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transgender sexual violence hands up stock photo nsw police

Police are hunting a group of more than a dozen men who “cowardly” assaulted a transgender woman on Sydney’s northern beaches. The woman, aged in her late twenties, ended up unconscious after the mob of around 15 young men attacked her in the carpark near the Dee Why Surf Life Saving Club on March 20. …

scott johnson sydney nsw historical gay hate death australia

New South Wales homicide detectives investigating the 1988 suspected gay-hate killing of Scott Johnson have reportedly narrowed in on “a particular individual”. Scott Johnson’s body was found at the base of a cliff in Sydney on December 10, 1988. The Sydney-based American national was just 27 when he died. A coronial inquest initially concluded Johnson …

christian brothers child abuse

A West Australian judge yesterday awarded the highest payment ever to a victim in a case of Christian Brothers child abuse. Judge Mark Herron ordered the Christian Brothers to pay damages of $1.32  million to 75-year-old John Lawrence. Judge Herron described the abuse of child migrant Mr Lawrence as insulting, humiliating and degrading. He also …

scott johnson sydney gay hate murder steve johnson

The brother of gay man Scott Johnson, who died in Sydney 32 years ago, have matched a police reward for information in his alleged murder, with the total doubling to $2 million. Scott Johnson’s body was found at the base of a cliff at Blue Fish Point, near Manly’s North Head on December 10 1988. …

kimberley mcrae coogee nsw police murder investigation sydney extradition aruba

A 20-year-old Colombian man arrested on a Caribbean island is facing extradition to Australia for the alleged murder of Sydney woman Kimberley McRae. McRae, who was transgender, was found dead in her Coogee unit in January. A real estate agent discovered her body several days after the 69-year-old was last seen. Last week, local police …

Anthony Stott aqualicious

Aqualicious Masters Swimming Club recently paid tribute to longtime member Anthony Stott. Although the circumstances of Anthony’s death remain unclear, police allege three people detained and assaulted him for over six hours on 10 February. After apparently escaping, a truck struck him on the nearby highway and he died at the scene. A Tweed Heads …

revenge porn insta-famous porn star

Insta-famous porn star Fabricio Da Silva Claudino appeared in a Sydney court yesterday charged with 13 revenge porn offences. The prosecution alleges the Brazilian previously took photographs and a video of a partner without consent and uploaded them to the internet. The 31-year-old allegedly used his mobile phone to film himself having sex with his …

Tahitian prince joel Morehu-Barlow

Joseph Hohepa Morehu-Barlow, or Joel Morehu-Barlow, the fake Tahitian prince who stole over $16 million from Queensland Health, is set for release from jail and deportation back to New Zealand. Morehu-Barlow, originally sentenced to 14 years jail, became eligible for parole in 2016. After beginning work for Queensland Health in 2007, Morehu-Barlow eventually became a …

200-year-old diary matthew tomlinson

A historian examining the 200-year-old diary of a Yorkshire farmer discovered previously missed entries arguing for increased tolerance towards homosexuality. Matthew Tomlinson’s diary covers the period from 1806 until 1839.  It found its way into the Wakefield Library sometime before the 1950s. Matthew Tomlinson lived from about 1770 until 1850. A widower at the time …

Pell's High Court appeal Cardinal George Pell

Cardinal George Pell’s High Court appeal against his conviction for abusing two choirboys will proceed in March. The court announced it will hear the case on 11 and 12 March. The news comes following the Victorian director of prosecutions dropping some charges over the reporting of Pell’s original trial. Judge Peter Kidd previously sentenced George …

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