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Bouzanis has case to answer for sledge, Cahill banned as FFA plans new stakeholder talks

Written on July 22, 2018 at 11:11, by

Melbourne City goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after the FFA’s match review panel decided on Monday that he had a case to answer after he sledged Melbourne Victory’s Albanian striker Besart Berisha and called him a gypsy during an ill-tempered Melbourne derby on Saturday night.
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His teammate, Tim Cahill, will definitely have a week’s rest after the MRP backed referee Chris Beath’s decision to send the Socceroo legend off before he had entered the field of play after he swore at him late in the game.

The MRP determined that Cahill committed the offence of “use of offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures against a match official” and handed him the minimum sanction, a one match ban.

Bouzanis’s case is regarded with far more gravity and he may be banned for five matches if he is found guilty of the slur.

The goalkeeper clashed with Berisha – whose penalty he had saved earlier in the game – in the 88th minute of the match after City defender Manny Muscat had put through his own goal to give Victory a match winning 2-1 lead. Bouzanis called him a gypsy.

In a statement the FFA said: “The MRP has determined that, on the basis of the evidence reviewed, Bouzanis has a case to answer whether he committed the offence of “Use of discriminatory language and/or gestures, including racist, religious, ethnic or sexist” [language or gestures].

“The MRP has issued a disciplinary notice to Bouzanis and referred the incident to the Disciplinary and Ethics Committee for hearing as to whether the offence has been committed, and if so, what sanction should be imposed.”

That hearing will take place in Sydney on Wednesday night.

Bouzanis and his club issued an immediate apology on Sunday saying the goalkeeper admitted making the remarks out of ignorance but now understood the seriousness of his comments.

■ The FFA will step up its plans to broaden its membership and governance base next week by holding several meetings with key representatives ahead of changing its constitution.

The organisation has come in for some criticism about the narrow franchise and composition of its governing body, and last week it held meetings in Zurich with FIFA chiefs to discuss the changes.

Any alterations will need to be ratified at an emergency general meeting at which the nine member federations and one representative of the clubs can consider a special resolution to amend the constitution based on the outcome of the stakeholders consultation process.

“FFA bosses will meet with member federations on Monday, club chairmen on Tuesday and the Professional Footballers’ Association later in the week,” it said in a statement.

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Women fly high as AFL drags its feet on respect and responsibility policy

Written on July 22, 2018 at 11:11, by

Face in the crowd: AFL boss Gillon McLachlan at the AFLW season opener Photo: AFL MediaFor all his last-ditch attempts to manage expectations around the national launch of women’s football, it seems that Gillon McLachlan and his team have created a monster with the birth of AFL Women’s.
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Now it is the job of the competition to keep pace with its rampant new golden child. Not to mention protect it and the hundreds of new female players and staff who have thrown so much eagerness and enthusiasm in the journey to Friday night’s creation. So it is a pity, at a time that eight league clubs have welcomed gender diversity to its training, staff and dressing rooms, that the AFL has not prioritised the creation of a new competition framework to care for its new female population.

This is not a criticism of the clubs or any suggestion that unsavoury incidents have occurred but surely it is an indictment on the AFL that it has failed to even start its pledged review of the now antiquated respect and responsibility policy.

It is 13 months since McLachlan announced a review of the industry’s so-called policy created to deal with the treatment of women. All the indications then were that the decade-old framework would be redesigned and put in place during the 2016 season.

Just as the original policy was born out of a scandal involving sexual assault allegations levelled at two St Kilda footballers, the review announcement followed the accusations that Richmond’s Dustin Martin had threatened a woman in a Windsor restaurant.

The St Kilda issue proved to be significantly more serious and punctuated the game’s landscape for far longer than it should have due to some poor handling at police level. But on both occasions the AFL grappled with the complexities involved.

Clearly Andrew Demetriou’s call back in 2005 for any woman believing she had been mistreated to come forward to head office is now worryingly outdated.

The AFL has shown it is not equipped and perhaps nor should it be to deal with such incidents.

The competition excels at staging football games and showed over the weekend what it can deliver when it combines a brilliant mix of showmanship, game development and the passion of its office-bearers. But it continues to struggle where social policy is concerned and yet this is an area in which McLachlan and his team have been pressured to and promised to deliver.

An independent body in place to deal with victims of harassment, discrimination and worse should have been established long before now.

Kate Jenkins, the Australian Sex Discrimination commissioner and Carlton director who moved last year from heading the Victorian to national human rights body, was named as the chair of that review 13 months ago.

But still the review has not started despite the establishment of a working party back then.

Now the AFL’s newest executive Tanya Hosch – the general manager of inclusion and social policy – has been given direction of the issue, which has clearly challenged the AFL. Hosch has added a senior Indigenous woman to the committee, which also includes former Victorian police chief Ken Lay.

They have undertaken to complete the review by June and blamed a variety of personnel changes at several levels.

Said McLachlan back in January 2016: ” … it is very timely to have it reviewed. We understand our responsibilities to continue to improve our approach to these issues, and I know we still have work to do to hold the respect and trust of the community. We want to continue to change the culture of our game.”

It is commendable that McLachlan has fast-tracked that cultural change by bringing forward the launch of the national women’s league. But the AFL has dragged its feet in creating the suitable structures around that competition should support and protection be required for its new and estimable female community.

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Midwives should call on obstetricians only when they’re needed

Written on July 22, 2018 at 11:11, by

Obstetricians do need to step in when they are needed. So do anaesthetists, paediatricians, orthopaedic surgeons and ER doctors. Photo: iStockThe Queensland arm of the Australian Medical Association is showing an appalling disregard of evidence and is telling a story that’s starting to wear thin on even the most tolerant of midwives.
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Dr Chris Zappala – a sleep specialist – is head of the AMA in Queensland and is spending a large proportion of his time spruiking that midwives throughout Queensland are working without obstetrician supervision or input and this is leading to newborn deaths. This message is wrong.

Why is this message getting so much air time?

And why is Dr Zappala willing to spruik his message to the public, but unable to justify his position when asked about it by an independent facilitator at a recent day-long summit with over a hundred lead obstetricians, midwives, health professionals and politicians in Queensland?  He would not state his case in front of those who could actually speak to it with authority.

The maternity system in Queensland is under pressure, but the newborn deaths have nothing to do with obstetricians being included or excluded.  The models that Dr Zappala speaks of, where midwives “exclude” obstetricians, simply do not exist.  Midwives are regulated by the same regulator as doctors to provide care to women on their own authority.

That means that midwives are required to seek medical help when additional medical help is required and can provide care for normal births when additional medical care is not required.

This is the way midwives have always provided care, and it is the way the whole system has been working for decades.

Obstetricians do need to step in when they are needed. So do anaesthetists, paediatricians, orthopaedic surgeons and ER doctors, in fact that is the basis of the medical system.

In order for women to be informed properly, we need the “real” evidence – the highest-level evidence – to be given air time.

The Cochrane database demonstrates that women are safest with a known midwife, safer than in obstetric care in 16 trials of over 17,000 women.

The Lancet describes Australia as a country moving into the “too much too soon” model of maternity care, which is causing rising rates of intervention without benefit to women and recommends pairing that level of intervention back.

This is the sort of information and research based data that our community needs in order to make well informed decisions about their maternity health care.

We need to hear the truth.

Liz Wilkes is the founder of My Midwives, an Adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University and media spokesperson for Midwives Australia.  She has been a midwife in the public and private sector for over 20 years.

