Qual é a distância entre Rio de Janeiro e Nagoya com escalas em Guarulhos e Atenas?

Distância do Rio de Janeiro para Guarulhos
A distância é de 347 quilômetros ou 216 milhas ou 187 milhas náuticas
A distância é a distância do ar teórica (distância ortodrômica). Voar entre aeroportos dos dois locais pode ser uma distância diferente, dependendo da localização dos aeroportos e via real escolhida.
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Distância de Guarulhos para Atenas
A distancia é 9998 km ou 6213 milhas ou 5399 milhas náuticas
A distância é a distância do ar teórica (distância ortodrô
mica). Voar entre aeroportos dos dois locais pode ser uma distância diferente, dependendo da localização dos aeroportos e via real escolhida.
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Distância de Atenas para Nagoya
A distancia é 9385 km ou 5832 milhas ou 5067 milhas náuticas
A distância é a distância do ar teórica (distância ortodrômica). Voar entre aeroportos dos dois locais pode ser uma distância diferente, dependendo da localização dos aeroportos e via real escolhida.
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A distância é de 19730 quilômetros , 12261 milhas ou 10653 milhas náuticas

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Pauline Hanson is, sadly, deeply Australians

Annabel Crabb
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In 1997, Pauline Hanson’s book The Truth envisioned that by halfway through the 21st century, Australia would be ruled by an Asian lesbian cyborg called Poona Li Hung.

The notion – since disowned by its putative author, who now testifies that the first time she read The Truth was after it had been printed and bound under her name – is one of those stray pieces of Hansonilia that might have been forgotten forever had the lady not got herself re-elected to Parliament (where presumably she keeps a watching brief on Labor Senate leader Penny Wong for latent signs of automatism).

On Wednesday night, Senator Hanson celebrated her return to politics with a speech full of verve and contumely.

Listening to the speech, I was reminded of a hoax email that has been circulating around the United States for years. In it, an Australian Prime Minister (sometimes it’s John Howard, sometimes Kevin Rudd, sometimes Julia Gillard) addresses these remarks to Australian Muslims:

Senator Hanson giving her first speech in Parliament since being elected for a second time.
Senator Hanson giving her first speech in Parliament since being elected for a second time. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

“This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, ‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE’.”

When travelling in America, I have more than once been approached by an American and congratulated for the views of my prime minister who “said what a lot of people here are thinking”. Mystified at first, I eventually found the hoax email and worked out what they were on about.

That “speech” had never actually been given by an Australian politician. But as of Wednesday, it has.

“If you are not prepared to become Australian and give this country your undivided loyalty, obey our laws, respect our culture and way of life, then I suggest you go back where you came from,” Senator Hanson declared, along with a clutch of other chain-email staples like Muslim crime waves, Christmas carols being outlawed in primary schools, domestic murders being attributable to women lying to the family court, decent Australians being unable to use the roads because of all the immigrants and so on.

There was a wave of national revulsion to hear these sentiments broadcast with the implicit imprimatur of the Australian Senate.

Now, any politician whose stated aim is to fight Islamic extremists’ irrational hatred and defend this country’s qualities of freedom and tolerance but is happy to shred all those qualities on the way through is working on some pretty interesting logic, in my book.

Is it better for this rubbish to be circulated widely but covertly, unchallenged, through email chains? Or is it better to have it raised in Parliament and dealt with in the open?

I honestly don’t know. Both alternatives are pretty hideous.

The fascinating thing about Pauline Hanson, though, is that she personifies – with spooky accuracy – a long and dark and deeply Australian tradition for dealing with immigrants.

That tradition is to hate and fear an ethnic group as it’s arriving, and then – after 20 years or so – to forget about them and move on to the next lot.

Read George Megalogenis’ excellent book Australia’s Second Chance. It reminds us that the first ethnic immigrant group to attract a concerted public and media campaign was the 4000-odd Irish orphan girls who were brought to Australia in the late 1840s fleeing the Great Famine.

The Sydney Morning Herald led a campaign against the girls, who were feared to be stubborn, lazy and of bad character. But the settlers quickly assimilated them and turned their hatred on the Chinese, only to turn on the Irish Catholics, and then on the Italians (whom we threw into prison camps during World War II), and then on the Jews. Then the Vietnamese. Then the Chinese again. And now Muslims. Often, the fear is of lawlessness (Irish insurrection, Italian Mafia crime syndicates, the Triads, Lebanese crime gangs, Islamic State). Always, it’s of otherness, of cultural incompatibility.

