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Cambodian child sexual abuse victim seeks compensation in Australian legal first

Australian law allows victims who were assaulted overseas to claim compensation, but provision has never been usedA Cambodian victim of an Australian child sexual abuse offender has launched a claim for compensation through the Australian courts, in the first case of its kind.In January, 47-year-old Australian Geoffrey William Moyle pleaded guilty to 11 offences, eight of which related to the sexual abuse of children overseas aged between 10 and 12. The eight offences occurred in Cambodia betwee...
Tags: Law, World news, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Cambodia, Sex tourism, Law (Australia, Geoffrey William Moyle


Tasmania's vow to reform political donation laws shines spotlight on federal inaction

Federal government will soon have weakest donation laws in Australia as Tasmania expected to require donations of at least $5,000 to be disclosedThe federal government will soon be left with the weakest donation laws in the country after Tasmania finally pledged partial reforms to its much-criticised system.Tasmanian Liberal premier Peter Gutwein promised changes to the state’s flawed donation system on Tuesday, three years after the system hid the contributions powerful gambling interests made ...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Liberal party, Tasmania, Andrew Wilkie, Tasmanian Politics, Australian Political Donations, Law (Australia, Tasmanian Liberal, Peter Gutwein


Australia’s state by state Covid restrictions and coronavirus lockdown rules explained

Restrictions have changed around the country in response to hotel quarantine outbreaks in Victoria, so what exactly is and isn’t allowed? Do I have to wear a mask and where can and can’t I go in Australia? Untangle Australia’s Covid-19 laws and guidelines with our guideFollow the latest Australia news live blogVictoria’s stage 4 lockdown rules and restrictions; Vic hotspots listDownload the free Guardian appAustralian states and territories have different levels of restrictions to contain Covid-...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Australian police and policing, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Vic, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Law (Australia, Coronavirus


Australia’s state by state Covid restrictions and coronavirus lockdown rules explained

Victoria has reimposed some restrictions and the majority of WA is in lockdown, so what exactly is and isn’t allowed? Do I have to wear a mask and where can and can’t I go in Australia? Untangle Australia’s Covid-19 laws and guidelines with our guideFollow the latest Australia news live blogWA hotspots; NSW hotspots listDownload the free Guardian appAustralian states and territories have different levels of restrictions to contain Covid-19.Here we answer some common questions about restrictions ...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Australian police and policing, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, NSW, WA, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Law (Australia, Coronavirus


Australia’s state by state Covid restrictions and coronavirus lockdown rules explained

Victoria has reimposed some restrictions and the majority of WA is in lockdown, so what exactly is and isn’t allowed? Do I have to wear a mask and where can and can’t I go in Australia? Untangle Australia’s Covid-19 laws and guidelines with our guideFollow the latest Australia news live blogWA hotspots; NSW hotspots listDownload the free Guardian appAustralian states and territories have different levels of restrictions to contain Covid-19.Here we answer some common questions about restrictions ...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Australian police and policing, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, NSW, WA, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Law (Australia, Coronavirus


Dark money: who is bankrolling federal politics?

On Monday the yearly data on federal political donations was released, with the identity of donors and the amount they donated made available to the public. However, due to Australia’s lax donation laws, millions of dollars known as ‘dark money’ was not accounted for. Christopher Knaus explains how undeclared donations have infiltrated Australian politics and explores the flaws with the federal political donations system Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Clive Palmer, Australian Political Donations, Christopher Knaus, Law (Australia


'Treat children like children': Indigenous kids are crying out for help, judge says, not punishment

The magistrate: As president of WA’s children’s court, Denis Reynolds was shocked by sentences given to youngsters facing ‘horrific’ circumstancesAustralia’s anguish: the Indigenous kids trapped behind bars‘Hell scared’: how a terrified homeless boy found himself locked up alone in the ‘hole’When Denis Reynolds began his career as a magistrate nearly 40 years ago, some of the Aboriginal children who appeared before him were so young and small he could hardly see them above the desk. Most, he say...
Tags: Australia news, Young People, Indigenous Australians, Perth, Western Australia, Youth justice, Western Australian Politics, WA, Denis Reynolds, Indigenous incarceration, Law (Australia


Australian government facing class action led by Indonesian boy wrongfully jailed in adult prison