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Thai police say they will charge boyfriend after fatal jet-ski accident

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Emily Jayne Collie and her partner Tom Keating were on holiday in Phuket together. Photo: Facebook/@tommy.keating.5Bangkok: Police say the partner of a 20-year-old Victorian woman killed when two jet skis crashed at high speed in waters off the Thai resort island of Phuket will be charged with reckless driving causing death.
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Thomas Keating, 22, told police that strong sunlight reflecting from the sea made it impossible for him to see the jet ski being ridden by his girlfriend, Emily Jayne Collie, who he was holidaying with on the island.

Mr Keating suffered minor injuries when the jet skis collided off Kata Beach late on Sunday.

Lifeguards pulled Ms Collie, who is from the small town of Kyabramin north-east Victoria, from the water and, with Mr Keating, tried to revive her on the beach before she was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Thai police lieutenant Patiwat Yodkhwan told reporters on Monday: “Ms Collie’s boyfriend, Mr Keating, who was driving the other jet ski when they collided, will face a charge of reckless driving causing death.”

Social media tributes poured in for Ms Collie, who had been dating Mr Keating for 18 months, with one friend posting a photo of the 20-year-old and writing “our dear angel”.

“Words can’t describe how devastated we are,” a friend wrote.

Kyabram woman Emily Jayne Collie, 20, died in a jet-ski accident on Sunday. Photo: Facebook/@emily.j.collie

“Rest in peace you gorgeous girl. It’s horrible that something as horrible as this can happen, especially to someone you know,” another wrote.

Mr Keating’s sister, Bree Lyon, told Fairfax Media the family was “absolutely devastated”.

“My dearest angel, one you have always been and will always remain,” she said about Ms Collie.

“From the very moment I met you I loved you, I cherished your genuine heart, and that beautiful smile. I was inspired by you in so many ways, my darling girl, you were so strong and so determined.

“I miss you so much, Emily. I truly do. I love how you loved my brother, the way you looked into his eyes with nothing but pure love, it was the truest thing I’ve ever been grateful to witness.

“I promise to look after your Tommy forever and always, our darling girl with those beautiful curls.”

Lieutenant Patiwat said the owner of the jet skis the couple rented did not want any payment for damage to the machines, saying “he wants Phuket to have a good reputation as a holiday destination.”

Under an insurance policy that was taken out for the couple’s rental, Ms Collie’s family will be entitled to a payment of 50,000 Thai baht ($1867).

Her parents are travelling to Phuket to collect her body.

Jet ski operators usually get people to sign a contract but customers are rarely asked questions about whether they have experience riding them.

Under Thai law, anyone using a jet ski is supposed to have a “captain’s permit” but the law is often overlooked to allow tourists to hire jet skis.

The death comes at a time Thai tourism officials in Bangkok have been pressing Phuket authorities to make the island safer on the roads and in the water.

But Phuket lifeguards recently had their budget cut.

Australia’s smartraveller.gov419论坛 travel advisory warns about the risks of hiring jet skis and motorcycles on Thai beaches, in particular in Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.

“You may be detained and arrested by police following jet ski and motorcycle accidents until compensation, often in the thousands of dollars, can be negotiated between parties,” the advisory says.

Many Australians who take out travel insurance policies in Australia find they are not covered when they have a motorcycle accident in Thailand because they are not licensed to ride one in Australia.

More than 20,000 Australians holiday on Phuket each month.

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Jail for persistent offender

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​A HAMILTON man who persistently breached intervention orders has been jailed for 135 days.
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Luke​ Anthony​Esh, 33, of Duke Avenue, pleaded guilty​in Warrnambool Magistrates Court ​this week to 15 charges, mostly relating to breaching intervention orders.

He was fined $300 and jailed for four months and 15 days, and has served 102 already.

Police said Esh and a woman had been in a relationship for three years and had a son.

In April last year an intervention order was put in place protecting the woman but over the next six months​Eshcontinually​contacted, ​harassed, abused and threatened the woman​.

They often had disagreements over their son.

Esh was also highly abusive and aggressive to police, once allegedly spitting on a police sergeant.

Between August 28 and September 7 the woman​saidshe had​ receivedabout 20 text messages.

Phone records showed she had​in fact ​received 315 text​s ​and been called 19 times.

The victim responded to the majority of the text messages.

Esh was also found at another time with cannabis and multi-tools with fold-out knives in a backpack.

On October 27 Esh used a hammer to smash his ex-girlfriend’s father’s car windscreen while the​man was driving his car.

​The victimwas showered in glass.

Eshe said he and the victim argued.

Police soon after arrested​ Esh and has been in cust​odyever since.

Defence counsel Vince Peters said his client had previously been a heroin addict and last year had “been using a bit of ice” which led to some aggressive behaviour.

“The relationship never really worked,” he said.

Magistrate Michael Coghlan said family violence was a significant issue in the community and courts needed to discourage such behaviour.

He said Esh had served court orders and jail, but any rehabilitation steps were now up to the defendant.

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Michael Chillemi

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Michael Chillemi jokes about being showered in medals each time he returns toTomakin.
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“Every time I come back to this place, I pick up more awards,” Mr Chillemi said.

It tooka year, but the Royal Humane Society of NSW finally tracked down Mr Chillemi last month.

The society presented Mr Chillemi with medals; to honour his bravery saving a couple who’s car was on fire.

“You never forget that smell – the smell of burning flesh and hair, of bodies burning,” Mr Chillemi said.

Mr Chillemi helped rescue a trapped driver and passenger from a burning vehicle at Telegraph Point, north of Port Macquarie, on January 5, 2005.

The car was badly damaged and on firewhen Mr Chillemi, held up in the accident traffic, went to assist.

He pulled the female passenger from the car, but the male driver was trapped.

“She was getting burnt but we got her out okay,” Mr Chellimi said.

“But he was stuck in the car –it was just me and him andhe was well and truly trapped. He had a bone sticking out here, and a bone sticking out there,and the steering wheel pushed right up against him.”

Bystanders were urging Mr Chellimi to get away as the car was well ablaze.

“My mind was single focus –I am not letting this fella die. He is coming with me or we are going to die together,” Mr Chellimi said.

“The car was gonna go anytime. I had people running up to me handing me fire extinguishers. As quick as I would put themout, theywould start up again. I used five extinguishers.”

Mr Chillemi resorted to water bottles and even cans of coke to keep the fire off the man while he tried to free him.

“The coke did help, it stopped him from burning a bit,” he said.

“Another guy came up witha knife, so we cut the seat belt and smashed the door open and we dragged the guy out.

“We got him away and BOOM! Up it went.

“It wasn’t quite like in the movies but I tell you what, inthree minutesthere was nothing left except a car shell,” he said.

“They lived –that was the main thing.”

Mr Chillemi had already been awarded Australia’s bravery medal by the Governor General in 2009. He traveled to Canberra to accept it.

“I thought, ‘what am I doing here’,” Mr Chillemi said.

“There were a lot of people, much more famous than me and I was the last person on the list, but,believe it or not, I got a standing ovation from the whole crowd who was there.

Kim Beasley also got an award that day –he came up to me afterward and shook my hand. He told me next time he was travelling he was taking me with him.

MEDAL MADNESS: Michael Chillemi jokes about being showered in bravery medals each time he returns to Tomakin

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Good morning, Tassie! | Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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Chris O’Connell takes a swing in his match against Dayne Kelly in the Launceston Tennis International. Picture: Phillip Biggs. Click through to see more photos.News from TasmaniaLaunceston weather forecast: A trough in Bass Strait will weaken today as a high moves over the south of Tasmania during the day, then moves over the Tasman Sea by evening. A north to northeasterly stream develops on Wednesday as a front approaches from the west, which will cross Tasmania during the day on Thursday. A ridge will follow behind the front and extend across southern Tasmania on Friday as a trough lingers through Bass Strait.
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The Examiner’s top stories►Huon Aquaculture has filed legal proceedings against the state government and the Tasmanian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in both the Tasmanian Supreme Court and the Federal Court. The fish farming company claimed the government and the EPA had failed to effectively regulate salmon farming activity in Macquarie Harbour. Read more.

