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Lawyer X scandal reveals a toxic police culture

Lawyer X scandal reveals a toxic police culture

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.

The ‘Lawyer X’ scandal is an astounding snapshot of Melbourne’s gangland past

The ‘Lawyer X’ scandal is an astounding snapshot of Melbourne’s gangland past

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.

Morrison implements leadership spill guard

Morrison implements leadership spill guard

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.

Seven ‘explosive investigation’ a crime against news

Seven ‘explosive investigation’ a crime against news

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.

Carl Williams, gangsters and footy: a brief history

Carl Williams, gangsters and footy: a brief history

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.

Feed the birds, tuppence a bag

Feed the birds, tuppence a bag

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.

No bail for Judy Moran in Dessie Moran killing case

No bail for Judy Moran in Dessie Moran killing case

Judy Moran and family friend Suzanne Kane were denied bail this afternoon after a magistrate deemed them a danger to the public.

Media briefs and TV ratings

Media briefs and TV ratings

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

Nine suffers ratings casualty before the battle even begins

Nine suffers ratings casualty before the battle even begins

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.

Could Channel Nine’s Underbelly undergo gastric banding?

Could Channel Nine’s Underbelly undergo gastric banding?

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?