Archive for November, 2011

Basin inequity unacceptable

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Thai court orders murder extradition

A BANGKOK court has ordered that two Thai nationals, charged with the murder of Melbourne man Luke Mitchell, be handed over to Australian authorities. Sarud Seehaverachart, 28, and Thatiya Terdputham 25, have been charged with the stabbing murder of the 29-year-old Sanctuary Lakes chef outside a Brunswick convenience store after he allegedly stepped in to […]

UN official urges human trafficking unit

A UN special rapporteur believes a specialist anti-trafficking force is needed in Victoria. Photo: Kitty Hill A SENIOR United Nations official says Victoria Police should establish a specialist anti-trafficking force and believes the state’s brothel oversight system has failed. The UN special rapporteur on human trafficking Joy Ezeilo has spoken to federal and state police […]

Nose-biter escapes being sent to jail

A MAN who attacked his wife of 40 years with a knife and bit off the tip of her nose has escaped being sent to jail. Peter Veljanoski, 59, was yesterday sentenced in the County Court to a two-year jail term, which was wholly suspended for two years. Veljanoski had pleaded guilty to recklessly causing […]

Novice kayakers die on fishing trip

One of the kayaks, washed up at Seaford. Photo: Gary Sissons POLICE will investigate how two kayakers, who were wearing life jackets, died in Port Phillip Bay on their maiden voyage. The men, Paul Washington, 36, and a 40-year-old friend from Ardeer, were inexperienced and had been on a fishing trip on Tuesday when they […]

Tony Abbott talks defections and poll numbers

Print Email Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 30/11/2011 Reporter: Tony Jones Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott joins Lateline to discuss his approval rating, Peter Slipper’s defection and the Opposition’s plans for an alternate budget. Transcript TONY JONES, PRESENTER: I was joined in the studio a short time ago by the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott. Tony […]

Pincer move on Gillard over gay marriage

‘Rainbow Labor’ … ALP senator Penny Wong. Photo: Andrew Meares THE Labor Party’s two most prominent gay politicians – one from the Right and one from the Left – will spearhead the push for marriage equality, as Julia Gillard struggles to maintain her authority on the issue. ACT Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr, from the […]

Cairns court hears of ongoing child abuse allegations

She was the face of innocence, a cheeky youngster photographed for The Cairns Post at Edge Hill State School in 2008. But who was to know three years later that innocent face disguised a tragic sequence of events that could have ultimately led to her death. Faith Leaso, 8, was abused emotionally and physically over […]

Medich admits organising prostitute

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Same sex civil unions passed in Qld

AAP Same sex couples in Queensland now have the right to enter into legally recognised civil unions. The Civil Partnerships Bill was passed in state parliament at 11.10pm (AEST) on Wednesday, with 47 MPs voting yes and 40 no. The bill, introduced by deputy premier Andrew Fraser, allows same sex couples to register their union […]

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