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« Reply #1580 on: April 02, 2012, 07:31:05 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/scrutiny-over-sea-mystery/story-e6freon6-1226315897700

Probe over Carmel Brookes' mystery disappearance from yacht at sea

    by: Kate Kyriacou
    From: The Courier-Mail
    April 02, 2012 12:00AM

AN INTERNATIONAL investigation is under way after a Queensland woman disappeared from a yacht in the middle of the night off the coast of Thailand.

Carmel Brookes, 60, was last seen aboard her yacht, the 14m Moondancer 2, as she and her boyfriend, prominent marine biologist Dr Gerry Goeden, sailed from Langkawi to Phuket.

Dr Goeden told police he got up to take over the night watch from Ms Brookes about 1.30am and found her gone.

The former dancer and government worker's Brisbane-based brother, Bill Heang, said his sister had been excited about the trip after planning it for some time.

"I got a call from Air Sea Rescue on the Thursday morning about 6am saying they had picked up a distress beacon for Moondancer 2," he said.

"From that day on we've been trying to find out what happened."

Mr Heang said five days later he was put in contact with Dr Goeden, who was still at sea, through Australian consular officials.

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Missing Persons Unit Detective Senior Sergeant Damien Powell confirmed they were looking into Ms Brookes' disappearance. "We are assisting the Department of Foreign Affairs and Interpol in their investigations," he said.

Dr Goeden's first wife, Ellen Goeden, died in January 1984, in what friends described as a "tragic accident".

A newspaper report at the time said a 37-year-old woman was walking in the Barron Gorge, north of Cairns, when she slipped while crossing a waterfall, falling 10m to her death.


I think I would like to know a little more about his first wife's "tragic accident".

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« Reply #1581 on: April 02, 2012, 05:54:32 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/scrutiny-over-sea-mystery/story-e6freon6-1226315897700

Probe over Carmel Brookes' mystery disappearance from yacht at sea

    by: Kate Kyriacou
    From: The Courier-Mail
    April 02, 2012 12:00AM

AN INTERNATIONAL investigation is under way after a Queensland woman disappeared from a yacht in the middle of the night off the coast of Thailand.

Carmel Brookes, 60, was last seen aboard her yacht, the 14m Moondancer 2, as she and her boyfriend, prominent marine biologist Dr Gerry Goeden, sailed from Langkawi to Phuket.

Dr Goeden told police he got up to take over the night watch from Ms Brookes about 1.30am and found her gone.

The former dancer and government worker's Brisbane-based brother, Bill Heang, said his sister had been excited about the trip after planning it for some time.

"I got a call from Air Sea Rescue on the Thursday morning about 6am saying they had picked up a distress beacon for Moondancer 2," he said.

"From that day on we've been trying to find out what happened."

Mr Heang said five days later he was put in contact with Dr Goeden, who was still at sea, through Australian consular officials.

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Missing Persons Unit Detective Senior Sergeant Damien Powell confirmed they were looking into Ms Brookes' disappearance. "We are assisting the Department of Foreign Affairs and Interpol in their investigations," he said.

Dr Goeden's first wife, Ellen Goeden, died in January 1984, in what friends described as a "tragic accident".

A newspaper report at the time said a 37-year-old woman was walking in the Barron Gorge, north of Cairns, when she slipped while crossing a waterfall, falling 10m to her death.


I think I would like to know a little more about his first wife's "tragic accident".


Unfortunately, it sure does look suspicious.
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« Reply #1582 on: April 06, 2012, 09:29:16 PM »

Wishing my monkey friends a Happy and Blessed Easter.   an angelic monkey 


Drive safely and do not eat all the chocolate at once   Monkey Devil!
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« Reply #1583 on: April 10, 2012, 11:31:37 PM »

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2012/04/11/matt-golinski-road-recovery/

Matt Golinski on road to recovery

11th April 2012 10:25 AM

BURNS victim Matt Golinski has made significant steps in his recovery.

Matt's tracheal tube has recently been removed, he is eating solid foods and he is now walking short distances in hospital.

He is still undergoing intensive rehabilitation work including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, pain management and counselling.

It has been 16 weeks since the Boxing Day 2011 home fire which claimed the lives of Matt's wife, Rachael, and children Starlia, Willow and Sage.

Matt survived, but suffered third degree burns sustained to 40% of his body.

Although making sound progress, Matt is expected to remain in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital burns unit for some time yet.

