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Manhunt underway after nurse attacked

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A manhunt is underway after a nurse was allegedly assaulted while administering a COVID-19 vaccine at an inner Sydney medical centre.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Emergency services were called to Glebe Medical Practice on Monday August 27 at around 11.45am following reports of an assault. Officers were told a 37-year-old nurse was administering a COVID-19 vaccination to a patient outside the practice when she was allegedly assaulted by an unknown man. The patient was vaccinated outdoors as they lived in one of the 12 COVID hotspot LGAs.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s alleged the man grabbed the nurse by the wrist in an attempt to stop her from administering the vaccine. Police have searched for the man to no avail, and have now released CCTV footage of a man they believe may be able to assist with ongoing inquiries.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Police release CCTV following alleged assault of healthcare worker - Glebe<a href="https://t.co/CKXUi130so">https://t.co/CKXUi130so</a> <a href="https://t.co/L8a1I5R7PS">pic.twitter.com/L8a1I5R7PS</a></p> — NSW Police Force (@nswpolice) <a href="https://twitter.com/nswpolice/status/1442357471331319810?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 27, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The man is shown wearing a black cap, a red bandanna around his neck, a black t-shirt, dark blue tracksuit pants with a white stripe down the side, leather fingerless gloves, and sneakers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Anyone who witnessed the incident or believes they know the identity of the man, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: NSW Police</span></em></p>

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New evidence Prince Charles KNEW about Simon Dorante-Day

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Simon Dorante-Day, the Queensland man claiming to be the secret son of Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, has shared new explosive evidence.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Dorante-Day has made global headlines after going public with his case and continues to share new evidence.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“My grandmother, who had worked for the Queen, told me outright that I was Camilla and Charles’ son many times,” he told </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">7NEWS.com.au</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The 55-year-old revealed his latest evidence, an email from Detective Inspector Dave Smith of the UK Metropolitan Police’s Royalty and Specialist Protection unit which could be crucial in assisting in his case.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Detective Inspector Smith sent an email to Mr Dorante-Day on July 7, 2015, confirming that he had hand-delivered a letter from Mr Dorante-Day to Prince Charles’ aides.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:212.3236822568671px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844437/241520460_259289839535029_7314315210199105916_n.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/2220738e6df44f6c9f0e516a4c49e386" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Simon Dorante-Day / Facebook</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In the letter, the Queensland engineer outlined his belief that Prince Charles and Camilla are his parents.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Just to confirm that I received the letter you sent by airmail addressed to me,” Detective Inspector Smith wrote.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I opened the outer packaging containing my details. The inner letter addressed to the Prince I took by hand, unopened to the Princes’ correspondence team.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I hope this is suitable.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Dorante-Day believes the email confirms that Prince Charles and Camilla are aware of his claims, despite refusing to publicly comment.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Making “No Comment” doesn’t make the issue go away, nor does it negate their responsibility for what we are enduring,” Mr Dorante-Day said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">He said he released the email to show the effort he made to solve the matter privately before going public with his claims.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The depth to which I had already acted before this issue broke the media, or was even on Facebook or the TV, is just not clearly understood,” he said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“This evidence is from July 2015 when my letter was handed to Prince Charles’ private secretary by D.I. David Smith of SO14 and the Metropolitan Police Professional Standards Unit.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I authored the letter, but it was reviewed and approved by a leading Australian Family Law Firm before it was despatched.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The email evidence comes a week after Mr Dorante-Day shared a suite of images comparing himself to Prince William and Francois Graftieaux, the alleged love-child of Prince Edward, the Duke of Windsor.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844435/dorante-day2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/3b5ff8d71dbe4d24afb1c2242968d5f3" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Simon Dorante-Day / Facebook</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You resemble [Graftieaux] more than you do William. The familial likeness is undeniable,” one Facebook user wrote.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 357px; height:280px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844438/242419439_255726669891346_6744475498948158942_n.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/6be80be326c441e985a6c26d32c90b26" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Simon Dorante-Day / Facebook</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Wow! The resemblance is quite incredible,” another wrote of the comparison between Mr Dorante-Day and Prince William.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“There is no doubt that he is your brother,” another said.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Simon Dorante-Day / Facebook</span></em></p>

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Fresh twist in toddler's suspicious death

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">An arrest has been made in relation to the 2005 death of 21-month-old Jordan Thompson, who died on March 19, 2005, with antidepressants in his system.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cecil Kennedy, 49, was arrested on Monday afternoon in Sydney over Jordan’s death. Kennedy was the partner of Jordan’s mother, Bernice Swales, when Swales left Jordan in Kennedy’s care while she left to run errands. She returned home to find Jordan unresponsive and rushed him to Singleton Base Hospital, but he could not be revived.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A statement issued by NSW Police said that police were told Jordan had been found face down in the bathtub, but that a post mortem later found a lethal dose of antidepressants in his system.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A coronial inquest was established in 2008, and in 2018 Deputy State Coroner Elaine Truscott found that Jordan died because he had been deliberately administered anti-depressant medication.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Homicide Squad detectives established Strike Force Kyeama to investigate the circumstances surrounding Jordan’s death. In 2015, Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Troy Grant said Jordan’s family deserve closure, adding “It’s now been just over a decade since Jordan died, and yet his mother and family still don’t know have any answers about his death.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Following further investigations and the offer of a $100,000 reward for more information, Kennedy was arrested at his home in Doonside and taken to Blacktown Police Station where charges are expected to be laid.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Speaking to </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">A Current Affair </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">after the arrest, Ms Swales said she appreciated all the work the police had done: “I'm really grateful for all of the work that has been done for my son. I just want to say thank you, a special thank you to the detective who made this and worked very hard and made sure he never gave up, he never gave up and I'm so grateful for all the work that's been put in.”</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: NSW Police</span></em></p>

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No alibi: Fresh twist in William Tyrrell case

