Entries by Matt McDonald

Daily Tele loses Geoffrey Rush defamation appeal

The Daily Telegraph has lost its appeal against the massive defamation payout to Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush. Rush was awarded almost $2.9 million last year after articles published in the newspaper were found to be defamatory. It’s the largest payout ever awarded to a single plaintiff. The Federal Court ruled the articles and a poster […]

Passenger on Bris flight tests positive to COVID-19 after Melb visit

A man who flew from Brisbane to Darwin this week has been diagnosed with coronavirus after spending time in Melbourne. It’s the Northern Territory’s first COVID-19 case in almost two months. The man in his 30s had recently returned from overseas and had completed his two week mandatory hotel quarantine in Melbourne. It’s understood the […]

COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Victoria ahead of lockdown

Victoria has recorded another 73 new cases of coronavirus as it prepares to lock down dozens of Melbourne suburbs tonight. Victoria’s total number of cases has soared to 2231, with a jump of more than 470 in the last two weeks. Of the new cases, three are from hotel quarantine, nine are linked to known […]

Queensland continues run of no new COVID-19 cases

Queensland has notched up its fifth straight day with no new coronavirus cases. The state has only recorded nine cases in the last month, eight of those being returned travellers. It’s also been 26 days since the last suspected case of local transmission was recorded. It comes as the Premier announced on Tuesday that Stage […]