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(AUSTRALIA) JUST IN: NYE will close 2021 with a chaotic spectrum of weather events, from a potential tropical cyclone warning in the north, warnings of 300mm of rainfall in the tropics and a potential heatwave in the southeast #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.29: Coastal dwellers in Queensland can expect a rainy welcome to 2022, with two months of rain expected to hit far north areas in eight days: Parts of Northern parts of Queensland could see up to 300mm on the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and parts of the Herbert and Lower Burdekin.

#AceWeatherDesk says according to News AU Report: New Years Eve should expect heavy rain for Qld, severe heatwave for Vic, Tas and heat relief for WA by

The tropics of Queensland could experience two months of rain in eight days. Picture: Sky News.
The tropics of Queensland could experience two months of rain in eight days. Picture: Sky News.

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However, the good news is that the tropical low responsible for the wet whether is likely to “move out to sea and stay out to sea,” Sky News Weather meteorologist Rob Sharpe said on Tuesday. 

While minor-to-moderate flooding can be expected in tropical Queensland, rainfalls of 50mm could occur from along Queensland’s mid-north coast on Friday, with the showers shifting along the south coast on Saturday onwards. 

“Those falls are quite questionable, it might be lighter than that if the system is further way from the coast line,” said Mr Sharpe. 

The tropical low will bring patches of rain to Queensland’s mid-north coast before heading out to sea. Picture: Sky News Weather.
The tropical low will bring patches of rain to Queensland’s mid-north coast before heading out to sea. Picture: Sky News Weather.
A closer look at the rain patterns expected to hit Queensland. Picture: Windy.
A closer look at the rain patterns expected to hit Queensland. Picture: Windy.

Elsewhere in the state, a southerly running up the coast will bring cooler temperatures and potential showers from Friday to Sunday. In Brisbane, temperatures are predicted to reach a high of 27C on New Year’s Eve and 26C on New Year’s Day, with a low of 20C on Friday and Saturday. The heaviest rainfall is expected to hit on January 1. 

Heatwave predicted for Vic and Tas

After the country’s west coast has been lashed by soaring temperatures, by New Year’s Eve a heatwave could develop in southeastern parts of Australia 

“We’ve got a heatwave developing there from about Thursday to Sunday,” said Sky News Weather meteorologist Rob Sharpe on Tuesday. 

“We’ll be watching a severe heatwave particularly for Northern Victoria, into the Murray and the far south of NSW and a small pocket of Tasmania.” 

Severe (dark yellow) and extreme (orange) heatwaves are predicted in parts of Vic, Tas and NSW. Picture: Sky News Weather.
Severe (dark yellow) and extreme (orange) heatwaves are predicted in parts of Vic, Tas and NSW. Picture: Sky News Weather.

However, temperatures will be less extreme in Melbourne. Weather reports in the capital city predict the mercury will climb throughout the week, with a potential high of 34C on December 31 and 36C on January 1. The night will offer some reprieve with lows of 18C and 19C. 

New Year revellers in Adelaide will enjoy a week of sun-filled weather, with the potential for overcast skies from Saturday onwards. Despite this, chances for rain remain very slim.

A high of 36C and 37C is predicted for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, with both days expected to hit a low of 21C. 

Tropical cyclone predictions wither

While Australia’s Top End will continue to be lashed by heavy rains, damaging winds and possible storms, initial fears of a tropical cyclone has diminished. 

A tropical low currently brewing on Northern Territory’s top end will cross over the Gulf of Carpentaria on Tuesday and Wednesday and then the Coral Sea along the northeast coast on Wednesday, bringing with it heavy rainfall, warnings for damaging winds and flooding rain.

While chances of a tropical cyclone developing are low, should one originate, it would be given the name Cyclone Seth. 

For Darwin, New Year’s Eve is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high of 34C and low of 27C. New Year’s Day however could bring a possible thunderstorm, the temperature to range from 26C to 33C.

Before the tropical low makes its way to Queensland, it’ll cause weather havoc on the coast of the Northern Territory. Picture: Amanad Parkinson.
Before the tropical low makes its way to Queensland, it’ll cause weather havoc on the coast of the Northern Territory. Picture: Amanad Parkinson.

