Two serial paedophiles will be released from prison despite the State arguing both remain risks to the community and should remain behind bars, The West Australian can exclusively reveal.
Jake Dietsch and Kellie Balaam
Nothing is more important than the security, safety and wellbeing of our children. When it comes to child sex offenders, there can be no room for errors.
The father of four children shot dead by their grandfather in Margaret River will on Tuesday learn if he has succeeded in his fight for an inquest into their deaths.
A teenager accused of attempting to rape a 93-year-old during a break-in at her North Beach home has begged a magistrate for bail, saying ‘I’ve been in here for too long’.
Sporting a black t-shirt with ‘Villin’ emblazoned across it, former Rebels boss Nick Martin walked out of court a happy man after money laundering and extortion charges against him were dropped.
A young Perth woman has broken down while reliving an alleged sex attack by an Ola driver, who she says offered to pay for ‘fun’ and take her somewhere ‘private’ before indecently assaulting her.
A Margaret River pastry chef who allegedly strangled and threatened to kill his partner and their nine-year-old daughter has been remanded in custody.
A man who punched his partner in a drunken jealous rage has been sentenced to 12 months behind bars.
The charge is the latest blow to Australia’s oldest bank, which last month was hit with a $1.3b penalty for the country’s biggest breach of anti-money laundering laws.
The financial crimes watchdog in 2017 said junket partnerships with Australian casinos were compliant with anti-money laundering laws, a leaked report shows.
A murderer who sued the WA Government for compensation after a court ruled the Prisoners Review Board had breached the act when it cancelled his parole has lost his bid for damages.
A WA fashion designer jailed for stealing more than $160,000 from her employer has lost her bid to have her conviction overturned.
West Australians have given thousands to an appeal to help the family of Annaliesse Ugle, who lost her life to suicide after her alleged rapist was bailed, pay for the 11-year-old’s funeral.
A bus driver who secretly recorded his housemate before threatening to publish the nude images if she did not date or have sex with him has been jailed for his ‘abhorrent’ crimes.
A Queensland man has been refused bail and will have to serve out his 14 day-isolation period behind bars after allegedly breaching WA's hotel quarantine laws four times.
WA Police Minister Michelle Roberts says a proposal to change the law so those accused of child sex abuse crimes are not able to be bailed by police is ‘worth consideration’.
Australia Post has revealed the cost of the four Cartier watches at the centre of a scandal surrounding members of its former board.
A WA man who allegedly pretended to be a social media celebrity to befriend girls before allegedly blackmailing them into performing sex acts on camera has been charged with dozens of offences.
UPDATE: Annaliesse Ugle’s alleged rapist has been refused bail after he was arrested on further child sex abuse charges – but details around the new allegations can’t be reported due to a court order.
Annabel Hennessy and Shannon Hampton
The coach of a youth football side who also worked as a relief teacher at a western suburbs Catholic school has been charged with possessing child exploitation material.
An Aveley fast food boss has been accused of raping and assaulting his teenage co-worker more than 70 times — most of which allegedly occurred on the same day — at the outlet where they worked.
The costs of defending a law introduced by the McGowan Government to block Clive Palmer’s $28 billion damages claim are starting to pile up.
A 36-year-old man has been charged over the violent stabbing of mother of five, Julie Mercado, in her Beeliar home.
Police Minister Michelle Roberts says she will talk to Police Commissioner Chris Dawson about expanding specialist child abuse squads to the region where Annaliesse Ugle lived.
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