The Daily Telegraph is a conservative, Australian tabloid newspaper published in Sydney, New South Wales, by Nationwide News, part of News Corp.
 It was founded in 1879 and has a weekday circulation of 280,000.

Australian Daily’s Nostalgic Toast To 'Prohibition End' In Sydney

The Daily Telegraph, March 31, 2016

Sydney-based The Daily Telegraph devoted its front page Thursday to the city's plans to scrap 62 public alcohol-free zones in parks and streets, featuring Lord Mayor Clover Moore as a bartender in an end-of-prohibition photomontage.

Moore is using new crime statistics to justify removing the booze-free areas in and around the city. But the decision is angering locals who say ­restrictions on public drinking help curb violent crime in sensitive zones.

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Australian Cardinal Under Fire In Priest Sex Abuse Probe

The Daily Telegraph March 1, 2016

Cardinal George Pell, Australia's most powerful Catholic Church official, is facing growing scrutiny amidst a national inquiry into priest sex abuse. Pell, featured on the front page of Tuesday's edition of Sydney-based The Daily Telegraph, is being forced to testify over several days in the Royal Commission probe into decades of alleged abuse of children by priests.

The 74-year-old former Archbishop of Sydney, who currently serves as the Vatican’s finance chief, is appearing via video link from Rome about his knowledge of child sex abuse among the clergy.

On the third day of the inquiry, Pell said that he'd been “kept in the dark” about the events, but also admitting to have made “enormous mistakes” in trying to deal with the problem.

Pell’s insistence that he was lied to about the occurance of pedophile priests has been slammed as “implausible”, and the Royal Commission has warned him that he could be held responsible if he had knowledge of sexual crimes being covered up.

When confronted today with the crimes of notorious pedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale, the Cardinal's response elicited audible gasps from observers back in Sydney: “It’s a sad story and it wasn’t of much interest to me. I had no reason to turn my mind to the extent of evils Ridsdale had perpetrated.”

The inquiry in Australia comes as the Academy Awards honored the American movie “Spotlight” about The Boston Globe’s explosive disclosure of clergy sexual abuse. The top Church official in Boston at the time, Cardinal Bernard Law, also initially claimed to not know about abuse. Law was eventually forced to resign his post in Boston.


Aussie Police Crack Down On Biker Gangs

With a Sons of Anarchy-inspired front page, The Daily Telegraph in Sydney, Australia, is reporting that police have launched a large-scale crackdown on biker gangs.

In the process, club houses have been shuttered and membership numbers have been reduced, costing the gangs millions of dollars in lost income from drug trafficking, extortion, gun running and money laundering, while driving some of the gangs underground. The financial setback has also led to some of the gangs setting against each other in desperate turf wars.