Reprieve for Perth heatwave

After Perth broke a 53-year record for the hottest Christmas ever with a recording of 42.9C at 4pm, the weather is set to continue to remain hot until Thursday. After a spate of highs of 39C and 38C on Tuesday and Wednesday, the mercury will drop to highs of 32C and 33C and lows of 19C and 20C on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Similar temperatures are set for the rest of the week. 

However, the Bureau of Meteorology has continued to forecast fire warnings in other parts of the state. As of Tuesday, there continues to be an extreme fire danger warning for the Gascoyne and Coastal Central West – North and a severe fire danger warning for the Central Wheat Belt, Inland Central West, Lower West (including Perth), Pilbara, North Interior and southern areas of the Coastal Central West areas.

Perth may be in for cooler weather from Dec 30 (pictured) onwards, but the same can’t be said for the rest of WA. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology.
Perth may be in for cooler weather from Dec 30 (pictured) onwards, but the same can’t be said for the rest of WA. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology.

Mild weather for the east coast

New Year’s Eve is predicted to be the sunniest day for Sydney-siders this week, with the weather looking overcast on either side of Friday. Highs of 29C are expected for December 31 and January 1 for the CBD, with moderate lows of 18C and 20C.

It should be good fireworks viewing weather for Sydney. Picture: AAP Image/Dean Lewins.
It should be good fireworks viewing weather for Sydney. Picture: AAP Image/Dean Lewins.

Western Sydney will experience slightly warmer temperatures. The mercury could hit a high of 33C on Friday in Penrith, with New Year’s Day dropping to 31C, the lows will be 15C and 17C respectively. 

Residents in Australia’s capital can expect a week of dry weather. Sunny skies are predicted from Wednesday to Saturday, with potential overcast weather and a slight chance of showers on the cards from Sunday to Monday. Temperatures will hit between 12C to 31C on New Year’s Eve and 13C to 32C on New Year’s Day.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Dec.29: 2021:

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(AUSTRALIA) JUST IN: Victoria Police Report: Serial conman Peter Foster has been arrested, six months after he failed to appear in a Sydney court over an alleged Bitcoin fraud #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.08: Last year he was arrested in Queensland and extradited to New South Wales, where he allegedly went on the run after being given bail: He was arrested in the state of Victoria on Tuesday……

#AceDailyNews says that according to BBC (Australia) News Report: Peter Foster an Australian conman caught after six-month manhunt: Mr Foster, 59, is accused of defrauding a Hong Kong man of A$1.7m (£900,000; $1,2m) in cryptocurrency: Mr Foster has previously been involved in high-profile previous scams, most notably involving former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie Blair, in 2002.

Australian conman Peter Foster is handed to Fijian police after being discharged from a Suva Hospital after ending a seven day hunger strike, Fiji, 6 November 2006
Australian conman Peter Foster, pictured in 2006

Mr Foster is accused of posing as a man called William “Bill” Dawson as part of an online scam.

Police have alleged he received money from the Hong Kong man in several tranches between April 2019 and January 2020, in amounts ranging from about A$125,000 to $890,000.

He faces multiple charges of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception, and publishing false or misleading material to obtain an advantage.

At the time he went missing, he was on strict bail conditions that required him to surrender his passport, wear an electronic ankle bracelet, and not use the internet or a mobile phone.

He was also barred from leaving his Sydney home unless it was a medical emergency or he was seeing police or his lawyers.

Mr Foster was declared a fugitive after failing to appear in court on 20 May.

The Australian Federal Police arrested him on Tuesday near the town of Gisborne, about an hour north-west of Melbourne.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Dec.08: 2021:

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(AUSTRALIA) Special Operations Group Report: Specially-trained officers swooped from helicopters in remote bushland to stop the prime suspect in the murder of secret lover campers from killing himself #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.07: Detectives reportedly feared he could either self-harm or destroy vital evidence and authorised the helicopter mission by the Special Operations Group to swoop in and seize him.

#AceDailyNews says Greg Lynn, 55, was said to be armed with high-powered rifles as police closed in when he was arrested in bushland near Arbuckle Junction in Victoria’s High Country.