Twenty years ago, Pauline Hanson wanted us to worry about being swamped by Asians. Bang on time – evolutionarily speaking – she now boasts that her colleagues have married Asians, but it’s the Muslims who really bother her.

What does all this teach us?

Two things. One: That there is nothing un-Australian about Pauline Hanson. Whether she’s in the Senate or not, this lady represents a range of instincts that is written deep in our history.

Two: That this, too, will pass. And that the grit and forbearance shown by earlier generations of immigrants in the face of the Australian national hazing ritual will, in time, propel Australian Muslims to the final stage of the assimilative process: Having a go at the next lot.

Annabel Crabb is an ABC writer and broadcaster. @annabelcrabb


Source : The Canberra Times

Newcomers float riverside rebirth at Franklin

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An artist’s impression of the Krynens’ $5.5 million vision for apple sheds at Franklin. Picture: SUPPLIED

An artist’s impression of the Krynens’ $5.5 million vision for apple sheds at Franklin. Picture: SUPPLIED

A  FORMER Queensland bus­inessman is leading the ­resurgence of his new home town, Franklin, with plans for a $5.5 million hotel and museum designed by the architects behind Pumphouse Point.

Martin Krynen, 81, has plans for a 22-room hotel, heritage museum, cafe, micro­brewery and retail tenancies in refurbished buildings on the historic Franklin Evaporators site.

Mr Krynen has hired Cumulus Studio, the team behind Pumphouse Point and the Cradle Mountain Master Plan, to design the project.

The wooden boat enthusiast and former waste-equipment manufacturer moved from Noosa with wife, Judy, just 18 months ago.

But, already he has bankrolled Franklin’s major drawcard, its Wooden Boat Centre.

His latest idea came in a moment of “youthful exuberance”, Netherlands-born Mr Krynen said.

“We were looking at Franklin and we really like the resurgence.

“We used to drive past the shed every day and we’d say to each other, ‘Somebody should redevelop that.’ It’s right beside the river, it’s in the middle of town.”

Former Queenslanders Judy Krynen and husband Martin at the riverside apple sheds at Franklin. Picture: SAM ROSEWARNE

The Krynens’ love for the Huon Valley is tied to their love of wooden boats.

Mr Krynen spent five years restoring Huon-pine steamboat the Nancy, regularly travelling south to the Wooden Boat Festival. He has three steamboats he hopes can be part of the new development.

Australia’s oldest rowing boat, the Admiral, could also be displayed in the museum.

“It’s sitting somewhere in an apple shed and they’ve asked for a space to display it,” Mr Krynen said.

“What we really want to do is give people something else to look at in Franklin.

“We’ll just try and improve it and create a few jobs and quietly go on our retired way again.”

Franklin’s riverside charm is being recognised with an influx of artists and the opening of new eateries.

The old apple-peeling machines at the site still work. Picture: SAM ROSEWARNE

Franklin History Group president Alan Cato said community organisations were supporting the town’s new resident and his proposal. “Franklin badly needs accommodation because it means people would stay longer in the valley,” Mr Cato said.

“It’s all very positive.”

Franklin Evaporators began operating in 1898 and was run by the same family until the early 2000s.

Its sheds were used to dry apples and plums and make juice sold to Cascade.

Architect Peter Walker said Mr Krynen had been inspired by Willie Smith’s Apple Shed, another of the firm’s projects.

“We like the idea of using the existing shed buildings in a way that reveals the history and stories of the site to visitors while new uses, such as the cafe, microbrewery and hotel, are clearly contemporary insertions,” he said.


Source : The Age

Wyndham councillor Intaj Khan faces probity, conflict, branch stacking allegations

SEPTEMBER 18 2016 – 12:30AM

Royce Millar & Ben Schneiders

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Intaj Khan leaves the red Ferrari in the garage these days. For an aspiring Labor politician from Melbourne’s battling outer west, the car was generating too much fuss.

The 43-year-old Wyndham councillor attracts plenty of attention anyway.

In a few years he has built a $70 million fortune, his wealth coming from a controversial private training college and contentious, large-scale property speculation in his own fast-growing municipal patch.

