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Socceroos and Ange Postecoglou big winners at AFC Awards

November 30, 2015 – 8:23AM

Tom Decent


Ange Postecoglou has been named Asian football’s coach of the year, while the Socceroos were judged national team of the year after their historic Asian Cup win at the AFC Annual Awards in India on Sunday night.

After taking over the national coaching duties in October 2013, Postecoglou was instrumental in Australia’s 2-1 extra time win over Korea Republic in the final in January. Australia have won 10 of their 14 matches this year which has included two draws and two losses.

Australia remain at the top of Group B in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, something Postecoglou said he was proud to be a part of.

Trophy time: Australia's Ange Postecoglou, second left and Japan's Asako Takakura, second right hold their Coach of the year awards during the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) annual awards in New Delhi.

Trophy time: Australia’s Ange Postecoglou, second left and Japan’s Asako Takakura, second right hold their Coach of the year awards during the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) annual awards in New Delhi. Photo: Altaf Qadri

“I am truly honoured to accept the award,” said Postecoglou following the awards ceremony in New Delhi. “As an Australian, coaching our national team is a truly humbling experience and to be recognised for what we have achieved in the last 12 months is a nice recognition.

“Australian football is taking significant steps forward and our coaches are a huge part of that. Coaching has played a significant role in the evolution of the way we play football and this award is also a positive reinforcement of the ability of Australian coaches to compete at the highest level.”

Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak was equally as pleased and said being recognised as AFC Team of the Year was a fair reward for the effort of his players.

“Everyone involved, from players, coaches, team staff, the FFA and our families deserve praise for playing their part in the success of the Socceroos in 2015,” Jedinak said. “Winning the Asian Cup on home soil in front of a packed stadium…was a special night and the highlight of the last 12 months. The boss [Postecoglou] talks to us a lot about the journey we are on and this award shows that we are heading in the right direction.”

The Canberra Times

Police express safety concern after saboteurs hit boat ramps

November 29, 2015 6:58pm


Redevelopment of Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in doubt after building found to be ‘riddled with asbestos’

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The Premier says the Eye and Ear Hospital is long overdue for a refit.

A multi-million-dollar project at Melbourne’s Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital may be at risk because of a $30 million blow-out after the building was found to be “riddled with asbestos”.

The $169 million redevelopment, due to be completed in 2017, has been thrown into chaos after the asbestos was found.

Health Minister Jill Hennessy said there was no way it would be completed in 2017 and the project was in “a whole heap of trouble” because the building was “riddled with asbestos”.

She said the building needed to be made safe for patients and staff.

“The planning wasn’t done correctly, the risks weren’t identified correctly, and there simply wasn’t enough money for contingency,” she said.

“We’ve got to get a handle on it and make some pretty challenging decisions going forward.”

The State Government has commissioned an independent report on how to fix the problem which is due to be completed in four weeks.

Opposition health spokeswoman Mary Wooldridge, the former health minister, said the hospital redevelopment was an “important project for Victorians” and the Government needed to “get on with the work” to make sure the project was completed.

Ms Wooldridge said there was “extensive work” done on the problem in the early stages of the planning.

“Some of these old buildings do have further issues that are identified on the way through,” she said.

“But the asbestos has been now found and is still being found as further parts of the building are opened up.”

Ms Wooldridge said the Government had known about the problem for some time and extended the completion date six months ago.

“In fact their budget papers in May this year identified an 18-month increase in the time frame to get the project completed,” she said.

“It’s astounding that the State Government still have no plan and still don’t know how they’re going to progress this project.”

She said the Government needed to “stop dithering”.

“Fund the project and make sure it’s delivered for Victorians,” she said.



Canberra’s November temperatures two degrees above average

November 30, 2015 – 1:18PM

Katie Burgess

Canberra Times reporter

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A blue bottle at Moruya Heads, snapped by Alan Nicol on his iPhone for the Canberra Times spring photo competition.

A blue bottle at Moruya Heads, snapped by Alan Nicol on his iPhone for the Canberra Times spring photo competition. Photo: Alan Nicol

November proved to be a warm chaser to Canberra’s thirsty October, with temperatures hovering two degrees above average.

“[November] has been close to the record but not quite there,” Weatherzone meteorologist Rob Sharpe said.

A severe heatwave throughout southern Australia during October helped to smash early season temperature records, with the month recording 17 days above 25 degrees.

Comparatively, November recorded 16 days above 25 degrees.