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« Reply #1584 on: April 10, 2012, 11:41:12 PM »

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/wa-woman-made-fake-money-for-interstate-use/story-e6frg13u-1226323501982

WA woman 'made fake money for interstate use'

    by: Phil Hickey
    From: PerthNow
    April 11, 2012 7:16AM

A 51-YEAR-old woman will face court today after police allegedly uncovered a counterfeit money making operation from a home in Innaloo last night.

Police will allege about 9.50pm a vehicle stop in Daly Street, Cloverdale, led to the discovery of counterfeit cash.

The male occupants of the car were searched and were found to be in possession of a large amount of counterfeit money.

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« Reply #1585 on: April 10, 2012, 11:47:08 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/burglars-rob-irish-heart-hotel-goodna-but-leave-their-girlfriends-in-the-getaway-car-in-view-of-ipswich-city-councils-cctv-cameras/story-e6freoof-1226321511762

Burglars rob Irish Heart Hotel, Goodna, but leave their girlfriends in the getaway car in view of Ipswich City Council's CCTV cameras

    by: Brooke Baskin
    From: The Courier-Mail
    April 08, 2012 3:55PM

TWO "dumb and dumber" burglars who threatened a cleaner and the assistant manager of a Queensland pub with a fake syringe before taking off with $41,000, could be caught sooner rather than later after they left their girlfriends in the car, parked in plain view of a security camera.

The entire frightening stick-up, which left a 21-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man in hospital, was captured on Ipswich City Council’s CCTV camera footage.

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Our first nominations for this year's Darwin awards.
   

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« Reply #1586 on: April 10, 2012, 11:53:05 PM »

http://www.dailymercury.com.au/story/2012/04/09/family-mourn-missing-sailor/

Family mourn missing sailor

9th April 2012 11:59 AM

MISSING Whitsunday woman Carmel Brookes was so much more than a stepmother to Lisa Marie Brookes.

"She was my rock, my sister and my best friend," Mackay resident Ms Brookes said.

Carmel, 60, went missing on February 2 while sailing from Langkawi, Malaysia, to Phuket, Thailand, on a yacht with her boyfriend Dr Gerry Goeden.

Dr Goeden reported Carmel fell overboard while she was on watch at night.

Last Monday, family and friends of Carmel gathered at the Coral Sea Resort in Airlie Beach for a memorial service.

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Ms Black said there were too many questions from the night of Carmel's disappearance that remained unanswered.

"One of her greatest fears was falling overboard as she was not a very strong swimmer," Ms Black said.

"She was an experienced yachtswoman but I would not say she was a professional.

"One thing that is still very odd is she was sailing the yacht in the middle of the night by herself."

Thai and Australian authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.

A search for Carmel was called off six days after her disappearance.

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« Reply #1587 on: April 10, 2012, 11:57:10 PM »

Thank you for the many interesting articles and updates.

Belated Easter greetings to you and yours!  Dark chocolate bunny candy is good for your health--hope that you had some! 
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« Reply #1588 on: April 11, 2012, 12:01:11 AM »

Thank you for the many interesting articles and updates.

Belated Easter greetings to you and yours!  Dark chocolate bunny candy is good for your health--hope that you had some! 


You are welcome grace-land.

Hope you and yours also enjoyed the Easter break.

Yes my Easter treat was a dark chocolate Easter Bilby from Darrell Lea chocolates.

http://www.dlea.com.au/community/save-the-bilby
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« Reply #1589 on: April 11, 2012, 03:05:16 AM »

http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2012/04/11/317541_tasmania-news.html

Eve Askew breakthrough

   ZARA DAWTREY   |   April 11, 2012 10.42am

POLICE have made a major breakthrough in their reopened investigation into the suspected murder of 14-year-old school girl Eve Askew 20 years ago.

The Mercury can reveal detectives from Eastern CIB have searched properties in Uxbridge Road at Bushy Park and on Gordon River Road at Karanja.

Items have been seized from the Bushy Park home and a home and workshop at Karanja.

"The searches are one part of an investigation plan and not the end state," Detective Inspector Colin Riley said this morning.

He said investigators were determined to find evidence to prosecute the "principle offender or offenders" and "prosecute those persons who have assisted in the concealing of evidence that relates to the death".