The government solicitor argues most of the allegations are ‘scandalous and embarrassing’The federal government is facing landmark class actions by 122 people who claim they were detained or prosecuted as adults for suspected people smuggling despite evidence they were children at the time.The cases for alleged unlawful imprisonment and racial discrimination are spearheaded by Ali Yasmin, a young Indonesian crew member on a boat carrying asylum seekers who had his conviction overturned after ser...
Tags: Prisons, Indonesia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Child protection, Christmas Island, Ali Yasmin, Law (Australia


Australia’s state by state Covid restrictions and coronavirus lockdown rules explained

What are the restrictions in Brisbane since a worker tested positive to the UK strain of Covid-19? Do I have to wear a mask and how do Victoria’s border closures with NSW and Queensland work? Untangle Australia’s Covid-19 laws and guidelines with our guideAustralian stats interactiveAustralian states and territories have different levels of restrictions to contain Covid-19.Here we answer some common questions about restrictions in each state, based on the information available as of 8 January. C...
Tags: UK, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Australian police and policing, Brisbane, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, NSW, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Law (Australia, Coronavirus


Trolls and social media platforms face huge fines in Australia for failing to remove abuse material

Proposed legislation would also give government power to unmask identities of anonymous accounts Australian internet service providers, social media companies and other online platforms will need to remove severely harmful, abusive or bullying content within 24 hours or risk being blocked and fined $555,000 under the federal government’s proposed online safety legislation.Currently, takedown notices for image-based abuse, cyber-abuse, cyberbullying, and seriously harmful online content needs to ...
Tags: Internet, Australia, Social Media, Society, Australia news, Australian politics, Child protection, Online Abuse, Law (Australia


Australia’s state by state Covid restrictions and coronavirus lockdown rules explained

What are the restrictions within Victoria and the border closures with NSW and Queensland? How far can I travel, and how many people can I have at my house? Untangle Australia’s Covid-19 laws and guidelines with our guideAustralian stats interactiveAustralian states and territories have different levels of restrictions to contain Covid-19.Here we answer some common questions about restrictions in each state, based on the information available as of 1 December. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Australian police and policing, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, NSW, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Law (Australia, Coronavirus


Tony Mokbel conviction quashed as fallout from Lawyer X scandal rumbles on

Drug baron remains in jail while he appeals other guilty verdicts citing involvement of lawyer-turned-police informant Nicola Gobbo Little time was wasted on pleasantries during the first meeting between the gangland lawyer Nicola Gobbo and the police officers who were handling her as an informant in 2005.“Tell us everything you know about Tony Mokbel,” was how the police handler known as Mr White started the meeting. Continue reading...
Tags: Drugs, Australia news, Australian police and policing, Victoria, Melbourne, Crime - Australia, White, Law (Australia, Tony Mokbel, Lawyer X, Nicola Gobbo, Nicola Gobbo Little


Australia is making Google and Facebook pay for news: what difference will the code make?

The government’s legislation to force the tech giants to negotiate with news media companies is being closely watched around the worldThe Australian government tabled world-first media legislation in parliament on Wednesday which will force Google and Facebook to negotiate a fair payment with news organisations for using their content in Facebook’s newsfeed and Google’s search.The Australian law is separate to a recent deal Facebook made to pay mainstream UK news outlets millions of pounds a yea...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Australia, Advertising, Australia news, Australian media, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, SBS, News Corporation, Guardian Australia, Nine Entertainment, Law (Australia


Australia politics live: Kevin Rudd says Morrison 'misled' parliament by implying former PM received Covid travel exemptions

NSW reports no new locally acquired Covid cases; NSW and Victoria to ease restrictions; federal parliament returns for the final sitting week of 2020 – latest updates Global coronavirus news – liveCoalition may strip casuals of up to $39bn in claimsChina boycott to hit Australian wine harder than expected 7.23am GMT The ACTU secretary Sally McManus has just issued this statement responding to the government’s new wage theft proposal. McManus:We welcome any laws that will address wage theft,...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Adelaide, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Industrial relations


Australia politics live: WA to reopen borders; NSW and Victoria lose AAA credit rating

NSW reports no new locally acquired Covid cases; NSW and Victoria to ease restrictions; federal parliament returns for the final sitting week of 2020 – latest updates Global coronavirus news – liveCoalition may strip casuals of up to $39bn in claimsChina boycott to hit Australian wine harder than expected 6.25am GMT Good afternoon! It’s so nice outside (if you’re in Sydney)! You should be outside enjoying the weather, but also still constantly and anxiously checking this blog obviously. The...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison


