Monthly Archives: January 2014

COUNTRY COPS SUSPECTED OF SABOTAGING BIKIE RAIDS – Thursday May 16 2013

– Victoria Police internal “spy catchers” are set to investigate officers suspected of corrupt or improper relationships with outlaw motorcycle gangs in the Goulburn Valley. But any moves by the anti-corruption Taskforce Eagle will not come as a surprise to … Continue reading

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COUNCIL WEBSITE HACKED – Thursday May 16 2013

– The IT security professional who the Australian Federal Police said was a self-proclaimed leader of international hacking ring Lulzsec allegedly penetrated a NSW council website. Matthew Flannerym 24, appeared before Sydney Central Local Court on Wednesday for a brief … Continue reading

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ACCUSED PEOPLE SMUGGLER ‘WAS AFP INFORMER’ – Thursday May 16 2013

– The alleged people-smuggling boss Sayed Abbas, wanted in Australia on several charges, claims he was a police informer before being abandoned by his handlers. Mr Abbas is fighting his extradition from Indonesia to Australia, where authorities want to prosecute … Continue reading

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POLICE FIND WAY TO REVEAL DIRT – Wednesday May 15 2013

– Police have identified a way they believe allows them to tip off the racing industry about dodgy jockeys, trainers and owners without breaking the law. And the AFL yesterday made an appeal to police to also tell it of … Continue reading

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PARENTS INSIST ENGINEER WAS MURDERED – Wednesday May 15 2013

– Months before Shane Todd was found hanging in his Singapore apartment, the US engineer told his parents his life was being threatened. “We believe our son was murdered. We know our son was murdered,” said Mary Todd, a US … Continue reading

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RAPE SUSPECT ARRESTED – Wednesday May 15 2013

– Bali police have arrested a man they believe was responsible for raping a young Australian woman at knife-point during a robbery at her rented Kerobokan villa in late April. North Kuta police chief Reinhard Nainggolan said they arrested the … Continue reading

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PAID INTERVIEW MAY PREJUDICE HARRIS CASE – Tuesday May 14 2013

– Any potential criminal trial involving Rolf Harris could be prejudiced by a Wollongong woman’s decision to go public in paid interviews about how she was allegedly sexually assaulted by the entertainer, a top QC warns. Mother of three Tonya … Continue reading

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FINE-TUNING PUSH ON TERROR LAWS – Tuesday May 14 2013

– The definition of a terrorist act should be tightened and ASIO’s powers reduced to maintain civil liberties, reviews of counter-terrorism law have found. But the federal government may overlook the recommendations in the wake of the Boston bombings and … Continue reading

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BULLETS RAIN ON PARADE – Tuesday May 14 2013

– Nineteen people were wounded in a Mother’s Day parade shooting in New Orleans, prompting the Mayor to call for an end to “relentless” violence on the streets of the south-eastern US city yesterday. The wounded – many grazed by … Continue reading

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GUNMAN IN THE STREET – Tuesday May 14 2013

– Trendy Port Melbourne went into lockdown as a man fired shots in the air while holding police at bay in a tense standoff. Residents were ordered off the street as police in bullet-proof vests and carrying machine guns surrounded … Continue reading

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