►Tennis is all about numbers –ask the tireless Launceston International organisers. Not the 40-love or two sets to one kind. But like two –thenumber of days it takes to place signage, scoreboards, coolers, bins and cameras.Read more.

►Hospitality providers across Launceston are preparing for a bumper weekend with most of the city’s accommodation almost booked out according to Tourism Northern Tasmania chief Chris Griffin. “We are in the middle of our peak summer season but with a major event like Festivale happening it pretty much sells what rooms were left,” he said.Read more.

State of the nationNeed anational newssnapshot first thing – well, we have you covered.

Emily Jayne Collie and her partner Tom Keating were on holiday in Phuket together. Photo: Facebook/@tommy.keating.5

►Police say thepartner of a 20-year-old Victorian woman killed when two jet skis crashed at high speed in waters off the Thai resort island of Phuket will be chargedwith reckless driving causing death.

►MELBOURNE:A briefof evidence compiled by detectives investigating claims of sexual abuse made against Ballarat’s Cardinal George Pell has been returned to prosecutors for review.

Cardinal George Pell.

►HUNTER: Children entering kindergarten in 2017 will be old enough to have their own kids inschool by the time the state’s education maintenance backlog is caught up, new figures reveal.

Labor has accused the Berejiklian government of failing“a generation ofchildren” after documents released under freedom of information laws revealed there is $775 million in outstanding maintenance on the state’s schools. Read on

NSW shadow education minister Jihad Dib

► MOUNT ISA:Mount Isa MP Robbie Katter has flagged concerns about the lack of consultation in the North West regarding a Bill investigating the impact of FIFO on communities.

Regional public hearings on the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016 are set to be held this month but not one of them will be in the North West Minerals Province.

Robbie Katter has expressed his disappointment at the North West missing out on FIFO hearings.

► MUDGEE:A disturbing social media post regarding the death of a number of dogs in Gulgong, has sparked an investigation.

The post on theMudgee Community Grouppage claimed–“a Navara Utility, with a canopy, parkedin Gulgong -which had four dogs in the back, wasleft for the majority of the day with no water.”

Photo: iStock

►KATHERINE: Adecision to make some UHF radios illegal from June this year has been reversed.

A decision has been reversed over the use of 40 channel UHF radios, or citizens band (CB) radios, which was set to begin in June this year. Picture: ACMA

►BENDIGO: Bill Johnson never expected to be involved in a crash.

The closest the Eaglehawktruck driver of 25 years had come to an accident was attending crash scenes during his volunteer work with the CFA.

So when a car was suddenly coming straight at his truck on the Midland Highway in Goornong on Sunday afternoon, it was unknown territory. Read on

Bill Johnson says nothing could have prepared him for the moment a car was coming straight at his truck. Picture: DARREN HOWE

National news►Conservative MPs are scrambling to prevent a push byLiberal MPs to allow a free vote onsame-sex marriage, warning “this is not a fight we should be having now”.

The chances of the issue being debated in the partyroom meeting scheduled for this week receded on Monday, swamped by the revelation that South Australian Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi plannedto resign as soon as Tuesday and set up a new party.

Same-sex marriage is being debated by the Liberal Party, again. Photo: Chiang Ying-Ying

► An international yachtsman was allegedly duped intothe biggest cocaine bust in Australian historywhen his first mate suddenly changed the co-ordinates of theirboat, his wife says.

Hamish Thompson is arrested by police after they allegedly seized 1.4 tonnes of cocaine from the yacht Elakha. Photo: Australian Federal Police.

►A Sydney Uber driveraccused of raping a woman in the back seat of his car says she called him handsome and asked to have sex while he protested that he had a family.

Muhammad Naveed arrives at Sydney’s Downing Centre during the trial. Photo: Kate Geraghty

►A safe drug-injecting room for Melbourne will be considered by the Andrews government after a spate of overdose deaths.

Political support for the controversial idea is gathering pace amid concern that the government’s tough-on-crime approach has taken the focus off harm minimisation.

Photo: Jason South

National weather radarInternational news► WASHINGTON:There’s madness in the method of this White House. But what’s the objective – is itmerely to give Donald Trump’s critics whiplash, or is it an opening blitzkrieg of ordersand insults that calculatedly defines a new ‘normal,’ by which the outrageous becomesjust irritating?

The short answer is – Americans can’t be sure.

US District Judge James Robart is a Republican appointee known for his sharp legal mind. Photo: NBC News

►INDONESIA:Indonesian President Joko Widodo is slated to visit Australia at the end of this month, with Jakarta confirming its outgoing ambassador Najib Riphat Kesoema had been asked to stay on for the presidential trip.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo being interviewed by Fairfax journalists Jewel Topsfield and Peter Hartcher at the presidential palace in Jakarta in November 2016. A visit planned at that time was cancelled due to unrest in the Indonesian capital. Photo: Jefri Tarigan

On this dayThe faces of Australia: EmilyErnestiIn October 2014, Emily Ernesti was a regular 13 year old who attended school, hung out with her friends, played sport, and always had a smile on her faces.

UnfortunatelyEmily’s life was ripped apart when, after several weeks of feeling unwell, a test revealed that she had a brain tumor. Read on

Emily Ernesti had a tough Christmas being stuck in hospital due to swelling in her brain, but continued to have a smile on her face despite the situation.

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Border breakfast wrapTuesday, February 7, 2017

Written on May 20, 2019 at 15:16, by

Good Morning Border!
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Our Instagram #picoftheday is by @stefhanson of the sparkling clouds at Beechworth.

It’s a sparkling one this morning after all that rain. Sunny and 33 today in Albury-Wodonga.Maxtemps: Corowa 32, Culcairn 32, Wangaratta 31, Corryong 31, Bright 29, Falls Creek 15.

Catch up on news here:

Cathy McGowan welcomes visit from Federal Transport Minister Darren ChesterFederal Transport Minister Darren Chester will ride the North East line after Euroa MLA Steph Ryan engaged the minister about issues including track quality, mudholes and lacking funding.More here

How our nation is divided: it’s the rich and the restHigh-income earners are half as likely as low-income earners to think that the world is changing too often and too fast, and low-income earners are twice as likely to feel let down by society, according to new research from the Political Persona Project. More here

Albury to contest the Regional Victorian Netball LeagueBlaynee House who plays for Albury Blue will meet her sister Mackensey House and Albury Gold at theunder 17 Regional Victorian Netball League tonight at JC King Park. More here

Ed Sheeran surprises fans with Hanging Rock gigFans had plenty of warning that Ed Sheeran would be playing at Southern Cross Austereo’s World Famous Rooftop on Sunday. They just didn’t know where, until the day of the event. More here

State of the nationNeed anational newssnapshot first thing – well, we have you covered.

Emily Jayne Collie and her partner Tom Keating were on holiday in Phuket together. Photo: Facebook/@tommy.keating.5

►Police say thepartner of a 20-year-old Victorian woman killed when two jet skis crashed at high speed in waters off the Thai resort island of Phuket will be chargedwith reckless driving causing death.

►MELBOURNE:A briefof evidence compiled by detectives investigating claims of sexual abuse made against Ballarat’s Cardinal George Pell has been returned to prosecutors for review.

