Highway cops to get BMW cars

Highway cops to get BMW cars

VICTORIA Police Highway Patrol will replace their Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore V8 pursuit cars with a fleet of turbo diesel BMW 5 Series sedans from next year. With the end of local production of the Falcon last year — and the Commodore reaching the end of the line next month — police divisions across Australia have had to source specialised foreign cars for the highway patrol. Police in NSW and other states are understood to be on the verge of confirming they will follow suit, as BMW is one…

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Elderly woman loses more than $500k in property scam

Elderly woman loses more than $500k in property scam

Posted September 19, 2017 11:02:30 An elderly woman has been robbed of more than half a million dollars after scammers pretended to be her settlement agent and convinced her son to transfer cash into a bogus account. She is one of three people targeted by similar cyber attacks in the last two months. The 83-year-old woman was trying to buy a property in the western suburbs when it is believed scammers intercepted emails between her son, who was acting on her behalf, and her settlement agent. An email asked for…

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Trump plugs his tower in UN debut

Trump plugs his tower in UN debut

PRESIDENT Donald Trump has made his debut at the United Nations, using his first speech to urge the 193-nation organisation to reduce bureaucracy and costs while more clearly defining its mission around the world. But while Mr Trump chastised the UN — an organisation he sharply criticised as a candidate for president for its spiralling costs — he said the US would “pledge to be partners in your work” in order to make the UN “a more effective force” for peace across the globe. “In recent years, the United Nations…

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Aid groups scramble to vaccinate tens of thousands of Rohingya children

Aid groups scramble to vaccinate tens of thousands of Rohingya children

Updated September 18, 2017 16:45:39 Photo: Rohingya refugees at a Bangladesh border camp. (Supplied: UNICEF) Related Story: ‘No words’ to describe conditions in Rohingya camps, Red Cross says Aid groups are scrambling to control the spread of diseases among Rohingya refugees in Bangladeshi border camps, with a massive immunisation program underway to treat 150,000 children. Key points: Vaccination campaign targets measles, rubella and polio in children under 15 UNICEF is appealing to Australian Government and community for help Many children are arriving in Bangladesh without parents and at risk of…

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How to plug your money leaks

How to plug your money leaks

IT’S the little things that get missed when trying to figure out how your money magically disappears every month. Hundreds of dollars can leak from purses and wallets to pay for small regular items, finance specialists say, but there are ways to stop the flow. It’s now easier to plug money leaks as Australia transforms to a cashless society, with rapid growth of micropayments on credit cards and debit cards leaving a trail of almost all our spending. However, tap-and-go technology can also create more temptation. DAVID KOCH: Eight foolproof…

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