Top cop deploys hundreds to patrol NSW-Vic borders



Leading cop deploys hundreds to patrol NSW-Vic borders

Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has unveiled his prepare to shut the borders concerning Australia’s two biggest states detailing the “enormous amounts of resources” essential to get the work carried out.

Mr Fuller mentioned scores of police – bolstered by 350 ADF officers – would patrol important crossings involving New South Wales and Victoria.

Their most important focus will be Wodonga Position, Hume Highway, Highway, Mule Freeway, Stuart freeway and the Princess freeway.

Mr Fuller explained he would do the job to reduce the burden on these dwelling close to borders.

“We are trying to strike a very good stability for those people communities being aware of complete effectively that individuals cross the boarders each individual day,” he reported.



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Lions back around the top after having Port’s measure


Then the Lions found their groove, sparked into action by a ripping Eric Hipwood goal from beyond 50 metres after he turned on an axis and let loose. Goals from Cam Rayner, Charlie Cameron, Oscar McInerney and Zac Bailey soon followed.

In a matter of minutes Brisbane led by 31 points and Ken Hinkley’s rejuvenated team was somewhat shellshocked.

Lincoln McCarthy celebrates kicking a goal for the Lions.Credit:Getty Images

With Lachie Neale showing his customary class across the four quarters, the Lions also got excellent input from Daniel McStay in one of his best games, Jarrod Berry, Hugh McCluggage, Daniel Rich, Bailey and Rayner. That they only had two multiple goalkickers (Lincoln McCarthy and Rayner) pointed to a quality team performance.

Port weren’t horribly outclassed, they just came up against an output which again looks destined for the top four. Brisbane’s scoring burst hurt them as the ‘home’ team’s forward timber – Hibberd and McStay in particular – took advantage at times of Port’s undermanned defence.

Outside of that passage of play in the second quarter when the Lions could do little wrong, Port –after banking four opening wins to start their season – held their own to show a finals berth could indeed also be beckoning for them.

Brisbane Lions 2.1, 8.6, 11.11, 12.13 (85)
Port Adelaide 1.6, 2.7, 4.10, 6.12 (48)

BEST: Brisbane Lions: Neale, McCluggage, McStay, J.Berry, Rayner, Rich

Port Adelaide: Boak, Houston, Butters, Ebert



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What are the world’s top Northern Territory songs?


To Northern Territorians, Territory Day is all about the fireworks (and, at times, also about dousing the grassfires that result).

But after COVID-19 forced the cancellation of fireworks events, Territorians have found renewed pride in their rich music, culture, and diversity.

The Territory Sounds Countdown has filled the void with a search for the top 40 songs that the world can thank the NT for.

The Countdown featured music from the desert to the islands and everywhere between, blaring from ABC radio stations and community radio, in homes, pubs, and cafes.

Get on with it, tell us who won…

The clear winner, revealed just after 9pm on Territory Day, was Yothu Yindi’s 1991 release, Treaty.

Yothu Yindi founding member Witiyana Marika was over the moon just to hear the political anthem made it into the top 40.

But then it was revealed the song won.

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“I’m going to celebrate something, I don’t know.

“(The song means) heart and soul for the nation and for the mother earth and the people of the earth.

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Two, three, four…

Another Yothu Yindi song Djapana / Sunset Dreaming came fourth.

“(Djapana is about) whats happening with the people slipping away and living in other societies,” he said.

“That song brings everyone back.”

In the tally room, there was daylight between the top three songs.

The Warumpi Band on stage at the Rock Against Racism concert in Melbourne in 1984.(Supplied)

Papunya rockers The Warumpi Band took out second and third place with My Island Home and Blackfella, Whitefella.

Warumpi member Neil Murray said the later has become an iconic protest song.

“I just showed (band founder and guitarist Sammy Butcher) the words I had and he said: ‘we’ve gotta do this. We’ve all got to live together black and white we’ve all got to get along’,” Murray said.

“Just prior to us recording it in ’84 down in Sydney (singer George Rrurrambu) said ‘we’ve gotta say yellafella’. So we stuck that in the second verse.

“That song is The Warumpi Band song that really represents what we are on about.

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Anything new or strange?

It was a male-dominated top 40.

Ali Mills was the only female-lead act to break the top 10.

Dave Garham called it out on air.

Not counting former female members of a small number of bands, the only other women in the countdown were Mauboy and Emily Wurramara, in 33rd place with Black Smoke.

Sara Storer was in duet with Katherine powerhouse Tom Curtain on Speak Up, a song about the tragic death of teenager Dolly Everett in 2018.

The band with the most songs in the top 40, are a band many never heard before but which have just enjoyed renewed success overnight according to radio texters, was Darwin hard rock band The Poor with seven entries, followed by 2019 Young Australian of the Year Baker Boy with five songs.

Not all went as expected

Two upsets were the placings of some of Australia’s best-known exports: the solitary Dr G Yunipingu song Bapa in eighth; and Jessica Mauboy with Little Things in 22nd place and Eurovision 2018 entry We Got Love in 34th place.

Contemporary country musos Tom Curtain and Dave Garnham can’t be unhappy with five and two songs in the poll — each act with a tune near the top end of the list.

