Country football veteran sues club over alleged drunken spectator assault

Country football veteran sues club over alleged drunken spectator assault

Country football veteran Perry Meka,56,was hospitalised after an assault following a tense football match at the Hoppers Crossing Football Club in Melbourne’s outer southwest.

  • byDavid Estcourt

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‘Tragic legacy’:Man jailed for 25 years for murdering ex-partner in front of their children

‘Tragic legacy’:Man jailed for 25 years for murdering ex-partner in front of their children

Justice Jane Dixon told the killer his actions – committed while alcohol-affected and jealous of his former partner’s new relationship – had created “an enormous hole” in the lives of his children.

  • byAdam Cooper
Roberta Williams pleads guilty to blackmailing reality TV show producer

Roberta Williams pleads guilty to blackmailing reality TV show producer

Gangland widow Roberta Williams filmed scenes for a reality television series about her life before she blackmailed the show’s producer.

  • byKaren Sweeney
Russian billionaire in court fight to be removed from sanctions list

Russian billionaire in court fight to be removed from sanctions list

Russian billionaire Alexander Abramov is suing Australia’s foreign affairs minister.

  • byAdam Cooper
Bikie Mark Buddle appears in Melbourne court after six years abroad

Bikie Mark Buddle appears in Melbourne court after six years abroad

Flanked by security staff,the senior Comancheros figure faced Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Friday charged over his alleged involvement in the $40 million drug importation to Melbourne in 2021.

  • byErin Pearson
Catholic Church says family members not included in victim laws

Catholic Church says family members not included in victim laws

Lawyers of a father suing over the alleged abuse of his son say the church’s interpretation of legislation could extinguish legal entitlements of families if a victim dies.

  • byDavid Estcourt
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Former Ambulance Victoria executive sues,claiming sexism ‘shattered’ her career

Former Ambulance Victoria executive sues,claiming sexism ‘shattered’ her career

Ex-director of complex care Tracey Tobias says the impact of the sexism she experienced was so severe it destroyed her mental health,self-confidence and professional self-esteem.

  • byWendy Tuohy andDavid Estcourt
‘Tragic death’:Family of teen who died after boxing session sue for negligence

‘Tragic death’:Family of teen who died after boxing session sue for negligence

George Diamond,18,joined Sting Gym in Cranbourne West to improve his fitness. Seven months later,he died in hospital after numerous visits to medical professionals seeking help for a debilitating concussion.

  • byErin Pearson
Man jailed over fatal bashing in BMW robbery

Man jailed over fatal bashing in BMW robbery

A man who attacked a father of three,bound his hands and left him to die in the dirt near a Melbourne primary school has been jailed for almost a decade.

  • byAdam Cooper
Man who displayed swastikas avoids jail by ‘an absolute whisker’

Man who displayed swastikas avoids jail by ‘an absolute whisker’

A magistrate has slammed as “disgusting,vile and repugnant” the actions of a man who targeted a Melbourne suburb with more than 50 swastika stickers.

  • byAdam Cooper
Man accused of abducting,raping teen hitch-hikers released on bail

Man accused of abducting,raping teen hitch-hikers released on bail

Garry Cook,71,will be allowed to reside with his sister in Pakenham until he appears in court in November.

  • byMarta Pascual Juanola