And then there’s the house.Khan has unveiled plans for a $10 million Tarneit mansion – probably the largest private residence in Melbourne’s west – to feature 16 bedrooms, two swimming pools, a tennis court, a 30-seat home theatre, a seven-car garage and a helipad.

His critics say the “Intaj Mahal” is a monument to excess from a man who is almost certainly Victoria’s richest local councillor.

Khan says it’s a celebration of migrant achievement in Australia. And after all, he could have built in Brighton or Toorak. “If the area is disadvantaged or poor you stay there when you make some money. If you love it, it’s like your mother; you stay with it.”

Khan is eyeing the Wyndham mayoralty and has been accused in state parliament of bankrolling a small army of dummy candidates at next month’s council elections to help secure it.

Wyndham Councillor Intaj Khan in Tarneit.
Wyndham Councillor Intaj Khan in Tarneit. Photo: Jason South

He readily acknowledges he also wants a seat in parliament.

Khan’s impatience for wealth and power has increasingly put him on the radar of those who could frustrate such ambitions.

Khan has unveiled plans for a $10 million Tarneit mansion.
Khan has unveiled plans for a $10 million Tarneit mansion. Photo: Jason South

He has endured investigations of his Western Institute of Technology, which has been criticised over mistreatment of workers employed on 457 visas and a highly critical report on its teaching standards by a federal regulator.

Then there is an ongoing ALP probe into branch stacking which could cause Khan further headaches after a surge in new, mostly Indian-background members, out west and elsewhere.

Khan with Julia Gillard.
Khan with Julia Gillard. Photo: Supplied

Now inquiries by the Sunday Age have uncovered repeated failures by Khan to properly declare property and commercial interests, as required by the Local Government Act, including large swathes of farmland.

The failures raise serious probity concerns for a fast-growing urban fringe council that works closely with state governments to turn humble farmland into housing estates, generating vast riches for landowners.

Khan accepts the thanks of Daniel Andrews.
Khan accepts the thanks of Daniel Andrews. Photo: Supplied

His problems also highlight the challenges for migrants grappling with a new political culture that, publicly at least, eschews ostentatious displays of wealth.

But so too do the challenges of brash newcomers like Khan to a system already struggling to live up to its own claims to good governance.

Khan with Anthony Albanese.
Khan with Anthony Albanese. Photo: Supplied

In a corner of a McDonald’s outlet in the far western frontier, Intaj Khan looks both in place and out of it.

Indian born and raised, he arrived in Australia in 1998. His fine black suit, scarf and Rolex contrast with the scene beyond – bulldozers turning paddocks into neighbourhoods for a young, mostly migrant, community.

Khan with Tania Plibersek.
Khan with Tania Plibersek.  Photo: Supplied

After gaining a bachelor in engineering technology from the University of Central Queensland, Khan founded the Western Institute of Technology (WIT) in 2008.

It specialised in building courses for both local and international students from three campuses: Maidstone, South Melbourne and Dandenong. The company website claims a campus at Caroline Springs but this is not accurate.

Khan, right, with Bill Shorten.
Khan, right, with Bill Shorten. Photo: Supplied

By 2012 the institute would boast a turnover of $14 million and was ranked 14 on the BRW list of the 100 fastest-growing companies in the country.

Important to the business has been Victorian government grants of up to $5 million a year, funding that is now in jeopardy as the Andrews government undertakes greater scrutiny of a heavily-rorted sector.

Councillor Intaj Khan's $9.5 million mansion to be built in Tarneit.
Councillor Intaj Khan’s $9.5 million mansion to be built in Tarneit. Photo: Supplied

Khan says state ambivalence to private training colleges means this business will suffer. It has helped firm his view that it’s time to move on.

“I enjoy real estate more,” says Khan. “There’s too much regulation in education.”

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Illustration: Matt Golding  

The cash flows from his training business has allowed Khan to borrow and invest in property, mainly speculation on farmland.

It has paid off in spades. He now claims a $40 million property portfolio. Title searches show several substantial, multi-million dollar land purchases around Wyndham.

Such investments by a local councillor – he has the council’s economic development portfolio – with privileged access to planning intelligence are legal, but highly sensitive.

