Adani coal mine water licence faces Federal Court challenge over move to bypass EIS

The Australian Conservation Foundation launches a legal challenge to a decision to bypass environmental impact assessment of Adani's licence to use up to 12.5 billion litres of water a year for its central Queensland coal mine project.

Man who counselled wife to kill herself using her emails to appeal conviction

A series of email communications allegedly written by Graham Morant's wife to the group Exit International — which provides information on end-of-life matters — is one of four grounds of his appeal, after he was sentenced to 10 years in jail for counselling and assisting her suicide.

Reserve Bank subsidiaries fined $21m over foreign bribe offers

Two subsidiaries of the Reserve Bank of Australia were fined more that $21 million for offering bribes to foreign officials to strike banknote-printing deals, it can be revealed after a long court process, as the bank accepts there were "shortcomings" in its oversight of the companies.