<p><span>A key person of interest in the high-profile William Tyrrell case has been unable to give investigating police an alibi for the day of the boy's disappearance.</span></p> <p>A <a rel="noopener" href="https://7plus.com.au/7news-disappearance-of-william-tyrrell" target="_blank">7News investigation</a> revealed that convicted pedophile Frank Abbott was living approximately 12 kilometres from the town William went missing from in September 2014. </p> <p>The elderly man is now serving time in jail for the sexual assault of three young children, to which he maintains his innocence over.</p> <p>Police repeatedly questioned Abbott about his movements on the day William disappeared, and has been unable to provide a suitable alibi or someone to vouch for his movements. </p> <p>Despite the mounting suspicions, Abbott maintains he has nothing to do with the disappearance. </p> <p>A witness in the case named Steve, whose true identity is suppressed by a court order, claims a lot of the key evidence points to Abbott. </p> <p><span>“I believe that he, Frank, dropped (friend Ray Porter) off at hospital and had access to Ray’s car,” Steve told 7NEWS.</span></p> <p><span>When asked whether the car claim supports evidence supplied by William’s foster mother, Steve replied, “100 per cent.”</span></p> <p><span>Child protection advocate Adam Washbourne claims police had relented to disclosing the number of pedophiles living near the town of Kendall at the time of William's disappearance. </span></p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020">“There were 20 sex offenders in the Kendall area,” he said.</p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020">“Do you think there’s a street where there isn’t a registered sex offender? I’ve got news for you if you do."</p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020">“They are in every town, every suburb, the safest places. They are monsters, predators, stalkers, and they live among us.”</p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020"><span>It’s hoped that the findings of a coronial inquest into William's disappearance will shed more light on the case, after out concluded in October last year due to the pandemic. </span></p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020"><span>In September, police returned to where William was last seen on the seven year </span>anniversary of his disappearance, saying, "<a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/finance/legal/shock-twist-in-seven-year-search-for-william-tyrrell" target="_blank">Further information has come to light</a>."</p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020">William was only three years old when he disappeared from his grandmother's home in Kendall, NSW, on Friday September 12th 2014. </p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020">Despite hundred of volunteers, emergency services workers and locals scouring the town, no one could find a trace of the missing boy. </p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020"><em>Image credits: NSW Police/PR Image</em></p>

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What you need to know before preparing your will

<p>Image: Getty</p> <p>Creating or updating our Wills is one of those things it is easy to put off. However, the peace of mind you’ll have knowing your affairs are in order and your loved ones will be taken care means everything. Even if you hate paperwork, it is also so much easier and quicker than you might think.</p> <p>Here’s what you need to know.</p> <div id="firstFloatAd"> <div data-fuse="21861530567" data-fuse-code="fuse-slot-21861530567-1" data-fuse-slot="71161633/DIRP_readersdigest/article_mrec_1"></div> </div> <p><strong>Everyone needs a Will, no matter the size of their estate</strong></p> <p>It’s time we all start thinking of Wills as an<span> </span>essential part of any good financial plan<span> </span>for anyone over the age of 18. A Will is something everyone should have in place, regardless of your<span> </span>marital status, how much money you have and whether or not you are a parent.</p> <p>A properly drafted Will ensures your wishes will be carried out even when you aren’t around to make sure they are. It will help minimise unnecessary costs and ensure your gifts and things you care about are given to those you want to receive them.</p> <p>If someone does die without a Will in place this is called “dying intestate”. This person would not have an executor in place who ensures your wishes are indeed carried out. There is a risk that assets would not go to the best people as the state decides where assets and all property goes.</p> <p>People with beloved pets<span> </span>can ensure their trusted friends are taken care of in their Wills. Unfortunately, even our most loved animal companions can’t actually be a beneficiary. However, it is possible to leave a pet to a trusted friend or loved one who can also be allocated funds in your Will to help care for them for the rest of animal’s life.</p> <p>Of course, if you do have children under the age of 18 it is extremely important you have a Will, even if you don’t have many assets. This allows you to nominate a testamentary guardian who will save the decision of who looks after your children if their parents pass away being made by the family court.</p> <p><strong>Key questions to ask yourself when preparing your Will</strong><strong> </strong></p> <p>Before you are ready to put your Will in place, make sure you are aware of all of your assets, including superannuation, cars, special jewellery or items of sentimental value and have decided<span> </span>who your beneficiaries will be. Also, consider if you have any special requests you would like carried out. Remember, you can alter your Will whenever you choose to as long as it is printed out (even if you are using a digital Will), is signed, witnessed and kept somewhere safe.</p> <p>It’s important to not be afraid to talk about our Wills where relevant.<span> </span>Encourage healthy discussions<span> </span>to ensure everyone you love also has one in place.</p> <p><strong>Clever money saving hack to create a legally binding Will</strong></p> <p>These days there are so many options when it comes to doing your Will. In fact, you can create your legally binding custom Will in less than 20 minutes at home. For example,<span> </span>Australia’s leading online estate planning platform Willed<span> </span>has been created by lawyers, and is a simple to use, intuitive and secure platform to create a custom legal Will. While<span> </span>typical legal fees<span> </span>could cost you anywhere from $600 to $6,000, Willed is an affordable, accessible and secure option for all Australians as you can get a legally valid will for just $159. Clever, right?</p> <p><strong>How to continue your legacy in your Will through charity bequests</strong></p> <p>It is important to remember that it is possible to<span> </span>pass on some of your assets to a charity<span> </span>or a cause which is close to your heart. Ryan Solomon, co-founder and Head of Legal at Willed, says, “Think of it as an important way to celebrate your legacy with a positive contribution to an important charity of your choice.”</p> <p>The most important bit of admin is to ensure you include specific wording such as the charity’s business name and ABN. However, it’s much easier when you go with an online platform such as Willed who pre-fill all of this information for you and allow you to simply choose your favourite charity from the Fundraising Institute of Australia’s database. This makes it so easy to outline your request and ensure the causes you care about are supported.</p> <p>Solomon adds, “It is up to you if you decide to let your chosen charity know of your wishes in your Will or not. However, many charities appreciate being able to thank you now for your generous bequest.”</p> <p><em>This is a sponsored article produced in partnership with<span> </span></em><em>Willed</em><em>.</em></p> <p><em>This article is written in partnership with Willed and first appeared on <a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/food-home-garden/what-you-need-to-know-before-preparing-your-will">Readers Digest</a>. </em></p>

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‘Vulnerable’ woman murdered on morning walk

