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Australia has made it a criminal offence to perform a Nazi salute or publicly display Nazi hate symbols, punishable with up to a year's imprisonment. The Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Prohibited Hate Symbols and Other Measures) Act 2023, which came into force today, also criminalises glor

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An Australian judge has been ordered to personally pay damages to a man he imprisoned for contempt following "a parody of a court hearing". The Federal Court of Australia yesterday awarded over $300,000 AUD (around €180,000 or £150,000) to the man, identified by the pseudonym "Mr Stradfor

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The findings of an inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment by a senior Australian judge have prompted urgent reviews into how the country's courts deal with sexual misconduct. Lawyers for Dyson Heydon, a former judge of the High Court of Australia, have said their client denies "any allegation

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Correspondence between Queen Elizabeth II and her representative in Australia during his controversial dismissal of Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam in 1975 can be released to the public, judges have ruled. Three years after his Labor Party's narrow election victory, Mr Whitlam was removed fr

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