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A new campaign will show Brisbane as the perfect travel destination to Indians. The campaign will feature famous Australian fast bowler Brett Lee. The campaign will show various famous landmarks of Brisbane in the Story Bridge, Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Tangalooma and the CBD. The campaign will start now and will run till March 2020.
The campaign will run all across mass media channels and will use Social Media as well. It will also run a competition and will give a chance to five Indian travellers to a free trip of Tangalooma Island Resort. More than 300,000 Indians visited Australia last year with more than 10% choosing Brisbane as their preferred destination. India is seen as one of the fastest-growing outbound travel markets in the World. An official of the campaign said that they are excited to launch the campaign for Indians.
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The LNP council of Brisbane took a tough decision against the members of Extinction Rebellion. The Council has banned the activists from the group from using their libraries and other facilities of the Council. The ban will disallow the members of the group from using their facilities in organizing their protests. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner put an urgency motion in a council meeting on Tuesday.
He argued that the facilities of the Council are not suitable places for organizing the meetings of establishments that are in support of illegal activities. The motion also said that Extinction Rebellion falls under this category. Schrinner added that the group that had repeatedly blocked traffic in different parts of the World and have disrupted the city actively due to their protests. The environmental activist, therefore, should no longer be allowed to use the Council’s facilities. The ban also includes some of the council parks in addition to the libraries.
Brisbane saw a week-long disruption to the city’s traffic due to various protests by the activists of Extinction Rebellion. The environmental activists have stated that they will continue their fights and will not stop in their efforts that they are taking for more actions by the officials on Climate Change. The group has demanded the use of 100 % renewable energy, sharing of science and giving legal rights to nature.
The group will meet in the West End on Thursday at 7 am. Police and the members of Brisbane City Council were expecting an interruption of public transport service and traffic due to a large number of protests in the city. The council has requested the public to consider the potential of travelling if they are in the vicinity of the CBD. The activist group has claimed that they will stick to road rules and hence, the protests will have a meager chance of arrests.
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Joel Rintala scored four goals in an Exhilarating performance against an Adelaide side. His performance led Brisbane to a 5-1 victory against their rivals. New South Wales also defeated Tassie 4-2 to be level on points with the league leaders Brisbane but trail in goal difference. Canberra also got their first victory of the new season in a 3-1 penalty shootout win.
Brisbane was unforgiving in their performance against Adelaide who at times seemed helpless. The 5th-minute opener from Corey Weyer gave Brisbane the lead. He scored the goal through a penalty corner. It was Rintala’s show after that. He scored his first goal in the 10th minute. Adelaide pulled back one goal in the 29th minute via a strike from debut star Isaac Farmilo. Pintala though was unforgiving after that and scored three more goals, out of which one came in first-half stoppage time and the other two in the second half.
Valeriia Shabalina won a gold medal in 100 meters backstroke in International Athletes with Intellectual Impairment (INAS) global games. The games are being played out in Brisbane. The Russian swimmer defeated Yui Lam Chan of Hong Kong who won the silver. Shabalina won the gold with a record time of 1 min 9.15 seconds. Madeleine McTernan of the home country bagged the last podium finish as she finished third.
Shabalina bagged another gold in the 800m freestyle category defeating Pernilla Lindberg of Sweden in the final. Another Australian swimmer in Jade Lucy bagged the bronze. The Russian swimmer completed her hattrick of gold by winning the gold in 200m medley. He clocked a time of 2:28:15 in the assortment. The home nation also impressed in various categories with Phoebe Mitchell bagging the gold medal in 100m backstroke in a different category.
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Tomorrow morning the first non-stop flight from NYC to Sydney on a commercial airliner is going to depart. Qantas, the biggest air company in the country, informed, that it redirected the Boeing Dreamliner to launch its first test flight, which is expected to take from 19 to 20 hours. There will be only 50 passengers and the crew on board the aircraft, which will check some airplane's features, for example, sleep monitoring. The plane will fly from New York on Saturday morning and will land in Sydney on Sunday morning approximately. Qantas also said, they are going to start another flight in 2022.
A man was accused in drug offenses, including cocaine shipments. Police said, they would say in the court that the man took part in the supply of large amount of cocaine for commercial purposes several times between July and October this year. He was denied bail, and today he was to appear before the Fairfield Local Court. Around 1:15 PM on Wednesday, a third search warrant was executed together with South Australian police in a house in Greenacre. A 40-year-old woman was arrested and taken to police. The officers seized some drugs, allegedly cocaine and drug-related items.
An application for her extradition to South Australia will be filed with a local Bankstown court to indict the alleged distribution of cocaine. In South Australia, there were other arrests, such as a 39-year-old man from New South Wales, who was charged with seven worsened drug charges. It was alleged that he would appear before the court of Adelaide Magistrate, along with a 46-year-old man accused in four charges of drug trafficking. A 30-year-old man was charged on two counts of drug smuggling. He was released on bail and was due to appear on Adelaide Magistrate's Court on December 4.
SA chief police inspector Tony Cremeri said, that the criminals cannot use state borders without avoiding arrest.
The New South Wales State Police Organized Crime Unit commander, Acting Police Inspector Damien Bofils, said these arrests are a great example of how an interagency criminal response can be extremely working.