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« Reply #1740 on: August 07, 2012, 04:21:39 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/high-court-hearing-into-custody-case-told-children-should-have-right-to-litigate/story-e6freon6-1226444725122


High Court throws out Italian girls case

    by: Anna Caldwell
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 07, 2012 3:42PM

THE High Court has rejected a bid for four Sunshine Coast sisters at the centre of an international custody dispute to have their own legal representative in the case.

The case has been referred back to the full court of the Family Court, to consider the appeal on the original decision.

Outside court, Tony Morris QC said his clients, four Sunshine Coast siblings, had reached “the end of the road” for proceedings in the High Court.

He said the appeal in the full court of the Family Court looked like the “last chance for the girls”.

“One’s always disappointed when one loses, but more generally I would have personally been more comfortable if the court had recognised a greater set of rights for children and young people but they’re the High Court of Australia, they’ve made their decision and I respect that,” Mr Morris said.

When asked how the girls were coping, he said: “All the reports I have received are that they were grateful at least to have had an extra three months in Australia, but they realise this case could go either way”.

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« Reply #1741 on: August 08, 2012, 09:33:47 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/technology/google-must-delete-aussies-private-data-government/story-fn7cejkh-1226445831044

Google ordered to delete Street View data

    by: By Claire Connelly, Technology Reporter
    From: news.com.au
    August 08, 2012 12:01PM

AUSTRALIA'S privacy commissioner has ordered Google destroy all data collected by its Street View cars from unsecured wi-fi networks in 2010.

Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim told the tech giant he was “concerned” at revelations extra data had been found “particularly as Google had advised that the data was destroyed”.

“Organisations that retain personal information that is no longer required could leave individuals at risk should it be misused,” Mr Pilgrim wrote in an email dated August 6.

“I appreciate your advising me of this matter, and look forward to confirmation that the data has been destroyed.”

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« Reply #1742 on: August 10, 2012, 04:09:45 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/mum-wins-the-right-to-name-kids/story-e6freon6-1226447058665

Dad says children using mum's surname are 'un-Australian'

    by: Ainsley Pavey
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 10, 2012 12:00AM

A DAD who argued it was an "Australian'' principle for children to have their father's last name has lost his bid to have his three-year-old twin boys renamed with his surname.

The boys, who were conceived during a brief relationship in 2007, had their birth certificates registered bearing their mother's surname.

Federal Magistrate Janet Terry dismissed the bid for a name change after the father's lawyer argued it was "important for their sense of identity'' and was "right and proper'' they carry his name.

In handing down her decision, she also rejected the father's claims the mother told him "we can always change it later'' after they both signed the children's birth certificates following a paternity test which he insisted the mother undergo after the boys' birth in 2008.

According to the judgment, the father claimed the mother was opposed to the use of his name, as she was concerned about the children being teased at school about his name.

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« Reply #1743 on: August 10, 2012, 04:13:34 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/aussie-arrested-in-london-over-sex-assaults/story-fndo1uez-1226446986905

Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes arrested in London over sex assault

Lucy Carne, Daniela Ongaro, Mark Morri, Nathan Klein, Yoni Bashan
The Daily Telegraph
August 10, 2012 1:08PM

HEY Dad! actor Robert Hughes has been bailed after appearing in a London court after a two-year international investigation into alleged sexual and indecent assault charges against five girls - including former cast members.

Former Hey Dad! co-star Sarah Monahan - who played Hughes' youngest on-screen daughter, Jenny - last night tweeted she was "crying with happiness right now", following the news of Hughes' arrest.

Ms Monahan was woken at 2am at her home in the US yesterday by a text message from detectives to tell her that Hughes had been arrested.

"Wow, it's 3am here and my twitter box is exploding," she wrote on Twitter.

"Well I got the call at 2am my time, promised I wouldn't leak it out till they made their official announcement."

"Thanks to the team at Strike Force Ruskin. Lots of hard work by all. You guys rock.''

Sex Crimes Squad Commander Detective Superintendent John Kerlatec said police spoke with more than 200 people during the investigation that led to the arrest of Hughes.

"Sexual assault leaves enormous scars on people,'' he said.

He said the alleged victims had been informed of the arrest.

If found guilty, Hughes could face up to 10 years in jail, Supt Kerlatec said.

"We're talking about sexual assaults against children," he said.

