Legal issues and high profile cases are often discussed in newspapers, before they appear in a law related database.
The two best databases for searching newspapers are:
Press Reader provides access to the current 3 months of newspaper material for selected Australian publications. Material is available online, and arranged as the print edition appears. Licencing and Resource Information.
Our subscription to News Limited Newspapers covers access to Geelong Advertiser ; The Australian, Herald Sun ; Daily Telegraph ; Courier Mail ; The Mecury and other News Limited titles. Licencing and Resource Information.
Citation of newspaper articles is covered by AGLC4's rule 7.11.1 for print newspapers, and rule 7.11.2 for electronic newspapers.
Television and radio transcripts are covered by rule 7.14.