Meagan Dillon,

Meagan Dillon

Adelaide, SA, Australia

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Recent articles by Meagan:

Adelaide man who admitted to sexually abusing children in Cambodia loses bid to keep identity secret

A South Australian man who has admitted to sexually abusing children in Cambodia over a three-year period loses his bid to keep his identity a secret. → Read More

Where did the urban legend of the dangerous Australian drop bear come from?

Tricking visitors into believing Australia is home to predatory bears that drop from treetops on to unsuspecting people walking below has become a national pastime, but where did the myth originate? → Read More

'It's heartbreaking': Kangaroo Island rescue team finds koala which appears to be grieving the death of another

It was a scene that broke the hearts of a small animal rescue team on Kangaroo Island — an injured koala appearing to grieve for a furry friend who did not survive in the aftermath of the bushfires. → Read More

'Sometimes humour is the best medicine': Journalist falls for drop bear prank during bushfire coverage

When a Scottish journalist was asked if she wanted to hold an elusive Australian drop bear during the Kangaroo Island bushfire crisis, she jumped at the chance, bringing some much-needed laughter amid the bushfire crisis. → Read More

South Australian man admits to killing his wife in 1973, but not murdering her

A South Australian man has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife more than 46 years ago. Colleen Adams' death was declared a major crime in 1979. → Read More

The bushfires have been a 'holocaust of destruction' for wildlife, with rare species on Kangaroo Island at risk

Plant and animal species may have been eliminated completely after bushfires raged across Australia, with rare species on Kangaroo Island at risk of extinction → Read More

'The breakthrough of the next decade': Dementia vaccine set to start human trials

A dementia vaccine — which is the brainchild of a South Australian academic — is on the cusp of starting human trials, with researchers hopeful it will be the breakthrough of the next decade. → Read More

Peter Dansie found guilty of murder after pushing wife's wheelchair into Adelaide pond

Adelaide man Peter Dansie is found guilty of murdering his wife by pushing her wheelchair into a pond where she drowned in 2017. → Read More

Meth lab described as biggest in SA history lands three men in jail after Croydon drug bust

One of the men jailed over what was described as the largest methamphetamine lab in SA history was intending to use the money he made to pay for IVF for his partner, an Adelaide judge says. → Read More

This is what accused Adelaide wife-killer Peter Rex Dansie told police on the day his wife died

Peter Rex Dansie spoke for almost three hours about breeding goats, family legal stoushes, steamy online chats and his struggle to save his wife during an interview with police, which was tendered during his trial in October. → Read More

Convicted paedophile back behind bars after alleged parole breaches says he has been assaulted in jail

SA child sex offender Gary John Tipping — who was recently released from prison — has been placed on an interim detention order after allegedly breaching multiple parole conditions after just six weeks back in the community. → Read More

David Leyonhjelm makes 'offer of nothing' in settlement with Sarah Hanson-Young, court hears

The Federal Court has heard former senator David Leyonhjelm, who was found guilty of defaming Sarah Hanson-Young, has used his settlement offer to insult the Greens senator. → Read More

Man bashed to death by housemate over internet access at share house, court told

An Adelaide court hears a man who was fatally bashed at a share house in North Plympton in August was allegedly attacked with a baseball bat, bicycle and wheelie bin. → Read More

Appeal lodged against acquittal of Adelaide woman who was cleared of being an IS member

A South Australian woman who was cleared of being a member of the Islamic State terrorism group after she spent two-and-a-half years behind bars is facing the prospect of having her acquittal overturned. → Read More

Alleged Adelaide murder victim Kim Chau was stabbed 80 times, court told

A court hears Adelaide woman Kim Chau, who was allegedly murdered in the luxury city home of two high-ranking public servants, was stabbed 80 times. → Read More

Christian Brother stands trial for the sexual abuse of his 'favourite student' in the late 1960s

A Christian Brother who allegedly subjected students to extreme violence and corporal punishment stands trial for sexually abusing one of his favourite students in the late 1960s. → Read More

Court hears what soldier Ben Roberts-Smith says happened during Hekmatullah mission in 2012

The Federal Court hears that on the day decorated Australian soldier Ben Roberts-Smith is accused of ordering the killing of an unarmed Afghani civilian, he killed a Taliban soldier armed with an AK-47 and detonators. → Read More

Adelaide drink driver Joshua Burroughs Norman jailed for killing pedestrian Adam Joseph

A drink driver who fatally struck a pedestrian in Adelaide's south will serve at least two-and-a-half years in jail for his reckless and selfish decision to drive. → Read More

'I refuse to live my life as a victim of you': Woman shares powerful statement on abuse

A South Australian woman has shared a powerful victim impact statement following years of abuse from her former partner.*Warning, this story describes acts of abuse and animal cruelty. → Read More

CCTV footage shows moments before police fatally shot gunman during Tollgate Motel siege

A coroner investigating the fatal police shooting of a gunman, who had taken his wife hostage during an Adelaide motel siege in 2017, releases footage showing the tense stand-off unfolding. → Read More