There was also room for the heavies. Aside from The Poor, metal band Emerald Sun scored a hat trick.

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Ali Mills was the only female solo artist in the top 10 of the Territory Sounds Countdown.(Supplied: Darwin Festival)

Who didn’t make it?

Notable absences from the top 40 — but still inside the top 100 — were Caiti Baker and Sietta, Shellie Morris, Leah Flanagan, Ali Mills, Apakatjah, and Stevie Jean.

Almost 2000 votes were cast and voters could choose from about 1000 songs, including their own submissions.

Listen to the first half and the second half of the countdown.

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FIFA bans former top official Markus Kattner for 10 years


Soccer’s world governing body FIFA has banned Markus Kattner, a former leading official in the Zurich organisation, for 10 years and has fined him one million Swiss francs ($1.5 million) after a probe into bonus payments.

“The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Markus Kattner, former FIFA Deputy Secretary General and Acting Secretary General, guilty of conflicts of interest and having abused his position, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics,” FIFA said in a statement on Tuesday.

Markus Kattner was found to have abused his position.

Markus Kattner was found to have abused his position.Credit:AP

“The investigation into Mr Kattner covered various charges concerning bonus payments in relation to FIFA competitions that were paid to top FIFA management officials (including Mr Kattner), various amendments to and extensions of employment contracts, reimbursement of private legal costs, and Mr Kattner’s duties as an official.”

FIFA said in June 2016 that an internal investigation revealed that Kattner, FIFA’s former Secretary General Jerome Valcke and the organisation’s ex-President Sepp Blatter had received 79 million Swiss francs in compensation over five years, calling them “massive payouts”.



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’Outstanding’ students in line for top awards


MYLES WELLMAN and Zoe Leadbeatter-O’Reilly are top of the class after being named as finalists in the NSW Training Awards for the North Coast and Mid North Coast Regional Sector.

From St John’s College Woodlawn, Myles Wellman is nominated for School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year award while Zoe Leadbeatter-O’Reilly VET in Schools Student of the Year award.

Both Mr Wellman and Ms Leadbeatter-O’Reilly agree they are honoured to be nominated for their respective awards.

“I feel pretty privileged to have been nominate for it especially by school, it’s nice to be getting your name out there and receive the recognition,” Mr Wellman said.

“I feel very grateful to have my excellence recognised in a subject that I am very passionate about and I am also very excited to see what could come out of this,” Ms Leadbeatter-O’Reilly said.

COOK: Zoe Leadbeatter-O’Reilly is nominated for the VET in Schools Student of the Year award at the NSW Training Awards for the North Coast & Mid North Coast Regional sector.

Agriculture studies are miles away from hospitality studies but they have been lifetime passions for the pair.

“I’ve been bought up on a farm and have a real passion for agriculture so that’s where I thought the school-based traineeship would help,” Mr Wellman said.

“I love food, I love cooking food and food brings people together so to have such a fun and interesting way to learn … I love how practical and hands on it is,” Ms Leadbeatter-O’Reilly said.

VET Co-ordinator at St John’s College, Tanya Pearson, said the school was exceptionally proud of the two students.

“We’re very proud, these two students have always shown outstanding effort in the subjects they’ve chosen in particular their VET subjects and we’re really excited to see what the outcome is for sure,” Ms Pearson said.

FARMER: Myles Wellman is nominated for the School-Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award for NSW Training Awards for the North Coast & Mid North Coast Regional sector.

FARMER: Myles Wellman is nominated for the School-Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award for NSW Training Awards for the North Coast & Mid North Coast Regional sector.

Mr Wellman and Ms Leadbeatter-O’Reilly are hoping the awards will help them in their future career paths.

“I think at the moment, I’d like to go study at uni but I am not really sure on the pathway, I want to get more of an in-depth knowledge of agriculture, the basics behind it and how to become really effective in agriculture,” Mr Wellman said.

“I am currently employed in the hospitality industry so it’s helped me a lot … in the future, I am a very active person … so my end goal would be to combine food and hospitality with sport and being active,” Ms Leadbeatter-O’Reilly said.

The awards will be announced on June 30 on NSW Training Awards Facebook page.





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Espanyol 0-1 Real Madrid: Casemiro goal sends Real top of La Liga


Karim Benzema is the third La Liga player to reach double figures in goals and assists in all competitions this season, after Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez

Real Madrid are two points clear at the top of La Liga after grinding out a victory at bottom club Espanyol.

Casemiro scored the only goal as he latched onto Karim Benzema’s brilliant no-look backheel through the legs of defender Bernardo Espinosa before firing home.

The Brazilian had earlier gone close to the opener when his shot from his own half was saved by Diego Lopez.

Espanyol had several chances with Thibaut Courtois making five saves.

Sporting director Francisco Rufete took over as manager on Saturday after replacing Abelardo Fernandez – the third Espanyol boss to be sacked this season.

They put up a good fight, with Wu Lei among the players to go close, but fell just short.

Real Madrid are now only six wins – or five wins and a draw – from a second La Liga title since 2012.

City rivals Atletico can do them a favour when they visit Barca on Thursday.





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