Aboriginal man found dead in custody after routine court appearance

The father of an Aboriginal man who died while waiting for someone to sign his bail paperwork in Broome, Western Australia, was notified of his death by staff at a prison 2,189km away – but it took them two phone calls to tell him which of his sons had died.

Fine flouters face extra time in jail

People who flout fines could have to spend longer in jail to pay off their debt under options being explored to recoup an outstanding bill that has blown out to almost $362 million.

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