Jonathan Pearlman, The Telegraph

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The Telegraph

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Past articles by Jonathan:

New Zealand mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant says attack inspired by Anders Breivik

Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian who was a gunman in the New Zealand terror attacks, described himself as an “ordinary white man” who was inspired by Norway mass killer Anders Behring Breivik and wanted to avenge “"thousands of deaths caused by foreign invaders”. → Read More

Mobile phone saves Australian man in bow and arrow attack

A man in Australia survived a bow and arrow attack after he attempted to photograph the assailant with a phone, which blocked the arrow. → Read More

Children in drought-hit rural Australia forced to grow up prematurely, according to UN

A devastating drought in Australia has prompted concerns about the toll on children in rural areas who face heavy daily workloads and are being forced to “grow up prematurely”. → Read More

Former Neighbours star Craig McLachlan charged with sex offences

Craig McLachlan, the former Neighbours star, has been charged with multiple counts of indecent assault, believed to be connected to his role in an Australian stage production of The Rocky Horror Show. → Read More

Australian teenager arrested after writing 'I have a bomb' on plane's inflight messaging system as a joke

An Australian teenager was charged and deported from New Zealand after writing "I have a bomb" on an Air New Zealand in-flight messaging system, causing the flight to be cancelled. → Read More

Man accused of murdering British backpacker in New Zealand to appear in court as brother gives heartfelt tribute

The family of a British backpacker whose body was discovered in New Zealand has paid loving tribute to her memory, as her brother shares poignant photographs with the message: → Read More

Missing British backpacker seen with man at hotel before disappearance, say New Zealand police

Police in New Zealand revealed that a missing British backpacker was seen with a man at a four-star hotel on the night she disappeared, as her father flew to Auckland and issued an emotional appeal for information. → Read More

Teacher's Pet: How a cold-case podcast blew the lid off the disappearance of Lynette Dawson

For decades since Lynette Dawson went missing in Sydney’s northern beaches, her family has believed that the case was mishandled and that the evidence pointed to her husband, Chris Dawson, who moved his teenage lover into the family home two days after his wife disappeared. → Read More

Au pairs in Australia 'overworked and underpaid' by host families

A study of au pairs in Australia found many are regularly being overworked and underpaid by their host families, prompting calls for tougher oversight to prevent “coercive and exploitative” conditions. → Read More

Thousands flee 'catastrophic' bushfires in northern Australia as flash floods kill two in Sydney

Authorities ordered more than 10,000 people to flee from “catastrophic” wildfires moving across north-east Australia, as heavy rains in the south-east caused flooding that left at least two people dead. → Read More

Pilot in Australia 'fell asleep and overflew destination by 29 miles'

Authorities in Australia are investigating a flight in which the pilot fell asleep and overflew the destination by 29 miles. → Read More

Giant 15ft great white shark caught in net off popular Sydney surf beach

A fifteen-foot great white shark has been found dead in a net off Maroubra beach, one of Sydney’s most popular surf spots. → Read More

Plans for tourist hub in Australia's biggest national park run into treacherous water amid croc threat

In the remote township of Jabiru in the heart of Kakadu, Australia’s largest national park, the traditional Aboriginal owners are in a quandry. → Read More

Police investigate after prominent China critic's car 'sabotaged' in New Zealand

An academic in New Zealand who has warned of China’s growing influence in domestic affairs says her car was “sabotaged”, just months after suspicious break-ins at her home and university office. → Read More

Australian rescued after 13-ft tiger shark sinks his kayak

A man in Australia claimed he had a “lucky day” after escaping a thirteen-foot shark that attacked his kayak and left him clinging on to the board as the creature circled him. → Read More

Australian woman accused of planting needles in strawberries 'motivated by spite'

An Australian woman accused of inserting sewing needles into strawberries – sparking a nationwide fruit contamination scare – allegedly acted out of “spite or revenge”, a court heard. → Read More

Australia to spend £1 billion to counter China influence in Pacific

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison pledged to spend £1. → Read More

Chinese tycoon accused of trying to buy seats in New Zealand parliament as opposition crisis deepens

A New Zealand MP claimed his own party’s leader tried to hide a £50,000 donation from a Chinese millionaire, prompting renewed concerns about covert interference by Beijing in other nations’ domestic affairs. → Read More

Why the Duke of Sussex's personal appeal on depression strikes a chord in rural Australia

In the rural area of Australia visited by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Wednesday, the farmland has been parched by a severe drought in the past year - but some of the worst scars are not always easy to recognise. → Read More

Duchess of Sussex says 'we're ready and excited to join the club' after pregnancy announcement

The Duchess of Sussex has said that she and her husband are "ready" and "excited to join the club" after announcing they are becoming parents. → Read More