<p>A woman has been molested and killed during her regular morning walk in Auckland and New Zealand Police have already arrested one man in the murder investigation.</p> <p>The body of Lena Zhang, also known as Lena Zhang Harrap, was found in an area of bush on Wednesday afternoon in the Auckland suburb of Mt Albert.</p> <p>The 27-year-old, who has Down Syndrome, was reported missing just hours earlier after leaving her home. She left her home around 6.30 am to go for her regular walk to Ōwairaka Domain but never returned.</p> <p><strong>Suspect will appear in court today</strong></p> <p>A 31-year-old man will appear in court today faced with the murder and sexual violation of Lena Zhang.</p> <p>New Zealand Police said they received a significant amount of information from the public following an appeal they made to the public after Zhang’s body was found, to help identify a person of interest they were trying to locate in relation to the murder.</p> <p>Police had uncovered photos of the “person of interest” via CCTV footage. At the time he was wearing a blue jumper and had been captured on CCTV near the area where Lena’s body was found on Wednesday morning.</p> <p>As a result of this appeal and the use of CCTV footage, this man was found in a vehicle in Papatoetoe - around 20km away from Mt Albert - at 1.30 am on Thursday and was arrested.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/nothing.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/0c976aa1225549908cd0156d8ee74c41" /><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844362/lena-person-of-interest-um_blurred.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/0c976aa1225549908cd0156d8ee74c41" /></p> <p>Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe said police hoped news of the arrest would provide some reassurance to the local community.</p> <p>Police were not currently seeking anyone else in relation to the murder, however enquiries continued into the investigation with a fresh appeal for sightings of a car.</p> <p><strong>Zhang’s family and the community are devastated by her death</strong></p> <p>Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe said Zhang’s family are understandably devastated by her death.</p> <p>“Lena was a young lady, she was small in stature, she was vulnerable,” said Inspector Pascoe.</p> <p>He added she was a “loving and caring person” who was raised to be independent.</p> <p>“Whoever the offender or offenders are, they’ve targeted a vulnerable member of our community which is just appalling,” Pascoe said.</p> <p><strong>StarJam pays tribute to Lena</strong></p> <p>StarJam, an organisation which uses music, dance and performance to connect young people with disabilities, have paid tribute Lena saying she was a "true Jammer".</p> <p>A Facebook post said: “For over 12 years, Lena has been a true Jammer in Auckland Magic Movers and more recently the Central Alumni All Stars; greeting everyone with her infectious smile, genuine heartfelt support and inviting her fellow Jammers up to join her Spot the Talents. Lena, you will always be in our hearts – our thoughts go out to your family and friends.’”</p> <p>Ella Stuart who worked at StarJam said Lena brought a special touch of magic to the stage: "It was such a privilege to know Lena - she was always so enthusiastic with everything she did and her love of dancing was truly wonderful to watch. She put the 'magic' in Magic Movers! She will be so missed and in our hearts and memories always."</p> <p><em>Image: NZ Police</em></p>

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New witnesses in Gabby Petito homicide as FBI issue warrant

<p>As the FBI continue their investigation of the high-profile Gabby Petito case, two witnesses from Louisiana have shared valuable information from an incident they witnessed last month. </p> <p>Nina Angelo and her boyfriend Matt England were vacationing in Jackson, Wyoming, when they witnessed a "commotion" between Gabby Petito and her fiancé Brian Laundrie. </p> <p>The travelling couple were leaving The Merry Piglets Tex-Mex restaurant on August 27th, where Nina noticed that Gabby was in tears and seeming distressed. </p> <p>Brian was also visibly angry, going in and out of the restaurant serval times and being aggressive towards the eatery staff. </p> <p>The berated waitress was also visibly shaken by the incident, who told CNN that <span>she did not see any violence or physical altercation between Petito and Laundrie.</span></p> <p>Gabby was reported missing by her family on September 11th and <a rel="noopener" href="https://oversixty.com.au/news/news/tragedy-unfolding-body-confirmed-as-missing-woman-gabby-petito" target="_blank">her remains were found</a> in Grand Tetons National Park on September 19th. </p> <p>Following an autopsy report, FBI and the <span>Teton County Coroner ruled Petito’s death as a homicide, however the cause of death is yet to be determined, pending final autopsy results.</span></p> <p><span>Brain Laundrie remains the number one person of interest in the case, after he returned to his home in Florida in Gabby's van without her, and is refusing to cooperate with police. </span></p> <p><span>After the witnesses in Louisiana have come forward, and <a rel="noopener" href="https://oversixty.com.au/news/news/could-it-actually-be-him-brian-laundrie-potentially-spotted-on-the-run" target="_blank">a potential sighting of Brian in a Florida town</a>, the FBI have issues an arrest </span>warrant. </p> <p><span>According to the arrest documents issued by the FBI, the warrant is “pursuant to a Federal Grand Jury indictment related to Mr. Laundrie’s activities following the death of Gabrielle Petito.”</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">On September 22, 2021, the U.S. District Court of Wyoming issued a federal arrest warrant for Brian Christopher Laundrie pursuant to a Federal Grand Jury indictment related to Mr. Laundrie’s activities following the death of Gabrielle Petito. <a href="https://t.co/SSrBVbAeBs">pic.twitter.com/SSrBVbAeBs</a></p> — FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) <a href="https://twitter.com/FBIDenver/status/1441155529393389568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 23, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><span>“While this warrant allows law enforcement to arrest Mr Laundrie, the FBI and our partner across the country continue to investigate the facts and circumstances of Ms. Petito’s homicide,” FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider said in a statement.</span></p> <p><em>Image credits: Instagram @gabspetito</em></p>

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Prince William and Harry’s nanny compensated for abortion claims

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The former nanny to Prince William and Prince Harry will reportedly be paid damages over claims BBC reporter Martin Bashir alleged she had an affair with Prince Charles that resulted in her aborting his child.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Investigations into how Bashir secured the tell-all 1995 interview with Princess Diana found that Bashir had faked an abortion receipt for Tiggy Pettifer - née Legge-Bourke.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bashir told Diana that Charles was in love with the nanny, claiming the pair went on a holiday together for two weeks.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A source told </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2021/09/17/former-royal-nanny-offered-significant-damages-bbc-martin-bashir/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Telegraph</span></a></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> that the BBC will pay Ms Pettifer £100,000 ($AUD 189,119) in damages after acknowledging the suffering that resulted from the false claims.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Tiggy Legge-Bourke was right at the centre of Bashir’s manipulation and it is right that the damage caused to her is recognised by the BBC,” the source told the publication.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">At the time of Bashir’s interview, Diana’s friend Rosa Monckton confirmed in </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Daily Mail</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> that Bashir’s claims had had a significant impact on the princess.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Diana changed from being very concerned with day-to-day matters, just like any normal friend, to suddenly becoming obsessed with plots against her,” she wrote at the time.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ms Monckton said Diana had also become “obsessed” with the idea that Prince Charles was having an affair with Ms Pettifer and believed claims the nanny was pregnant.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The abortion and affair claims were some of the alleged underhanded methods Bashir used to secure the interview.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Since the allegations have come to light, Bashir has stood down from the BBC.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ms Pettifer was hired by Prince Chales as a nanny shortly after he and Diana separated in 1993.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ms Pettifer would join the family on holidays and has maintained a close relationship with the royals, especially with the princes.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">She attended both of their weddings and was named as the godmother of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child, Archie.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Getty</span></em></p>

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Grandfather left shocked after police fine him for carrying a pocket knife

