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    The cock up that is the east coast energy market

    This mess deserves its own thread. Remember its an east coast snafu, WA looked after itself more than 15 years ago. The failure of the State Governments of SA, Vic, NSW & Q have failed their residents & the political nuffies are trying to blame it on the Feds Here is an update from a reputable...
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    Embezzling a celebrity (Guy Sebastian) of $1.15 mil

    'Two mystery Australian personalities who would generate “an awful lot of publicity” are expected to be called as witnesses in the embezzlement trial of Guy Sebastian’s former manager, with the prosecution likely to apply for suppression orders over their identity. Celebrity manager Titus Day is...
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    Abrolhos Islands drug-smuggling trial

    From earlier this year: Abrolhos Islands drug-smuggling trial told men were on drinking trip when boat ran aground Posted Wed 9 Feb 2022 at 8:23amWednesday 9 Feb 2022 at 8:23am, updated Wed 9 Feb 2022 at 4:26pm Three men who deny involvement in the attempted importation of $73 million worth of...
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    the Terry MacGill saga, claim & counter claim

    Stuart MacGill: Ex-Australian cricketer kidnapped and released in Sydney May 2021 Former Australian star cricketer Stuart MacGill was abducted and released in an alleged kidnapping in Sydney last month, police say. Four people have been arrested in connection with the incident which took place...
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    F2 2022

    https://www.sportingnews.com/au/motorsport/news/two-australians-doohan-williams-featured-f2-grid-finalised-2022/ezblawqa2es41bzujsso4sml#:~:text=Australian%20racing%20drivers%20Jack%20Doohan,drivers%20regularly%20graduating%20to%20F1. 'Australian racing drivers Jack Doohan and Calan Williams...
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    SA drug busts

    It will be interesting to see if the AFP Operation Ironside** continues delivering: A 37-year-old Findon man, a 28-year-old Seaton man and a 24-year-old man from Broadview have been charged with attempting to traffic in a large commercial quantity of controlled drugs. They have been refused...
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    Is our game about inclusion?

    We've seen a player excluded from our game because of a social issue. Is that why we play footy, to divide or include, not simply play the game we love. See the Australia Day issues thread now locked - its not about Australia Day or the issue raised. Are our clubs about footy, including...
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    Wanted for more than 10years then hands himself in

    One of Australia's most wanted fugitives handed himself in to a Sydney police station after more than 10 years on the run, just weeks after a close family member died, the ABC can reveal. Michael Davidson Tillman, 49, was charged with attempted murder in 2010 but fled the Gold Coast while on...
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    ABF

    https://www.couriermail.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/australian-border-force-officer-caught-flushing-drugs-down-toilet/news-story An Australian Border Force officer was caught tipping drugs down the toilet during a raid - and his explanation was astounding. An Australian Border Force (ABF)...
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    4wd & camping

    https://lardnerpark.com.au/event/victorian-4wd-show/ As Australia’s longest-running 4WD show the Expo has been a must-attend event for all 4WD enthusiasts. It provides you with the opportunity to explore the exhibit of products such as 4WD accessories, vehicle modifications, camping gear...
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    Abuzar Sultani's murder squad ... Sydney gangland

    The 'serial killer', the secret trials and the gangland hit we couldn't show you — until now https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-18/inside-secret-sydney-gangland-murder-squad-trials/100710068 The moment gangster Pasquale Barbaro is shot dead caught on camera. Worth a read courtesy of Aunty.
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    money laundering

    'Eighteen people have been charged over money laundering in an Australian Federal Police-led sting that has stopped $2.6m in criminal proceeds from washing through banks and financial institutions. The charges are part of a global operation run by Europol – the EU’s law enforcement agency – that...
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    Targetted killing of rapper Chris Habiyakare in Melbourne's west in August

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-17/police-say-chris-habiyakare-shooting-was-targeted-attack/100626188 Chris Habiyakare was shot after a group of intruders forced their way into his home on August 24 Police believe the attack was targeted but they are yet to identify a motive Detectives...
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    COP26 whats expected, whats delivered

    THE TIMES It is tempting to dismiss the Cop26 global climate summit in Glasgow next month as just another talking shop, literally a festival of hot air. That would be a mistake. It is true that the prognosis at this point does not look promising. There is little sign that world leaders will...
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    Global energy crisis unfolding

    Is a global energy crisis unfolding as we sleep: Wall Street Breakfast: Global Energy Crisis Energy prices continue to surge to fresh records as renewed fears stoke panic of the worst shortage in decades. India has warned it has only four days of coal reserves left, German power plants are...
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    Picking up the pieces after Covid

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-26/inside-a-london-schools-fight-to-recover-lost-learning-covid/100484532 Key points: Disadvantaged UK students lost up to three months of learning during the pandemic Kids from higher income households were only behind by two weeks The pandemic also had...
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    Surely we can teach people to read

    How do kids progress at school if they cant read? .... about 50,000 students Australia-wide began secondary school in 2019 with bare minimum reading skills, if any. ..... total government spending on schools increased from $36.4bn in 2007-08 to $65.58bn in 2018-19...
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    Cold case hub Vic

    Coming to a news source near you, VicPol initiative looking info whilst giving more detail on some crimes. Keep an eye out, announced Sunday 23 May.
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    Corruption claim: a slug, the Police investigation, local & the State Government officials

    This has been around for a while in Victoria & today the Police Commissioner announced a review of what has gone down to date...
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    The changing dynamic of Australian politics

    A new power has risen in Australian politics — and it's not coming quietly - ABC News Very good analysis of how politics are played out in Australia (with references internationally). There is plenty to Ms Crabbs' article so I've just quoted the last paragraph summarising what goes before it...