Tag Archives: The Age newspaper

Police Officer’s Heart broken After Giving CPR To Toddler Thrown From Bridge

February 23rd, 2016 The brutal murder of a young girl at the hands of her father in 2009 still haunts a police officer who was one of the first on the scene. Police officer, Colleen Spiteri, 43, has launched legal … Continue reading

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VICTORIAN CRIME STATISTICS 2014

June 17 2014 – I am pleased to follow a former Parliamentary Secretary for Police and Emergency Services who is particularly familiar with interventions in high-level police command matters. In making my contribution to debate on the Crime Statistics Bill … Continue reading

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HOW A GREAT PACIFIST RAN A CROOK TO GROUND

Saturday August 24 2013 – For a pacifist, former deputy prime minister Jim Cairns was pretty handy with a shooter. Long before he led more than 100,000 people in the 1970 anti-Vietnam War moratorium demonstration, he was involved in a … Continue reading

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STEP BACK TO TIME OF FUNNY GAMES – Saturday March 23 2013

– The reinforced steel doors have gone but the walk up the narrow stairs was eerily familiar – even though it is the knees, not the floorboards, that creak these days. Long gone are the patrons of the past – … Continue reading

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DPP WARNS OF TOUGHER LINE ON CROP HOUSES – Tuesday March 12 2013

– Victoria’s director of Public Prosecutions has declared his intention to act severely against the organisers of large-scale, syndicate-based marijuana crop houses. DPP John Champion, SC, has signalled the tougher stand by uplifting a case against a senior syndicate member … Continue reading

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LIFE IN REVIEW – Saturday March 2 2013

– It’s almost dinner time in a leafy neighbourhood in Sydney’s outer west. A group of small boys is immersed in a game of soccer. A toddler glides shakily by on a bike he has only just learnt to ride. … Continue reading

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GUNN OPERATOR TO TRACK FUGITIVES – Saturday February 2 2013

– For nearly 10 years the man who had shot a policeman and killed a security guard was waiting for a knock on the door. Although he had stolen a friend’s identity and moved interstate, he had to remain in … Continue reading

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‘NO REASON’ TO REVEAL SOURCES OF ARTICLE – Friday January 11 2013

– Forcing Fairfax journalists to reveal their sources in the banknote bribery scandal has no forensic purpose, the Supreme Court has heard. Fairfax lawyers have asked the court to overturn a ruling forcing investigative journalists Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie … Continue reading

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ACCUSED ADMITS TO MURDER OF SARAH CAFFERKEY, POLICE TELL COURT – Wednesday November 21 2012

– Sarah Cafferkey sat in a sunny beer garden on the day she disappeared, casually chatting to her older, muscular companion and sipping a drink. The publican had seen her in Bacchus Marsh’s Young and Main Hotel regularly, but was … Continue reading

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BREAKING THE VOW OF SILENCE – Saturday November 17 2012

– Members of the small parish were furious. Word had gone around that money from the Christmas collection box had been used to help pay the legal costs of a local priest accused of repeatedly raping an altar boy. It … Continue reading

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