Australian politics live: WA to reopen borders; NSW and Victoria lose AAA credit rating

NSW reports no new locally acquired Covid cases; NSW and Victoria to ease restrictions; federal parliament returns for the final sitting week of 2020 – latest updates Global coronavirus news – liveCoalition may strip casuals of up to $39bn in claimsChina boycott to hit Australian wine harder than expected 5.22am GMT It looks like Bridget Archer is abstaining again - I can’t see her in the chamber. 5.21am GMT The third reading debate is happening on the cashless debit card legislation v...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, House, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Greg Hunt


Australian politics live: WA to reopen borders; NSW and Victoria lose AAA credit rating – question time

NSW reports no new locally acquired Covid cases; NSW and Victoria to ease restrictions; federal parliament returns for the final sitting week of 2020 – latest updates Global coronavirus news – liveCoalition may strip casuals of up to $39bn in claimsChina boycott to hit Australian wine harder than expected 4.23am GMT For those asking, South Australians travelling to WA will have to quarantine for two weeks (at the moment)NSW and Victoria (along with every other jurisdiction other than SA) wi...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, National party


Australian politics live: NSW reports no new locally acquired Covid cases; NSW and Victoria to ease restrictions – question time

NSW to lift tranche of restrictions while in Victoria it will no longer be compulsory to wear face masks in offices or cafes; federal parliament returns for the final sitting week of 2020 – latest updates Global coronavirus news – liveCoalition may strip casuals of up to $39bn in claimsChina boycott to hit Australian wine harder than expected 3.23am GMT Andrew Wilkie has the independent’s question today:Centrelink’s automated data matching system is now terrorising pensioners this time with...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Greg Hunt


Australian politics live: NSW reports no new locally acquired Covid cases; NSW and Victoria to ease restrictions

NSW to lift tranche of restrictions while in Victoria it will no longer be compulsory to wear face masks in offices or cafes; federal parliament returns for the final sitting week of 2020 – latest updates Global coronavirus news – liveCoalition may strip casuals of up to $39bn in claimsChina boycott to hit Australian wine harder than expected 1.17am GMT Christian Porter said once the IR bill is introduced to parliament (most likely Wednesday) it will go to committee for review and further c...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison


Australian politics live: Queensland reports three Covid cases in hotel quarantine; NSW and Victoria to ease restrictions

NSW to lift tranche of restrictions while in Victoria it will no longer be compulsory to wear face masks in offices or cafes; federal parliament returns for the final sitting week of 2020 – latest updates Global coronavirus news – liveCoalition may strip casuals of up to $39bn in claimsChina boycott to hit Australian wine harder than expected 12.14am GMT NSW has recorded no locally acquired Covid cases in the past 24 hours. Four people in hotel quarantine have tested positive.We are still w...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Greg Hunt


Australian politics live: NSW and Victoria to ease Covid restrictions; final sitting week of parliament

NSW to lift tranche of restrictions while in Victoria it will no longer be compulsory to wear face masks in offices or cafes; federal parliament returns for the final sitting week of 2020 – latest updates Global coronavirus news – liveCoalition may strip casuals of up to $39bn in claimsChina boycott to hit Australian wine harder than expected 9.35pm GMT Richard Marles spoke to ABC News Breakfast this morning about the foreign interference bill, which he said was “half baked” - but Labor is ...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Greg Hunt, Bill


Witness K lawyer Bernard Collaery wins international free speech prize

Lawyer earns the UK’s Blueprint for Free Speech whistleblowing prize for his efforts exposing Australia’s spy operation in Timor-LesteThe Australian lawyer Bernard Collaery has won a prestigious British free speech prize for his efforts exposing a secret Australian operation to bug Timor-Leste’s fledgling government during sensitive oil and gas negotiations.Collaery is still being pursued by the Australian government through the criminal courts and, if convicted, the barrister and former ACT att...
Tags: UK, Australia, Australia news, Timor-Leste, Leste, Timor, Bernard Collaery, Law (Australia, Witness K case


Australian politics live: Twitter flags tweet about ADF as Chinese state media ridicules apology demand

