Category Archives: Crime – Australia

Burst your bubble: Australia’s ‘African gang crisis’ has been brewing for years | Jason Wilson

Australia doesn’t need a Breitbart – our conservative media does the job just as well

How do you end up with a neo-fascist propounding his views on immigration on national television? To answer this question, you need to understand how a racially motivated moral panic has brewed in right-leaning media over months, and even years. You then need to see how such a panic is part of a political project, which includes state and federal politicians.

The panic over Sudanese immigrant gangs has reached fever pitch in this new year of 2018. Even though it’s rooted in selective distortions, both of crime rates, and the concept of a “gang”, it’s triggered a hasty policy response.

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Tasmanian DJ Astro Labe admits he head-butted former prime minister Tony Abbott

Astro Labe, 38, pleads guilty in Hobart court to causing harm to a commonwealth official

A Hobart DJ has admitted to head-butting the former prime minister Tony Abbott at the city’s waterfront.

Astro Labe, 38, pleaded guilty on Thursday in Hobart magistrates court to the charge of causing harm to a commonwealth official. The court heard Labe followed Abbott for about 250m and offered to shake his hand before “launching” into a head-butt on 21 September.

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Australian navy ship seizes drugs worth $415m from smugglers on Arabian Sea

HMAS Warramunga found almost eight tonnes of hashish and 69kg of heroin during operations in Middle East

The commander of an Australian navy ship that intercepted a massive illegal drug shipment says it will have an impact of the flow of narcotics around the world.

The crew of HMAS Warramunga seized almost eight tonnes of hashish and 69kg of heroin, estimated to be valued at $415m, from drug smugglers on three vessels on the Arabian Sea between 27 and 29 December, the Royal Australian Navy said on Sunday.

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