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wayne ‘Cowboy’ McLennan, a 75-year-old grandfather from Chinchilla, Queensland, was leaving his local pub after grabbing a beer last month when he was stopped by police, breathalysed, and charged for wearing a pocket knife in public, something he’s done since he was 14 years old.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">McLennan told <a href="https://9now.nine.com.au/a-current-affair/aussie-grandfather-bushman-fined-over-carrying-pocket-knife-public/1d4492b7-8d17-4b23-a01e-de7578d2a72f">A Current Affair</a>, "I just said I'd head home now, get me four cans in a bag and just walked down the steps and the police pulled in behind … as I was walking down the steps ... she said 'I'm going to bretho (breathalyse) you', I said 'ok'.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">He blew sightly over the alcohol limit, so the officer took him to the local police station, just 100m down the main road. There, he blew under the limit, so he thought he was free to go, but the officer surprised him. "While I was there she said 'but I am going to charge you for wearing a pocket knife in public'. I said 'what? ... I didn't know you weren't allowed to wear one ... I've been wearing one since I was 14-years-old'. She said 'that's it, that's the law'.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The law in question is Section 51 of Queensland's Weapons Act, which states that a person must not physically possess a knife in a public place or school unless the person has a reasonable excuse.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 280.6122448979592px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844270/https___prodstatic9net-1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/7f35af9627464c8b8646e616ea5f1f35" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">McLennan, a bushman who’s worked on the land his entire life, doesn’t go anywhere without his pocket knife. "Well if I got to go and put a bale of hay out, I use it to cut the string and then open a bag of horse feed, use it to open the top," he explained to reporter Pippa Bradshaw.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">He had no idea such a law existed, or that he was unintentionally violating it every time he went out in public with his pocket knife attached to his belt. After being charged by police, he faced court and was fined $100 by a magistrate.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">News of his run-in with the law quickly spread around Chinchilla. "That's why people keep ringing me and talking to me about it, they didn't know whether it was true or false," McLennan said. Many locals have expressed their support, pointing out how common it is for people in the area to carry pocket knives. As a result of this encounter with the law, however, Cowboy now plans to leave his pocket knife at home in the future.</span></p>

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Aussie babysitter charged with 194 sex offences

<p>Jareth Harries-Markham, a 23-year-old man from Western Australia, has been charged with 194 sex offences involving a dozen children he molested when he was working as a childminder.</p> <p>Police say Harries-Markham advertised his services online on a site and then allegedly sexually assaulted his victims while babysitting them.</p> <p>The alleged victims are aged between eight months and nine years old, and are said to have happened between July last year and August this year.</p> <p>Harries-Markham was arrested in August and initially charged with 14 offences, but in a Perth Magistrate’s Court on Monday, it was revealed he is now facing a total of 194 charges relating to nine separate alleged victims.</p> <p><strong>Charges include possessing prohibited weapons</strong></p> <p>These charges include the sexual penetration of a child under 13, indecently dealing with a child under 13, possessing and producing child exploitation material, and possessing prohibited and controlled weapons.</p> <p>The 23-year-old appeared in court via video link but only spoke to confirm his name.</p> <p>Harries-Markham advertised his services on WeNeedANanny.com, describing himself as someone who loved “helping bring up kids to be the best they can be”.</p> <p>He said he had four years’ experience in babysitting, a ‘Working With Children’ check, a police check and a certificate in first aid.</p> <p>‘I’m a pretty easy-going guy who is open to care for any age any hours,’ he wrote on the website.</p> <p>‘Open to handling things anyway the family wants,’ he added.</p> <p>Harries-Markham will be back in court again on October 18.</p> <p><em>Image: 7News</em></p> <p><em> </em></p> <p><em> </em></p>

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Serious claim about Ben Roberts-Smith’s most private emails

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ben Roberts-Smith’s lawyers </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-17/ben-roberts-smith-ex-wife-accesses-email-101-times/100469928" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">have accused</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> his ex-wife Emma Roberts of accessing the veteran’s email more than 100 times, as the case between the former couple continues in court.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The case is running at the same time as his defamation proceedings against several newspapers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">During the defamation case, Mr Roberts-Smith’s opponents issued a notice to produce specific documents.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">His legal team suspects the notice may have been issued following access to an email address he used for confidential correspondence.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">They have accused Ms Roberts of accessing the account and passing confidential information on to third parties, with Telstra records suggesting a close friend of Ms Roberts may have accessed the account.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Arthur Moses SC, Mr Roberts-Smith’s barrister, applied to add Ms Roberts’ best friend Danielle Scott and her husband as respondents in the case currently being heard in the Federal Court.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Moses claimed that Telstra records established that either Ms Scott or her husband accessed a “hosting account” of RS Group Australia, the company Mr Roberts-Smith owns.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">He told the court the account was accessed “on at least 101 occasions” between January 2020 and May 2021.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The RS Group Australia email hosting account … is password-protected and enables a person, once logged on, to access the email account of any RS Group user, including the applicant’s,” Mr Moses said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The accusations come after Mr Roberts-Smith previously swore in an affidavit that neither Ms Scott or her husband had been given the password.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Moses said the Telstra records raised new issues, such as how the couple found the password, whether they had accessed Mr Roberts-Smith’s specific account, or whether they had shared confidential information with other parties.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“If Ms Scott and her husband are not joined to these proceedings then the applicant [Mr Roberts-Smith] would have a basis to commence separate proceedings against them,” Mr Moses said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">He continued, saying he would have included the pair as respondents when the case began, had his client been aware of the records.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Justice Robert Bronwich reserved his decision.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The defamation trial against the newspapers is currently on hold until at least November 1, and is expected to continue into 2022.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Getty</span></em></p>

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Prince Philip’s will to be kept sealed for 90 years

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The UK High Court has ruled that Prince Philip’s will is to remain secret so as to protect the “dignity” of Queen Elizabeth, owing to her constitutional role. Philip died in April at the age of 99 following almost 74 years as the Queen’s consort.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sir Andrew McFarlane, president of the Family Division of the High Court, heard arguments from lawyers representing Philip’s estate and the attorney general, who represents the public interest, in a private hearing in July, and published the court’s ruling on Thursday. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In the ruling, McFarlane ordered that Philip’s will remain sealed for 90 years, and even after that date, may only be opened in private. The judge said: “I have held that, because of the constitutional position of the sovereign, it is appropriate to have a special practice in relation to royal wills. There is a need to enhance the protection afforded to truly private aspects of the lives of this limited group of individuals in order to maintain the dignity of the sovereign and close members of her family.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img style="width: 387.71676300578036px; height: 500px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844160/gettyimages-514906468.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/9e70da170abc437c8899459ac81d545a" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">According to </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/sep/17/prince-philip-duke-edinburgh-will-secret-90-years-queen-dignity"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Guardian</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">it has been convention for over a century that following the death of a senior member of the royal family, an application to seal their will is made to the president of the family division of the High Court. This means their wills are not publicly available the way most wills are.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">McFarlane also ruled that any future judgements on applications to seal wills belonging to members of the royal family would remain closed, and therefore will not be made public.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, died on April 9th of this year, following a 73-year marriage to Queen Elizabeth, making him the longest-serving royal consort in world history. At the time, Buckingham Palace released a statement reading, "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Images: Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images, Bettmann/Getty Images</span></p>

