There was an eerie click as the shotgun's hammer dropped, followed by the thud of a dummy cartridge hitting the courtroom floor.
Michael Bachelard To corrupt police, foreigners are "fantastic, low risk targets".
Ross Peake The body representing international students says granting them more work hours will help avoid exploitation by employers.
Peter Hannam AGL is storing water produced from its coal seam gas wells without proper permits, anti-CSG activists claim, as protests at the energy giant's headquarters marked 100 consecutive weeks.
Timna Jacks A Geelong Grammar School student who was abused up to 40 times by a school tutor he considered a "father figure" has no memory of the abuse, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse has heard.
Sarah Whyte Solicitor-Generals for NSW and Queensland have defended the Northern Territory government's "paperless arrests" regime, arguing there was nothing wrong with officers being given the power to investigate, prosecute and then judge cases without a judicial process.
Anna Patty A second young woman has been rushed to hospital after suffering complications during a breast enlargement procedure at The Cosmetic Institute.
Michaela Whitbourn They are graduating from NSW law schools in numbers greater than their male counterparts, but women still make up just over 20 per cent of barristers, spend fewer hours in court and get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars less in fees.
Leesha McKenny The state government is considering buying out the owners of ANZ Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park, the Sports Minister says.
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