Angus Thompson, Brisbane Times

Angus Thompson

Brisbane Times

Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Past articles by Angus:

Bruce Lehrmann rape trial abandoned, charges dropped

Director of Public Prosecutions for the ACT, Shane Drumgold, SC, said the trial would not proceed because of the unacceptable risk to Brittany Higgins’ life. → Read More

‘Intimidation and retribution’: Scott Morrison attacks government over censure motion

Scott Morrison is the first former prime minister to be censured by federal parliament. → Read More

Culture in ‘Canberra bubble’ in sharp focus during Lehrmann trial

Young staffers are given great power and prestige within the fiefdoms of ministerial offices despite their lack of experience, professional or otherwise. → Read More

Lehrmann trial live updates: Case continues in Canberra after Linda Reynolds gives evidence

Former political staffer Bruce Lehrmann has pleaded not guilty to a single charge of having sex with colleague Brittany Higgins without her consent, being reckless as to whether she was consenting. He denies having sex with her at all. → Read More

Reynolds denies trying to ‘coach’ defence’s questioning of Higgins

The court also heard Liberal senator Linda Reynolds asked the lawyer for Bruce Lehrmann, the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins, for a transcript of her evidence. → Read More

Lehrmann tells police he had ‘innocuous night’, denies going to Reynolds’ office with Higgins

The former Liberal staffer told police in a recorded interview it was “possible” he could have acted intimately with Higgins during a night out with colleagues, but denied raping her. → Read More

‘It became about them’: Higgins says journalists fought over story release

The former Liberal staffer was being questioned about whether the timing of media stories she had done was designed to inflict political damage. → Read More

Former ministers could give evidence in Lehrmann trial

ACT Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucy McCallum warned potential jurors the case had become a “cause celebre” and that anyone who attended the March for Justice should not participate. → Read More

Nick Kyrgios applies to have assault charge dismissed on mental health grounds

Kyrgios, 27, was in Tokyo playing in the Japan Open as the criminal matter against him was being heard in the ACT Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday morning. → Read More

The Project’s Brittany Higgins tape won’t be used in trial

Crown prosecutor Shane Drumgold told the ACT Supreme Court on Wednesday he had “no legal basis” to rely on the recording after defence lawyer asked whether that interview of Higgins would be relied upon in the trial. → Read More

Migration deal in sight at summit

Unions and employers have backed the case to boost migration from 160,000 to 200,000 places a year. → Read More

Wage rise tipped to spur greater living costs

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese praised the decision by the Fair Work Commission to award a $40-a-week increase to the minimum wage saying it was a cost of living lifeline. → Read More

Extra staff promised to ease passport delays

The number of passport applications has increased from pre-pandemic levels of up to 9000 a day, to up to 12000 a day, with the number daily applications reached a record 16,400 on Tuesday. → Read More

What happens to your ballot once you’ve voted? What happens if there’s no clear result on election night?

Your ballot papers will be counted several times, bagged and tagged, counted again, then kept under lock and key for a few years. Why? → Read More

Workers could go $4000 backwards if wages and inflation don’t meet: union

The ACTU issued the warning as new figures showed the biggest fall in the after-inflation value of wages this century. → Read More

Albanese sparks political storm by backing wage rise to match inflation

The government accused the Labor leader of making “policy on the run” while employers warned the higher minimum wage would destroy jobs. → Read More

High postal vote could delay result in a close contest

About 2 million of the nation’s 17.2 million enrolled voters have applied to the Australian Electoral Commission to cast their ballot by mail, meaning a significant chunk of votes will not be counted on May 21. → Read More

Morrison pitches himself as McGowan’s ally in Perth

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has sought to pit Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese against Mark McGowan by styling himself as an ally of the popular WA premier. → Read More

Trial of Brittany Higgins’ alleged rapist going ahead

The criminal trial of Brittany Higgins’ alleged rapist is set to go ahead in a matter of weeks after his bid to halt the trial was defeated. → Read More

Liberal preselection challenger kicked out of party due to court case

A member of the NSW Liberals’ state executive who launched a legal challenge over the preselection process has been kicked out of the party. → Read More