Cardinal George Pell.

►HUNTER: Children entering kindergarten in 2017 will be old enough to have their own kids inschool by the time the state’s education maintenance backlog is caught up, new figures reveal.

Labor has accused the Berejiklian government of failing“a generation ofchildren” after documents released under freedom of information laws revealed there is $775 million in outstanding maintenance on the state’s schools. Read on

NSW shadow education minister Jihad Dib

► MOUNT ISA:Mount Isa MP Robbie Katter has flagged concerns about the lack of consultation in the North West regarding a Bill investigating the impact of FIFO on communities.

Regional public hearings on the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016 are set to be held this month but not one of them will be in the North West Minerals Province.

Robbie Katter has expressed his disappointment at the North West missing out on FIFO hearings.

► MUDGEE:A disturbing social media post regarding the death of a number of dogs in Gulgong, has sparked an investigation.

The post on theMudgee Community Grouppage claimed–“a Navara Utility, with a canopy, parkedin Gulgong -which had four dogs in the back, wasleft for the majority of the day with no water.”

Photo: iStock

►KATHERINE: Adecision to make some UHF radios illegal from June this year has been reversed.

A decision has been reversed over the use of 40 channel UHF radios, or citizens band (CB) radios, which was set to begin in June this year. Picture: ACMA

►BENDIGO: Bill Johnson never expected to be involved in a crash.

The closest the Eaglehawktruck driver of 25 years had come to an accident was attending crash scenes during his volunteer work with the CFA.

So when a car was suddenly coming straight at his truck on the Midland Highway in Goornong on Sunday afternoon, it was unknown territory. Read on

Bill Johnson says nothing could have prepared him for the moment a car was coming straight at his truck. Picture: DARREN HOWE

National news►Conservative MPs are scrambling to prevent a push byLiberal MPs to allow a free vote onsame-sex marriage, warning “this is not a fight we should be having now”.

The chances of the issue being debated in the partyroom meeting scheduled for this week receded on Monday, swamped by the revelation that South Australian Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi plannedto resign as soon as Tuesday and set up a new party.

Same-sex marriage is being debated by the Liberal Party, again. Photo: Chiang Ying-Ying

► An international yachtsman was allegedly duped intothe biggest cocaine bust in Australian historywhen his first mate suddenly changed the co-ordinates of theirboat, his wife says.

Hamish Thompson is arrested by police after they allegedly seized 1.4 tonnes of cocaine from the yacht Elakha. Photo: Australian Federal Police.

►A Sydney Uber driveraccused of raping a woman in the back seat of his car says she called him handsome and asked to have sex while he protested that he had a family.

Muhammad Naveed arrives at Sydney’s Downing Centre during the trial. Photo: Kate Geraghty

►A safe drug-injecting room for Melbourne will be considered by the Andrews government after a spate of overdose deaths.

Political support for the controversial idea is gathering pace amid concern that the government’s tough-on-crime approach has taken the focus off harm minimisation.

Photo: Jason South

National weather radarInternational news► WASHINGTON:There’s madness in the method of this White House. But what’s the objective – is itmerely to give Donald Trump’s critics whiplash, or is it an opening blitzkrieg of ordersand insults that calculatedly defines a new ‘normal,’ by which the outrageous becomesjust irritating?

The short answer is – Americans can’t be sure.

US District Judge James Robart is a Republican appointee known for his sharp legal mind. Photo: NBC News

►INDONESIA:Indonesian President Joko Widodo is slated to visit Australia at the end of this month, with Jakarta confirming its outgoing ambassador Najib Riphat Kesoema had been asked to stay on for the presidential trip.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo being interviewed by Fairfax journalists Jewel Topsfield and Peter Hartcher at the presidential palace in Jakarta in November 2016. A visit planned at that time was cancelled due to unrest in the Indonesian capital. Photo: Jefri Tarigan

On this dayThe faces of Australia: EmilyErnestiIn October 2014, Emily Ernesti was a regular 13 year old who attended school, hung out with her friends, played sport, and always had a smile on her faces.

UnfortunatelyEmily’s life was ripped apart when, after several weeks of feeling unwell, a test revealed that she had a brain tumor. Read on

Emily Ernesti had a tough Christmas being stuck in hospital due to swelling in her brain, but continued to have a smile on her face despite the situation.

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Brekkie BlogTuesday, February 7, 2017

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North-West weatherA trough in Bass Strait will weaken today as a high moves over the south of Tasmania during the day, then moves over the Tasman Sea by evening. A north to northeasterly stream develops on Wednesday as a front approaches from the west, which will cross Tasmania during the day on Thursday. A ridge will follow behind the front and extend across southern Tasmania on Friday as a trough lingers through Bass Strait.
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North-West news►Huon Aquaculture has filed legal proceedings against the state government and the Tasmanian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in both the Tasmanian Supreme Court and the Federal Court. The fish farming company claimed the government and the EPA had failed to effectively regulate salmon farming activity in Macquarie Harbour. Read more.

►Police say abody, believed to be an allegedly murdered Mowbrayman, wasretrieved from the deepest part of Lake Eugenana where it was thought to have been for weeks. The popular swimming hole is better known among North-West Coastersas the old Melrose quarry. Read more.

►The Waratah-Wynyard Council has approved a permit for a multi-million-dollar resort and caravan park at Boat Harbour. Residents packed the council chambers on Monday night, whenthe fate of the development was decided at a special council meeting. Read more.

State of the nationNeed anational newssnapshot first thing – well, we have you covered.

Emily Jayne Collie and her partner Tom Keating were on holiday in Phuket together. Photo: Facebook/@tommy.keating.5

►Police say thepartner of a 20-year-old Victorian woman killed when two jet skis crashed at high speed in waters off the Thai resort island of Phuket will be chargedwith reckless driving causing death.

►MELBOURNE:A briefof evidence compiled by detectives investigating claims of sexual abuse made against Ballarat’s Cardinal George Pell has been returned to prosecutors for review.

Cardinal George Pell.

►HUNTER: Children entering kindergarten in 2017 will be old enough to have their own kids inschool by the time the state’s education maintenance backlog is caught up, new figures reveal.

Labor has accused the Berejiklian government of failing“a generation ofchildren” after documents released under freedom of information laws revealed there is $775 million in outstanding maintenance on the state’s schools. Read on

NSW shadow education minister Jihad Dib

► MOUNT ISA:Mount Isa MP Robbie Katter has flagged concerns about the lack of consultation in the North West regarding a Bill investigating the impact of FIFO on communities.

Regional public hearings on the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016 are set to be held this month but not one of them will be in the North West Minerals Province.

Robbie Katter has expressed his disappointment at the North West missing out on FIFO hearings.

► MUDGEE:A disturbing social media post regarding the death of a number of dogs in Gulgong, has sparked an investigation.

The post on theMudgee Community Grouppage claimed–“a Navara Utility, with a canopy, parkedin Gulgong -which had four dogs in the back, wasleft for the majority of the day with no water.”

Photo: iStock

►KATHERINE: Adecision to make some UHF radios illegal from June this year has been reversed.

A decision has been reversed over the use of 40 channel UHF radios, or citizens band (CB) radios, which was set to begin in June this year. Picture: ACMA

►BENDIGO: Bill Johnson never expected to be involved in a crash.

The closest the Eaglehawktruck driver of 25 years had come to an accident was attending crash scenes during his volunteer work with the CFA.

So when a car was suddenly coming straight at his truck on the Midland Highway in Goornong on Sunday afternoon, it was unknown territory. Read on

Bill Johnson says nothing could have prepared him for the moment a car was coming straight at his truck. Picture: DARREN HOWE

National news►Conservative MPs are scrambling to prevent a push byLiberal MPs to allow a free vote onsame-sex marriage, warning “this is not a fight we should be having now”.