Under local government laws, checks and balances intended to prevent misuse of information by councillors and staff include the requirement to twice-yearly declare property and corporate interests andto declare conflicts of interest during council decision making.

Khan has repeatedly failed to fully declare his property and corporate holdings in his register of interest returns. The Sunday Age has pieced together a list of the properties Khan and related companies have owned since he was elected to council in 2012.

Matched against his twice-yearly register of interest returns, the analysis points to at least 25 breaches, each breach subject to a fine of more than $9000. Tallied, it points to a total of more than $200,000 in fines if action were taken by authorities.

“It’s all declared, all declared,” insists Khan when the Sunday Agefirst raises the gaps in his returns. “I’ve got nothing to hide.”

But over coffee at McDonald’s, Khan’s beaming smile turns down and his shoulders begin to slump as is unable to explain why he failed to declare property interests identified by the Sunday Age.

So too has Khan repeatedly failed to declare directorships in companies. For one six-month period – late 2013 to early 2014 – Khan failed to lodge any returns at all.

While councillor obligations are complicated in some areas of their work, the requirements for register-of-interest returns are simple. “It’s ABC really,” says local government law specialist, Terry Bramham. “It’s a straightforward matter of transparency and accountability.”

Bramham, from Macquarie Local Government Lawyers, says accountability is especially important in areas like Wyndham where councillors are managing urban growth and their daily decisions and advice to the state government can generate massive windfalls for landowners and developers.

Khan eventually acknowledges he has probably failed to declare property and other interests. “My intention has never been to hide things. Just an error I would say.”

Chief municipal inspector David Wolf said it “routinely” reviewed council register of interests, and said it has required details to be updated and issued warnings to councillors for failing to disclose conflicts.

Wyndham’s manager council and community relations, Emily Keogh, said it was the “responsibility of the individual councillor to ensure compliance” by declaring their interests.

Khan insists he has always appropriately declared conflicts when they have arisen in council meetings. He called for a modernising of councillor disclosures so that the register is on line and publicly accessible.

Asked if he wants to be mayor, Khan says he doesn’t, explaining he is too busy.

But if his colleagues called upon him? “I would consider it. If I was to be mayor I’d change the city to business progressive city. We need jobs here.”

To become mayor you need first to win the election and then to gain the support of your fellow councillors. It helps if they are friendly.

Liberal backbencher Bernie Finn, in parliament last month, claimed Khan was set to run dozens of candidates in the upcoming council elections.

He called for the local government inspectorate to “keep a very close eye” on Wyndham and in particular on Khan.

While Khan skirts the issue of dummy candidates, he acknowledges he is encouraging and helping young friends contest next month’s council election. (Nominations for candidates across the state opened on Thursday and close this Tuesday.)

Already several candidates linked to Khan have nominated. As for state politics, Khan openly acknowledges a keen interest in the seat of Tarneit, currently held by veteran MP and speaker Telmo Languiller.

“Once Telmo retires it would be good to serve the people where you live.”

But to win preselection means having the numbers. When former prime minister Julia Gillard retired from local federal seat of Lalor in 2013, ALP membership in her seat was around 120. Membership has exploded and is now upwards of 500.

Hundreds of applications are now under a cloud as the ALP investigates in what appears to be a massive branch-stacking exercise – in the west and elsewhere – involving the electronic signing up of members of predominantly Indian background.

Khan – who joined Labor in 2010 and is loosely aligned with the left faction – denies being involved.

As for his mansion, Khan is confident work will start soon.

There have been delays due to getting approval for the helipad; there have been some minor hold ups over Aboriginal heritage and there is a “small” dry stone wall that has raised some concerns.

“But it’s on track. We’ve done everything by the rules.”


Source : The Age

Residents of the Ivy left without power as Greens call for stronger rules on new apartments


Kirsten Lawson

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Apartment owners in a new block in Franklin, Gungahlin, are moving in this week without power, after they were told they must install their own meters.

And they could be waiting some considerable time, with Actew AGL saying on Friday that for big developments such as the Ivy the connection could take up to 45 days.

James and the other people have moved into the Ivy Apartments in Franklin but have no power because the builder didn't ...
James and the other people have moved into the Ivy Apartments in Franklin but have no power because the builder didn’t install meters.  Photo: Elesa Kurtz

James moves into his one-bedroom apartment on Monday, but imagines he will be “sitting in the dark until the power comes on”.

