Crime - Australia

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Cybercriminals to face new offences as ransomware attacks grow in Australia
Federal government crackdown will include new criminal offences after more than 500 cyber ransoms were reported in 2020-21

Tory Shepherd

13, Oct, 2021 @8:33 AM

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Teenagers ‘charged for petty crimes’ locked up in NSW because of homelessness, report says
Last year hundreds of highly vulnerable adolescents were detained before sentencing because they had nowhere else to go, peak youth homelessness body finds

Cait Kelly

07, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Sydney gang rapist Mohammed Skaf released on parole after two decades in jail
Skaf, 38, will be electronically monitored and barred from some western Sydney locations

Michael McGowan

06, Oct, 2021 @1:11 AM

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The rise of ‘citizen sleuths’: the true crime buffs trying to solve cases
Inspired by hit podcasts and documentaries, ordinary people are trying to track down fugitives and reopen cold cases. But should they be?

Amelia Tait

02, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Tall outback tales: how one man’s disappearance haunts the landscape at Larrimah
In Australia’s dead heart, telling yarns about the many ways to die in the bush is practically a pastime

Caroline Graham and Kylie Stevenson

01, Oct, 2021 @8:00 PM

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NSW police investigating desecration of Indigenous Myall Creek massacre memorial
Thousands of dollars of damage was done to facilities at the site of one of the most infamous mass killings in Australia’s colonial history

Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor

01, Oct, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Alleged victims of Malka Leifer give evidence in Melbourne court
Hearing for the accused child abuser will determine whether there is enough evidence against her for a trial to proceed in a higher court

Nino Bucci

13, Sep, 2021 @7:16 AM

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‘Every message was copied to the police’: the inside story of the most daring surveillance sting in history
Billed as the most secure phone on the planet, An0m became a viral sensation in the underworld. There was just one problem for anyone using it for criminal means: it was run by the police

Simon Parkin

11, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Derek Bromley to make one last bid for freedom after nearly 40 years in jail for murder
He has been eligible for release since 2006 but has remained in prison because he consistently denies committing the crime

Nino Bucci

03, Sep, 2021 @12:32 AM

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Sydney gang rapist Mohammed Skaf set to be released on parole
NSW government indicates it won’t oppose release of 38-year-old who has served more than two decades in prison

Nino Bucci

27, Aug, 2021 @1:40 AM

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Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd could be spied on by Asio under new laws – here’s why
National security bills that give authorities new powers are being rushed through parliament. What do they allow and who can be the target?

Paul Karp

26, Aug, 2021 @7:17 AM

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Australian powers to spy on cybercrime suspects given green light
Coalition bill to create powerful new warrants, allowing authorities to modify and delete data and even take over accounts, passes Senate

Paul Karp

25, Aug, 2021 @6:20 AM

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