The chances of the issue being debated in the partyroom meeting scheduled for this week receded on Monday, swamped by the revelation that South Australian Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi plannedto resign as soon as Tuesday and set up a new party.

Same-sex marriage is being debated by the Liberal Party, again. Photo: Chiang Ying-Ying

► An international yachtsman was allegedly duped intothe biggest cocaine bust in Australian historywhen his first mate suddenly changed the co-ordinates of theirboat, his wife says.

Hamish Thompson is arrested by police after they allegedly seized 1.4 tonnes of cocaine from the yacht Elakha. Photo: Australian Federal Police.

►A Sydney Uber driveraccused of raping a woman in the back seat of his car says she called him handsome and asked to have sex while he protested that he had a family.

Muhammad Naveed arrives at Sydney’s Downing Centre during the trial. Photo: Kate Geraghty

►A safe drug-injecting room for Melbourne will be considered by the Andrews government after a spate of overdose deaths.

Political support for the controversial idea is gathering pace amid concern that the government’s tough-on-crime approach has taken the focus off harm minimisation.

Photo: Jason South

National weather radarInternational news► WASHINGTON:There’s madness in the method of this White House. But what’s the objective – is itmerely to give Donald Trump’s critics whiplash, or is it an opening blitzkrieg of ordersand insults that calculatedly defines a new ‘normal,’ by which the outrageous becomesjust irritating?

The short answer is – Americans can’t be sure.

US District Judge James Robart is a Republican appointee known for his sharp legal mind. Photo: NBC News

►INDONESIA:Indonesian President Joko Widodo is slated to visit Australia at the end of this month, with Jakarta confirming its outgoing ambassador Najib Riphat Kesoema had been asked to stay on for the presidential trip.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo being interviewed by Fairfax journalists Jewel Topsfield and Peter Hartcher at the presidential palace in Jakarta in November 2016. A visit planned at that time was cancelled due to unrest in the Indonesian capital. Photo: Jefri Tarigan

On this dayThe faces of Australia: EmilyErnestiIn October 2014, Emily Ernesti was a regular 13 year old who attended school, hung out with her friends, played sport, and always had a smile on her faces.

UnfortunatelyEmily’s life was ripped apart when, after several weeks of feeling unwell, a test revealed that she had a brain tumor. Read on

Emily Ernesti had a tough Christmas being stuck in hospital due to swelling in her brain, but continued to have a smile on her face despite the situation.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

On the goTuesday, February 7, 2017

Written on April 20, 2019 at 12:57, by

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GoodmorningcentralVictoria!

Did you see the sunset last night? Central Victorians were treated to another stunning display, withbeautiful colours as the sun went down.Did you capture the sunset? We’d love to see your photos. Click here for more.

We’re in for a sunny day – Bendigo 29, Maryborough 29, Castlemaine 28, Kyneton 27, Redesdale 30, Echuca 31.

Catch up on news here:

Thai police will charge boyfriend of woman killed in jet-ski accident Emily Jayne Collie and her partner Tom Keating were on holiday in Phuket together. Photo: Facebook/@tommy.keating.5

Police say the partner of a 20-year-old Victorian woman killed when two jet-skis crashed at high speed in waters off the Thai resort island of Phuket will be charged with reckless driving causing death. Read more here.

Sandhurst second in alleged child sex offencesTheSandhurst Diocese had the second highest rate of priests accused of child sexual abuse out of Australia’s 17 Catholic dioceses during a 60 year period. Read more here.

Split second to avoid Goornong head-onBILL Johnson never expected to be involved in a crash. The closest the Eaglehawktruck driver of 25 years had come to an accident was attending crash scenes during his volunteer work with the CFA.So when a car was suddenly coming straight at his truck on the Midland Highway in Goornong on Sunday afternoon, it was unknown territory. Read more here.

Please explain, Bendigo voter asks VECAmy Waldron was frustrated when she saw apparent failure to vote notices in the mail.She and her partner had moved to Bendigo from Queensland in June. It wasn’t until their ballot papers arrived in the mail, five days after the due date for postal votes, that they realised there had been a local council election in the City of Greater Bendigo. Read more here.

Golden Square star’s backflipTwo months after declaring his intention to play with the Wodonga Raiders, Adam Baird will stay with Golden Square for 2017.The four-time premiership player with the Bulldogs was expected to join close friend and 2016 Michelsen Medal winner Brodie Filo at the Raiders. Read more here.

State of the nationNeed anational newssnapshot first thing – well, we have you covered.

►MELBOURNE:A briefof evidence compiled by detectives investigating claims of sexual abuse made against Ballarat’s Cardinal George Pell has been returned to prosecutors for review.

Cardinal George Pell.

►HUNTER: Children entering kindergarten in 2017 will be old enough to have their own kids inschool by the time the state’s education maintenance backlog is caught up, new figures reveal.

Labor has accused the Berejiklian government of failing“a generation ofchildren” after documents released under freedom of information laws revealed there is $775 million in outstanding maintenance on the state’s schools. Read on

NSW shadow education minister Jihad Dib

► MOUNT ISA:Mount Isa MP Robbie Katter has flagged concerns about the lack of consultation in the North West regarding a Bill investigating the impact of FIFO on communities.

Regional public hearings on the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016 are set to be held this month but not one of them will be in the North West Minerals Province.

Robbie Katter has expressed his disappointment at the North West missing out on FIFO hearings.

► MUDGEE:A disturbing social media post regarding the death of a number of dogs in Gulgong, has sparked an investigation.

The post on theMudgee Community Grouppage claimed–“a Navara Utility, with a canopy, parkedin Gulgong -which had four dogs in the back, wasleft for the majority of the day with no water.”

Photo: iStock

►KATHERINE: Adecision to make some UHF radios illegal from June this year has been reversed.

A decision has been reversed over the use of 40 channel UHF radios, or citizens band (CB) radios, which was set to begin in June this year. Picture: ACMA

►BENDIGO: Bill Johnson never expected to be involved in a crash.

The closest the Eaglehawktruck driver of 25 years had come to an accident was attending crash scenes during his volunteer work with the CFA.

So when a car was suddenly coming straight at his truck on the Midland Highway in Goornong on Sunday afternoon, it was unknown territory. Read on

Bill Johnson says nothing could have prepared him for the moment a car was coming straight at his truck. Picture: DARREN HOWE

National news►Conservative MPs are scrambling to prevent a push byLiberal MPs to allow a free vote onsame-sex marriage, warning “this is not a fight we should be having now”.

The chances of the issue being debated in the partyroom meeting scheduled for this week receded on Monday, swamped by the revelation that South Australian Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi plannedto resign as soon as Tuesday and set up a new party.

Same-sex marriage is being debated by the Liberal Party, again. Photo: Chiang Ying-Ying

► An international yachtsman was allegedly duped intothe biggest cocaine bust in Australian historywhen his first mate suddenly changed the co-ordinates of theirboat, his wife says.

Hamish Thompson is arrested by police after they allegedly seized 1.4 tonnes of cocaine from the yacht Elakha. Photo: Australian Federal Police.

►A Sydney Uber driveraccused of raping a woman in the back seat of his car says she called him handsome and asked to have sex while he protested that he had a family.

Muhammad Naveed arrives at Sydney’s Downing Centre during the trial. Photo: Kate Geraghty

►A safe drug-injecting room for Melbourne will be considered by the Andrews government after a spate of overdose deaths.