Greg Lynn has been charged with the murders of Carol Clay, 73, (left) and Russell Hill, 74, (right) after they vanished from a campsite while on an illicit extra-marital trip in March 2020

Lynn was later charged with the murders of Carol Clay, 73, and Russell Hill, 74, after they vanished from a campsite while on an illicit extra-marital trip in March 2020.

Specially-trained police swooped from helicopters in remote bushland to stop prime suspect Greg Lynn (pictured) from killing himself

Mr Hill and Ms Clay, who had been in a secret relationship for years, were last heard from on March 20 when Mr Hill, an experienced outdoorsman, made a call via high-frequency radio saying he was at Wonnangatta Valley.

Campers found Mr Hill’s car destroyed by fire at their burnt out campsite near Dry River Creek Track the following day, but no trace had ever been found of the pair.

Soon after Mr Lynn’s arrest, detectives found human remains, thought to be of the couple, on the route they believe the killer took as he fled from the murder scene.

In the weeks leading up to the arrest, detectives had deliberately ramped up the pressure on the double-murderer, with media leaks to try to force him out of hiding.

Despite police revealing they were looking for a 4WD and trailer identical to ones owned by Mr Lynn, he allegedly never came forward in the renewed hunt for the couple’s killer.

The wealthy Jetstar pilot – described by friends as a ‘weird fish’, according to The Age – had previously spoken to detectives when he had first been identified by mobile phone data as having been in the area at the time of their disappearance.

Keen camper and dad of two Greg Lynn (pictured with second wife Melanie) has been charged with the couple's murder

But in the wake of new CCTV pics showing a blue Nissan Patrol and trailer in Mount Hotham at the time of the couple’s disappearance, Mr Lynn became prime suspect.

Campers found Mr Hill's car destroyed by fire at their burnt out campsite near Dry River Creek Track but no sign of the elderly lovers

Mr Lynn is said to own a matching vehicle, but it has since apparently been resprayed beige. 

He’d also allegedly owned a trailer like the one seen in the footage, but is said to have sold it online after the couple disappeared.

Mr Lynn has since lived an apparently normal life with second wife, flight attendant Melanie at their home in Melbourne’s Caroline Springs.

In January he proudly posted a picture of him BBQing a leg of lamb on the $85 Bunnings spit he had been given as a Christmas present, with the caption: ‘XMAS present. First time. Lamb leg. Delicious!’

His marriage to first wife, Lisa, had ended in 1999. She was found dead in the garden of her home later that year, after an overdose of anti-depressants and alcohol.

His marriage to first wife, Lisa, (pictured) had ended in 1999. She was found dead in the garden of her home later that year, after an overdose of anti-depressants and alcohol
Greg Lynn proudly posted a picture of him BBQing a leg of lamb on the $85 Bunnings spit he had been given as a Christmas present (pictured)
He has lived an apparently normal life with second wife, flight attendant Melanie (pictured), at their home in Caroline Springs in Melbourne

The father of two was a pilot for Ansett Airlines at the time, after having previously trained with the RAAF but left when he was denied the chance to fly fighter jets.

In the wake of Ansett’s collapse in 2001, Mr Lynn moved to Qatar to become a lead pilot and returned to Australia to work at Jetstar six years later.

He is said to have been a check and training captain with the budget airline, on a salary of around $280,000.

The keen outdoorsman and frequent camper – who had a firearms licence – was said to have ‘an obsessive eye for detail, highly intelligent and calm under pressure’.

But acquaintances told The Age he was also a self-absorbed, self-contained narcissist.

As police prepared to move in to arrest him, Mr Lynn returned to Victoria’s wild bushland in his 4WD, armed with his rifles used for bush hunting.

Detectives took the decision to mount the helicopter mission to swoop in immediately to take him into custody and arrested him without incident. 

He was questioned for three days at Sale police station before he was finally charged with the double murder.

Police ended their search for the missing campers on Thursday after turning up human remains which have been sent for DNA testing.

On Thursday, detectives confirmed they had finally ended their hunt for the bodies of Ms Clay and Mr Hill after the search at a specific spot near Dargo, Victoria. 

