Category: Courts

Ipswich City Council faces sacking over corruption allegations

The Ipswich City Council is to be sacked over allegations of corruption against some members. The Mayor has stepped aside and the Queensland Government will appoint an administrator. Anna Eyears reports.

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Cardinal Pell to stand trial after pleading not guilty

Cardinal George Pell will stand trial on historical sex charges. Australia’s most senior Catholic and Vatican Treasurer formally pleaded not guilty. Madeline Escobar reports.

AMP chair quits as pressure builds over royal commission

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull believes AMP chair Catherine Brenner made the right call in quitting this morning. Despite Brenner’s move, the company remains under pressure from revelations of misconduct at the Banking Royal Commission. Bridgette Vanderwolf reports.

ACCC hands out hefty fines

Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission has flexed its muscles with $10 million fines for Telstra and Ford. It’s accused Ford of misconduct. Rory Scott reports.

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Man charged with selling fake Ed Sheeran tickets faces court

A Brisbane man has faced court, accused of selling fake tickets to Ed Sheeran’s recent concert. Fans were allegedly left empty-handed, after forking out hundreds of dollars for tickets that never arrived. Courtney McAllister reports.

Former Ipswich City Council CEO and his wife face new corruption charges

A former CEO of Ipswich Council and his wife – have appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates court on new corruption charges. It’s alleged they received illegal payments. Bella Rigley reports.

Link between police shootings and mental health of victims

The State Coroner has noted a major link between fatal police shootings and the mental health of victims. It’s hoped a series of recommendations will improve police procedures and reduce future deaths but the union isn’t convinced. Jessamy Tredinnick reports.

Sentence review flagged after man jailed over child’s manslaughter walks free

The Queensland Government is considering appealing the suspended sentence, for a man who pled guilty to the manslaughter of his young stepson. The Attorney General told Parliament there is growing public concern around the issue. Elisabeth Moss reports.

Future of federal politicians in High Court’s hands

The fate of seven Federal politicians with dual citizenship, including Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, is now in the hands of the Court of Australia. A three-day hearing began today. And the judges’ ruling could decide the future of the

Breakthrough in Sharron Phillips case

A 31 year murder cold case looks to have been solved. Police say Sharon Phillips was murdered by a taxi driver, who picked her up on the night of May 9, 1986. The young woman’s never been seen again. Tianna

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