Tag: <span>trial</span>

Queensland Nickel to go to trial more than alleged environmental breaches

Posted December 09, 2015 13:11:19 Clive Palmer’s troubled refinery Queensland Nickel is facing further problems with a magistrate today ordering the company to stand trial for alleged breaches of environmental regulations. The company has been charged with two counts of wilfully contravening its environmental authority. It is alleged one of its tailings ponds at its…


Double murder trial jurors in deadlock

Posted December 02, 2015 15:26:45 Jurors in the trial of a man accused of murdering a man and a lady in Launceston three years ago have said they are unable to reach verdicts in the case. David Ronald Morgan has pleaded not guilty to murdering Angela Hallam and Joshua Newman in August 2012. The crown…


Xie trial jury given option of returning majority verdict

Posted November 30, 2015 15:38:09 Map: Sydney 2000 The jury in the murder trial of Sydney man Robert Xie has been given the choice of returning a majority verdict of 11 to 1. Till now, the jury has been told its verdict must be unanimous. Xie has been on trial for close to 10 months…


‘Patients at risk’ in hospital ER diversion trial, AMA says

Posted November 28, 2015 15:53:29 A unit diverting significantly less urgent patients away from Perth hospital emergency rooms has come below fire from senior physicians and the Australian Medical Association (AMA). A trial of the “surge” unit run by St John Ambulance at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is due to end next week, but the…


Man on trial over death of housemate guarded in weeks after offence, court told

Posted November 26, 2015 22:59:08 A psychiatric registrar has told a Canberra court that a man on trial for killing his former housemate had been guarded and uncomfortable in the course of a consultation in the weeks right after the offence. Christopher Navin, 29, is on trial for killing Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber in his Lyneham house…


North Stradbroke Island traditional owners trial eco-cabins

Posted November 26, 2015 20:58:54 Photo: 1 of two trial eco-cabins established by the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation on Stradbroke Island. (ABC News: Kathy McLeish) When sand mining on North Stradbroke Island comes to an end the traditional owners say they will be prepared. The Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) have been trialling two eco-cabins,…


Australia trial for GM fruit fly

Image copyright Oxitec Australia will carry out trials of a genetically modified insect to see if it can control a destructive crop pest. The engineered Mediterranean fruit flies possess a gene that prevents female flies from reaching adulthood. When released into the environment, they mate with wild members of the same species and pass on…


Five on trial over Vatican leaks

Image copyright AP Image caption Journalists Emiliano Fittipaldi (L) and Gianluigi Nuzzi wrote about allegations of the misuse of charitable and other funds 5 folks are set to go on trial in the Vatican accused of leaking and publishing secret documents revealing mismanagement in the Holy See. Two journalists who cited the documents in two…


With a week to go before Rightscorp trial, Cox loses key DMCA motion

(credit: Aurich Lawson / Thinkstock) Nearly a year after two music publishers and on-line copyright cop Rightscorp initiated a high-stakes lawsuit against Cox Communications, a judge has made a ruling that is potentially devastating to Cox’s case. US District Judge Liam O’Grady has ruled that Cox isn’t protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s “safe harbor” provisions….


Uber can’t appeal class action yet, set to face a jury trial next year

Agen Sabung Ayam The Uber driver app on the windshield of UberX driver. (credit: The Washington Post / Getty Pictures) Ride-hailing app Uber has lost an added round in its battle with some drivers who filed a class-action lawsuit against it. In August, US District Judge Edward Chen ruled that drivers should be permitted to form a class….