Owner of new 4WD crashes it into floodwater 40km north of Elliott

January 6, 2016 6:46am

Source : NT News

Restored 1929 Glenelg tram donated to St Kilda Tram Museum

January 11, 2016 8:30am

Source : Adelaide Now

Western Australia fires: Drivers flashed fleeing Harvey fire not stung by speed camera

January 11, 2016 – 4:08PM

Tim Carrier

Social Media/ Regionals Producer

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Motorists flashed by a speed camera as they evacuated Harvey will not get a ticket in the post, according to WA Police.

Drivers expressed their disappointment at police on social media for what they believed was a multanova set up just outside Harvey as they evacuated towards Bunbury on Saturday.

WA police say a device spotted flashing motorists south of Harvey as they evacuated was an automatic number plate recognition camera.WA police say a device spotted flashing motorists south of Harvey as they evacuated was an automatic number plate recognition camera.

WA police spokesperson Samuel Dinnison, however, said this was not the case.

He said the flash they noticed was from a number plate recognition camera set up to help police identify which people had evacuated town.

“It definitely wasn’t a speed camera,” Mr Dinnison told Radio 6PR.

The scene outside the Harvey Fire Station on Sunday morning. Some firefighters haven't slept more than a few hours since the fire started.

Fire destroys Yarloop, threatens Waroona and Harvey

At least 128 homes have been destroyed in Yarloop as out-of-control bushfires continue to threaten towns in the South West. Photo: Michael Reynolds

“Police had some concerns regarding the evacuation from Harvey townsite as the population is a lot larger than Yarloop and we were worried we wouldn’t necessarily be able to record all the details of people leaving town.

“So what we did was set up an automatic number recognition camera which records the number plates of all the vehicles that go past.

“This is the same technology as the cameras built in to our traffic enforcement group vehicles”

Harvey residents were ordered to evacuate after a bushfire that killed two men, destroyed at least 143 properties and flattened the town of Yarloop, came dangerously close to the town on Saturday.

Mr Dinnison said police were responsible for finding anyone who’s missing or unaccounted for after a fire and the NPR camera gave them another way to identify which people had left town.

“This was another way for us to record that data, to help us let families know much quicker if someone was, or wasn’t still in the townsite.

He said it would have been easy for drivers to make the mistake of thinking the NPR camera was a multanova as they look similar.

“If you were in a bit of a panic, and you’re leaving town and you see it set up on the side of the road, you may make the mistake and presume it’s a speed camera.

But, it definitely wasn’t – the camera was to help us identify people leaving town in an emergency,” he said.

Mr Dinnison said speeding in a fire situation would create an extra amount of danger, especially with emergency vehicles likely to be headed in the opposite direction.

“We wouldn’t get away with setting up a speed camera situation like that and we would never do that.

“But, the NPR camera could potentially help us deliver some good news to someone,” he said.

There was some confusions for drivers on Monday as police set up a multanova on South Western Highway in Waterloo, on the road between Harvey and Bunbury, this morning.

A reporter from Nine News Perth tweeted photos of a speed camera on South Western Highway on Monday, questioning the police’s statement to Radio 6PR.

However, a police spokeswoman said this multanova had been set up after the bushfire threat had been downgraded and was completely unrelated to the automatic number plate recognition camera. She said it was also set up much further south Harvey – not on a direct evacuation route.

A post on the South West District – WA Police page confirmed South Western Highway, Waterloo, as a multanova location for Monday.

The speed camera had been placed on South Western Highway on the day when Harvey and Waroona residents have been allowed to return to their homes.


Source : WA Today

December nominee for NAB Young Footballer of the Year

Brisbane Roar striker Jamie Maclaren has been nominated for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year award.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) and NAB, together with Brisbane Roar FC are proud to announce Jamie Maclaren as the December nominee for the Hyundai A-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2015/16 Award.

The nomination is Maclaren’s second in two seasons after he was named the April nominee for the 2014/15 Award while playing for Perth Glory.

Maclaren, who is currently with the Olyroos squad in Doha ahead of the Olympic qualifiers, was proud to be named the December nominee for the Hyundai A-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2015/16 Award.

“There are some great players who have won this award in the past, and two of the guys in this Olyroos squad were nominated in the past two months so it’s great to be the nominee for December,” said Maclaren.

“I’ve got a coach that backs me and believes in what I can do and we’re sitting at the top of the table at the moment which is great, but right now my focus is on trying to help the Olyroos qualify for Rio.”

