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NSW lonely hearts fraudster gets 3.5 years

A Sydney mother who swindled more than $2 million from lonely men using dating services has broken down in court after learning she will spend at least 18 months in...

Bid to pay Qld apprentices less than award

Queensland's peak construction industry bodies have launched a legal bid to continue paying first-year apprentices $8.93 an hour, almost $4 less than the award.

Calls to wipe gay NT sex convictions

Gay men in the Northern Territory who were convicted of homosexuality more than three decades ago must have their records cleared, human rights lawyers argue.

Gunman faces charges in Qld and NSW

A man armed with a gun who tried to outrun police after they used tyre spikes to stop his four-wheel drive and camper trailer in a Queensland town now faces...

Fahour says didn't quit over pay criticism

Australia Post chief executive Ahmed Fahour has made passionate defence of his time in charge of the postal service and says his decision to quit was not sparked by recent...

Pink batts businesses sue federal govt

A class action on behalf of businesses who lost out after the Commonwealth pink batts home insulation was canned alleges the federal government engaged in unconscionable conduct.