Archive for October, 2011

Dog owner charged

The owner of a pit bull cross that mauled a four-year-old girl to death in Melbourne’s north this year has been charged. The 57-year-old man from St Albans will face court in December following the death of Ayen Chol, who was attacked by a dog that ran into her St Albans home in August. A […]

Telepresence saves Canberra $12m

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Australian boy’s drug trial to start

A 14-year-old Australian boy goes on trial for drug charges in Bali later today. The teenager, from Morisset Park near Newcastle, is facing three charges including one which carries a maximum sentence of six years in prison for juveniles. Prosecutors, however, have already indicated they will seek a sentence of just “months”. If the sentence […]

tax yet another hit for Qantas

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Review push for denied asylum seekers

“Independent review should be extended to people seeking asylum” … Paul Power. Photo: AFP ASYLUM seekers given negative security assessments by ASIO, preventing community release, should have the right to an independent review of the decision, the Refugee Council of Australia says. The refugee council and 16 church, social service and multicultural organisations met 20 […]

Two sharks spotted off Rottnest

Source: PerthNow THREE Rottnest beaches have been closed after two five-metre sharks were spotted by the Westpac Surf Life Saving WA helicopter. hesA Department of Fisheries spokesman said a Surf Lifesaving WA chopper had sighted two “large white sharks” about 1.20pm approximately 200 metres offshore south of Battery Point on Rottnest Island. A Rottnest Island […]

EU High Rep optimistic about deal

<!– The European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security fends off suggestions that last week’s deal to address Europe’s massive debt problems will not be sufficient to solve the EU’s problems. –> MARK COLVIN: The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, is in Canberra for co-operation talks with […]

Defence names soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Print Email Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 31/10/2011 Reporter: Penny Timms Defence has named the three soldiers, all based in Townsville, who were killed by an Afghan National Army soldier over the weekend. Transcript ALI MOORE, PRESENTER: Afghan National Army soldiers working with Australian troops have been disarmed after a rogue Afghan soldier shot and killed […]

One dead, three injured in Brighton East car accident

The scene of the fatal crash in East Brighton. Source: Herald Sun A HALLOWEEN party turned to tragedy last night when a 16-year-old boy was killed in a single-car rollover in Brighton East. Three other teenagers were seriously injured in the smash on Cummins Rd just after 10pm – the second to claim a young […]

Toowoomba flood inquiry hears victim Donna Rice’s triple-0 call given low priority

SWEPT AWAY: Toowoomba flood victims Donna and Jordan Rice – pictured on their funeral program – who had sought emergency help when they were stranded by rising waters. Picture: Megan Slade. Source: The Courier-Mail LOSS: John Tyson and Blake Rice, 11,  outside the coronial inquest yesterday. Pic: Sarah Marshall Source: The Courier-Mail TOOWOOMBA flood victim […]

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