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Recent articles by Jamie:

A 30-year 'ill-kept secret' exposed after justice served to the family court bomber

When Justice David Opas left his family at the dinner table to answer the doorbell in June 1980, a gunshot echoed through his neighbourhood in Sydney's east. → Read More

Man accused of murders, bombings to learn his fate in court verdict

A man accused of four murders and a string of bombings in Sydney in the 1980s will receive his verdict today after a disjointed, marathon trial that began more than two years ago. → Read More

Celeste Barber breaks silence on $51m bushfire fundraiser to call for NSW law change

Comedian Celeste Barber offers a rare comment about her massive bushfire fundraising efforts for the NSW Rural Fire Service, and reveals she considered changing her campaign to include more charities but decided against it. → Read More

Assault charge dismissed against nursing home assistant who tied elderly woman to a chair with a plastic bag

An assault charge is dismissed against a "humble" nursing home assistant who tied an elderly woman's leg to a chair to prevent a fall during a shower. → Read More

Sydney doctor found guilty of sexually assaulting sleeping patients in Glebe clinic

A doctor who claimed to perform "alternative treatment" with his genitals on sleeping patients at clinic in Sydney's inner west has been found guilty of dozens of sexual assault offences. → Read More

Geoffrey Rush has major court win against Daily Telegraph

The publisher of Sydney newspaper The Daily Telegraph loses its appeal to reduce the $2.9 million in damages award to Geoffrey Rush after a high-profile defamation case last year. → Read More

Appeal decision against Geoffrey Rush's $2.87m defamation payout revealed today

The appeal decision in the defamation case of Geoffrey Rush will be revealed today, after The Daily Telegraph published stories which accused the Oscar winner of inappropriate conduct towards fellow actor Eryn Jean Norvill. → Read More

Sydney doctor gave 16yo girl 'alternative treatment' with his genitals, court hears

Glebe GP Ali Khorami — who is facing 25 charges related to five female complainants — tells his NSW District Court trial the tantric healing therapies he uses are "a special treatment for some patients". → Read More

Sydney dentist Preethi Reddy was murdered in hotel room before being stuffed in suitcase, coroner finds

Sydney dentist Preethi Reddy was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in the bathroom of a city hotel before he attempted to conceal the "heinous act", a NSW coroner has found. → Read More

Top NSW Health official admits Ruby Princess should not have been deemed 'low risk' for coronavirus

The NSW Government's process which permitted coronavirus-infected passengers to disembark from the Ruby Princess was "irrelevant" and should not have been used, a senior NSW Health employee tells an inquiry. → Read More

Cruise ships regularly flouted NSW Government's coronavirus advice, Ruby Princess inquiry hears

A senior NSW Health physician tells the Ruby Princess inquiry it "was not unusual" for cruise ships to defy government requests to collect COVID-19 swabs in the early stages of the pandemic. → Read More

Doctor accused of drugging, sexually assaulting patients while they slept at Sydney clinic

A court is told Ali Khorami, a doctor at a sleep research clinic in Glebe, sexually assaulted overnight patients and drugged one woman by spiking her orange juice. → Read More

Anonymous transcripts reveal dysfunctional jury room in childcare fraudster case

An extraordinary window into the off-limits territory of jury deliberations is opened by the unsuccessful appeal of NSW childcare fraudster Melissa Higgins, jailed in 2016 for a $3 million rort. → Read More

Ruby Princess coronavirus review slammed as spin despite NSW Health's claim it was an 'honest account'

An undated, anonymously-authored document by NSW Health — mistakenly left marked as "draft" and "confidential" — is slammed during a special inquiry into the handling of the Ruby Princess cruise ship. → Read More

Ruby Princess passengers disembarked before coronavirus test results to get flights, inquiry hears

A NSW Health physician says the department decided not to wait for COVID-19 swab results before allowing the Ruby Princess to disembark because passengers needed to catch flights. → Read More

Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham settles Sydney 'VB' skincare trademark case

Former Spice Girl and fashion designer Victoria Beckham has settled a trademark dispute with a Sydney-based skincare company over the use of the letters "VB". → Read More

NRL bans Dally M betting after two charged over alleged betting scandal

The NRL bans betting on this year's Dally M awards after two men were charged over suspicious betting activity in the lead-up to 2019's ceremony. → Read More

Former Knox Grammar sports director had pictures of babies among child abuse photos, courts documents reveal

Nicholas Warby is awaiting sentence in September after a stash of 3,400 images and videos were found on his phone — and he's told police he will "cop the punishment". → Read More

Backlash continues over footage of Indigenous teen arrest in Sydney

A Liberal MP says he hopes the investigation does its job, as the sister of the teen says the arrested boy was shaken up and distraught. The matter is now with the police Professional Standards Command. → Read More

Fairfax Media, Nationwide News and Sky News lose key appeal in Dylan Voller defamation case

The NSW Court of Appeal finds Fairfax Media, Nationwide News and Sky News were liable for comments posted on their Facebook pages about former Don Dale Youth Detention Centre detainee Dylan Voller. → Read More