But both our maximum and minimum temperatures were around two degrees above the long-term average, rounding out an unseasonably warm spring.

“[November’s] minimum averaged 10.9 degrees and the maximum averaged 25.3,” Mr Sharpe said.

“October was even more above average. It averaged 8.3 degrees to 24.8 so in terms of maximum temperatures, October and November were fairly similar.”

It was a different story when it came to the wet stuff though.

November’s monthly rainfall was “pretty much bang-on” average with 67.6 millimetres of rain recorded at Canberra Airport, Mr Sharpe said.

A total of 26.6 millimetres fell in October by comparison.

Those feeling the heat can expect little reprieve coming into summer either.

While cool changes will continue to break up the hot spells, they’ll be less fresh than those we’ve enjoyed in the past few weeks.

“Your typical December day will be hotter again. December on average is 26.2 degrees and if anything, Canberra’s going to see a warmer than average December,” Mr Sharpe said.

“At the end of this week we’re going to have a more extended spell in the low early 30s and we’re probably not going to see as much of a drop in temperatures behind it as well.”

Tuesday’s temperatures will hit 34 degrees with a possible late shower before it cools off again for a maximum of 23 degrees on Wednesday.

Canberrans keen on heading down the south coast for the first weekend of summer might want to heed Mr Sharpe’s advice as well.

“Saturday will be a good beach day, Sunday will not. A weak southerly change will move along the coast but won’t affect Canberra on Sunday so that’ll make beach plans a little less fun,” he said.

The Canberra Times spring photo competition closes on November 30.

Photographers are invited to share their best seasonal weather images and have the chance to see their photos published and share in $1000 of prizes.

To enter, send a maximum of three photos to photocomp@canberratimes.com.au as attached JPEG files and include your name, address, phone number, photo title, a description of the photo and the date it was taken.

Weatherzone is owned by Fairfax, the publisher of this website.

The Canberra Times

Sydney Muslims experience racism at three times the rate of other Australians

November 30, 2015 – 9:37AM

Melanie Kembrey


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Muslims in Sydney experience discrimination and verbal slurs at three times the rate of all other Australians, a study that is the first of its kind in the country has found.

Nearly two thirds of Muslims surveyed had been subjected to racism, with one in 10 reporting such encounters as happening “often or very often”.

Despite much higher rates of experiencing racism than the Australian average, nearly 86 per cent felt that relations between Muslims and non-Muslism were friendly.

Asma Fahmi says she has experienced overt racism.

Asma Fahmi says she has experienced overt racism. Photo: Kate Geraghty

The survey of nearly 600 Muslims in Sydney was commissioned by Western Sydney University, the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy Australia and Charles Sturt University and will be presented at the Australasian Conference on Islam on Monday.


The study is an Australian first and is unique in its scale, random sample and specific focus on Sydney’s Muslim population

Professor Kevin Dunn, the lead researcher from Western Sydney University, said that despite the high levels of racism experienced, the survey ultimately revealed the “ordinariness of Muslims”.

Professor Kevin Dunn of  Western Sydney University.

Professor Kevin Dunn of Western Sydney University. Photo: Kylie Pitt

There was little evidence of widespread alienation among Australian Muslims, Professor Dunn said, and higher levels of religiosity were positively associated with national belonging and a sense of Muslim integration.

“The surprising elements are the non-sensational mundane aspects of the data. It reveals the ordinariness of the Muslim experience and aspiration in Australia,” Professor Dunn said.

“Counter to what people might mistakenly believe from media coverage and a lot of debate and commentary, the vast majority of Muslims are very ordinary Australians.”

The majority of Muslims surveyed ranked education and employment as issue most important to them, identified themselves as Australians and felt a sense of belonging to Australia, frequently mixed with non-Muslims and felt Islam was consistent with Australian norms and society.

Ninety seven per cent agreed that it was a good thing for a society to be made up of people from different cultures, compared to the national average of 87 per cent.

Thirty-four-year-old Asma Fahmi​, an international aid worker and Muslim who lives in Horsley Park, said she was not surprised by the survey’s finding of racism and she had been physically assaulted by strangers twice.

“I was on my way to work, on the phone talking to a friend, when I felt something push me from behind … I didn’t really know what was happening and a man was shouting at me, ‘f–king terrorist’,” Ms Fahmi said.

“It was one of those situations where you couldn’t see coming. He pretty much attacked me from behind. He was so enraged he was spitting.