The individually owned apartments have hot water, through a central electrical connection, but no other power.

James said he had checked some time ago with Actew and was told there were no complications. But when he called on Thursday he was told there was no meter, and a number of other residents were in the same position. He paid $560 for the meter, and now must wait.

“This is my first place I’ve ever bought and it’s kind of taken the shine off the whole experience to say it politely,” he said.

Richard, who like James doesn’t want his last name published, is getting married in a week, with relatives arriving from overseas to stay. He and his fiancee moved in on Thursday, and have plugged an extension cord into an outside power point, running it under their door to a multibox, to power a lamp and the television. They use a torch in the bathroom.

Richard said he called ActewAGL in August to organise the connection, and had called many times since. At one point, Actew told him it couldn’t find the apartment on a network map, and more recently that there was no request for service from the developer.

While the real-estate agent had assured him the paperwork had been done many weeks ago, Actew said the paperwork had only come through last week. He was finally able to book an installation last week, and pay $563, but was told it would take up to 20 working days to happen.

Richard says he doesn’t understand how a certificate of occupancy could be issued at the end of July without power.

The real-estate agent, from Metropolis, did not want to comment. The builder, Chase, said the problem was with Actew, which began charging for meters to be installed in July 2015.

ActewAGL energy networks manager Stephen Devlin said meter connections in new buildings were “a standard part of the building development process, which is the responsibility of the building developer”.

Installations of up to four connections were done within 20 working days, but bigger developments such as the Ivy could take up to 45, he said.

Attention was drawn to the impasse at the Ivy on Nullarbor Avenue by ACT Greens candidate Jen Faerber, who said it was bizarre for a developer to treat something as basic as electricity as an optional extra.

“The Canberra community shouldn’t suffer for the profit margins of big developers,” she said.

The Greens launched a new policy on Thursday aimed at improving construction and certification in apartment builds across the city.

Much of the apartment design in Canberra would not be allowed in NSW, the Greens said, with complaints about builders and defects doubling since 2009 to 350 a year.

President of the Australian Institute of Architects Ken Maher said the ACT should look to the standards introduced in NSW about 10 years ago, setting minimum apartment sizes and design rules including sunlight and siting.

“It’s been a very successful program in NSW for ensuring high quality in new residential apartment building and I think it really set a standard that now some other states and territories are starting to consider,” he said. “If it’s left to the market the standards tend to fall because there are cost pressure issues.”

Source : The Canberra Times

Crisis looms as Australians look to ditch private health insurance

SEPTEMBER 17 2016 – 11:53PM

Adam Gartrell

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Almost 70 per cent of Australians with private health insurance have considered ditching or downgrading their cover in the last year in the face of relentless price rises and diminishing value for money, polling has found.

Close to 80 per cent of people believe health insurance companies put profits before patients and more than 90 per cent are concerned they’re trying to “Americanise” the health system to boost their bottom line.

Close to 80 per cent of people believe health insurance companies put profits before patients, a new poll says.
Close to 80 per cent of people believe health insurance companies put profits before patients, a new poll says. Photo: Andreas Rentz

The new ReachTEL polling shows just how displeased and distrustful Australians have become of their health insurance providers.

The average cost of premiums has gone up by about 35 per cent since 2010, well outpacing inflation. This is believed to be a key reason why people are starting to abandon private cover.

The percentage of people with private health insurance dropped for the first time in 15 years in the June quarter of this year – from 47.4 per cent to 47 per cent, according to official government figures.

If the trend continues it will put increasing pressure on the public health system and the federal budget bottom line.

Commissioned by the Medical Technology Association of Australia, the polling of more than 1100 people found 69.2 per cent have considered dropping or reducing their coverage. The numbers are largely in line with a recent government survey of 40,000 people.

Asked who they thought was responsible for the increase in the cost of premiums, half of respondents said the insurance companies, while a little over a quarter blamed the federal government.

Asked for their opinion on the statement “private health insurers put profits before patients”, 53.5 strongly agreed and 24.4 per cent agreed. Fewer than 10 per cent of people disagreed with the statement.

A whopping 73 per cent said they were “very concerned” about the creeping Americanisation of the Australian health care system and a further 18.6 per cent said they were “somewhat concerned”.

The MTAA is the peak national body that represents more than 70 medical technology industry members.

