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Former Christian college teacher pleads guilty to child sex offences

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: A former teacher at a Christian college in Melbourne’s east has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two of his former students. Steven Ronald Mellody faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday morning via video link from jail. The 37-year-old pleaded guilty to more than 50 sexual offences, including multiple counts of sexual penetration of a child

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Bali’s Australian tourist blockade could be lifted this weekend Sydney Morning Herald reports

Singapore: Australians could be cleared to begin travelling to Bali again as soon as this weekend as Indonesian authorities will on Saturday discuss approvals for what was once the island’s biggest international tourist market. It comes as Thailand confirmed it would exempt fully vaccinated Australian tourists from November 1 from quarantine, alongside citizens of several other nations now welcome for holidays.

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Sydney Morning Herald Exclusive

Health funds are being hit with refund requests from members fed up with being unable to access elective surgery, while doctors are demanding state governments boost hospital funding to reduce their waitlists. The Australian Medical Association has asked the competition watchdog to scrutinise state and territory arrangements with private hospitals after The Age revealed Victorian private patients were having their

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Transport offer rejected

A subscriber from the northern suburbs phoned Police tonight requesting assistance from Police to transport her two children aged 19 and 11 to their grandmothers home nearby. Police turned up and after the mother seeing her 11 year old sitting up in the back pod of a divvy van became quite upset and objected to it. She then organised alternate

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Taxi fare tried to take taxi

asmania Police attended the bottleshop at Brighton hotel tonight after a fare effectively tried to carjack a taxi. The taxi driver drove the fare from Launceston and made a stop to get a drink, upon returning to the taxi the fare forced the driver out of the drivers seat subscribers said. Luckily he never has the keys and Police quickly

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Search in fourth day

Tasmania Police advise of the ongoing search for overdue vessel and missing man in North West Tasmania The search for an overdue vessel and missing man in North West Tasmania has now resumed for a fourth day. Aerial searching is underway with a Westpac Rescue Helicopter. While the police search is ongoing, and with conditions in the area, to ensure

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Filth charged after report to AFP from United States National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children

An Adelaide man is expected to face Adelaide Magistrate’s Court today (Friday, 22 October 2021) charged with child abuse-related offences by the South Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (SA JACET). The investigation began after the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) received a report from the United States’ National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding

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Telegram maggot charged

A 62-year-old West End man is expected to face Brisbane Magistrates Court today (Friday, 22 October 2021) after being charged with child abuse-related offences by the AFP’s Brisbane Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET). The man was arrested as part of an investigation that began earlier this month when the Brisbane JACET charged another Queensland man with a number of

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TVN Breaking news Borders and Masks

Premier speaks, masks are now only required under certain circumstances such as large events like the show, Salamanca Market, hospitals and aged care settings. TVN Breaking report: Border restrictions to end 15th December Peter Gutwein, Premier – Tasmanian borders to reopen on December 15Under our Reconnecting Tasmania, safe border reopening plan, Tasmania’s borders will reopen to all mainland jurisdictions on

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ABF seize guns and weapons

Man charged after Illicit Firearms Squad and ABF seize guns and weapons Detectives from the Illicit Firearms Squad and Australian Border Force (ABF) officers seized guns, ammunition and other weapons after executing a search warrant in Glen Waverley yesterday morning. The investigation was launched after the ABF detected a silencer in a package imported by air cargo earlier in the

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ABF issue statement

Statement on positive COVID-19 cases at Melbourne Alternative Place of Detention The Australian Border Force (ABF) can confirm that 15 detainees at a Melbourne Alternative Place of Detention (APOD) have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 8:30 am, 22 October 2021. The offer of vaccinations for consenting detainees has been available since early August 2021, with all detainees who initially

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Special investigator

New Powers To Support Special Investigator Probe Victoria’s new Special Investigator will be given the powers to examine potential criminal conduct and disciplinary matters raised by the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants. New legislative reforms introduced into Parliament formally establish the Office of the Special Investigator and deliver on key recommendations of the Royal Commission. The Special

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