The fight with African swine fever Sydney
A 45-year-old Vietnamese woman tried to bring more than 4 kg of undeclared and uncooked pork and other food with her to the airplane. It was the first traveller from another country, who had been deported under a new law intended to keep African swine fever out of the country. The woman was stopped at the airport to check her luggage, where it was found 4.6 kg of pork, half a kilo of eggs, fruit, garlic and seafood. The uncooked pork is especially dangerous because of widespread fever.
Recently the Migration Act has changed and now allows governments to cancel visitor visas up to three years, who violate the grounds of biosecurity. The Agriculture Minister says, African swine fever was one of the main factors in toughening the law. The ASF is, probably, the worst disease for animals and agriculture. That's why, carriers, who transport undeclared meet may not come to Australia for 3 years now. "We need to keep our pest-and-disease-free status as a country, strong," says Federal Agriculture Minister. She said Australia needed to make sure that the disease did not reach our country and did not affect local industry. For example, there were 157 seizures during last two weeks.
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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.
46 year old Violetta Hanson has been recently arrested, because she allegedly was handed over stolen jewelry in the pawn shop. She was employed to take care of unable people and stole some jewellery and money. The police kept an eye on the woman for several months, the staff of the pawn shop had photos of her as an evidence, so, police took her into custody there. Hanson is charged for stealing 40 000 dollars in cash and jewellery, taken from the invalids in her trusteeship over ten months across Wiley park, Drummoyne, Doonside and Bexley. NSW Police Superintendent said, ir was a terrible betrayal from a person, who cared about invalids. One of her patients said, they had treated her as a family, and she had behaved like that. Hanson worked in lots of support agencies providing help for ill and disabled people.
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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.
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This year on June the driver Alexander Campbell has killed 15 year old pedestrian Sophia Naismith in Adelaide. The court has forbidden him to drive a car anymore. But recently Campbell's lawyer asked the court to change their decision and to allow the killer driving, because his wife, who drove him to and from work, is pregnant now and can do it no more. He added, thet neither drugs nor alcohol took place, whe the accident happened. But the asking was rejected, because Mr Campbell, according to prosecutors' words 'poor' driving history. He was charged for street-racing in 2010 and has been delievered with 18 expiation notices since 2002. The prosecutor says, police considers him threatening for the traffic. The judge gave Alexander Campbell an opportunity to drive only to his work. He is waited for in the court in January.
54 year old woman Lina Di Falco put the law on Emirates airlines, as they refused to bring her some water during the flight from Melbourne on March 2015. It caused her fainting and hurting her leg. Di Falco's mother informs, the daughter feels constant pains in her ankle and doesn't allow her to go in for her favourite occupation. On the board Di Falco asked for enough water four times, but didn't get it, on her way to bathroom she felt dizzy and fainted. When she came back to Melbourne, her doctor confirmed a broken ankle. The woman demanded a compensation from Emirates, but has got rejection from the court. The injury made her unhappy, Lina says, she divorced and withdrew from friends because of it.