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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.

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

Border breakfast wrapTuesday, February 7, 2017

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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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