"That's a very serious crime ... that's a crime we take very seriously."

Detective Inspector Kerlatec said NSW Police had worked extensively with the Australian Federal Police and London Metropolitan Police to arrest Hughes yesterday.

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« Reply #1744 on: August 10, 2012, 04:17:16 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/london-olympics/australian-robyn-glynn-scatters-fathers-ashes-at-games/story-fn9di2lk-1226447581662

Australian Robyn Glynn scatters father's ashes at Games

    AFP
    August 10, 2012 1:38PM

AN Australian woman has admitted taking the ashes of her late father - an Olympic silver medallist - to the London Games and scattering them over the triple jump run-up.

Robyn Glynn told Sydney radio that her father George Avery, who died in 2006, had wanted to attend the London Olympics because it was where he won second place in the triple jump, then known as the hop, step and jump, in 1948.

So the family booked tickets for the triple jump final, and took his remains along.

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« Reply #1745 on: August 10, 2012, 04:22:03 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/ruling-on-four-sunshine-coast-sisters-expected-in-days/story-e6freon6-1226447081745

Ruling on four Sunshine Coast sisters expected in days

    by: Tuck Thompson
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 10, 2012 12:00AM

A BRISBANE court hearing is expected within days to finally decide the fate of four Sunshine Coast sisters fighting to remain in Australia.

Lawyers for the mother's great-aunt yesterday officially requested the Family Court delay returning the girls to Italy pending another possible appeal in the case. A date for the hearing has not been set.

If the application for an appeal is granted, it would be heard by three of the eight judges in the Family Court's appeal division. They would be from different cities and not previously involved in the case.

The Department of Child Safety has said it will not take the girls, aged 9 to 15, away from their mother until a final decision by the court.

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« Reply #1746 on: August 10, 2012, 09:34:16 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/daniel-morcombes-family-despairs-at-slow-justice/story-e6freoof-1226447867790


Daniel Morcombe's family despairs at slow justice

    by: Kristin Shorten
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 11, 2012 12:00AM

THE judicial system in Phuket took six weeks to sentence two men over the murder of an Australian travel agent while Daniel Morcombe's accused killer is yet to face a committal hearing in Brisbane a year after his arrest.

Two Thai men were sentenced to life in prison this week after pleading guilty to the June 20 stabbing of Perth mother-of-three Michelle Smith.

In Queensland, Morcombe's family still awaits answers.

Monday will mark a year since the arrest of Brett Peter Cowan, who is charged with the abduction and murder of Daniel. The matter is yet to be listed for a committal hearing.

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« Reply #1747 on: August 10, 2012, 09:59:20 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/behind-tvs-ticking-timebomb/story-fndo1uez-1226447907088?from=trendinglinks


Behind TV's ticking timebomb

    Holly Byrnes
    The Daily Telegraph
    August 11, 2012 12:00AM

WHEN the curtain finally fell on Australian sitcom Hey Dad!, the writers scripting its ending wanted to go out with a big bang.

It was 1994 when the popular show - centred around veteran actor Robert Hughes as the bungling but lovable single dad Martin Kelly raising three kids - was axed.

Despite getting off to a soft start in the ratings on debut in 1987, the middle class comedy had built to become one of the nation's most loved shows and, in turn, made household names of Hughes and his co-stars.

When he abruptly resigned after season five, his exit was explained away on screen as merely a career move for architect Martin, who left his family behind to trip off to work in Saudi Arabia.

Six months later, the cast left behind played out the show's last scenes at Channel 7's Epping studios in a dramatic hostage scenario where police were called in to free the family from a deranged robber, who had placed a bomb in the family VCR.

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« Reply #1748 on: August 12, 2012, 12:52:37 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/london-olympics/australian-robyn-glynn-scatters-fathers-ashes-at-games/story-fn9di2lk-1226447581662

Australian Robyn Glynn scatters father's ashes at Games

    AFP
    August 10, 2012 1:38PM

AN Australian woman has admitted taking the ashes of her late father - an Olympic silver medallist - to the London Games and scattering them over the triple jump run-up.

Robyn Glynn told Sydney radio that her father George Avery, who died in 2006, had wanted to attend the London Olympics because it was where he won second place in the triple jump, then known as the hop, step and jump, in 1948.

So the family booked tickets for the triple jump final, and took his remains along.

