Police will and do push boundaries — and act unethically — in order to secure "victories" over supposedly sophisticated criminal activity. This poses a very big problem for our democracy.
A lawyer-turned-police informant. A name everyone knows, but can't publish. A number of major convictions now in question. This will make one hell of a mini-series.
Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has announced changes to Liberal Party rules governing leadership spills, Victoria will launch a royal commission into the convictions of notorious gangland figures, and reports emerge that the Brisbane Broncos' leadership change narrowly staved off a player revolt. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
It's amazing how the public's insatiable appetite for true crime continues to spawn tired and aged trivia masquerading as news, writes former Truth crime writer Adrian Tame.
AFL has always been intrinsically linked to the underbelly of Melbourne. Why? The answer is obvious: gangsters and footy players are very, very similar. It's all money, women and violence, writes Jamie Johnstone.
What possible motive could the frail old woman have doing the things she is alleged to have done to the really nice Mr Tuppence? The Kooka Brothers are on the trail.
It's goodbye Sunday ... Seven wins last week of summer ratings ... ABC music to change? Ta ta da da da ... Last night's TV ratings
The Nine Network's hopes of regaining ground in the 2008 ratings battle have been dealt a blow by the failure of The Chopping Block, its first significant new production of the year, writes Glenn Dyer.
Underbelly is due to start “shortly” on Nine and is being heavily promoted on air and during the Test Cricket. It is based on the book of the same name by veteran Age journalists John Silvester and Andrew Rule. But could there be a hold-up?