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It was just reported on our TV news that a person has been taken into custody.  I will post again with a link to the latest when available in print.  I hope this will give answers to Eve's family after all these years.
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« Reply #1590 on: April 11, 2012, 03:18:42 AM »

http://www.examiner.com.au/news/local/news/general/police-raid-properties-over-missing-teen/2518159.aspx?src=rss

Police raid properties over missing teen
11 Apr, 2012 11:50 AM

POLICE have raided properties in the state's South in relation to the disappearance of teenager Eve Askew more than 20 years ago.

The 14-year-old was last seen alive in November 1991 at her family home at Fitzgerald.

Police have searched a property at Uxbridge Road, Bushy Park, as well as a property, workshop and house at Gordon River Road, Karanja.

Detective Inspector Colin Riley said police were determined to find evidence to prosecute the principle offender or offenders for Eve's death and prosecute those who have concealed evidence relating to her death.

Eve was born in New South Wales and moved to Tasmania with her family in January 1989 and attended Glenora District High School.

It is believed she had a fight with her parents Helen and Jim Askew and left a note indicating her intention to leave home after being grounded because of smoking. Mr and Mrs Askew died in a car crash at Granton in 1996.

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No more recent news but this item has a lot more of the background to Eve's disappearance.  Also a map which shows how isolated are the areas being searched.
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« Reply #1591 on: April 11, 2012, 07:35:57 PM »

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-11/cold-case-murder-breakthrough/3943496?section=tas

Breakthrough in suspected murder cold case

Updated April 12, 2012 07:53:53

Police are searching three properties in Tasmania's Derwent Valley for evidence related to the disappearance of teenager Eve Askew 21 years ago.

Miss Askew was 14 when she vanished from her family home near Maydena in November 1991.

A man has been taken into custody and is now helping police with their inquiries.

Police are searching two neighbouring properties at Karanja and a third at Bushy Park in the Derwent Valley, north of Hobart.

They are using sniffer dogs and ground-penetrating lasers to again search the three properties, which were last examined in 2001.

An excavator will be brought in to start digging and police are also examining a septic tank.

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« Reply #1592 on: April 11, 2012, 08:19:45 PM »

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2012/04/11/matt-golinski-road-recovery/

Matt Golinski on road to recovery

11th April 2012 10:25 AM

BURNS victim Matt Golinski has made significant steps in his recovery.

Matt's tracheal tube has recently been removed, he is eating solid foods and he is now walking short distances in hospital.

He is still undergoing intensive rehabilitation work including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, pain management and counselling.

It has been 16 weeks since the Boxing Day 2011 home fire which claimed the lives of Matt's wife, Rachael, and children Starlia, Willow and Sage.

Matt survived, but suffered third degree burns sustained to 40% of his body.

Although making sound progress, Matt is expected to remain in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital burns unit for some time yet.

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Thank you so much for this update.  It is heartwarming to read he is making progress!
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« Reply #1593 on: April 11, 2012, 08:20:36 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/burglars-rob-irish-heart-hotel-goodna-but-leave-their-girlfriends-in-the-getaway-car-in-view-of-ipswich-city-councils-cctv-cameras/story-e6freoof-1226321511762

Burglars rob Irish Heart Hotel, Goodna, but leave their girlfriends in the getaway car in view of Ipswich City Council's CCTV cameras

    by: Brooke Baskin
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    April 08, 2012 3:55PM

TWO "dumb and dumber" burglars who threatened a cleaner and the assistant manager of a Queensland pub with a fake syringe before taking off with $41,000, could be caught sooner rather than later after they left their girlfriends in the car, parked in plain view of a security camera.

The entire frightening stick-up, which left a 21-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man in hospital, was captured on Ipswich City Council’s CCTV camera footage.

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Our first nominations for this year's Darwin awards.
   


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« Reply #1594 on: April 12, 2012, 07:16:37 PM »

http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2012/04/13/318121_tasmania-news.html

Police: Break silence now

   ZARA DAWTREY   |   April 13, 2012 12.01am

THOSE who know what happened to Eve Askew have been urged to come forward before it is too late.

Lead investigator Colin Riley has revealed police have become aware of a sense of fear in the Bushy Park and Uxbridge communities, and says that fear is unfounded because police intend to resolve the 20-year-old mystery once and for all.

"It's difficult to quantify the reason for the fear why people won't come forward but it seems to be there," he said.

"As a general rule, the people we've spoken to seem to have some fear, and all I can say is we're determined to prosecute this matter and we're throwing sufficient resources at it to hopefully achieve resolution. This is the third time and it's not something that's just going to go away."