While the remains are yet to be formally identified, with results of DNA testing expected to take some time, Victoria Police confirmed the 19 month mission to discover the fate of the couple was now almost over. 

Mr Lynn has been remanded in custody.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Dec.07: 2021:

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(AUSTRALIA) LATEST: Jetstar Airways has confirmed it has stood down a pilot in connection to an investigation into the disappearance of Victorian campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.24: The investigation into the matter remains ongoing and further information will be released when operationally appropriate to do so,” police said……

#AceDailyNews says according to news media the couple went missing from their Wonnangatta Valley camp site in the Victorian High Country in March last year: A 55-year-old Caroline Springs man was arrested on Monday afternoon and his Nissan Patrol was seized for forensic testing: In a statement, Victoria Police said detectives arrested the man about 5:30pm on Monday and were interviewing him earlier today.

A composite image of a man outside and a woman holding a glass of wine at a restaurant
Russell Hill and Carol Clay were last heard from in March 2020.(Supplied: Victoria Police.)

This evening, a Jetstar spokesperson released this statement:

“Jetstar has been advised by Victoria Police that one of its employees is under investigation for a serious crime and will work to assist in this due process any way we can. As a matter of course, the employee has been removed from duty as a result of their arrest.”

Detectives have made repeated appeals for information since Mr Hill and Ms Clay disappeared while camping in the remote Wonnangatta Valley in north-eastern Victoria in March last year.

A map marking the Wonnangatta Valley, between Mt Hotham and Mt Buller, a little to the north.
The Wonnangatta Valley lies between Mt Buller and Mt Hotham in the Victorian High Country.(ABC News: Paul Sellenger)

The man was arrested at a camp site near Arbuckle Junction in a remote part of Gippsland.Police seized this 4WD belonging to the 55-year-old man they arrested.(ABC News: Daniel Fermer)

The two campers, aged in their 70s, were last heard from on March 20, 2020, when Mr Hill used his radio to communicate with friends around 6:30pm.

Other campers came upon Mr Hill and Ms Clay’s burnt-out camp site, the next day at 2pm.

The fire that had engulfed the site was so hot it had destroyed the tent and left black stains down the side of the 4WD.Both the site of the arrest and the camp site the pair disappeared from are in a remote part of Gippsland. (ABC News)

Last month, police said hundreds of people across the state had provided information or assistance to the investigation.

Investigators released images of several cars over the past 20 months as they followed up leads and tips on who may have been in the area when the pair disappeared.

Families ‘stuck’ in grief without answers

camp site burn out, with burnt tent, chairs and other camping equipment. ute with minor fire damage.
The pair’s campsite was found burnt, but Mr Hill’s car was still there.(Supplied)

The remote and rugged High Country has been home to several disappearances of hikers and travellers over the years.

But Mr Hill was a regular camper in the area and knew the 4WD Zeka Spur Track into the region well, having helped build it decades earlier as a contract logger.

A huge pile of fallen trees and branches block a section of a small river. The scene is covered in fog.
Police have combed through remote bushland but have so far been unable to find the two campers.(ABC News: Tim Bates)

He had picked up Ms Clay, a former Country Women’s Association president, from her Pakenham home on March 19 before their trip.

Last month the families of the two campers spoke of their pain at the long wait for answers.

“It’s really hard, it’s not getting any better not knowing. It’s just unknown, he just disappeared and you’re just stuck in the middle,” Mr Hill’s daughter Debbie said.

Ms Clay’s sister, Jill, said her family was in a particularly painful period of grief without answers.

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(AUSTRALIA) Victoria Police Report: Officers are appealing for witnesses after attempts to decapitate the newly unveiled statue of Indian independence leader, Mahatma Gandhi #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.16: Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who had unveiled the life-size bronze statue on Friday at the Australian Indian Community Centre in Rowville, said he was devastated to hear about the vandalism.

#AceDailyNews says according to an ABC News Report: Mahatma Gandhi statue vandalised a day after Prime Minister Scott Morrison unveils the bronze in Victoria

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi with marks on its neck.
Police say a power tool was used to damage the bronze statue on Kingsley Close. (Supplied)

“Australia is the most successful multicultural and immigration nation in the world and attacks on cultural monuments will not be tolerated,” Mr Morrison said.