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Porsche driver Richard Pusey arrested AGAIN

<p>Melbourne Porsche driver Richard Pusey has been arrested again and this time he’s been charged with assaulting police and stalking.</p> <p>The disgraced former mortgage broker, who filmed police officers as they lay dying on the Eastern Freeway last year, was taken into custody by Victoria Police at an address in Melbourne’s north at 4.15 am on Wednesday.</p> <p>Police were responding to a noise complaint at the premises and they arrested the 42-year-old and he was charged when they took him back to the station.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Breaking news: Porsche driver Richard Pusey charged with 4 counts of assault police and 2 counts of stalking after another noise complaint at his house at 4.15am yesterday morning. He’s due in court today. Details <a href="https://twitter.com/sunriseon7?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@sunriseon7</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/7NewsMelbourne?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@7NewsMelbourne</a></p> — Nathan Templeton (@nathantemp7) <a href="https://twitter.com/nathantemp7/status/1438269682251808773?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 15, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>Pusey was charged with four counts of assaulting police and two counts of stalking.</p> <p>He was remanded to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, where court documents revealed he allegedly stalked a person in Fitzroy between May 2020 and September 2021.</p> <p>Police claim he discarded objects including cat litter, faeces and food items around the person's property.</p> <p><em>Image: 9News</em></p>

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Alleged right-wing extremist planned to 3D-print gun

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A man from New South Wales’ Central West region has </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://7news.com.au/news/crime/nsw-man-with-nazi-flag-in-bedroom-arrested-c-3950729" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">been arrested</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> by counter-terrorism police for planning to produce a 3D gun.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">26-year-old Michael Priest has been charged for possessing a blueprint to 3D print a gun - which is prohibited by NSW firearm laws and carries a penalty of 14 years in prison.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844024/arrest-dubbo2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/788c57198f884c7ca9dbca51f26035fd" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Police Multimedia / AFP</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Police began investigating Mr Priest less than two weeks ago, after the Australian Border Force intercepted a package containing a firearm component addressed to the man.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Upon further investigation by the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism (JCTT) team, they discovered the man listed as the recipient of the package was also a right-wing extremist.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">His home was searched by police on Friday, where they discovered a Nazi flag and a map of the state hanging on his bedroom wall.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844023/arrest-dubbo1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/de74f9783a8c4647985b852da2139b7c" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Police Multimedia / AFP</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Priest has allegedly been importing “legally obtained items” since the middle of 2020, which police said were to be used to manufacture weapons.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The Joint Counter Terrorism Team acted early to prevent him manufacturing a firearm, even though he allegedly made significant preparations to be able to do so,” Stephen Dametto, the counter-terrorism commander of the Australian Federal Police, said in a statement.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The JCTT is made up of officers from the AFP and NSW Police, as well as investigators from intelligence agency ASIO and the NSW Crime Commission.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The potential for 3D printers to print firearms, or their components, is something police are constantly monitoring, and we will take action if we have evidence a person intends to manufacture a firearm,” Dametto said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">NSW Police said homemade firearms were often poorly made, adding to the danger.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“These types of firearms add another layer of risk in terms of the safety of the community as they are unstable, and many are unable to maintain integrity once fired,” Detective Superintendent Mick Sheehy of the NSW Police and Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics Command said in a statement.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We will not hesitate to take action if we believe there is a possibility that a firearm could land in the wrong hands.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Priest appeared before a Dubbo magistrate on Monday, where he was refused bail.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">He is due to appear in court again on September 27.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Police Multimedia / AFP</span></em></p>

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Can I be refused entry to a premises if i am unvaccinated?

