Opposition baffled by plans to lock up 10yo terror suspects without charge

Opposition baffled by plans to lock up 10yo terror suspects without charge

Updated October 07, 2017 00:27:03 The Federal Opposition says it is baffled by new laws that could see children as young as 10 detained without charge for a fortnight. Key points: Terror suspects as young as 10 could be held up to two weeks without charge under new law Greens call it “Orwellian”, Law Council calls it “draconian” Justice Minister says plan needed because “IS specialises in recruiting children” The plan to be able to hold suspected terrorists for two weeks without charge was agreed to on Thursday by federal,…

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Four decades of Bathurst captured through a photographer's lens

Four decades of Bathurst captured through a photographer's lens

Updated October 07, 2017 10:45:28 Photo: Zenio Lapka has been photographing Australian motorsports events for more than four decades. (ABC Central West: Luke Wong) Related Story: Ford v Holden: What’s behind this uniquely Australian rivalry? It’s the high risks and stakes involved in racing that inspires Zenio Lapka to photograph the action of Australian motorsports. “It’s a sport where people put their life on the line,” Lapka said. “The element of danger, the colour, the spectacle and the competition — the racing, I love the racing.” For 40 years the…

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Heart attack led to new life and name

Heart attack led to new life and name

THE Bachelorette’s hunky magician and nice guy Apollo Jackson — whose real name is Jake Spence — has ­revealed he renamed himself after his “crappy” car. The 24-year-old, who put on 40kg to tip the scales at 150kg, at one point was stressed, unhappy and suffered depression before he had a heart attack two years ago at age 22. He was left in critical care for two weeks, but after reassessing his life he began a new chapter with a new name. media_cameraApollo Jackson with Sophie Monk on The Bachelorette….

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How do the Nobel Prizes work?

How do the Nobel Prizes work?

Posted October 07, 2017 07:49:19 Photo: Swiss chemist and inventor Alfred Nobel, who founded the Nobel Prize. (ABC News) The Nobel Prize might never had existed had a newspaper not accidently posted Alfred Nobel’s obituary before he died. During his lifetime, Nobel became famous for making a vast fortune off inventing dynamite. But when his brother Ludvig died, the story goes, a French newspaper mistakenly published Alfred Nobel’s obituary instead. Reading a summary of your life’s achievements while still alive would be surreal enough were the obit not nauseatingly titled…

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Child sex abuser guilty of arson

Child sex abuser guilty of arson

THE “evil” predator who sexually abused two children he kidnapped from a North Perth childcare facility has been found guilty of setting fire to his ex-girlfriend’s house and car three days before the brazen abduction. Vincenzo Mule held a “deep and abiding hatred” for his former partner Toni Rossow when he lit the fires that damaged her North Beach home and destroyed her car in the early hours of April 16 last year. Three days later, Mule, 54, led a four-year-old girl and five-year-old boy away from their school holiday…

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