Victoria's sexual crimes squad has closed its case into Victorian MP Will Fowles, with police saying he won't face charges over a serious assault allegation.
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A charter boat skipper has been fined and convicted after letting unqualified, unsupervised passengers take control of the vessel before it ran aground.
Lawyers for Senator Linda Reynolds, Brittany Higgins and her partner have appeared in court to sort out key dates in preparation for a joint defamation trial.
A Colombian man is feared dead after vanishing in suspicious circumstances as police arrest two men they believe could help with answers.
A mother accused of murdering her adult son told police her life had been a "nightmare" due to his violent behaviour resulting from a brain injury.
Police have taken four people into custody after a 27-year-old man drowned at Hobart's waterfront after allegedly being pushed.
A 43-year-old man has been charged with murder after a 30-year-old woman's body was found in a home north of Brisbane.
Kurtley Beale's sexual assault trial has been told the "desperate" rugby union star forced a woman to give him oral sex at a Bondi hotel in December 2022.
A forensic specialist has contradicted the claims of a murderer, that some of the 23 stab wounds suffered by Celeste Manno were caused by breaking glass.
Police were told not to pursue a trail bike that Indigenous teen Jai Wright was riding before he crashed into an unmarked car and died, an inquest has heard.
A woman and man in their 20s have died from gunshot wounds in separate and unrelated Queensland shootings.
A man posed as a rideshare driver to pick up two teens in Brisbane's nightclub precinct before sexually assaulting them while taking them home.
UN judges will rule on South Africa's request for emergency measures against Israel over its war with Hamas in Gaza, while talks continue for a new ceasefire.
Donald Trump has spoken briefly at his New York defamation trial but still broke the judge's rules by claiming a writer's sexual assault allegations were false.
A 63-year-old Queensland man has been charged with more 100 child sex offences that occurred over an 11-year period.
The US state of Alabama has put to death convicted murderer Kenneth Smith, carrying out the first execution using asphyxiation by nitrogen gas.
The United Nations' top court has ordered Israel to do all it can to prevent death, destruction and any acts of genocide in Gaza.
Kenneth Smith writhed and shook as he died from nitrogen asphyxiation, the first death row inmate to undergo the controversial new execution method.
Former US president Donald Trump must pay $US83.3 million to writer E. Jean Carroll for calling her sexual assault allegation a lie, a jury has found.
Jarryd Hayne will watch on as lawyers fight to overturn his convictions following three trials and a guilty verdict on two counts of rape.
A Captain Cook statue in Melbourne has been hacked off at the ankles ahead of Australia Day, and a memorial to Queen Victoria has been covered in paint.
An alleged attempted kidnapper of a man with over 700kg of cocaine has been bailed after lawyers asked how four men could carry all those drugs in a Yaris.
Investigators hope the release of CCTV showing the lead-up to lawyer Mahmoud Abbas's Sydney shooting will help them find the gunman.
A man accused of shooting at another driver in an alleged road rage attack on the Gold Coast has been extradited to Queensland from NSW.
Former presenter Andrew O'Keefe has been ordered into community supervision for domestic violence-related offences and fined for drug possession.
Protesters have allegedly forced their way into two defence contractors' buildings in the belief they were supplying Israeli forces in Gaza.
NRL player Tom Starling is seeking compensation over a brawl in which he was repeatedly punched by police officers, two of whom are now facing assault charges.
Woolworths chief executive Brad Banducci has backed the supermarket's choice not to stock Australia Day merchandise as staff report more and more abuse.
Kurtley Beale has pleaded not guilty before a jury that is expected to hear from the woman he is accused of groping and sexually assaulting at a Sydney pub.
The jury judging if Kurtley Beale groped and sexually assaulted a woman has seen CCTV from the night as his lawyer argues a "quite different version of events".
A Sydney man used power tools to access 143kg of heroin hidden in imported bakery equipment despite AFP officers removing the drugs earlier, a jury has heard.