<p>NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian<span> recently </span><span>announced </span>that once 70% of residents in the state have both doses of a COVID-19 vaccination, certain ‘freedoms’ will be handed back to them– including travelling intrastate and attending restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals, gyms, sporting events and theatres, subject to physical distancing and capacity limits.</p> <p>The Premier made clear that these liberties would not be available to those who have not received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccination.</p> <p>Many are of the view that while both Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Ms Berejiklian<span> </span>claim that COVID-19 vaccines are voluntary, the fact that many cannot without vaccination continue with their employment, or will soon be prohibited from certain liberties enjoyed by the vaccinated, means that in practical terms,<span> </span>being vaccinated is compulsory for anyone who wishes to live a semi-normal life.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Public Health Orders</strong></p> <p>The prohibitions in our state which purport to protect residents against the spread of COVID-19 are primarily made under the<span> </span>Public Health Act 2010<span> </span>(NSW).</p> <p>The Act empowers state officials to make a range of enforceable directions and orders with a view to dealing with public health risks, and the discriminatory prohibitions proposed by Ms Berejiklian will be decreed under the provisions of this piece of legislation.</p> <p>The power to deal with health risks is contained in section 7 of the Act, which provides that where the health minister considers on reasonable grounds that a situation has arisen that is, or is likely to be, a risk to public health, the minister may take such action or give such directions that are necessary to deal with the risk and its possible consequences.</p> <p>The section makes clear that actions and orders can be made in order to:</p> <ul> <li>Reduce or remove any risk,</li> <li>Segregate or isolate inhabitants, and/or</li> <li>Prevent, or conditionally permit, access to areas.</li> </ul> <p>The section says that such an order must be published in the Gazette as soon as practicable after it is made, but that failure to do so does not invalidate the order.</p> <p>Similar legislation applies in other states and territories.</p> <p>Section 10 of the Public Health Act provides that a person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with such a direction faces a maximum penalty of 6 months in prison and/or a fine of 100 penalty units, which is currently $11,000.</p> <p>Any continued failure to comply is punishable by a fine of 50 penalty units, or $5,500, for each day the offence continues.</p> <p>The Act also empowers ‘authorised persons’, including police officers, to issue infringement notices to those suspected of<span> </span>failing to comply with a public health order.</p> <p><strong>Current Challenges to the Public Health Act </strong></p> <p>Four separate legal challenges are currently before the Supreme Court of New South Wales which assert that the Public Health Act was never intended to, and does not, give the state’s health minister the power to breach the bodily integrity of individuals by making orders that, for all intents and purposes, mandate vaccines.</p> <p>Three of the cases are brought on behalf employees who have found themselves unable to fulfil their employment obligations as a result of deciding not to be injected with a COVID-19 vaccination. One of these is a construction worker (Al-Munir Kassam), another is a<span> </span>police officer (Belinda Kay Hocroft)<span> </span>and the third is a person who resides in a Local Government Area of concern (Natasha Henry).</p> <p>The fourth application is by unrepresented plaintiff, Sergey Naumenko.</p> <p>Supreme Court Justice Beech-Jones recently joined all four of the cases, and they are listed on 30 September 2021 for determination of an application by the NSW government to summarily dismiss them.</p> <p>During a recent directions hearing, the barrister for Al-Munir Kassam, Peter King, told the court his client’s case was about a “simple excess of power”.</p> <p><em>“It’s a question of the power of the minister to make the actual order under section seven of the [Public] Health Act,”<span> </span></em>the barrister submitted.</p> <p><em>“And we say read consistently, with the principle of legality set out by the High Court, it is not authorised.”</em></p> <p>The NSW government is strongly opposing the challenges, with its lead barrister, Jeremy Kirk SC, remarking of one of them:</p> <p><em>“There are so many problems with this case it’s difficult to know where to start.”</em></p> <p><em>“There is no named defendant, there is no articulated legal claim. Rather there are just sort of aspirational orders which to a significant extent are entirely misconceived such as, for example, proposed order two that the plaintiff and his immediate family be exempted from microchipping.”</em></p> <p>It is unclear whether these challenges will be decided in favour of the workers and, if so, whether the decisions will be narrowly constructed to apply to them only, or to a class of classes of workers, or whether they will contain broader declarations regarding the powers of the health minister generally.</p> <p>In any event, the unsuccessful party may apply for leave to appeal the Supreme Court decision to the High Court of Australia – which is the highest court in the land.</p> <p><strong>Challenges to COVID-19 Orders to Date</strong></p> <p>It should be noted that all the<span> </span>challenges made in the courts so far<span> </span>against COVID-19 orders and directions<span> </span>have been unsuccessful, with the judiciary finding that there are no constitutional protections, or other common law or embedded rights, which prohibit governments from passing such rules.</p> <p>For many,<span> </span>these cases highlight the need for constitutional protections<span> </span>and/or a national Bill or Charter of Rights in Australia.</p> <p>There have also been<span> </span>three challenges<span> </span>in the Fair Work Commission of New South Wales by workers claiming they were unfairly dismissed after refusing to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination. All of these have also been unsuccessful.</p> <p><strong>Current State of the Law</strong></p> <p>As a result, it can be said there is has been no judicial finding which expressly prevents the NSW state government from making public health orders which essentially discriminate between those who are vaccinated and those who are not – including those relating to entering specific categories of businesses.</p> <p>There is also<span> </span>no general prohibition against a person who owns or manages a business from refusing entry<span> </span>to a prospective patron.</p> <p>However, the above is subject to the outcome of the pending challenges, as well as exceptions contained in legislation which prohibit certain forms of discrimination in our state, and indeed nationally.</p> <p><strong>Anti-Discrimination Legislation</strong></p> <p>The Ant-Discrimination Act 1977 is the main piece of state legislation which prohibits certain forms of discrimination in New South Wales.</p> <p>The heads of discrimination that are unlawful under the Act are:</p> <ul> <li>Racial discrimination,</li> <li>Sexual harassment,</li> <li>Sex,</li> <li>Transgender status,</li> <li>Marital or domestic status,</li> <li>Disability,</li> <li>Responsibilities as a carer,</li> <li>Homosexuality,</li> <li>Compulsory retirement on grounds of age,</li> <li>HIV/AIDS vilification, and</li> <li>Age.</li> </ul> <p>These heads cover discrimination in a range of areas, including employment, education and the provision of goods and services, and the Act contains a range of exceptions which make it lawful to discriminate in certain circumstances.</p> <p><strong>Disability Discrimination under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977</strong></p> <p>The most relevant proscribed head of discrimination for present purposes is disability.</p> <p>In that regard, there is an argument that a person for whom a COVID-19 vaccination is inappropriate for medical reasons would be discriminated against on grounds of disability if the person were to be refused entry to a premises on grounds of being unvaccinated.</p> <p>So, on its face, there is an argument that a person who is medically exempt from having a COVID-19 vaccine could not be refused the ‘freedoms’ afforded to those who are vaccinated, such as the ability to enter premises.</p> <p>However, this argument may be rebutted by<span> </span>section 49P of the Act, which is titled ‘Public Health’ and provides that:</p> <p><em>“Nothing in this Part renders unlawful discrimination against a person on the ground of </em><em>disability</em><em> if the </em><em>disability</em><em> concerned is an infectious disease and the discrimination is reasonably necessary to protect public health.”</em></p> <p>This exception gives rise to an argument that a person with a COVID-19 vaccination exemption could potentially be refused entry to a premises<span> </span><u>if</u><span> </span>this were considered necessary to protect the health of those within the premises.</p> <p>And here’s where it gets hairy.</p> <p><strong>Is Discrimination against those who are medically exempt lawful?</strong></p> <p>Health experts concede that those who receive COVID-19 vaccinations are able to both contract and spread the disease.</p> <p>Advocates of vaccination focus, instead, on findings that vaccinated persons are less likely than those who are unvaccinated to experience severe symptoms.</p> <p>That being the current state of the (ever-changing) advice, there is an argument that those who do not receive a COVID-19 vaccination are no more likely to pose a risk to others than those who are vaccinated.</p> <p>If that argument is accepted, it appears that businesses would fall foul of the law if they were to refuse entry to persons who hold COVID-19 vaccination exemptions, if the refusals were based on the persons not being vaccinated.</p> <p>A contrary, and perhaps tenuous, argument is that it is generally necessary for the population to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in order to reduce the impact on the public health system of those suffering from severe symptoms, and it may therefore be permissible for business owners to refuse entry to persons who are not vaccinated, despite their medical exemptions.</p> <p>But, again, this is a tenuous argument which, taken to its limits, could result in enabling conduct which undermines the objectives of the Act itself.</p> <p>Another potential contrary argument, for which the medical evidence is unclear, is that those who are not vaccinated are more likely to contract and/or spread the virus to others.</p> <p>But, again, the evidence for this is unclear. In fact, there is an argument that because those who are vaccinated are less likely to be symptomatic, or at least less visibly or severely symptomatic, they could be more likely to spread the virus as they are less likely to be aware they have it, and are therefore more likely to venture out.</p> <p>On the balance, the stronger argument appears to be that business owners who refuse entry to those with a medical exemption would be acting in contravention of the Act, if that refusal were on the grounds of being unvaccinated.</p> <p>It should be noted that the ventilation of these arguments inside a courtroom would require the adducing of medical evidence, and we are certainly not medical experts.</p> <p><strong>Disability Discrimination Act 1992</strong></p> <p>The main piece of legislation which prohibits discrimination on grounds of disability across Australia is the<span> </span>Disability Discrimination Act 1992<span> </span>(Cth).</p> <p>There is some overlap between this Act and the New South Wales legislation.</p> <p>Under the Commonwealth Act, it is unlawful to directly or indirectly discriminate against a person on grounds of disability in a broad-range of areas including<span> </span>access to premises, employment, goods, services, facilities and accommodation.</p> <p>Like the New South Wales Act, the Commonwealth legislation contains a public health-type exception. However, the exception in the latter is considerably more narrow.</p> <p>That exception is contained in<span> </span>section 48 of the Act. It is titled ‘Infectious Diseases’ and provides that:</p> <p><em>“</em><em>This Part does not render it unlawful for a person to discriminate against another person on the ground of the other person’s disability if:</em></p> <ul> <li><em>The person’s disability is an infectious disease; and</em></li> <li><em>The discrimination is reasonably necessary to protect public health.”</em></li> </ul> <p>The exception makes clear that discrimination may only be lawful if it is reasonably necessary to protect public health in circumstances where the person who is discriminated against suffers from an infectious disease.</p> <p>As it cannot be said that a person suffers from COVID-19 simply because he or she is not vaccinated for it, a business owner would be acting unlawfully if he or she were to refuse entry to a person with a COVID-19 vaccination exemption, if that refusal were on the grounds of not being vaccinated.</p> <p>Written by Ugur Nedim. <em>Republished with permission of<span> </span><a href="https://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/blog/sydney-police-post-pictures-of-work-party-on-social-media/">Sydney Criminal Lawyers.</a></em></p>

