Posted: April 4th, 2014 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: News, Revolute | Tags: Anti-Terrorism Laws, Australian Crime, JIHAD, Syria, Terrorism | Comments Off on Terrorism Threat Greatest Since 9/11
The West is facing a more powerful terrorism threat now than in the lead-up to 9/11 because of the Middle East’s current political and economic uncertainty, according to one of Australia’s top security analysts.
Research director at thinktank, The Lowy Institute for International Policy, Anthony Bubalo says the region’s many conflicts have galvanised international extremism and provided an environment in which “a whole new generation of jihadists is being re-tooled and re-trained”.
Mr Bubalo argues that the current turmoil in the Middle East is incubating a new generation of jihadists, he says in many respects the current conditions in the region are worse than those that saw the emergence of radical groups like al-Qaeda.
Mr Bubalo says that Australia will need to properly sustain its counter terrorism efforts in years to come, in light of the number of Australians taking part in wars around the globe. He says there is an immediate threat from foreign fighters returning from the Syrian civil war both to Australia and Indonesia with military skills and extremist connections :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 22nd, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: CRIME!, News | Tags: Alcohol, Alcoholism, Australian Crime, Crime, Crime News, Drunken Australia, ICE, Methamphetamine, News, Queensland Police Service, Social Crime | Comments Off on Australia, Home of the Drunken Brawl
Australian Media, over the past couple of weekends, have highlighted the nations problem with alcohol. Headlines such as “Take Back the Streets, Two Nights of Living Hell and Police stabbed in Drunken Brawl” splashed across the front pages of the nations newspapers.
In New South Wales the Premier and Police Commissioner gave a press conference after a weekend of alcohol-fuelled violence which saw 540 arrests in one weekend. Police claim the arrests are evidence that messages about sensible drinking are not getting through, and that simply putting more officers on the street will not solve the problem.
However, the weekends arrests only came after a national police crackdown on drinking – Operation Unite last weekend, Rushmore this weekend – the reality is police operations are entirely symbolic, alcohol and drug fueled violence is an ongoing reality in Australia, not a one-off weekend of over-exuberant drinking.
A quick skip through the nations newspapers confirms the problem is national, and just like the management of the problem – alcoholism – no overbearing solution has been offered for what looks like a nation of overdrinkers.
If only it were that simple. The latest trend for revellers is a dangerous cocktail of alcohol and ice. The combination of a drug that increases stupidity – alcohol – and an illicit substance – methamphetamine – that causes uncontrollable anger and aggression has taken a solid hold in the Australian party scene :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 12th, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: Australian Crime, Chemical Castration, Crimes Against Children Research Centre, Paedophile, Paraphilla | Comments Off on NSW to Consider Chemical Castration in Sex Crime Review
Chemical castration is among the alternative sentencing options for child sex offenders being considered by a New South Wales parliamentary committee. The controversial option has been put forward by the Premier Barry O’Farrell.
The committee will investigate whether current sentencing is effective, in an effort to restore public confidence in the states legal system. The move comes after a man was given a non-custodial – three year good behaviour bond – sentence for raping his daughter.
Chemical castration is the administration of medication designed to reduce libido and sexual activity. Unlike surgical castration, where the testicles or ovaries are removed permanently, chemical castration does not actually castrate the person, nor is it a form of sterilization. In most cases the administration of chemical castration is an ongoing treatment.
Chemical castration is generally considered reversible when treatment is discontinued, or the patient ceases medicating. Dubbo MP Troy Grant, who is set to chair the committee, says there has been widespread discontent with the states sentencing regime for violent crimes :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 11th, 2013 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: Australian Crime, Child Pornography, Crime, NSW Police Force, NSW Police Officer | Comments Off on NSW Police Officer Charged with Child Pornography Offences
AUSTRALIA! A police officer based near Nowra on the south coast of New South Wales has been charged with the possession of child pornography and indecent assault. The officer, who is based in a specialist command squad, was arrested yesterday and charged with assault, concealing an indictable offence, and use of the internet to download pornographic material about children.
The 30-year-old officer has been bailed and will appear in the Downing Centre court in Sydney on next month to face the charges. Police say officers from the Professional Standards Command began an investigation in 2012 after a tip-off, the NSW Police Force says the “officers duty status is being reviewed.”
It’s alleged the officer downloaded child pornography from the internet, they say the unrelated indecent assault charge relates to an alleged incident involving an adult. The officer was granted conditional bail.