More protections needed as home buyer scams on the rise, lawyer says

More protections needed as home buyer scams on the rise, lawyer says

Posted November 01, 2017 20:17:25 With more Australian home buyers falling victim to sophisticated cyber scams stealing their deposits and life savings, more needs to be done to protect the public from hackers, legal and conveyancing industry members have said. Key points: Hackers use personal information from intercepted emails to pose as a conveyancer Six victims in WA and 2 in SA have been caught out so far A centralised national payment system for conveyancers has been suggested to help protect the public Two people in South Australia and six…

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Mandela's posthumous memoir reveals truth about his presidency

Mandela's posthumous memoir reveals truth about his presidency

Updated November 01, 2017 16:56:39 Video: ‘When he was angry you were frozen out,’ says Mandela Foundation archivist (ABC News) Related Story: Nelson Mandela: 12 letters from the desk of a freedom fighter “I have taken a moment to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back at the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.” With these words, Nelson…

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UK Defense Minister resigns after allegation of inappropriate conduct

UK Defense Minister resigns after allegation of inappropriate conduct

In a statement, Fallon said: “In recent days allegations have been made about MPs’ conduct, including my own. “Many of these have been false, but I realize that in the past I have fallen below the high standards that we require of the armed forces, which I have the privilege to represent.” Earlier this week, the 65-year-old politician apologized to journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer after she alleged that a senior Cabinet minister had repeatedly placed his hand on her knee during a party conference dinner in 2002. She had not named…

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Aaron Pajich walked into a real-life horror movie at killer Jemma Lilley's house

Aaron Pajich walked into a real-life horror movie at killer Jemma Lilley's house

Posted November 02, 2017 08:52:11 Photo: Jemma Lilley professed a fascination with serial killers, and wrote a fictional book about a killer named SOS. (Supplied) When 18-year-old Aaron Pajich walked through the gate at 22 Broughton Way, Orelia, on June 13 last year, he had no idea of the horror that lay ahead of him. Perhaps the Elm Street sign on the gate could have been a clue but he had no reason to be alarmed — as far as he knew he was there to download computer software as…

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Two West Aussies win $1m each in Lotto

Two West Aussies win $1m each in Lotto

TWO lucky West Aussies are now $1 million richer thanks to Wednesday night Lotto. There were just two winners across the country, with both tickets sold in WA – but which outlets remains a mystery. The winning numbers were 2, 18, 22, 23, 45 and 27 with the supps 3 and 34. The wins come just two days after a Bull Creek tradie came forward to claim his $3 million prize and weeks after a Joondalup tradesman scooped more than $2m in a Saturday Lotto draw. Both men headed in…

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