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Tradie saves sunbaking woman after random stabbing attack

<p>On Monday, 23-year-old Kaitlin Jones was sunbaking on popular Blacks Beach near Mackay in Queensland when she was allegedly stabbed multiple times in a random attack by a sixteen-year-old boy.</p> <p>The teen was unknown to her and allegedly stabbed her multiple times, inflicting serious wounds to her head, neck, chest and arms.</p> <p>Jones ran screaming along the beach and a local tradie called Gavin Odgaard heard her screams for help and ran to assist her.</p> <p>The 58-year-old carpenter said: “I got down closer to her and I could see the blood on her.”</p> <p>She said to me: “Help me, help me, help me, I’ve been stabbed. I don’t want to die.”</p> <p><strong>Tradie has extensive first aid training</strong></p> <p>Luckily Odgaard has extensive first aid training so he knew how to help: “I listened to the way she was breathing and her voice, and she said she had been stabbed in the chest and I realised she hasn’t had a punctured lung and her breathing was normal,” he said.</p> <p>“The cut, the stab wound to the side of the head, was bleeding more than any of the wounds that I could see, but she constantly kept pleading, ‘help me, help me, I don’t want to die’,” he added.</p> <p>Odgaard made the woman comfortable and watched her closely until the paramedics arrived. Another tradie called Paul Ferdinand who was on the same construction site as Odgaard, helped out as well. Jones asked Ferdinand to call her mother and tell her what had happened.</p> <p>Ferdinand did this for the young woman and they asked her who had carried out this attack on her.</p> <p>“She said she was lying down sunbaking, he’s walked past her, she didn’t really take too much notice and 10 minutes later he’s come back on top of her, stabbing her,” Ferdinand said.</p> <p>“He’s lucky we didn’t see him,” he added.</p> <p><strong>16-year-old teen has been taken into custody</strong></p> <p>Detective Inspector Tom Armitt said Kaitlin Jones is now in a stable condition in Mackay Base Hospital and would need “attention to some serious lacerations”.</p> <p>Queensland Police have revealed they took a 16-year-old boy into custody after an extensive search. The teen is now being questioned in relation to the attack on Kailin Jones and charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm.</p> <p>Police will allege the male launched the random attack while the woman sunbaked and stabbed her multiple times in the neck and body with a knife before fleeing the scene.</p> <p>The 16-year-old was refused bail and is due to appear before the Mackay Children’s Court on Tuesday.</p> <p><em>Images: Facebook</em></p>

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Shock twist in seven-year search for William Tyrrell

<p>There’s been a shock twist in the seven-year search for missing toddler William Tyrrell as NSW Police confirm “further information” has come to light and they’ve returned to William’s home to investigate.</p> <p>September 12 was the anniversary of the day when William Tyrrell went missing. He would have celebrated his 10th birthday in June.</p> <p>Strike Force Rosann which was set up for this case has returned to William’s hometown of Kendall on the mid-north coast with local detectives and specialist forensic officers, taking another look at the home where William was last seen and other areas nearby.</p> <p><strong>“Further information has since come to light”</strong></p> <p>Strike Force Officer-in-charge Detective Chief Inspector David Laidlaw said: “Further information has since come to light, as part of our ongoing review of the materials gathered by investigators since the moment William went missing seven years ago.”</p> <p>While Laidlaw refused to elaborate on the “further information”, photos and footage have been released of detectives at the foster grandmother's home where William was last seen, showing them pouring over photos of other nearby places of interest.</p> <p>“As our team continue to conduct inquiries and explore all avenues of investigation, our focus has been identifying if anything has been missed, or if there are any details – no matter how small – that need to be clarified,” Laidlaw added.</p> <p>“Police remain committed to finding out what happened to William, but our most important job here is to bring him home for both families,” he said.</p> <p>Detectives continue to conduct interviews, searches and other investigative activity, including those under Coronial Orders, as well as reviewing all available materials with the assistance of experts.</p> <p><strong><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/nothing.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/b600e918d5b547ef988a745d158b5b86" /><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.5985130111524px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844007/william-tyrrell-3-um.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/b600e918d5b547ef988a745d158b5b86" /></strong></p> <p><strong>Last week, a new ‘person of interest’ was found</strong></p> <p>These photos of Strike Force Rosann at William’s home comes less than a week after sources claimed a new person of interest was being sought by police.</p> <p>Officers were understood to be making plans to interview the new suspect, who cannot be named for legal reasons.</p> <p>A $1million reward announced five years ago for information leading to the recovery of William and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance still remains in place.</p> <p>A coronial inquiry into William's disappearance is also ongoing.</p> <p>After 19 months, deputy state coroner Harriet Grahame has postponed her findings from the inquest into William's disappearance and presumed death.</p> <p>Grahame was to release her report in June, but she is instead currently in talks with police.</p> <p><strong><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/nothing.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/1e44bd4b4eda43839b20eb76e8c32d35" /><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.0810810810811px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844008/william-tyrrell-um-6.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/1e44bd4b4eda43839b20eb76e8c32d35" /></strong></p> <p><strong>William’s foster family issue heartbreaking plea</strong></p> <p>William’s foster family has issued a heartbreaking plea for those involved in his disappearance to finally come forward.</p> <p>'On the seventh anniversary of William's disappearance, we ask of the person or persons involved; how much more heartbreak must be endured before you come forward,' the statement read.</p> <p>‘When you took William, you plunged our world into perpetual darkness. How long will you continue to make us suffer?</p> <p>'When will you choose to come forward and end the nightmare we've endured every day for the past 2558 days since you took William from his happy life?'</p> <p><strong>William’s disappearance sparked a huge operation</strong></p> <p>William’s disappearance initially sparked a huge operation involving hundreds of residents and emergency service workers and volunteers who searched homes, forests, creeks and paddocks in the rural township.</p> <p>NSW Police then established Strike Force Rosann to investigate and they’ve been working under the premise the little boy's disappearance was a result of 'human intervention' since then.</p> <p><em>Images: NSW Police</em></p>

