Pell won’t appeal child abuse sentence

Disgraced Cardinal George Pell won’t seek a reduced sentence if the Court of Appeal upholds his conviction for sexually abusing two Melbourne choirboys in the 1990s. Pell has been behind bars since February and is due to return to court next month to fight his conviction. But he won’t be …

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Elton John: impossible to ‘tone down’ film

Sir Elton John says he didn’t want to hide the sex and drugs of his younger days in the film Rocketman sanitise it for younger viewers. The music star’s life is depicted in the biopic with Taron Egerton as Sir Elton, who said seeing the film was like having a …

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Albanese calls for unity on energy policy

New Labor leader Anthony Albanese wants to work with the government on climate change, but a voice within the coalition is more concerned with building coal-fired power stations. Mr Albanese on Monday called for bipartisanship in order to give certainty to businesses on energy policy. “The time for the ongoing …

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Audi to axe TT, replace with an EV

Audi has sounded the death knell for the TT, with the brand’s chairman announcing the iconic sports car is on borrowed time. Speaking at the Audi Annual General Meeting, Bram Schot said the company had “been involved in too many projects for several years” and needed to streamline its line-up …

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Wilson case raised as Rush appeal begins

The landmark decision to allow uncapped damages in actor Rebel Wilson’s defamation case was “plainly wrong” and shouldn’t have been mirrored in the Geoffrey Rush ruling, the Daily Telegraph’s barrister says. Rush was awarded $850,000 in general and aggravated damages plus $42,300 interest after Justice Michael Wigney found the Sydney …

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