A Supreme Court jury in WA finds Francis Wark guilty of manslaughter however not guilty of murdering 17-12 months-old Hayley Dodd, who vanished in WA’s Wheatbelt area more than two decades ago and whose physique has by no means been discovered. The maverick MP’s latest COVID comments are labelled as harmful for public well being, with calls for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to take motion against him. Richard Pusey, who filmed lifeless and dying police officers on a Melbourne freeway, might be “probably the most hated man in Australia”, says a Melbourne judge, who is being urged to point out him mercy. Queensland records two new neighborhood circumstances of COVID-19, each linked to an present cluster, in an encouraging sign lockdown might be lifted on Thursday if the state of affairs does not worsen. A woman accused of murdering a New England farmer searched for suicide and murder strategies on-line for months earlier than his demise, a jury has heard. A war of words erupts between the Queensland and federal governments over the provision of the COVID-19 vaccine after federal minster David Littleproud says the state has carried out “three-fifths of bugger all” to help with the rollout.

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