Australia’s long-term media predators … ‘The fear that permeates news outlets’ … Mark Latham sued for defaming Junkee editor

By Emily Watkins

Broadcaster Tracey Spicer has revealed she’s investigating two long-term sexual harassers in the Australian media industry.

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Why the High Court shut down Tassie’s anti-protest laws in Bob Brown case

By Michael Bradley

The High Court has given judgment in Bob Brown’s case against Tasmanian anti-protest laws, and found the laws invalid on the basis they infringe the implied constitutional freedom of political communication.

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Razer: #metoo stories will not always heal, but they do feed the media beast

By Helen Razer

It seems we do not believe so much in political action as we do in the political power of painful stories. This is misguided.

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Mystery over Christ’s orb in $100m Leonardo da Vinci painting

By Dalya Alberge

Crystal sphere in Salvator Mundi artwork lacks optical exactitude, prompting experts to speculate over motive and authenticity

A new biography of Leonardo da Vinci has raised “a puzzling anomaly” in a rediscovered painting that is estimated to fetch $100m (£75m) at auction next month.

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