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Road rule myth that WILL see you slapped with fines

<p>When it comes to speed limits, many drivers will say that you are safe if you only slightly exceed the limit as police give a 10 per cent leeway when checking speed.</p> <p>Believing this urban legend could be a costly error to make as authorities can punish anyone driving beyond the speed limit even if it is just a couple of kilometres over the actual limit.</p> <p>We all know speeding comes with heavy penalties, fines and demerit points and poses a danger to not only the driver, but fellow passengers and other cars on the road alike. Why has this myth become so prolific?</p> <p>No matter where you go in Australia, every road has a speed limit that must be obeyed and police officers say they won’t give any leeway to anyone being caught breaking it. Their argument is backed by Australian Road Rules where Rule 20 spells out that going over the limit is an offence no matter how small or large the breach may be.</p> <p>Of course, speed limits do vary depending on the environment that you are in. Many states apply the same limits as one another with some of the most common limits including:</p> <ul> <li>60 km/h in residential areas and estates.</li> <li>80 km/h on major urban roads</li> <li>110km/h on freeways and rural roads.</li> </ul> <p>If you were to believe the 10 per cent rule then you would expect that police would not fine you if were going 66km/h or under in a 60km/h zone.</p> <p>That would mean on freeways you would be able to go 11km/h over the limit which would put you into the higher tier of punishments and see you run the risk of copping some serious fines.</p> <p>This thought echoed by Victoria Police when asked about the truth behind the myth.</p> <p>In a statement a spokesperson told Yahoo news Australia that “our role is to prevent people from becoming seriously injured or dying on our roads”.</p> <p>If you are detected travelling over the limit you should expect to be caught” the statement said.</p> <p>As you would expect anyone caught speeding and given a ticket will find themselves staring at a combination of both fines and demerit points.</p> <p>The punishments for speeding differ depending on how far over the limit you are. Fortunately, only slight breaking the speeding limit (less than 10km/h) comes with a fairly lenient penalty will that allows you to keep your license with some penalty points added. If you are caught prepare to take a double penalty combo wherever you go. These vary across Australia with each state offering the following combinations:</p> <ul> <li><strong>NSW:</strong> Speeding penalties are based on the vehicle type. Most road users will have a Class A vehicle which will see you given a $123 fine and issued one demerit point. The penalty is harsher for new drivers, as P-platers will be issued four demerit points instead of one.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>VIC:</strong> Drivers are given the same penalty regardless of their experience level and face a $227 fine and one demerit point if they break the speed limit by less than 10km/h.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>QLD:</strong> Drivers are driven a bit more leeway with speeds as the lowest penalty boundary is stretched to 13km/h. However, offenders can still get a fine of $183 and one demerit point will be added to their license.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>SA:</strong> Drivers must be 9km/h or under if they want to escape harsh penalties. Those caught just breaking the speed limit face a combined fine of $275 and could receive two demerit points to their license.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>WA:</strong> A slight enigma as they are the only state not to issue demerit points for speeding just over the limit. If you are caught doing 9km/h or less over the limit you will only receive a $100 fine.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>TAS:</strong> These rules are lenient for anyone who is found only just breaking the speed limit. If you aren’t move than 10km/h over the limit, you will be given an $83 fine as well as two demerit points added to your license.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>ACT:</strong> The lowest penalty band is extended to 15km/h however, the penalties are some of the harshest in the country. Anyone caught travelling just over the speed limit faces a fine of $301 and one demerit point. If it occurs in a school zone the fine increases to $325.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>NT:</strong> Similar to the ACT, the NT extends penalty band to 15km/h. The penalties for getting caught are harsh with $150 fine and one demerit point issued to offending drivers.</li> </ul> <p>Despite risk of fines, there are some leeway’s given to drivers as authorities do acknowledge speedometers and other measuring devices have a slight degree of inaccuracy. This thought was echoed by the NRMA to spokesperson Peter Khoury who says that drivers are “given restricted leeway to accommodate slight inaccuracy of measuring devices within a reasonable degree of concession”.</p> <p>“We strongly urge drivers to stick to the speed limits regardless of a potential leeway given to them by police” he added.</p> <p>It is always best to stick to the speed limit, even when in a rush.</p>

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"I don't hurt anyone": 89-year-old man fighting for his life after brazen attack

<p>A grandfather is in an induced coma after he was attacked in an unprovoked and random incident. </p> <p>Adelaide man Francesco Candido was taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital after he was left with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain. </p> <p>The alleged offender is 33-year-old Joel Page, who admitted he was drunk when he swung at Francesco with a roundhouse punch. </p> <p>Francesco, who is 89-years-old, was walking through town with two bags of shopping when Joel randomly struck him. </p> <p>Tragically, it was the first time the grandfather had been into town for more than a year.</p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020">“He was so determined to go to town because he hasn’t been for over a year, and I said, you know town can be a dangerous place,” Francesco's on Larry said.</p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020">“And he said, not for me, I don’t hurt anyone.”</p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020">His family started to grow anxious thinking Francesco has gotten lost when he didn't return home, before receiving a call from the local police.</p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020"><span>“I sarcastically say, ‘oh, you’ve found my dad’, and they say, ‘yes we found him but unfortunately it’s bad news’,” said Larry. </span></p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020"><span>Francesco’s wife of 60 years, his children and grandchildren have spent hours by his bedside since Tuesday, praying for a miracle.</span></p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020"><span>Larry said he has tried to </span>communicate with his comatose father, but to no avail. </p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020">“I try and talk to him, I try and see if I get any response,” Larry said.</p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020">“At the moment, nothing."</p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020">“I’m just hoping my dad pulls through and comes home.”</p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020"><span>Larry said he felt “anger and hatred, which I’ve never felt before,” after learning his elderly father had been hit, as the elderly man remains in a critical condition. </span></p> <p class="css-1316j2p-StyledParagraph e4e0a020"><em>Image credits: 7News</em></p>

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