“Hearing stories like this is something we have unfortunately become accustomed to as a community.”

Despite such traumatic experiences, Ms Fahmi said “ordinary” was a good descriptor. “Some of us are exciting, but most of us are boring like everyone else.”

Islamic Friendship Association of Australia founder Keysar Trad said while nearly all Muslims he knew had experienced racism, relations between Muslims and non-Muslims were largely unproblematic.

“If you look at Reclaim Australia and their rhetoric and some of the other nasty groups they would give a different impression, but generally relations between Muslims and non-Muslims are fairly good, they are not perfect and could be better overall, but they are good relations,” Mr Trad said.

Mr Trad blamed politicians and sections of the media for creating the impression that Muslims were not ordinary and that relations between Muslims and non-Muslims were strained.

Professor Dunn said he would use the findings to support his conference presentation that there was no empirical link between Islamophobia and radicalisation. If there was a link, he said, there would be high rates of radicalisation and dis-satisfaction among Muslims, which the survey results do not reflect.

Sydney Morning Herald

Queensland police officer suspended for computer hack

November 30, 2015 – 9:20AM

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A north Queensland police officer allegedly failed to disclose a conflict of interest and retrieved confidential information from police computers.

A north Queensland police officer allegedly failed to disclose a conflict of interest and retrieved confidential information from police computers. Photo: Jessica Hromas

A north Queensland female police officer has been stood down for accessing confidential information on police computers.

Police say the 33-year-old failed to disclose a conflict of interest and also retrieved confidential information from police computers.

She has been suspended from all duties.


Brisbane Times

Tennant Creek Jemena gas pipeline link catalyst for business boom in Alice Springs



NOVEMBER 27, 2015 9:58AM

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Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles(left) and Paul Brasher, Incitec Pivot Limite

Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles(left) and Paul Brasher, Incitec Pivot Limited at Parliament House for the NT Government’s announcement Jemena as preferred bidder for $1 billion North East Gas Interconnector project.

CENTRAL Australia is on the cusp of a development boom offering enormous potential for local business to grow and create new employment.

That’s the view of newly appointed Industry Capability Network (ICN) regional manager Jay Walker.

ICN is a national organisation which links developers with service providers and suppliers.

Based in the Central Australian Development Office, Mr Walker is building a database of businesses interested in opportunities with the gas pipeline and other major projects.

“We’re looking for people who are roaring and ready to go, who have the staff and the capacity,” he said.

“There are lots of opportunities for everybody.

“The ripple effect from this project will be enormous.”

Mr Walker said Alice Springs was well positioned to benefit from providing accommodation and supplies for the pipeline.

“Supplies could be anything from steel to tyres and equipment for hire,” he said.

“Accommodation will ne needed for people who may fly in, from Queensland for example, and then take the milk run flight to Tennant Creek.

“Another big thing is indigenous employment opportunities for training organisations and businesses to skill up the Aboriginal workforce.”

Mr Walker said the role of ICN was to assess the capability of interested businesses and give feedback to the proponent.

In addition to the pipeline, other major works on the horizon in Central Australia include the Melanka development, Chandler salt mine and Mount Peake TNG project.

“If we want the region to prosper we need to be prepared or we will miss the boat,” he said.

Mr Walker is a former banker who grew up on a Top End cattle station.

He has lived in Alice Springs for the past year.

Business operators interested in registering with ICN should visit gateway.icn.org.au online.

Meanwhile, the successful bidder for the North East Gas Interconnector, Jemena, has chosen McConnell Dowell to build the 623km pipeline.

McConnell Dowell worked with Jemena through the competitive tender process.

The contract will include the high-pressure gas pipeline, two compressor stations and gas treatment facilities. The value of this construction work is expected to exceed $300 million.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.


NT News .com.au

Man dies in crash near Lochiel

November 29, 2015 10:38pm


In other sad news, police say a motorcyclist has died of his injuries after coming off his bike at a track event near Mt Gambier on the weekend.

Emergency services rushed to the McNamara Park motorcycle track at 11.20am on Saturday after a motorcyclist crashed at a track day organised by Mt Gambier Motor Cycle Club.

A Fitzroy man, 54, was taken to the Mt Gambier Hospital before being flown to Flinders Medical Centre in a critical condition. He later died in hospital, police said in a statement.

Police are investigating the crash and will prepare a report for the coroner.


Adelaide Now.com.au