Maclaren is the third player, and second from Brisbane Roar, to be nominated for the Hyundai A-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2015/16 Award, joining team mate Brandon Borrello (October nominee) and Sydney FC left back Alex Gersbach (November nominee).

Player Stats — Jamie Maclaren

  • General
  • Attack
  • Defence
  • Distribution
  • Discipline
  • General

    Games Played
    Minutes Played
    Substitution On
    Substitution Off
    Duels Won

    Aerial duels won


The Hyundai A-League NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2015/16 will be announced at the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League 2015/16 Awards Night on Tuesday 26 April 2016.

Mr Steve Shaw Retail General Manager, Victoria and Tasmania said he is delighted to see the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award continue to unearth the stars of tomorrow.

“We congratulate Jamie on his nomination and look forward to watching his development and growth on the football field in the years to come,” said Mr Shaw.

“We are also pleased to recognise Jamie‘s junior club, Green Gully Soccer Club (Victoria), and hope that our support will help the club to continue developing the game at a local grassroots level.”


NAB has generously donated a $1,500 equipment pack and $1,000 in a NAB Community Saver Account to Jamie’s nominated junior club.

The overall winner of the Hyundai A-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2015/16 Award will receive a $10,000 personal investment portfolio, along with a NAB Private Client Manager to assist with a range of banking and financial services.

“As a supporter of the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award, we are proud to play an important role in identifying and rewarding the future stars of the game. Who knows, we may even see some of the nominees donning the boots for the Socceroos in the future,” Mr Shaw continued.

Each month representatives from the FFA Technical department vote on a 3-2-1 basis for the most outstanding U-23 players in the Hyundai A-League during that period.

Football Federation Australia

Two changes to final Olyroos squad

Chris Ikonomidis has been replaced in the Olyroos squad by Jaushua Sotirio.

The Olyroos have made two changes to their 23-man squad for the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship, which begins in Doha on Friday.

Chris Ikonomodis was prevented from joining Australia’s selection by Italian club SS Lazio and has been replaced by Western Sydney Wanderers forward Jaushua Sotirio.

Goalkeeper Paul Izzo was released from camp due to ongoing management of a knee injury and has been replaced by Adelaide United custodian John Hall.


Match Information

Thursday, 14 January

Australia v United Arab Emirates

Grand Hamad Stadium, Doha

Kick off 7.30pm (Friday, 15 January, 3.30am AEDT)


Sunday, 17 January

Vietnam v Australia

Grand Hamad Stadium, Doha

Kick off 4.30pm (Monday, 18 January, 12.30am AEDT)


Wednesday, 20 January

Jordan v Australia

Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha

Kick off 7.30pm (Thursday, 21 January, 3.30am AEDT)


Olyroos Squad:


Club, Country

Mustafa Amini Randers FC, Denmark
Terry Antonis PAOK, Greece
Brandon Borrello Brisbane Roar, Australia
Joshua Brillante Calcio Como, Italy
Cameron Burgess Fulham FC, England
Thomas Deng Melbourne Victory, Australia
James Donachie Brisbane Roar, Australia
Jack Duncan (gk) Randers FC, Denmark
Ryan Edwards Partick Thistle, Scotland
Giancarlo Gallifuoco Melbourne Victory, Australia
Scott Galloway Melbourne Victory, Australia
Jason Geria Melbourne Victory, Australia
Alex Gersbach Sydney FC, Australia
John Hall (gk) Adelaide United, Australia
Andrew Hoole Sydney FC, Australia
Aaron Lennox (gk) Kilmarnock FC, Scotland
Jamie Maclaren Brisbane Roar, Australia
Stefan Mauk Melbourne City FC, Australia
Brandon O’Neill Sydney FC, Australia
Connor Pain Melbourne Victory, Australia
Jaushua Sotirio Western Sydney Wanderers, Australia
Adam Taggart Fulham FC, England
Steven Ugarkovic Newcastle Jets, Australia

Football Federation Australia

Migrações das rádios AM para FM não sairá barato

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Não sai barato
A migração das rádios AM para FM vai começar a acontecer ao longo deste ano. Já foi determinado que 948 emissoras estarão autorizadas a fazer este processo, de acordo com publicação do portal Comunique-se.

Os valores que serão pagos por elas é que serão bem diferentes, considerando aspectos como população e índices sociais e econômicos, promovendo a variação de R$ 8,4 mil até R$ 4,4 milhões.


Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery