Law

Cosby convicted of sexual assault

Disgraced comedian and actor Bill Cosby may spend the rest of his life behind bars after being found guilty of three counts of sexual assault.

Russia vetoes US resolution at UN Security Council

The West is ready to take military action against Syria if it is confirmed government forces were behind a toxic gas attack in Douma, but Russia has blocked an independent investigation proposed by the US.

Trump’s personal lawyer raided by FBI

Emails, financial documents and business records from the offices of Trump's personal lawyer have been seized by the FBI, and the President has called it an "attack on our country".

Real-time technology for terror response

The public will soon have an app with an emergency button that will enable their videos and photos of public incidents to be turned into real-time intelligence for first responders.

Tariff exemptions only temporary

America's partners are on the clock. They have to come up with trade deals that are acceptable to Trump or they'll be slapped with the metal levies too.

Packer quits Crown Resorts over mental health issues

The troubled billionaire businessman has stepped down from the board in the wake of relationship breakdowns, ill-fated business decisions, and his implication in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption scandal.

New visa to attract tech talent to Australia

The likes of Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes and leading entrepreneur Steve Baxter have been warning the Australian government about the tech skills shortage for years, and now at last it is taking steps to correct the situation.

Daughter of Russian spy confirmed as second victim

Double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are fighting for life after an apparent assassination attempt, which has invited comparisons to the FSB murder of Alexander Litvinenko in a London hotel in 2006.

Judgment day looms for Oxfam

The UK-based charity is expected to hand over all the details of its internal investigation into sexual exploitation, as the British government threatens to withdraw its millions in state aid.

Poland passes controversial holocaust bill

Anyone who refers to Auschwitz as a 'Polish' death camp will soon be risking jail time, as nation's senate introduces law to distance itself from horrors of the Holocaust.

Oliver Curtis put in charge of E-Nome

Less than six months after being released from prison, Curtis has been handed the keys to a start-up aiming to raise $60 million for the roll-out of a controversial healthcare app.

Slaving away for $8 an hour

Inspectors found Shigeo Ishiyama had falsified payment records to hide the fact he was paying his Japanese workers less than half the minimum the wage.

Class action against CBA could be largest ever

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers (MBL) alleges the lender failed to keep shareholders up to date while making “misleading and deceptive” statements about its compliance with anti-money laundering laws.

Kept in the dark about contamination

Residents of Williamtown were only informed of toxic chemical contamination three years after the Department of Defence stopped using the hazardous fire-fighting foam.