Monthly Archives: May 2014

CYBER SECRETS AT RISK – Tuesday July 30 2013

– Australia’s cyber security systems are in a mess and require immediate political action to protect vital national security and economic assets from cyber predators. “Malicious cyber activity” is ranked number three on the list of seven key national security … Continue reading

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MISSING THE MENTAL LINK – Tuesday July 30 2013

– People not coping with mental illness are often among the 35,000 Australians who disappear each year, the Australian Federal Police say. Launching National Missing Persons Week yesterday, Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Andrew Colvin said it was important family … Continue reading

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POLICE CLUES ON MURDER – Tuesday July 30 2013

– Police have revealed a breakthrough in the murder investigation of slain horse trainer Les Samba. Detectives released a previously unseen CCTV image of two men they say spoke to Mr Samba, at Crown Casino, where he was staying, just … Continue reading

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SIEGE AFTER GUNFIRE – Tuesday July 30 2013

– Heavily armed police surrounded a Norlane home for three hours after an elderly man allegedly fired his gun following a neighbourhood dispute. Hundreds of onlookers gathered as police from the Critical Incident Response Team and Special Operations Group descended … Continue reading

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KILLER FACES MURDER CHARGE – Tuesday July 30 2013

– Serial killer Peter Dupas could face another murder charge over the stabbing death of grandmother Kathleen Downes. Detectives will today appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court to apply to interview Dupas in Barwon Prison. For several years police have been … Continue reading

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CRIMINAL MASTERMINDS PURSUE SUPER PROFITS – Tuesday July 30 2013

– Superannuation assets have become a target of organised crime gangs. Australian Crime Commission chief executive John Lawler said the internet gave the gangs the capacity to reach into the home of every Australian and attempt to seize their personal … Continue reading

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PINK PANTHER GANG SUSPECTED IN $58 MILLION JEWEL HEIST IN CANNES – Tuesday July 30 2013

– A staggering €40 million ($58 million) worth of diamonds and other jewels have been stolen from the Carlton Hotel in Cannes on the French Riviera. The crime is one of Europe’s biggest jewellery heists in recent years. On expert … Continue reading

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GATTO PAL FEARS FOR LIFE AFTER TAPE LEAK – Sunday July 28 2013

– A covert recording of a conversation between gangland figure Matt Tomas and detectives from Victoria Police’s Purana Taskforce about a sensitive murder investigation has been leaked to Melbourne’s underworld, including members of outlaw motorcycle gangs. Mr Tomas, who is … Continue reading

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MAN DIES IN CRASH – Sunday July 28 2013

– A man died and another was left nursing serious injuries after a two-car collision in Gippsland on Friday night. Detectives from the Major Collision Investigation Unit believe a 70-year-old man died instantly when a Ford Focus hatch travelling east … Continue reading

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JAIL FOR MAN WHO COLLECTED CHILD PORNOGRAPHY LIKE SWAP CARDS – Saturday July 27 2013

– A Melbourne man who collected images of child pornography like they were stamps or swap cards has been jailed for two months. Anthony Saraceno, 46, deleted his collections from a laptop and loaded it up with innocuous data after … Continue reading

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