Black market fears for WA’s illegal guns

Black market fears for WA’s illegal guns

ABOUT 1000 firearms are stolen in WA each year and police admit few are recovered. Last month 130 handguns were stolen from a Beckenham weapons’ dealer and there has been no sign of them since. While police say it is hard to gauge the scale of WA’s black-market weapons’ trade or where most of the guns are coming from, they are concerned how often they find illegal guns in the hands of drug dealers or other criminals. Police documents obtained under freedom of information show authorities seized almost 2500 guns…

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New York Times plugs Pulitzer winners before prizes awarded

New York Times plugs Pulitzer winners before prizes awarded

Posted April 11, 2017 08:14:18 Photo: In this photo by Daniel Berehulak, which won the Pulitzer for breaking news photography, a girl cries out for her father at his burial in Manila. (AP: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times) Related Story: Graphic image of hospital bombing wins Nikon-Walkley photograph of the year Related Story: Powerful image of war wins Gold Walkley for photojournalist Andrew Quilty The New York Times says it mistakenly advertised a Facebook Live event with its Pulitzer Prize winners, several hours before the official announcement it had won…

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What are we going to do without John, Max Gillies asks

What are we going to do without John, Max Gillies asks

Posted April 10, 2017 21:31:54 Video: 7.30 Tribute to John Clarke (7.30) The man who gave John Clarke his first break in Australian television has praised him, saying his role in the world was essential. “I don’t know what we’re going to do without John,” Max Gillies told 7.30 Gillies hired Clarke to work on the landmark satirical program, The Gillies Report, after hearing him do a segment with Robyn Williams on The Science Show on ABC Radio National. “There was something of the ‘man of the people’ about him….

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Western Force lodges writ against ARU

Western Force lodges writ against ARU

Updated April 10, 2017 21:16:33 The Western Force has lodged a writ with the WA Supreme Court against the Australian Rugby Union (ARU). The Perth franchise is attempting to prevent the ARU from axing it from the competition. The RugbyWA Board met with ARU representatives in Perth on Monday afternoon. The Force released a statement on Monday night describing the meeting as unsatisfactory. “We felt in order to protect our position it was necessary to issue legal proceedings to protect our rights under the Alliance Agreement,” the statement said. The…

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