Political support for the controversial idea is gathering pace amid concern that the government’s tough-on-crime approach has taken the focus off harm minimisation.

Photo: Jason South

National weather radarInternational news► WASHINGTON:There’s madness in the method of this White House. But what’s the objective – is itmerely to give Donald Trump’s critics whiplash, or is it an opening blitzkrieg of ordersand insults that calculatedly defines a new ‘normal,’ by which the outrageous becomesjust irritating?

The short answer is – Americans can’t be sure.

US District Judge James Robart is a Republican appointee known for his sharp legal mind. Photo: NBC News

►INDONESIA:Indonesian President Joko Widodo is slated to visit Australia at the end of this month, with Jakarta confirming its outgoing ambassador Najib Riphat Kesoema had been asked to stay on for the presidential trip.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo being interviewed by Fairfax journalists Jewel Topsfield and Peter Hartcher at the presidential palace in Jakarta in November 2016. A visit planned at that time was cancelled due to unrest in the Indonesian capital. Photo: Jefri Tarigan

On this dayThe faces of Australia: EmilyErnestiIn October 2014, Emily Ernesti was a regular 13 year old who attended school, hung out with her friends, played sport, and always had a smile on her faces.

UnfortunatelyEmily’s life was ripped apart when, after several weeks of feeling unwell, a test revealed that she had a brain tumor. Read on

Emily Ernesti had a tough Christmas being stuck in hospital due to swelling in her brain, but continued to have a smile on her face despite the situation.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Hunter BreakfastFebruary 7

Written on April 20, 2019 at 12:57, by

Morning Shot: @aglobewelltravelled/Instagram
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Weather: Rain increasing and a storm likely in Newcastle (26 degrees), Nelson Bay, Toronto (both 28 degrees), Wallsend andRaymond Terrace (both 29 degrees).

Trains: Passengers are urged to allow extra travel time heading to Sydney due to signal repairs at Berowra. Good service on the Hunter line.

Traffic: Traffic lights are flashing yellow at the intersection of the New England Highway and High Street at East Maitland.

Beachwatch:Cooler on the coast with rain,onshore winds and choppy surf conditions.Swell shifting to the South and increasing to 1 to 1.5m during the morning. Wind moderate south to southeast.Start of the biggerearly high tides to suit the south facing reefs. Check Nobbys Reef,Cowrie and Merewether, Stockton and One Mile to the north.Some protection in the corners of Dudley, Caves and Catho.A few patches of kelp and sweeps to develop running north.Check your position in the flags if heading in for a swim. Water temp 23C.

Hunter headlines Evidence: American canon lawyer Father Tom Doyle (left) with parish priest and theologian Dr Michael Whelan outside the Royal Commission in Sydney. Dr Whelan believes radical change is needed in the Catholic Church.

THE percentage of Maitland-Newcastle Catholic priests who allegedly sexual assaulted children grew to its highest levels between 1990 and 2010, and to some of the highest levels in Australia, shocking new figures released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse have shown. Read more.

Following a protest inScott Street on Friday that saw clashes between demonstrators, the already tense debate surrounding the Newcastle Supercars race has taken on another dimension. Read more.

HUNTER children entering kindergarten in 2017 will be old enough to have their own kids inschool by the time the state’s education maintenance backlog is caught up, new figures reveal. Read more.

IN the days after Renee Mitchell was killed, a jail psychiatrist found murder accused Graham Anthony George Sloanewas suffering from a psychotic episode, was disconnected from reality, had false beliefs he had been cleared of any wrongdoing and continued to repeat grandiose delusions, a jury has heard. Read more.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Origin Energy $15,000 after dust from an ash dam at the company’s Eraring Power Station was blown offsite during strong winds. Read more.

Fingal Bay resident Pat Hall has canvased support for an ocean baths at Kiddies Corner. Read more.

HUNTER residents have been encouraged to take refuge from the heatwave in the region’s libraries, as forecasters predict temperatures will fall temporarily but reach the low 40s again before the weekend. Read more.

THE state’s chief magistrate has announced further sitting days at Raymond Terrace and Maitland local courts as caseloads increase. Read more.

TWIN towers Daniel and Jacob Saifiti have packed on the muscle as they strive to make an even bigger impact this season–hopefully in tandem as Newcastle’s starting front-rowers. Read more.

DAVID LOWE An awful lot happened in the A-League last weekend, but there was minimal change. Read more.

Isaac Heeney enters his third season of AFL with a six-year contract in his pocket and ever-growing expectations on his shoulders. Read more.

State of the nationNeed anational newssnapshot first thing – well, we have you covered.

Emily Jayne Collie and her partner Tom Keating were on holiday in Phuket together. Photo: Facebook/@tommy.keating.5

►Police say thepartner of a 20-year-old Victorian woman killed when two jet skis crashed at high speed in waters off the Thai resort island of Phuket will be chargedwith reckless driving causing death.

►MELBOURNE:A briefof evidence compiled by detectives investigating claims of sexual abuse made against Ballarat’s Cardinal George Pell has been returned to prosecutors for review.

Cardinal George Pell.

►HUNTER: Children entering kindergarten in 2017 will be old enough to have their own kids inschool by the time the state’s education maintenance backlog is caught up, new figures reveal.

Labor has accused the Berejiklian government of failing“a generation ofchildren” after documents released under freedom of information laws revealed there is $775 million in outstanding maintenance on the state’s schools. Read on

NSW shadow education minister Jihad Dib

► MOUNT ISA:Mount Isa MP Robbie Katter has flagged concerns about the lack of consultation in the North West regarding a Bill investigating the impact of FIFO on communities.

Regional public hearings on the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016 are set to be held this month but not one of them will be in the North West Minerals Province.

Robbie Katter has expressed his disappointment at the North West missing out on FIFO hearings.

► MUDGEE:A disturbing social media post regarding the death of a number of dogs in Gulgong, has sparked an investigation.

The post on theMudgee Community Grouppage claimed–“a Navara Utility, with a canopy, parkedin Gulgong -which had four dogs in the back, wasleft for the majority of the day with no water.”

Photo: iStock

►KATHERINE: Adecision to make some UHF radios illegal from June this year has been reversed.

A decision has been reversed over the use of 40 channel UHF radios, or citizens band (CB) radios, which was set to begin in June this year. Picture: ACMA

►BENDIGO: Bill Johnson never expected to be involved in a crash.

The closest the Eaglehawktruck driver of 25 years had come to an accident was attending crash scenes during his volunteer work with the CFA.

So when a car was suddenly coming straight at his truck on the Midland Highway in Goornong on Sunday afternoon, it was unknown territory. Read on

Bill Johnson says nothing could have prepared him for the moment a car was coming straight at his truck. Picture: DARREN HOWE

National news►Conservative MPs are scrambling to prevent a push byLiberal MPs to allow a free vote onsame-sex marriage, warning “this is not a fight we should be having now”.

The chances of the issue being debated in the partyroom meeting scheduled for this week receded on Monday, swamped by the revelation that South Australian Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi plannedto resign as soon as Tuesday and set up a new party.

Same-sex marriage is being debated by the Liberal Party, again. Photo: Chiang Ying-Ying

► An international yachtsman was allegedly duped intothe biggest cocaine bust in Australian historywhen his first mate suddenly changed the co-ordinates of theirboat, his wife says.

Hamish Thompson is arrested by police after they allegedly seized 1.4 tonnes of cocaine from the yacht Elakha. Photo: Australian Federal Police.

►A Sydney Uber driveraccused of raping a woman in the back seat of his car says she called him handsome and asked to have sex while he protested that he had a family.