“It is disgraceful and extremely disappointing to see this level of disrespect.

“Whoever is responsible for this has shown great disrespect to the Australian Indian community and should be ashamed.”

The statue was gifted by the Indian government. 

Jason Wood, the Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, who was also at the unveiling, said it was a “disgraceful act”.

“Australia celebrates everyone’s culture and traditions,” he said.

“There is no place for anyone trying to bully or intimidate our communities.”

Men in suits with garlands around their neck and holding umbrellas stand around a statue of Mahatma Gandhi.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is devastated to hear about the vandalism.(AAP: James Ross)

Surya Prakash Soni, president of the Federation of Indian Associations of Victoria, said the vandalism was a “low act”.

“The community is very shocked and sad,” he said.

“Mahatma Gandhi is a symbol of peace and non-violence. He is not only an Indian leader but a global leader. 

“I don’t [understand] why anyone would do such a low act of vandalism.”

Mr Soni said the Rowville centre was the first Indian community centre in Victoria and had been established after 30 years of effort.

A Victoria Police spokesperson said the Knox Crime Investigation Unit detectives were investigating. 

“An unknown number of offenders have used a power tool to damage the bronze statue on Kingsley Close sometime between 5:30pm on Friday, November 12 and 5:30pm on Saturday, November 13,” she said.

Police are calling for any witnesses, anyone with CCTV or dash cam or anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or email at http://www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.16: 2021:

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(AUSTRALIA) NSW/VICTORIA: EV Tax Report: Buyers will soon be charged for every kilometre they drive, with the state adopting electric vehicle taxes #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.29: A bill to allow the tax passed South Australia’s Legislative Council on Thursday, with SA Best’s MLCs Connie Bonaros and Frank Pangallo as well as independent MLC John Darley voting with the government to approve it…..

#AceDailyNews says according to ABC News Report: South Australia adopts electric vehicle tax, joining New South Wales and Victoria: South Australia was the first Australian state to propose an electric vehicle (EV) tax in November last year, but delayed the introduction of legislation amid debate and community opposition.

An electric car drives through green countryside
A bill introducing an electric vehicle tax has been passed in South Australia.(ABC: Ben Deacon )

In order to secure its passage, the government offered some short-term sweeteners, including a three-year registration fee exemption for new electric vehicles, and a $3,000 subsidy for the first 7,000 electric vehicles sold.

Those subsidies will not apply for hybrid vehicles, or those priced at more than $68,750.

The bill will also establish a parliamentary committee to examine the rollout of electric vehicles.

John Darley sits at his desk.
John Darley voted with the government to approve the electric vehicle tax.(ABC News: Nick Harmsen)

The new tax will come into effect in July 2027, or when electric vehicles make up 30 per cent of the market, whichever is earliest.

Owners of plug-in hybrid vehicles will be charged an indexed fee of 2 cents per kilometre, while the owners of any other electric vehicles will be charged an indexed fee of 2.5 cents per kilometre.

The charge will be levied in arrears as part of the vehicle registration process, with the final cost calculated on the distance travelled since the previous registration renewal.

A man with grey hair, in a suit and tie, seated at a table with budget papers and pens.
South Australian Treasurer Rob Lucas says an electric vehicle tax was “inevitable”.(ABC News: Michael Clements)

Treasurer Rob Lucas said that, while South Australia was the first to propose the tax, it would not be the last state to enact it.

“Look, I think it’s a recognition that this is inevitable,” he said.

“Sooner rather than later, we’re going to be almost 100 per cent electric vehicles on our roads.

“And we’re going to have to have a mechanism which funds the maintenance and replacement of our road network, because fuel excise will completely disappear.”

Fuel excise is currently charged by the federal government.

Opponents of the new tax said its passage would slow the state’s ambition to be a national leader of electric vehicle uptake.

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The Australia Institute’s South Australian director Noah Schultz-Byard said the electric vehicles package falls “well short” of what is being offered in NSW.(Supplied)

“While statements and goals are good, adequate policy commitments to support the EV sector are now needed,” said the Australia Institute’s South Australian director, Noah Schultz-Byard.

