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1. Ruling on Baden-Clay expected today.
The High Court in QLD will announce today if it will allow the Queensland Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal Gerard Baden-Clay’s downgraded manslaughter sentence.
Last year Baden-Clay’s murder conviction of his wife Alison was downgraded to manslaughter after the Queensland Court of Appeal set aside the murder finding saying the Crown had failed to prove Baden-Clay intended to kill his wife.
Baden-Clay’s legal team had argued there was sufficient evidence to prove that he had killed her, but insufficient evidence to prove he had done so intentionally.
The Queensland’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) appealed to widespread public condemnation after his conviction was downgraded.
Today the High Court will either grant special leave for the full bench to hear the appeal, refuse the application or ask for further oral submissions before it makes its decision.
It is widely believed in legal circles that special leave to appeal the controversial ruling will be granted today meaning the case will be argued before the full High Court at a later date.
2. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull named in Panama Papers.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has become embroiled in the Panama Papers scandal after being exposed as a director for a company that used the law firm.
The Australian Financial Review reports Mr Turnbull was on the board of Star Mining NL, a British Virgin Islands company set up by law firm Mossack Fonseca to develop a gold mine in Siberia.
In late 1993 Mr Turnbull was appointed a director, alongside former NSW Premier Neville Wran, of one of Star Mining’s subsidiaries, Star Technology Service.
Star Technology Service had been incorporated by Mossack Fonseca two years earlier.
When questioned by the AFR a spokesman said the prime minister was not aware the company had been administered by Mossack Fonseca.
The paper reports that is no indication that the prime minister acted improperly.
Mr Turnbull and Mr Wran resigned from Star Mining on September 1 1995 citing work commitments in Australia. They stepped down from Star Technology on September 25.
Iceland’s prime minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson was the first political casualty of the Panama Papers after he stepping aside from his office after it was revealed that his family had sheltered money offshore.
According to The Herald Sun the Taxation Office is investigating about 800 Australians in relation to the Panama Papers.
3. 18 people hurt by Thermomixes with at least 83 accidents.
Choice has found that at least 18 people have been injured after using their thermomix.
A “mass incident report” by the consumer group found that Thermomix should have made at least 10 mandatory notifications to the safety regulator over serious injuries caused by the kitchen appliance.