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Month: June 2021

Unit complex CCTV camera captures moment two men shoot Gold Coast bikie dead in hail of bullets

Two men outside the garage where Shane Bowden was killed in a hail of bullets. Picture: QPSFootage has been released of the dramatic moment two men ambushed a Gold Coast bikie in his garage at a unit complex and killed him in a hail of bullets.Police released the video on Thursday as they upped the ante in their hunt for the killers of Shane Bowden, who was shot 21 times immediately after he drove a black BMW into a garage at Pimpama on October 12 last year.Shane Bowden is in the process of entering a garage at a unit complex at Pimpama. Moments later he is ambushed and killed in a hail of bullets. Picture: QPSThe CCTV footage was part of the unit complex where Bowden, 48, was staying, police said in a statement.A $250,000 reward and conditional indemnity from prosecution is on offer fo...

Australia Faces Crisis Amid AstraZeneca Controversy

Australia faces a "very serious crisis" after access to the AstraZeneca The vaccine was expanded to people under the age of 40, sparking a political division and heated debate.Former Paul Keating adviser and strategic health policy consultant Professor Bill Bowtell told Today that communication about the vaccine launch had "broken down" since the expansion of AstraZeneca's accessibility."I don't know what has been happening between the National Cabinet and the ATAGI and the committees of the health directors, but clearly something went wrong," he said.AstraZeneca Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Vials (LightRocket via Getty Images)"We are facing a very serious crisis. We have to control ourselves."There has to be some order restored to the chaos that surrounds the medical and technica...

Donald Rumsfeld, former US Secretary of Defense, dies

Donald Rumsfeld, The Twice United States Secretary of Defense and the former presidential candidate whose reputation as a skilled bureaucrat and visionary of a modern American military was undone by the long and costly war in Iraq has died. He was 88 years old.In a statement Wednesday (US time), Rumsfeld's family said he was "surrounded by family in his beloved Taos, New Mexico."Former president George W. Bush, under whom Rumsfeld served as Pentagon chief, praised his "constant service as wartime secretary of defense, a duty he performed with strength, skill and honor."Donald Rumsfeld, left, with former Australian Prime Minister John Howard. (AP)Considered by former colleagues to be equally intelligent and combative, patriotic and politically astute, Rumsfeld had a historic career i...

Bill Cosby released from prison, his sexual conviction overturned

PennsylvaniaThe supreme court threw out Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction and released him from prison in a surprising change of fortune for the comedian once known as "America's Daddy," ruling that the prosecutor who brought the case was bound by the agreement of its predecessor to Cosby's no charge.Cosby, 83, had served nearly three years of a three- to ten-year sentence after being convicted of drugging and raping Temple University sports administrator Andrea Constand at her home in suburban Philadelphia. in 2004.He was the first celebrity tried and convicted in the #MeToo era.Cosby, 83, had served nearly three years of a three- to ten-year sentence after being convicted of drugging and raping Temple University sports administrator Andrea Constand at her home in suburban Phil...

New app shows real-time updates on hot spots

Two Australian universities have created a map that shares real time COVID out breaks across the country. Source: Australian National UniversityA new ‘Covid map’ has shown the extent of Australia’s current coronavirus outbreak, offering real-time updates on hot spots across the country.Researchers from the Australian National University and the University of Queensland have pulled together data from the most current contact tracing alert locations, presenting the information in an interactive, mobile and desktop-friendly map.Experts say the CRISPER web app will aim to make pandemic information easier to access and digest for the Australian public.Read NextProject lead, Colleen Lau, said the app would be useful for people who frequently travelled between different states.“CRISPER aims to...

Many Aussies believe now’s not the time to buy property but still plan to: NAB survey

Despite widespread expectations property prices will continue to surge and many people believing now is not a good time to buy, Australians still plan to buy homes in coming months, data suggests. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Damian ShawDespite widespread expectations property prices will continue to surge and many people believing now is not a good time to buy, many Australians still plan to purchase homes in coming months, data suggests.Results from a National Australia Bank survey showed only 40 per cent of respondents believed now was the time to purchase real estate while 15 per cent intended to buy a home in the next 12 months.NAB home ownership executive Andy Kerr said the appetite for Australians looking to buy a home was at an all-time high, with young people the most aspirational.R...

NSW Health Reclassifies Minister Victor Dominello as a COVID-19 Close Contact After Contact Tracking Error

NSW Health says Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello was forced back into quarantine after receiving incorrect advice about the nature of his exposure to coronavirus.The NSW minister was told he was a close contact along with dozens of other politicians when Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a pizzeria in Paddington and attending a parliamentary session. on Tuesday, June 22.However, Dominello was allowed out of quarantine on Saturday, June 26, after he returned a negative coronavirus test and was reclassified as a casual contact.New South Wales Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello has been forced to re-isolate himself after being reclassified again as a close contact for Adam Marshall, who tested positive for the coronavirus. (9N...

Team news, James O’Connor injury update, Jake Gordon, Tate McDermott, Reece Hodge, analysis

James O’Connor is in doubt to play for the Wallabies. Photo: Getty ImagesThe clock is ticking on James O’Connor’s hopes of leading the Wallabies around Suncorp Stadium against the French on July 7.O’Connor injured his groin a fortnight ago at training and has still not recovered completely yet.It’s a frustrating setback because after working alongside Dave Alred — the man who helped elevate Jonny Wilkinson to the summit of the rugby world — O’Connor felt ready to command the No.10 jersey for the Wallabies.Read Next“I’d credit a big part of my game, my development to Dave,” O’Connor tells foxsports.com.au.“His ability to breakdown a skill and rebuild it is second to none.“It's allowed me to have a lot more time in my game.“He’s just taught me to play a bit calmer, so I can still play at ...

Latham: ‘Overreliance’ on foreign income has compromised Australian universities

New South Wales One Nation Leader Mark Latham says the “overreliance” on foreign income from Chinese students has resulted compromised the integrity of Australia’s tertiary institutions. A report from Human Rights Watch details how Chinese pro-democracy students were subject to in-class surveillance with “sensitive” topics such as Taiwan and Hong Kong listed as “off-limits”. Mr Latham said the federal government should use the coronavirus pandemic to limit the intake of overseas students. “It’s very clear we went overboard for many years in Australia with universities over reliant on Chinese foreign student income,” he told Sky News host Peta Credlin. “Here in Sydney and NSW universities, 30 per cent of their total revenue came from Chinese fore...