“Our research shows the EV package in South Australia falls well short of what is being offered by the SA government’s Coalition counterparts in New South Wales.”

A dark grey car parked at an electric charging station
A Greens MLC says the vote on the bill is an “embarrassing day for South Australia”.(ABC News)

The Labor opposition said the passage of the bill days before the Glasgow Climate Change Conference sent the wrong message.

“This is a state government trying to fix a federal government revenue issue while the planet is literally on the verge of climate catastrophe,” Deputy Labor Leader Susan Close said.

“While most of the rest of the world is trying to incentivise take-up of electric cars, Steven Marshall’s government has just brought in a big new tax to act as a disincentive. 

SA Labor deputy leader Susan Close at a lectern.
The Deputy Labor Leader Susan Close says the tax is “a state government trying to fix a federal government revenue issue”.(ABC News)

“Sadly, it seems the reckless climate policies of the Liberals at a federal level are now infecting the Liberals here in SA.

Greens MLC Robert Simms said the vote on the bill was an “embarrassing day for South Australia”.

“Much like the Morrison federal government, the Liberals here in South Australia just aren’t taking the threat of climate change seriously,” Mr Simms said.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Oct.29: 2021:

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(AUSTRALIA) #Coronavirus Report: VICTORIA: Police have arrested over 100-people protesting against #COVID19 vaccination rules day after state government announced mandatory coverage for around a million workers #AceNewsDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Oct.04: About 1 million Victorians are currently deemed authorised workers: Similar rules apply to authorised workers in local government areas of concern in New South Wales.

#CoronavirusNewsDesk says that The Victorian government on Friday set a two-week deadline for all authorised workers to be vaccinated with at least one dose of a #COVID19 vaccine…..as Treasurer Tim Pallas today said business groups had been “crying out for the state” to make the mandate to protect workers.Victorian workers react to vaccine mandates

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Industry heads across Victoria react to recent news of a vaccine mandate for authorized workers, affecting around a million people.

A group of about 200 protestors walked from the Royal Botanic Gardens, through Southbank and towards the Shine of Remembrance on Saturday.

A group of protesters on a street.
The protesters chanted slogans against mandatory vaccination.(AAP: James Ross)

Chanting slogans such as “my body, my choice” — a slogan typically associated with the pro-choice abortion movement and now often used by people against mandatory vaccinations — the demonstrators held a banner reading “freedom”.

Victoria Police detain a protester near the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Police outnumbered protesters for much of the afternoon.(AAP: James Ross)

Victoria Police officers trailled the group as it moved.

A spokesperson later confirmed officers arrested 109 people “for various offences” and issued 108 penalty notices for breaching lockdown orders.

“Victoria Police will continue to have a highly visible presence to maintain public safety, and to ensure any protest activity that breaches the CHO directions does not impact on the broader community’s right to go about their daily lives,” a spokesperson said.

Under Melbourne’s lockdown rules, people are allowed to meet in groups of five fully vaccinated people from two households for recreation, or as two people who are not fully vaccinated.

Exercise and recreation is allowed within 15 kilometres of the home, and masks must be warn outside.

Unlike in late September, where violent scenes erupted at the Shrine of Remembrance, the group was dispersed before it reached the memorial site.Protesters marched across the Royal Botanic Gardens, trailed by groups of police officers.

The largely leaderless protest movement has been linked to far-right groups, with some experts expressing fears that people with legitimate concerns were being infiltrated by agitators.

While the group was largely broken up by the early afternoon, plans aired on encrypted messaging apps to converge on a different location did not eventuate in significant numbers.

He said that, if people were hoping to return to work soon without being vaccinated, history had shown the “insidious virus” did not go away easily.

“The one thing that can undermine our community resolve is people not doing the right thing and getting vaccinated,” he said.

He warned it would not be a “short-term aberration” and authorities needed to engage with people who were concerned about getting vaccinated.

The vaccination mandate has been met with a mixed reaction from industry groups.

Many stakeholder groups fully supported the move, while some wanted more consultation from the government.

The Liberty Victoria advocacy group has said the widespread use of vaccine mandates should be a last resort.