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« Reply #1749 on: August 12, 2012, 12:53:27 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/ruling-on-four-sunshine-coast-sisters-expected-in-days/story-e6freon6-1226447081745

Ruling on four Sunshine Coast sisters expected in days

    by: Tuck Thompson
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 10, 2012 12:00AM

A BRISBANE court hearing is expected within days to finally decide the fate of four Sunshine Coast sisters fighting to remain in Australia.

Lawyers for the mother's great-aunt yesterday officially requested the Family Court delay returning the girls to Italy pending another possible appeal in the case. A date for the hearing has not been set.

If the application for an appeal is granted, it would be heard by three of the eight judges in the Family Court's appeal division. They would be from different cities and not previously involved in the case.

The Department of Child Safety has said it will not take the girls, aged 9 to 15, away from their mother until a final decision by the court.

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« Reply #1750 on: August 12, 2012, 12:54:33 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/daniel-morcombes-family-despairs-at-slow-justice/story-e6freoof-1226447867790


Daniel Morcombe's family despairs at slow justice

    by: Kristin Shorten
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 11, 2012 12:00AM

THE judicial system in Phuket took six weeks to sentence two men over the murder of an Australian travel agent while Daniel Morcombe's accused killer is yet to face a committal hearing in Brisbane a year after his arrest.

Two Thai men were sentenced to life in prison this week after pleading guilty to the June 20 stabbing of Perth mother-of-three Michelle Smith.

In Queensland, Morcombe's family still awaits answers.

Monday will mark a year since the arrest of Brett Peter Cowan, who is charged with the abduction and murder of Daniel. The matter is yet to be listed for a committal hearing.

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« Reply #1751 on: August 12, 2012, 04:38:56 PM »

SPOILER ALERT!
Marcus Ambrose won first place at Watkins Glen today.  An exciting finish!
 
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« Reply #1752 on: August 14, 2012, 02:58:07 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/london-olympics/australian-robyn-glynn-scatters-fathers-ashes-at-games/story-fn9di2lk-1226447581662

Australian Robyn Glynn scatters father's ashes at Games

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    August 10, 2012 1:38PM

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Somewhat odd, to say the least.  I hope they don't get in trouble.

I thought it bizarre but have not seen anything about their being reprimanded for doing so.  I doubt it was wise to blab to the press about it though.
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« Reply #1753 on: August 14, 2012, 03:05:20 AM »

SPOILER ALERT!
Marcus Ambrose won first place at Watkins Glen today.  An exciting finish!
 

Yes!   

This made our TV news last night in living colour with the appropriate sound. 

Marcus has gone a long way since he started puttering around kart racing tracks at an early age in my home state.  I think Nascar was always his dream so it is pleasing to see him gaining such success.

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« Reply #1754 on: August 14, 2012, 03:13:47 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/daniel-morcombes-family-despairs-at-slow-justice/story-e6freoof-1226447867790


Daniel Morcombe's family despairs at slow justice

    by: Kristin Shorten
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 11, 2012 12:00AM

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And the family still doesn't have his body back?

No and from what I have read Daniel's body will not be returned until after the trial.

There are some comments on the official facebook site.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Morcombe-Foundation-official-page/138433286169049

Also his parents have released some wonderful pictures of him which they were keeping for use at a funeral but decided now not to wait.  Some are shown at the following link and others at the FB site.


http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/daniel-morcombes-family-despairs-at-slow-justice/story-e6freon6-1226449134124

New photo tribute to Daniel Morcombe as family despairs at slow justice

    by: Kristin Shorten
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 13, 2012 11:39AM

DANIEL Morcombe's family has released a series of touching photos of their son, a year to the day since the arrest of Brett Peter Cowan - the man charged with the boy's abduction and murder.

The photos, published last night by Denise Morcombe on Facebook, have received thousands of comments, with one photo of a schoolboy Daniel (top of story) garnering more than 27,000 likes.

Denise wrote: "Wanted to keep my favorite photo till we had a funeral but waiting is forever, this is a photo taken of Dan at school which we were given after the arrest that we hadn't seen until then Denise x"

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« Reply #1755 on: August 14, 2012, 08:40:24 AM »

SPOILER ALERT!
Marcus Ambrose won first place at Watkins Glen today.  An exciting finish!
 