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Items of interest have been located and the contents of the septic tank at the Karanja property are being checked.

The property is partially owned by a man in his late 50s who was arrested on Wednesday and is in custody in relation to the suspected killing.

Police would not specify what items had been collected.

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« Reply #1595 on: April 12, 2012, 07:25:31 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/identical-twins-in-danger-of-suicide/story-e6freooo-1226325171892

Identical twins 'in danger of suicide'


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    April 13, 2012 12:00AM

IDENTICAL twin sisters said to be at risk of suicide if forced apart have exchanged tearful goodbyes after one was placed in custody for a drunken accident that led to a man losing his arm.

The emotional scenes came after Judge Penelope Hock said in the District Court in Sydney on Thursday that Sarah Elena Hay would most likely be sentenced to more than two years' imprisonment.

Hay, 38, from Newport, has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving under the influence of alcohol and occasioning grievous bodily harm to Brendon Robson at Newport on Sydney's northern beaches on August 15, 2010.

The court has heard Hay and her twin sister Elizabeth may make a suicide pact if they are separated.

The twins are interdependent and have identical medical conditions involving bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety.

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Have they considered both these women sharing a prison cell?  If they need to do everything together .....

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« Reply #1596 on: April 13, 2012, 02:46:50 AM »

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/dingoes-come-to-prospect-park-zoo-20120412-akd

Dingoes come to Prospect Park Zoo

Updated: Thursday, 12 Apr 2012, 10:50 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 12 Apr 2012, 10:09 PM EDT

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MYFOXNY.COM - Australian dingoes have come to Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Zoo -- the first dingoes at a zoo in New York City in 40 years, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.

The two male and two female dingoes were born in Australia last year.

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Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/dingoes-come-to-prospect-park-zoo-20120412-akd#ixzz1rtrvBs1w
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« Reply #1597 on: April 13, 2012, 09:04:20 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/special-investigation-uncovers-bogus-marriages-allegedly-brokered-by-oxley-based-immigration-agent-chetan-mashru/story-e6freoof-1226326157728

Special investigation uncovers bogus marriages allegedly brokered by Oxley-based immigration agent Chetan Mashru

    by: Josh Robertson
    From: The Courier-Mail
    April 14, 2012 12:00AM

AN investigation by The Courier-Mail has uncovered bogus marriages allegedly brokered by an Oxley-based immigration agent.

Bombay-born Chetan Mashru is also accused of profiteering through applications for refugee and skilled migrant visas students have no prospect of getting.

A happily-married father-of-two said Mr Mashru, 32, offered in January to arrange residency for him "if you divorce your wife".

The man's family in India yesterday received a threatening text warning against pursuit of complaints against Mr Mashru, a day after The Courier-Mail confronted the agent at his Oxley office.

The Federation of Indian Students of Australia called for more criminal prosecutions of agents, saying such complaints were commonplace in an industry "reeking of corruption and nepotism".

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« Reply #1598 on: April 13, 2012, 09:06:11 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/drink-drive-twin-collapses-before-sentence/story-e6freooo-1226326267566

Drink drive twin collapses before sentence

    From: AAP
    April 14, 2012 12:00AM

A WOMAN said to be at risk of suicide if separated from her identical twin sister has collapsed in a Sydney court before she could be sentenced over a drink-driving crash.

Sarah Elena Hay, 38, turned pale and appeared to have a fit in the dock, minutes after the judge took the bench in the District Court in Sydney.

The court has heard Hay and her twin sister Elizabeth could make a suicide pact if Hay is jailed over the August 2010 crash that led to a man's arm being amputated.

The sisters are interdependent and have identical medical conditions involving a bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety.

Hay's mother, Patricia Hay, and her sister rushed over to the dock, although Elizabeth was not allowed to get too close to her twin.

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« Reply #1599 on: April 13, 2012, 09:08:40 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/koalas-facing-extinction-in-50-years/story-e6freoof-1226326203339

Koalas facing extinction in 50 years


    by: Matthew Fynes-Clinton
    From: The Courier-Mail
    April 14, 2012 12:00AM

KOALA populations have crashed to the extent that many experts believe the iconic creatures will have all but vanished within 50 years.

"There'll be small remnants hanging on," says Clive McAlpine, a leading landscape ecologist from the University of Queensland and spokesman for the pre-eminent Koala Research Network.

"But I think they'll be sort of functionally extinct."

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