Instead, the group said time-limited incentives such as vaccine passports were preferable.

Victoria is on track to have the vast majority of its adult population vaccinated within coming months, with 81.5 per cent of those aged 16 years and over already receiving at least one dose.

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Sister Victorian Terrace Houses. Flemington. Vic.
These two magnificent late Victorian boom period terrace houses in the inner northern Melbourne suburb of Flemington are in fact sisters and mirror one another in layout.
Built between the 1880s and the 1890s, these two grand residences both feature bay windows upstairs and down, stuccoed brick facades (with exposed red brick walls at the side elevations), large sash windows and two chimneys each. However their crowning glories must be without doubt their wonderful verandahs and balconies with their intricately frilly lace like wrought iron fretwork.
Flemington was a suburb in its own right by 1882 when it broke away from the City of Essendon, and at the time these houses were built, Flemington was had a mixture of lower middle, middle and upper middle-class citizens. Situated on Wellington Street, in front of the Catholic church of Saint Brendan’s, these residences would have been for the latter of these groups. Houses like these would have suited a large Victorian family, and would have required a small retinue of servants to maintain.

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(AUSTRALIA) #Coronavirus Report: VICTORIA: Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton was asked last week about whether ventilation in the state needed improvement, his answer caught the attention of leading scientists around the country #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Aug.26: We’ve got a huge bit of work to do with ventilation across the board in so many indoor settings,” Professor Sutton said….

#CoronavirusNewsDesk says Australia’s air quality culture criticised as experts point to ventilation as key in #COVID19 fight and an outbreak in S.A. medi-hotels last year was linked to poor ventilation, with SA Chief Public Health Officer Nicole Spurrier blaming the lack of air exchange in hotel corridors.

“The reality is there are tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of indoor settings that need infrastructural change in order to be well ventilated. That can’t happen overnight.”

It was a statement that rankled Lidia Morawska, Director of the International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health at the Queensland University of Technology.

“Stating that it can’t be done overnight … is like putting your head in the sand,” she said.

Professor Morawska has spent her career researching air quality and pollution around the world, and the COVID-19 pandemic has brought her work to the forefront as the world comes to terms with the airborne nature of the virus.

There was initial reluctance to state outright that COVID was transmissible by air.

“There hasn’t been any confusion between scientists about this,” Professor Morawska said.

“Where the resistance has been is from the public health authorities, including the WHO.”

Professor Morawska is a consultant to the World Health Organisation, who only formally acknowledged aerosol spread the COVID-19 in April of this year, 13 months after it declared a pandemic.

Professor Morawska believes the reluctance to acknowledge airborne transmission may have been political in nature.

“It’s much easier to tell people to wear a mask or stay at a distance from others, because then it puts responsibility onto people,” she said.

“If they admit airborne transmission is significant then building and engineering measures, in particular ventilation, have to be taken onboard. Then the government needs to do something.”

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Professor Morawska says the refusal to acknowledge airborne COVID transmission had nothing to do with science.(Supplied)

Professor Morawska says she has petitioned both federal and state governments over air quality and ventilation, often without a reply.

“The responses were that basically ‘everything is done properly and it’s fine’,” she said.

But the cost of Australia’s poor air quality may come back to haunt it in other ways.

“The politicians have all the data on how much it costs not to have good air quality,” Professor Morawska said.

“[Politicians know] how much every lockdown now costs. Many of these lockdowns could have been prevented if ventilation was better and if transmission did not occur in unventilated spaces.

“The issue of the cost is that we are paying a much, much bigger cost as a society and a country if we are not doing anything about inadequate air and air pollution.”

In a statement to the ABC, Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services said further guiding principles for ventilation in non-healthcare settings were currently in development.

The department also said assessments of ventilation were routinely undertaken in both exposure sites and locations where people are quarantining to determine how airflow can best be optimised.

But some areas in the community are still presenting a risk in airborne transmission of viruses.

Venues that rely on natural ventilation pose notable health risks when doors and windows are closed to keep out the elements, trapping contaminated air inside.

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Locations where people spend longer periods of time have also been flagged as danger spots for airborne transmission.

