Australian Open quiz: identify the player


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Today’s quiz is on its way home from Melbourne on a long-haul flight

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/feb/01/australian-open-quiz-identify-tennis-player?CMP=share_btn_tw

Amnesty says Australian officials who paid people smugglers to turn boats back committed transnational crimes


6551490-3x2-700x467 The organisation has released a report in which it details evidence of Australian Navy and Border Force officials intercepting a people smuggling boat and paying the crew to turn around.

It recommends a royal commission into the alleged payments, as well as an investigation into a second incident where payments were also alleged to have been made.

Senior ministers have previously expressly denied the involvement of Border Force and Defence Force officials in any payments to people smugglers, but that denial has never been extended to intelligence officials.

A spokesman for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton described the Amnesty report as “a slur on the men and women of the Australian Border Force (ABF) and Australian Defence Force (ADF)”.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-29/paying-people-smugglers-to-turn-around-is-transnational-crime/6894610

FORMER AUSTRALIAN PM WARNS ALLOWING ILLEGALS INTO EUROPE A “CATASTROPHIC ERROR”


“No country or continent can open its borders to all comers without fundamentally weakening itself,” Tony Abbott warned.

He said “too much mercy for some necessarily undermines justice for all.”

It is “misguided altruism” that is leading “much of Europe into catastrophic error.”

During a speech delivered at the second annual Margaret Thatcher Lecture at Guildhall in London, Abbott called on leaders to act by “turning around boats (and) denying entry at the border for people with no right to come.”

“It will require some force, it will require massive logistics and expense; it will gnaw at our consciences,” he said.

“Yet it is the only way to prevent a tide of humanity surging through Europe and quite possibly changing it forever.”

http://www.infowars.com/former-australian-pm-warns-allowing-illegals-into-europe-a-catastrophic-error/

Australian Government Warns That Alternative Rock, Teenage Rebellion Could Lead To Radicalization


The Australian government is fighting back against the unrelenting terrorist threat that threatens to consume every Western nation. It, too, has noticed that youngsters and their SnapChats are particularly prone to radicalization from outside forces. As Richard Chirgwin of the Register points out, it has chosen to address this threat to Australian society in the way only a government agency can: with a blend of the bizarre and the tone deaf.
Launched this week by justice minister Michael Keenan (who also glories in the title Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Terrorism), the Radicalisation Awareness Kit is supposed to help school teachers identify which of their students is going to enter the adult world with a penchant for bomb-throwing.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150926/15474932374/australian-government-warns-that-alternative-rock-teenage-rebellion-could-lead-to-radicalization.shtml

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT WARNS THAT ALTERNATIVE ROCK, TEENAGE REBELLION COULD LEAD TO RADICALIZATION


iP5ykde The 32-page booklet starts with a long definition of radlicalization, hedged by warnings that not every diversion from the mainstream will result in violence. Then it heads into a series of “case studies” that indicate every deviation from societal norms is a warning sign of impending unlawfulness.

The case studies are the best kind of hilarious: inadvertent.

http://www.infowars.com/australian-government-warns-that-alternative-rock-teenage-rebellion-could-lead-to-radicalization/

Australian father infiltrates drug gangs in China to find his dead son’s suppliers


father_3438936b An Australian man whose son died after taking a synthetic drug has gone undercover and travelled to China to infiltrate the crime gangs which have been exporting the narcotics.

Rod Bridge presented himself as a potential buyer and met with drug bosses in the city of Hefei to discuss importing supplies into Australia and was offered more than five types of synthetic drugs, including up to 200 kilograms of one drug. The bosses said they could guarantee delivery within seven days.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/11862927/Australian-father-infiltrates-drug-gangs-in-China-to-find-his-dead-sons-suppliers.html

AUSTRALIAN FATHER INFILTRATES DRUG GANGS IN CHINA TO FIND HIS DEAD SON’S SUPPLIERS


father-sydney-to-china Rod Bridge presented himself as a potential buyer and met with drug bosses in the city of Hefei to discuss importing supplies into Australia and was offered more than five types of synthetic drugs, including up to 200 kilograms of one drug. The bosses said they could guarantee delivery within seven days.

http://www.infowars.com/australian-father-infiltrates-drug-gangs-in-china-to-find-his-dead-sons-suppliers/