Yes!   

This made our TV news last night in living colour with the appropriate sound. 

Marcus has gone a long way since he started puttering around kart racing tracks at an early age in my home state.  I think Nascar was always his dream so it is pleasing to see him gaining such success.


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« Reply #1756 on: August 15, 2012, 02:45:11 AM »

http://www.examiner.com.au/story/206952/slick-victory-for-ambrose/?cs=96

Slick victory for Ambrose

By JULIAN BURGESS
Aug. 13, 2012, 10:09 p.m.

MARCOS Ambrose scored  his second NASCAR Sprint Cup victory yesterday in front of his family as the Watkins Glen race ended in chaos with  oil on the track.

 The Launceston-born driver was defending his 2011 Watkins  Glen title.

Yesterday, Ambrose grabbed victory in his number 9 Stanley Ford on the last corner of the last lap as oil on the track saw the lead cars slipping and sliding across the track.

Ambrose said it was great to have his family at the track to see the win.

``That's why I've got them up here because they haven't ever shared this. 

``My kids haven't shared this in America and its a special thing to win a NASCAR race, especially a Sprint Cup race, so its fantastic.''

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« Reply #1757 on: August 15, 2012, 02:47:52 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/sisters-get-last-gasp-family-court-attempt-ahead-of-planned-flight-back-to-italy/story-fndo1yus-1226450436410

Sisters get last-gasp family court attempt ahead of planned flight back to Italy

    Tuck Thompson
    The Courier-Mail
    August 14, 2012 9:55PM

LAST-DITCH efforts to stop four Queensland sisters from being placed on a flight to Italy tomorrow were revived after frantic financial negotiations yesterday.

The girls' panicked family considered abandoning the appeal at noon because $6500 to pay a barrister to appear at a court hearing tomorrow could not be raised in time.

But last-minute negotiations saw a barrister being instructed.

The case will be heard by three appellate family court judges from different cities who have not handled the case previously.

It is unclear how long it will take for that panel to call a hearing, but it is likely to be within a few weeks.

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« Reply #1758 on: August 15, 2012, 02:52:36 AM »

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/social-network-appeal-sees-new-clue-about-joanne-ratcliffe-and-kirste-gordons-abduction/story-e6frea83-1226450452756

Social network appeal about Joanne Ratcliffe and Kirste Gordon's abduction


    Bryan Littlely, Doug Roberston
    AdelaideNow
    August 14, 2012 9:30PM

THE sister of missing schoolgirl Joanne Ratcliffe says she holds hope that recent new information on her sister's disappearance 39 years ago will crack one of the state's most baffling crimes.

Suzie Ratcliffe, who was born a year after her sister, Jo, went missing along with Kriste Gordon, 4, from Adelaide Oval in August, 1973, has today told AdelaideNow she remained hopeful a woman who provided the information via social media would contact her or the police.

As told in The Advertiser today, Ms Ratcliffe, in her late 30s, used Facebook to republicise the mystery of the missing girls and passed on information to police.

"Anything in the media is a positive thing," she said today.

"At this stage, it's all up in the air because we don't know (the facts of the disappearance) but something might come out of this.

"Number one, people are thinking about Jo and she hasn't been forgotten. It (publicity) is out there and that means somebody might read it and think it's about time to come forward."

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« Reply #1759 on: August 15, 2012, 02:58:26 AM »

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/empty-bed-empty-hearts/story-fn6bn88w-1226211656487


Empty bed, empty hearts

    Andrew Rule
    From: Herald Sun
    December 02, 2011 12:00AM

THERE is no grief greater than that of parents who have no body to bury. That pain haunts Bung Siriboon's family.
Herald Sun Digital Pass

Every day is hell for the broken-hearted but anniversaries mean extra torment for the families of the missing.

Six months after Bung Siriboon vanished on her way to school in Boronia, her mother Vanidda, sister Pang and stepfather Fred Pattison face her 14th birthday without her, later this month.

They tell themselves she is alive and will return some day, but investigators have no good news to bring them. Bung's name has joined a list of disappearances as mysterious as Picnic At Hanging Rock, as sinister as In Cold Blood.

When Bung disappeared on June 2 - as outlined in these pages yesterday - she became one of 35,000 Australians who go missing every year. That's one every 15 minutes. More than half are under 18 years old.

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