Government Services Minister Bill Shorten had a personal speechwriter on a reported $300,000 a year contract for two years, a senate estimates hearing has been told. The committee heard an “experienced” and “versatile” communications professional was awarded a $300,000 contract for a year by government agency Services Australia to writeContinue Reading

Bruce Lehrmann will appeal the Federal Court finding that he raped Brittany Higgins. News.com.au has confirmed Mr Lehrmann has lodged an appeal today with the Federal Court. The documents have not yet been served on Channel 10 and Lisa Wilkinson. Ms Higgins, who has moved to France, is currently inContinue Reading

Legal experts believe Liberal Senator Linda Reynolds could struggle to recover her costs if she wins her defamation case against Brittany Higgins because a $2.4 million compensation payout may be “protected” if the former political staffer is forced into bankruptcy. The legal question may turn on a section of theContinue Reading