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Cathy Freeman's body suit from Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony may be found

The suit Cathy Freeman wore when she lit the Sydney Olympic cauldron may have been found after going missing the night of that Opening Ceremony in 2000. 88 more words


Men who flew from Sydney to Perth to torture drug dealer over debt sentenced

Four men who flew to Western Australia and tortured a Perth drug dealer, leaving him permanently disabled, have received lengthy jail terms.

Gary Visanich, 43, was lured to a house in Bentley and assaulted over a number of hours by Cyril Mansour, his brother Serji, Andy Mannah and Niraj Singh, who flew to Perth from Sydney in November 2011. 240 more words


Amin Mohamed to stand trial for allegedly trying to join Syrian conflict

A 24-year-old Sydney man has been committed to stand trial for allegedly trying to join the fighting in Syria.

Amin Mohamed is accused of obtaining a phone number in a false name, applying for a New Zealand passport, booking flights to Turkey and obtaining the contact details of a Turkish resident to facilitate travel from Turkey to Syria. 178 more words


Eddie Obeid, former Labor NSW minister, granted bail after facing court on misconduct charges

Former New South Wales Labor minister Eddie Obeid has walked free on unconditional bail after facing court on charges of misconduct in public office.

It was Obeid’s first court appearance after a series of long-running high profile public inquiries into his conduct. 370 more words


Sydney siege: Man behind Martin Place stand-off was Iranian Man Haron Monis, who had violent criminal history

Man Haron Monis, who was granted political asylum in Australia in 2001, was on bail for a string of violent offences, including being an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife. 716 more words


Sydney siege survivors: Who were the hostages?

Here’s what we know about some of the other 15 hostages who were caught up in the ordeal but survived.

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Sydney siege: Tony Abbott says Sydney gunman Man Haron Monis was not on security watchlists

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has revealed the gunman responsible for the Sydney siege was not on a security watchlist, despite his long criminal history and known “infatuation with extremism”. 699 more words

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