It is fighting the health funds, which are lobbying the government for major changes to the Prosthesis List – which determines what insurers pay for prosthetics – that could save them up to $800 million a year.

That’s equal to about 45 per cent of the benefits they pay out on medical devices such as pacemakers and hip and knee replacements.

The funds say they would then be able to cut premiums by between $150 and $300 per policy.

However, asked if they trust insurers to pass on the savings to consumers through premium cuts, 54 per cent of poll respondents said no.

Only 20 per cent said yes, with the rest undecided.

MTAA chief executive Susi Tegen says while premiums have gone up 35 per cent the growth in average benefit paid for medical devices has been zero per cent. The health funds are calling for an arbitrary blunt cut, she said.

“Our industry accounts for 14 cents in every dollar paid in reimbursements by private health insurers under their hospital cover policies,” she said.

“If we’re going to be serious about helping deliver a sustainable and transparent healthcare system we need to look at the other 86 cents that’s driving up premiums, and more importantly the risk model the industry utilises.”

The Turnbull government has pledged better value for money, recently announcing a committee to oversee reform.


Source : Sydney Morning Herald

Police search for attacker after man stabbed at Gold Coast unit

SEPTEMBER 18 2016 – 11:10AM

Toby Crockford

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A man has suffered multiple stab wounds after being attacked with a knife at a Gold Coast unit on Saturday evening.

Police said the 47-year-old victim opened the front door of his Worendo Street unit in Southport about 5.30pm.

Police are searching for a man armed with a knife after a stabbing at a Southport unit on Saturday evening.
Police are searching for a man armed with a knife after a stabbing at a Southport unit on Saturday evening. 

He was stabbed several times in the torso and arm, before being taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.

Police are searching for his attacker is described as a Caucasian man, approximately 180cms tall with a proportionate build, short black hair, facial tattoos and dressed all in black.

He was last seen running in a southerly direction along Worendo Street and it is believed the two men were known to each other.

Police investigations are continuing.


Source : Brisbane Times

Nomads national office-bearer Stephen Garland arrested in Darwin

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Nomads national office bearer Stephen Garland was extradited from Darwin to Sydney after his arrest in Darwin. PICTURE: Katrina BridgefordNomads national office bearer Stephen Garland was extradited from Darwin to Sydney after his arrest in Darwin. PICTURE: Katrina Bridgeford

A NOMADS bikie gang national office-bearer was arrested after a package containing 3kg of the drug ecstasy destined for Darwin was intercepted in Sydney.

Stephen Garland was extradited to Sydney yesterday after NSW Police found the package, which contained an estimated $750,000 worth of ecstasy.

The NT News understands Garland sent the drugs back to Sydney because of their poor quality. The package was seized on its return to Sydney leading to Garland’s arrest at a rural property in Darwin River on Thursday.

Garland was arrested without incident.

Yesterday, a 22-year-old man and alleged Nomads member was arrested in Sydney in relation to the seizure.

It is believed Garland had moved to the Territory to set up a legitimate business and is accused of intending to sell the ecstasy tablets on the lucrative Darwin drug scene.

He appeared in the dock of Darwin Local Court briefly on Friday before being remanded until his extradition yesterday.

The heavily tattooed Garland, wearing a white T-shirt, grey shorts and no shoes, said little during the brief appearance in court.

He was led through Darwin Airport by NSW detectives handcuffed and with his head covered by a black Nomads T-shirt.

NT Police Organised Crime Division detective Senior Sergeant Mark Stringer said the seizure prevented thousands of pills sweeping on to the Darwin drug market.

“It’s a significant quantity. To put it into context, a commercial quantity under the misuse of drugs act is 40g,” he said.

“It’s known that outlaw motorcycle gangs and other organised groups are trying to make inroads with Darwin.

“There is a very high price for drugs in the Northern Territory.”

According to Ecstasy and related Drugs Reporting System, Territorians pay the highest price for the drug in the country.

The report found Top End users were paying $35 per pill, compared to $25 nationally.

Sen-Sgt Stringer said Garland was the highest Nomads officeholder arrested in the NT.

He said police believed the Nomads were not preparing to establish a Top End chapter of the outlaw motorcycle gang.

Garland is expected to appear in Parramatta Local Court today.


Source : NT News