A terrorist just wanted to be 'a cool gu Melbourne
Ahmed Mohamed together with Abdullah Chaarani and Hamza Abbas planned a terrorist attack on Christmas Day setting of bombs at Melbourne's Federation Square in 2016 and were convicted. In a pre-sentence hearing today Mohamed told the Supreme Court, he wanted to be 'a cool guy' among other terrorists, as he couldn't pray and had blond hair, he did everything, that Muslims don't do. He started to learn abot Islam and Islamic State, which said, they did a lot of good deals and charity. In 2016 he supported Islamic State and thought it was right, but now he hates them, he says.
Ahmed Mohamed had already been arrested before, whan they tried to burn a mosque in Melbourne. Everyone of three men is about 20 years old and now they are going to spend their young years in jail.
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The protests against climate change by Extinction Rebellion are continuing for four days all around the country. The have created chaos and traffic clutter in the biggest cities of Australia. Here in Melbourne more than 40 people have been arrested. 22 of these people must pay a fine only, and other 19 charged with intentionally hindering a work of emergency services. In the city centre Princess Bridge was blocked by more than a hundred people in the rush hour this morning, informed Victorian police.
Some people changed themselves next to Southern Cross Station, whic stopped its work today. It was done to prevent police's passage. Despite these radically inclined people, there were those, who just sang and dance near a police issued barrier tape. The demostrations are part of protest around the world, which demand governments to pay attention to climate change.
The speaker at the Australian Cyber Conference in Melbourne was asked to change a little his speech about the law of Australian anti-encryption, after they had fired the other two speakers who made reports regarding violations at the last minute. The organisers ordered Ted Ringrose, partner with legal advice firm Ringrose Siganto, to edit his talk and was sent with a 'correct' version. He said, they don't agree with a comparison between Australia’s legislation laws and China’s. It was told, though Australia looks worse, in fact, it is as bad.
Ringrose refused censorship and the organizators let him present his speech as planned. It contradicts the desicions related to speeches by US whistleblower Thomas Drake.
On Tuesday, it became known that the former head of the National Security Agency, who exposured Drake, along with Dreyfus was removed from the agenda of the conference, which Drake called the “Orwellian” step of the conference partner, the Australian Cybersecurity Center. That step was labelled as 'weird'. On the second day of the conference, which was attended by 3,500 people in Melbourne, the technologist Schneier said that for Drake and Dreyfus it was a "very strange story" to ban speaking at this event, because the speeches themselves were not absolutely controversial.
The conference has also banned journalists to be there, though it was nothing unpublished before there.
In 1997 Peter Dupas killed a 95 year old woman Kathleen Downes in a Melbourne aged care facility. The killer has been in jail till now and had to face the court at the end of October, but today Dupas's case was closed. A judge in the Supreme Court said, it is not a justification and the killer can be accused again at any time. Dupas' lawyer, one of the main witnesses in the prosecution's case, can't be interviewed, because of his serious illness. Once he described the killer as one of the worst psychopaths, who can commit any crime. Mrs Downes' family is, of course, disappointed by decision of the court, bit is thankful to police and prosecutors. Kathleen Downes was found killed on December 31 in the pool of blood near her bed, she lived in the Nursing Home since 1989.
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The police of Victoria tries to control Mebourne more and more. And more and more protesters of Extinction Rebellion come out of their houses to capture attention of the government to the climate problems, Police warned workers in the city centre, that activists will cause much disruption in the peak hour, so they'd better go home earlier. Yesterday about 100 people tried to block entrance to the headquarters of mining giant BHP on Collins Street. During the week there were commited more than a hundred arrests. Police says, they are not against peaceful protests, but this one has created chaos in the city. Near Queen Street, for example, 'Rebellion' caused commuter gridlock and worsened traffic.
Today, also, it was found, that conditions, that restricted some activists to take part in the protests, given by police, are invalid. According to the law police can't use bail conditions as an ban against participation in protests. Though police had to release those activists, anyway, they are expected to face the court later.
44 year old cecurity company boss Harry Korras avoided spending time in jail by admitting, he had taken part in machination in the Australian Taxation Office. Korras security company, co-founder of ACG Security, avoided the payment of ATO funds for 4 years (2011-2014) by employing two subcontractors who pay their employees tax-free cash. Some workers considered, they had been employed by ACG Security, but, actually, they were employed by those subcontractors. ACG Security was bought by Spotless, and Korras worked there as an event manager for touring celebrities and a consultant. County Court of Victoria Judge Douglas Trapnell today informed, that Korras had not brought about the tax evasion scheme. But he pretended, he couldn't see it, leading the judge to believe his moral accountability remained high.
The judge took into account that Corras pays the money back to the ATO in full and the care that he provides to his mother, who for a long time struggled with health problems. He sentenced Korras to two and a half years in prison, with the right to be amnestied.
White supremacist group is going to have a concert in some secret place in Melbourne. A petition with 28 000 signatures tried to urge the government to forbid this today, but the Prime Minister says, there is no law to do it, so they are probably will change laws. One of the groups, that organizes this event is 'Blood & Honour' was classified as a terror group this year by Canada. The government can't do anything yet. At the same time Minister Andrews says, that anti-Semitism is unacceptable and such events are shameful. Anyway, anti-Semitic moods are growing. The Hammerskins, whit supermacist group's music festival is forbiden in many countries in Europe. Here, in Australia it is still allowed, despite all the requires to stop it. The Premier says, he works with Jewish organization at changing laws and stopping hate.
Dr. Abramovich fron the Anti-Defamation Commission says, that music festival is the most effective way to inspire people to hate and to be ready to kill. He adds, such groups constitute threat for our society. Abiola Ajetomobi from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre says, this is unacceptable in Victoria, where migration is of the pillars that has built the community.
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A director’s feud has rocked McConaghy, the famous boat builder company responsible for building the most famous bridge between Sydney and Hobart. The McConagh company is accountable for making Yatches such as Wild Oats XI, Loki and Alfa Romeo. The dispute was dragged to the federal court, and there have been accusations of inferior quality of craftsmanship and broken relationships. The bitterness started in the company after the company was sold to MC2. MC2 is a company based in the Cayman Islands.
One of the emails which got presented in the federal court shows Graham Porter, one of the directors of MC2 describing Jonathan Morris, another director of the company as a poison which must be removed from the company. Morris was responsible for running the yacht company McConaghy along with his partner Mark Evans, who also was the co-owner of the company.
Officers from Biosecurity officers found freshly shed snakeskin in the suburbs of Sydney. The officers who were inspecting the area and believe that a giant BOA is roaming free in the area. Officers fear that the dangerous creature might be roaming freely in the Cascade Estate, the residential complex of Silverdale. Officers found the skin at a construction site in the area.
The government of New South Wales has warned the resident of the area about the potential danger. A full-size BOA, on average, grows to the height of 3m. The South American species is not allowed in Australia. It is not legal to keep a BOA anywhere outside a zoo as it has the capability of keeping people and Animals. The NSW government is trying different methods to locate the snake in the area and is working hard to capture it. Any sightings of a BOA should be reported immediately.
On October 9 a snake skin was found at a construction site near Torumba Circuit. It was supposed, that a dangerous 2.5 meter boa is around the Cascades Estate residential complex in Silverdale. The government is still trying to find and capture the animal and asks anyone, who saw it or its marks to report, but in any case not to come close to the snake or not to make any contact. This boa is one of the biggest species,probably, it doesn't have poison but suffocates, so it is dangerous for everyone, especially for little children. If the snake is captured, it will be brought to veterinarian and examined, what it ate, where it was and if it had any dangerous diseases.
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