Muhammad Naveed arrives at Sydney’s Downing Centre during the trial. Photo: Kate Geraghty

►A safe drug-injecting room for Melbourne will be considered by the Andrews government after a spate of overdose deaths.

Political support for the controversial idea is gathering pace amid concern that the government’s tough-on-crime approach has taken the focus off harm minimisation.

Photo: Jason South

National weather radarInternational news► WASHINGTON:There’s madness in the method of this White House. But what’s the objective – is itmerely to give Donald Trump’s critics whiplash, or is it an opening blitzkrieg of ordersand insults that calculatedly defines a new ‘normal,’ by which the outrageous becomesjust irritating?

The short answer is – Americans can’t be sure.

US District Judge James Robart is a Republican appointee known for his sharp legal mind. Photo: NBC News

►INDONESIA:Indonesian President Joko Widodo is slated to visit Australia at the end of this month, with Jakarta confirming its outgoing ambassador Najib Riphat Kesoema had been asked to stay on for the presidential trip.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo being interviewed by Fairfax journalists Jewel Topsfield and Peter Hartcher at the presidential palace in Jakarta in November 2016. A visit planned at that time was cancelled due to unrest in the Indonesian capital. Photo: Jefri Tarigan

On this dayThe faces of Australia: EmilyErnestiIn October 2014, Emily Ernesti was a regular 13 year old who attended school, hung out with her friends, played sport, and always had a smile on her faces.

UnfortunatelyEmily’s life was ripped apart when, after several weeks of feeling unwell, a test revealed that she had a brain tumor. Read on

Emily Ernesti had a tough Christmas being stuck in hospital due to swelling in her brain, but continued to have a smile on her face despite the situation.

Highlands Rise and Shine| Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Written on April 20, 2019 at 12:57, by

That’s all for today. Don’t forget to join us again tomorrow from 7.00AM.
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​Now this really is a clever dog.

►Registrations are now open for the Southern Highlands Netball Association (SHNA)winter competition.

SHNA will hold a registration day on March 25 at Eridge Park.Each of the clubs involved in the competition will be at the registration event.

►Saturday marked the return of ISAfor Chevalier College in2017.

Teams were fielded in cricket, basketball and softball competitions for round seven of the competition. Some teams were short on players and coaches due to the holiday period.

►Welcome to the newest residents of the Southern Highlands. Check out the Highlands newborn gallery.

►When it comes to gardens we can’t all have a green thumb.

But we can all enjoy them.

After thesuccess of A Morning in the Gardenin 2016, Wingecarribee Adult Day Centresand the Four Seasons Bowral Community Garden have decidedonce again to co-host a complimentary morning tea for the Wingecarribee Community.

►Dirty deals with contaminated soil have become widespread throughout several council areas, including the Wingecarribee.

Unsuspecting property owners are falling victim to dirt bags providing them with soil contaminated bybuilding and demolition waste, heavy metals oreven asbestos.

►A family farm in the Southern Highlands has been recognised for its outstanding business practices.

Grant and Jane Sherborne run a dairy farm and were nominated by industry participants to be a part of Project 20:20.

►Children across the Highlands returned to school recently.

For some it was their first time atschool while others made the step up to high school.

But no matter what school it was, students enjoyed their first few days back at school catching up with old friends and making new ones.

TRAFFIC:All Southern Highlands roads are open and clear.

TRAINS:Commuters can expect a good serviceon the Southern Highlands today.

WEATHER:A cloudy day with a very high (near 100%) chance of rain, with possible heavy falls on the coast and over the escarpment, areas of fog about higher ground, the chance of a thunderstorm with winds SE 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the late afternoon anda daytime maximumtemperature of 19canbe expected in the Highlands today.

Here’s a look at what the local weather is doing right now:

7.00AM: Good morning and welcome to the Southern Highlands Rise and Shine. Over the next fewhours we will bebringing you as much information as possible from across the Southern Highlands and nationally.

Weather, road conditions, breaking news, we will have it all – and we’d love to have your help!If there’s anything happening in your part of the world, drop usa line! Email [email protected]南京夜网419论坛

State of the nationNeed anational newssnapshot first thing – well, we have you covered.

Emily Jayne Collie and her partner Tom Keating were on holiday in Phuket together. Photo: Facebook/@tommy.keating.5

►Police say thepartner of a 20-year-old Victorian woman killed when two jet skis crashed at high speed in waters off the Thai resort island of Phuket will be chargedwith reckless driving causing death.

►MELBOURNE:A briefof evidence compiled by detectives investigating claims of sexual abuse made against Ballarat’s Cardinal George Pell has been returned to prosecutors for review.

Cardinal George Pell.

►HUNTER: Children entering kindergarten in 2017 will be old enough to have their own kids inschool by the time the state’s education maintenance backlog is caught up, new figures reveal.

Labor has accused the Berejiklian government of failing“a generation ofchildren” after documents released under freedom of information laws revealed there is $775 million in outstanding maintenance on the state’s schools. Read on

NSW shadow education minister Jihad Dib

► MOUNT ISA:Mount Isa MP Robbie Katter has flagged concerns about the lack of consultation in the North West regarding a Bill investigating the impact of FIFO on communities.

Regional public hearings on the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016 are set to be held this month but not one of them will be in the North West Minerals Province.

Robbie Katter has expressed his disappointment at the North West missing out on FIFO hearings.

► MUDGEE:A disturbing social media post regarding the death of a number of dogs in Gulgong, has sparked an investigation.

The post on theMudgee Community Grouppage claimed–“a Navara Utility, with a canopy, parkedin Gulgong -which had four dogs in the back, wasleft for the majority of the day with no water.”

Photo: iStock

►KATHERINE: Adecision to make some UHF radios illegal from June this year has been reversed.

A decision has been reversed over the use of 40 channel UHF radios, or citizens band (CB) radios, which was set to begin in June this year. Picture: ACMA

►BENDIGO: Bill Johnson never expected to be involved in a crash.

The closest the Eaglehawktruck driver of 25 years had come to an accident was attending crash scenes during his volunteer work with the CFA.

So when a car was suddenly coming straight at his truck on the Midland Highway in Goornong on Sunday afternoon, it was unknown territory. Read on

Bill Johnson says nothing could have prepared him for the moment a car was coming straight at his truck. Picture: DARREN HOWE

National news►Conservative MPs are scrambling to prevent a push byLiberal MPs to allow a free vote onsame-sex marriage, warning “this is not a fight we should be having now”.

The chances of the issue being debated in the partyroom meeting scheduled for this week receded on Monday, swamped by the revelation that South Australian Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi plannedto resign as soon as Tuesday and set up a new party.

Same-sex marriage is being debated by the Liberal Party, again. Photo: Chiang Ying-Ying

► An international yachtsman was allegedly duped intothe biggest cocaine bust in Australian historywhen his first mate suddenly changed the co-ordinates of theirboat, his wife says.

Hamish Thompson is arrested by police after they allegedly seized 1.4 tonnes of cocaine from the yacht Elakha. Photo: Australian Federal Police.

►A Sydney Uber driveraccused of raping a woman in the back seat of his car says she called him handsome and asked to have sex while he protested that he had a family.

Muhammad Naveed arrives at Sydney’s Downing Centre during the trial. Photo: Kate Geraghty

►A safe drug-injecting room for Melbourne will be considered by the Andrews government after a spate of overdose deaths.

Political support for the controversial idea is gathering pace amid concern that the government’s tough-on-crime approach has taken the focus off harm minimisation.

Photo: Jason South

National weather radarInternational news► WASHINGTON:There’s madness in the method of this White House. But what’s the objective – is itmerely to give Donald Trump’s critics whiplash, or is it an opening blitzkrieg of ordersand insults that calculatedly defines a new ‘normal,’ by which the outrageous becomesjust irritating?