“Restaurants are a particular problem. Even if masks are mandated in the state, they’re not worn in restaurants,” Professor Morawska said.

“We spend in this unventilated space one hour or two hours, and these restaurants are often full to capacity.”

In cases such as the Ms Frankie cafe outbreak in July and the Smile Buffalo Thai Black Rock outbreak in January, the solution may be specialised air filtration equipment.

Rick Stanley is the owner and engineer at Sanctuary Air, a company in Melbourne’s north specialising in medical grade air filters.

“A proper HEPA [high-efficiency particulate absorbing] filter is perfectly capable of trapping a virus, ” Mr Stanley said.

He asserts that it is possibe to reduce the COVID risk by filtering the aerosol.

He says HEPA filters are capable of eliminating particles that are fractions of a micron in size. For reference, the average human hair is 70 microns wide.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control, HEPA filters are “no less than 99.97 per cent efficient at capturing human-generated viral particles” associated with coronavirus.

“The probability of those sub micron particles making it through the filter is almost zero,” Mr Stanley said.

HEPA filters are also able to catch other bacterial pathogens, such as the ones that caused an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease this month in the Cranbourne East area.

“There will be an 80 to 90 per cent reduction in the airborne particles,” Mr Stanley said.

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Air filters work through a dual process of sieving and diffusion, filtering out particles smaller than the eye can see.(Supplied: Sanctuary Air)

But a mass roll out of HEPA filters faces major limiting factors.

There is a critical supply shortage for components for an air filtration system, with Mr Stanley admitting he’s worried about the long lead time for parts.

Orders for fans and filters placed in January still have not arrived.

Installation is expensive, with the fit-out of a regular Victorian home costing thousands of dollars and taking up to a month.

Mr Stanley admits it could take weeks or even months to fully install an air filtration system in a facility such as CS Square, which developed as a major hotspot in the latest Delta strain outbreak.

The nature of air purification also means more intensive filtration is required if pollutants are continually reintroduced.

“The way a purifier works, it’s a competition between the supply of clean air and the supply of pollutants,” Mr Stanley said.

“Let’s say you have an infected person in a shared office. You can clean up the aerosols, but [the infected person] continues to release the virus.”

It makes areas with high amounts of infected people such as hospitals a major ventilation challenge.

A Victorian Government audit leaked in June found that almost 50 per cent of hospital isolation rooms in the state failed to meet ventilation guidelines.

And 11 per cent of Victorians hospitalised with COVID-19 last yearcaught the virus while already in hospital.

When asked about the issue of ventilation, Health Minister Martin Foley said the Victorian Health building authority had already commenced implementing a substantial range of measures to bring the state’s health facilities up to standard.

However, the Minister acknowledged more work was needed in the space.

“It’s barely scratching the surface of the work that needs to be done nationally,” Mr Foley said.

“Victoria strongly supports the calls for the Commonwealth to take a greater lead in this space, given that the building regulations are a nationally regulated area.”

As far as Professor Morawska is concerned, the clock is ticking on Australia’s air supply.

“Every week of delay in telling Australians that ventilation is important is just exposing Australians to more transmission.”

#AceHealthDesk report ……Published: Aug.26: 2021:

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(AUSTRALIA) Victoria Police Report: Armed Crime Squad detectives have charged a man following a kidnapping incident in Blackburn North on Monday 23 August #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Aug.26: He was yesterday charged with two counts of kidnapping, aggravated burglary (offensive weapon), armed robbery, false imprisonment, three counts of common law assault and theft of motor vehicle…..

#AceDailyNews UPDATE over kidnapping incident that a 36-year-old man was arrested at a property in Mitcham about 7.20pm on Monday and subsequently interviewed by detectives he has been remanded to appear before the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

The charges follow an incident at a Springfield Road property about 8.45am on Monday, 23 August.

Police will allege the man entered the property while a mother and two children were inside.

The male allegedly assaulted the 32-year-old woman then left the property in the family’s black Mercedes Benz, taking the children with him.

The children were later located inside the stolen vehicle at a property on Cochrane Street before four people were arrested at the address.

Two men and a woman have since been released without charge.

Police are treating the matter as a targeted incident.

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#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.26: 2021:

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