Scott Morrison had called on China to apologise and sought removal of tweet; Victoria revamps hotel quarantine program under single agency with private security banned. Follow all the latestChina condemns ‘murder’ of Afghans by Australian troopsFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 6.26am GMT The ASX200 has had its best month on record, with gains of 9.96 per cent coming amid optimism for a coronavirus vaccine and US election results.The record, set af...
Tags: Health, Energy, Australia, China, US, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Australian military, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Melbourne, Liberal party, Tasmania


Australian politics live: Twitter flags Chinese government's tweet with fake image of ADF soldier

Prime minister calls on China to apologise and seeks removal of tweet; Victoria revamps hotel quarantine program under single agency with private security banned. Follow all the latestChina condemns ‘murder’ of Afghans by Australian troopsFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 5.33am GMT Elaine Pearson, the director of Human Rights Watch in Australia, told Guardian Australia the tweet is “breathtakingly, gobsmackingly hypocritical”.Obviously war crimes ...
Tags: Health, Energy, Hong Kong, Australia, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Australian military, Un, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Melbourne, Liberal party


Australian politics live: Scott Morrison says Chinese government should be ashamed of 'repugnant' tweet on ADF soldiers

Prime minister calls on China to apologise and seeks removal of tweet; Victoria revamps hotel quarantine program under single agency with private security banned. Follow all the latestChina condemns ‘murder’ of Afghans by Australian troopsFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 3.29am GMT The Labor opposition leader, Anthony Albanese, backed Morrison’s stand, arguing the tweet was gratuitous, inflammatory and deeply offensive. “Australia’s condemnation ...
Tags: Health, Energy, Labor, Australia, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Australian military, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Melbourne, Liberal party, Canberra


Australian politics live: Scott Morrison says Chinese government should be 'ashamed' of tweet on Afghan killings by Australian soldiers

China foreign ministry says it is ‘shocked’ by Brereton report’s findings; Victoria revamps hotel quarantine program under single agency with private security banned. Follow the latestChina condemns ‘murder’ of Afghans by Australian troopsFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 2.29am GMT “The only thing that has brought shame today is this appalling post by the Chinese government,” says Scott Morrison.Morrison is having audio problems, so there is a del...
Tags: Health, Energy, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Australian military, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Melbourne, Liberal party, Canberra, Scott Morrison, National party


Australian politics live: Chinese foreign ministry condemns 'murder' of Afghan civilians by Australian soldiers

China ‘shocked’ by Brereton report’s findings; Daniel Andrews announces department of health to be split; NSW reaches 23rd day in a row with no new infections; PM remains at the Lodge after trip to Japan. Follow the latestFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 1.17am GMT After the news that Russia had raised concerns about Australian special forces’ actions in Afghanistan, China too is speaking up over the findings of the Brereton report.Zhao Lijian, a ...
Tags: Health, Energy, Japan, Abc, China, Russia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Australian military, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Melbourne, Liberal party


Australian politics live: emissions figures released as NSW approaches Covid elimination

State reaches 23rd day in a row with no new infections; PM remains at the Lodge after trip to Japan; international students return to Darwin; pressure grows for tougher anti-corruption body. Follow all the latest updatesFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 12.26am GMT There is about to be a cabinet reshuffle, so all the government MPs are being a little more sensitive, and bolshy, than usual. It’s like all the worst drama kids are fighting to be the u...
Tags: Health, Energy, Japan, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Australian military, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Melbourne, Liberal party, Canberra, Scott Morrison


Australian politics live: Morrison still in isolation as parliament returns for final 2020 sitting

PM remains at The Lodge after trip to Japan; pressure grows for tougher anti-corruption body; 2020 emissions figures to be released; and office workers return in limited numbers in Melbourne. Follow all the latest updates Follow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 9.18pm GMT Asked about just speaking to his counterparts in China, Simon Birmingham says:Well, I can pick up the phone, but they’re not choosing to do so. If you’re calling and no one is answering...
Tags: Health, Energy, Japan, Australia, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Australian military, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Melbourne, Liberal party, Canberra


Victoria delays decriminalising public drunkenness until 2022

The government has committed to open sobering-up centres and introduce a new offence for police following the death of Tanya DayVictoria has committed to a health-based response to public drunkenness following the recommendations of a group set up in the wake of the death of Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day, but the laws to decriminalise public drunkenness will not take effect until 2022.The proposed model includes establishing sobering-up centres in Victoria, introducing a new offence of negligent c...
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