National News

Dawson family shown 'confronting' video

The parents of Sydney siege hostage Katrina Dawson have sat through a "confronting" 3D reconstruction showing in graphic detail the aftermath of the stand-off at the Lindt Cafe in which their daughter was killed.

Witness blames bad culture for cadet abuse

Child protection policies at a defence cadet organisation were treated as a "joke", staff members gossiped about sex victims and instructors who spoke out were bullied and back-stabbed, a royal commission has heard.

Chilean convicted for Victor Jara death

A US federal court jury has found former Chilean army officer Pedro Barrientos guilty on charges arising from the murder of folk singer Victor Jara in 1973.

Vic accused killer driver keeps bail

A Lebanese national accused of running a red light and killing two women in Melbourne will be released on bail - but only if his family can rustle up a $40,000 surety.