon ‘This is going to hurt’: Pilot recreates MH370 crash

Two sickening scenarios for the last moments of MH370 have been graphically re-enacted, showing the plane in a “death dive” and being deliberately ditched by the pilot.

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