The short answer is – Americans can’t be sure.

US District Judge James Robart is a Republican appointee known for his sharp legal mind. Photo: NBC News

►INDONESIA:Indonesian President Joko Widodo is slated to visit Australia at the end of this month, with Jakarta confirming its outgoing ambassador Najib Riphat Kesoema had been asked to stay on for the presidential trip.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo being interviewed by Fairfax journalists Jewel Topsfield and Peter Hartcher at the presidential palace in Jakarta in November 2016. A visit planned at that time was cancelled due to unrest in the Indonesian capital. Photo: Jefri Tarigan

On this dayThe faces of Australia: EmilyErnestiIn October 2014, Emily Ernesti was a regular 13 year old who attended school, hung out with her friends, played sport, and always had a smile on her faces.

UnfortunatelyEmily’s life was ripped apart when, after several weeks of feeling unwell, a test revealed that she had a brain tumor. Read on

Emily Ernesti had a tough Christmas being stuck in hospital due to swelling in her brain, but continued to have a smile on her face despite the situation.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Southern Inlands Brekkie WrapTuesday, February 7, 2017

Written on April 20, 2019 at 12:47, by

Good morning here’s your headlines from around regional Australia and beyond. Scroll down and refresh for weather, road reports and more.
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GOULBURN:Another Christian Brother who taught at the St Patrick’s College, Goulburn has been charged with historical sex offences.

At 10am Monday, the 65-year-oldfrom Mulgoawas charged with two counts ofsexual assault/indecent assault on a person under 16 under his authority, after presentinghimself at Goulburn Police Station. Read more.

BRAIDWOOD:It’s the end of four long years of study for Andrew Crisp and Bill Hatzis, who havebothrecently completed their Certificate Three in Cabinet Making.

The pair studied at Bruce CIT while completing their apprenticeship at Mr Crisp’s father’s business,Lyle Crisp Joinery. Both will continue working for the business this year. Read more.

QUEANBEYAN:The Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council put forward their bold plan on Monday to attract public service agencies across the border and transform the regional city’s centre. Read more.

YASS:With students going back to school for 2017, Yass Valley Library can offer assistance with homework questions, projects and reading requirements.

When school homework requires information the Yass Valley Library is the place to come to! The library has junior non-fiction books that are specially written for school students and cover a wide range of subjects. Read more.

CANBERRA:The Downer Community Association (DCA) is increasing calls for a restoration of the suburb’s long-neglected village square.

The calls have been made as construction of the nearby Downer shopping centre nears completion, replacing the old shops which havebeen closed since 2004 after the previous owners failed to renew the lease. Read more.

Roads and rail:The Southern Highlands rail line is running on time this morning and there are no delays on the roads.

Weather:

State of the nationNeed anational newssnapshot first thing – well, we have you covered.

Emily Jayne Collie and her partner Tom Keating were on holiday in Phuket together. Photo: Facebook/@tommy.keating.5

►Police say thepartner of a 20-year-old Victorian woman killed when two jet skis crashed at high speed in waters off the Thai resort island of Phuket will be chargedwith reckless driving causing death.

►MELBOURNE:A briefof evidence compiled by detectives investigating claims of sexual abuse made against Ballarat’s Cardinal George Pell has been returned to prosecutors for review.

Cardinal George Pell.

►HUNTER: Children entering kindergarten in 2017 will be old enough to have their own kids inschool by the time the state’s education maintenance backlog is caught up, new figures reveal.

Labor has accused the Berejiklian government of failing“a generation ofchildren” after documents released under freedom of information laws revealed there is $775 million in outstanding maintenance on the state’s schools. Read on

NSW shadow education minister Jihad Dib

► MOUNT ISA:Mount Isa MP Robbie Katter has flagged concerns about the lack of consultation in the North West regarding a Bill investigating the impact of FIFO on communities.

Regional public hearings on the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016 are set to be held this month but not one of them will be in the North West Minerals Province.

Robbie Katter has expressed his disappointment at the North West missing out on FIFO hearings.

► MUDGEE:A disturbing social media post regarding the death of a number of dogs in Gulgong, has sparked an investigation.

The post on theMudgee Community Grouppage claimed–“a Navara Utility, with a canopy, parkedin Gulgong -which had four dogs in the back, wasleft for the majority of the day with no water.”

Photo: iStock

►KATHERINE: Adecision to make some UHF radios illegal from June this year has been reversed.

A decision has been reversed over the use of 40 channel UHF radios, or citizens band (CB) radios, which was set to begin in June this year. Picture: ACMA

►BENDIGO: Bill Johnson never expected to be involved in a crash.

The closest the Eaglehawktruck driver of 25 years had come to an accident was attending crash scenes during his volunteer work with the CFA.

So when a car was suddenly coming straight at his truck on the Midland Highway in Goornong on Sunday afternoon, it was unknown territory. Read on

Bill Johnson says nothing could have prepared him for the moment a car was coming straight at his truck. Picture: DARREN HOWE

National news►Conservative MPs are scrambling to prevent a push byLiberal MPs to allow a free vote onsame-sex marriage, warning “this is not a fight we should be having now”.

The chances of the issue being debated in the partyroom meeting scheduled for this week receded on Monday, swamped by the revelation that South Australian Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi plannedto resign as soon as Tuesday and set up a new party.

Same-sex marriage is being debated by the Liberal Party, again. Photo: Chiang Ying-Ying

► An international yachtsman was allegedly duped intothe biggest cocaine bust in Australian historywhen his first mate suddenly changed the co-ordinates of theirboat, his wife says.

Hamish Thompson is arrested by police after they allegedly seized 1.4 tonnes of cocaine from the yacht Elakha. Photo: Australian Federal Police.

►A Sydney Uber driveraccused of raping a woman in the back seat of his car says she called him handsome and asked to have sex while he protested that he had a family.

Muhammad Naveed arrives at Sydney’s Downing Centre during the trial. Photo: Kate Geraghty

►A safe drug-injecting room for Melbourne will be considered by the Andrews government after a spate of overdose deaths.

Political support for the controversial idea is gathering pace amid concern that the government’s tough-on-crime approach has taken the focus off harm minimisation.

Photo: Jason South

National weather radarInternational news► WASHINGTON:There’s madness in the method of this White House. But what’s the objective – is itmerely to give Donald Trump’s critics whiplash, or is it an opening blitzkrieg of ordersand insults that calculatedly defines a new ‘normal,’ by which the outrageous becomesjust irritating?

The short answer is – Americans can’t be sure.

US District Judge James Robart is a Republican appointee known for his sharp legal mind. Photo: NBC News

►INDONESIA:Indonesian President Joko Widodo is slated to visit Australia at the end of this month, with Jakarta confirming its outgoing ambassador Najib Riphat Kesoema had been asked to stay on for the presidential trip.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo being interviewed by Fairfax journalists Jewel Topsfield and Peter Hartcher at the presidential palace in Jakarta in November 2016. A visit planned at that time was cancelled due to unrest in the Indonesian capital. Photo: Jefri Tarigan

On this dayThe faces of Australia: EmilyErnestiIn October 2014, Emily Ernesti was a regular 13 year old who attended school, hung out with her friends, played sport, and always had a smile on her faces.

UnfortunatelyEmily’s life was ripped apart when, after several weeks of feeling unwell, a test revealed that she had a brain tumor. Read on

Emily Ernesti had a tough Christmas being stuck in hospital due to swelling in her brain, but continued to have a smile on her face despite the situation.

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