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How to get a lenient life sentence

The crime might be the same, but the punishment depends on where in Australia you find yourself standing up in court.

A mourner leaves flowers at the site where Courtney Herron's body was found (Image: AAP/James Ross)

How do you solve a problem like toxic masculinity?

Australian women are still facing an epidemic of violence, but the conversation about it has notably shifted to "men's behaviour".

Victoria Police assistant commissioner Luke Cornelius (Image: AAP/James Ross*)

Arrest for Melbourne woman’s murder

Good morning, early birds. Victorian Police have arrested and charged a man for the murder of Melbourne woman Courtney Herron, and Scott Morrison's newly announced frontbench includes a number a historical firsts. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Our government hopes we’ll forget about Saudi brutality

The government says it will do nothing further in response to the Saudi murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi until there's an investigation completed. Which is very handy indeed.

Two journalists reportedly killed in a deadly week for press freedom

Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova has been murdered, while Turkish authorities investigate the disappearance of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi.

June Speedy (third left), mother of Clinton Speedy, one of the victims of the Bowraville murders, along with (L-R) Dianne Duroux, Helen Duroux, Jeremy Jerome and Laura Speedy, march on NSW Parliament House in 2013.

A short history of Australia’s unclear double jeopardy laws

Australia's double jeopardy laws are under scrutiny, after the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal rejected an application to retry a man for the Bowraville murders. This isn't the first time they've been questioned.

Crikey Worm: manhunt after alleged murder of teen girl

Good morning, early birds. Gold Coast police are searching for a suspect after discovering the body of a teenage girl. Plus, the AFL under scrutiny. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods

Rundle: on immutable violence and the possibility of change

Since the rape and murder of Eurydice Dixon, the public debate about male violence has become chaotic and counter-productive.

Melbourne mourning Eurydice Dixon in June, 2018.

Crikey Worm: thousands mourn Eurydice Dixon

Good morning, early birds. Eurydice Dixon, and the 29 other women who have been killed this year, have been mourned in vigils across the country. Plus, NSW announces a $3.9 billion budget surplus. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

We don’t blame the Hoddle Street or Port Arthur victims; so why do we blame women?

Crikey readers respond to the death of Eurydice Dixon, and the ensuing anger from women. Plus, Rebel Wilson's amended defamation payout.