Steve O’Keefe on verge of Test recall with spin twins on the cards for Sydney cricket Test

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Australia captain Steve Smith says Australia will consider playing two spinners in the third Test – with Steve O’Keefe poised to make his return to the baggy green in Sydney.
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O’Keefe did not travel to Adelaide with his Sydney Sixers teammates for the New Year’s Eve Big Bash League clash with the Strikers. It’s understood he will fly over in the afternoon if he is not picked in the Test squad, which would be a major surprise.

The left-arm finger spinner’s last Test was in Pallekele against Sri Lanka, where he was injured midway through the game. He has played all his three Tests partnering offie Nathan Lyon.

Selectors will name their squad for the third Test after the completion of the final day in Melbourne.

Smith, who refused to endorse Lyon on Thursday night, did not rule out the prospect of Australia playing spin twins at the SCG.

“I guess it would depend on the wicket. I know in Shield cricket this year the wickets have been spinning quite a lot, so we’ll look at that and it is a possibility,” Smith said on the ABC Grandstand on Friday morning before the start of play.

“I’ve had a quick chat to Boof and Trevor Hohns last night, I think we’re going to wait until this Test match is over and see where things are at moving forward.

“Obviously the bowlers have still bowled quite a lot this game and they’ve had a pretty big summer, so there’s a few things to talk about.”

Former Test vice-captain Brad Haddin said Australia would “definitely look at two spinners”.

“The talk is the wicket’s been pretty dry this year in state games and the two games I’ve witnessed with the BBL the wicket’s been really dry,” Haddin said.

“I think two spinners is definitely an option.”

Haddin said Lyon would appreciate bowling on his home track.

“Nathan’s our most experienced player in the Test team. He’s played 60 Tests now and you can’t hide behind the fact that there’s always pressure playing for Australia, not just from the outside but the pressure you put on yourself to perform and Nathan’s no different to anyone else,” Haddin said.

“He’ll enjoy getting back to this SCG wicket especially if it’s as dry as it’s been the last few Shield games.”

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South Brisbane rape accused denied bail

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Barrister Cliff Crawford represented one of the accused rapists in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday. Photo: Tony Moore The alleged victim had been out with friends at Boundary Street, West End. Photo: Michelle Smith
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One of the men accused of the alleged violent rape of a 20-year-old woman, which left her blacked out and bleeding at South Brisbane in April 2011, will remain behind bars until at least the end of January after bail was refused on Friday morning.

Police outlined DNA evidence found at the scene an on the young woman’s underclothes which they said showed police had a “strong case” against the 24-year-old man from Auchenflower who had applied for bail in the Brisbane Magistrates Court.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Matt Kahler told the bail hearing the evidence against the defendant was strong.

“(The victim) suffered horrible injuries,” he said.

Sergeant Kahler said DNA from the victim’s underpants and a cigarette in the area near the crime scene matched the DNA of the defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Sergeant Kahler told the court the victim “blacked out” and was found “bleeding down her legs”.

“She was a virgin at the time of the offence,” he said.

Sergeant Kahler said the accused 24-year-old bar worker spent time in New South Wales and was an “unacceptable risk” of not returning to court if bail was granted.

The 24-year-old’s barrister, Cliff Crawford, applied to have the court refuse the publication of the graphic details of the allegations.

That was refused by Magistrate Robert Walker.

Mr Crawford said his client only visited friends in New South Wales and lived with his mother in Brisbane.

He said the man’s family had offered to pay a financial surety to allow their son to be granted bail and that he had travelled during an apprenticeship.

Mr Crawford acknowledged “they were serious offences”.

Mr Walker said police submissions were evidence of “a strong case” and decided against granting bail, largely on the basis of the serious of the injuries during the “violent rape” and the evidence submitted by police.

“It is at the most serious end of the spectrum of the offence of rape and the case against the defendant is strong,” he said.

Mr Walker noted the accused man had no criminal history and had never fled bail.

However, after taking time to consider applications from both the police and Mr Crawford on behalf of the 24-year-old accused, Mr Walker ruled against bail.

He noted the “degree of violence against the victim” and the possibility the 24-year-old may flee.

“It is not acceptable for the community to accept that risk,” he said.

“So for these reasons I refuse bail.”

The 24-year-old was remanded in custody to re-appear on January 30, to face three charges of rape, two charges of sexual assault while in company and deprivation of liberty.

Police will allege the 24-year-old was one of two men who raped a 20-year-old woman in Manning Street South Brisbane on April 15, 2011.

About an hour afterwards a second Brisbane man, a 32-year-old from Ashgrove, appeared briefly in the Roma Street Magistrates Court on after being extradited from New South Wales on Thursday.

He is also charged with three counts of rape, two counts of sexual assault while in company and deprivation of liberty connected to the 2011 South Brisbane rape.

The tall 32-year-old Ashgrove man, with short dark hair wearing a dark green jumper, nodded briefly from the dock and mouthed words towards three people in the court; two woman and a man.

One woman blew kisses back to him. They made no comment as they left court.

The 32-year-old was remanded until January 10, 2017 when he will apply for bail in the larger Brisbane Magistrates Court.

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Letters to the editor

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Alan Birchmore, of Newnham, says as the Federal Member for Bass, Andrew Nikolic was diligent, extremely hardworking and successful. Nikolic praiseSADLY, it is not unusual to read envious letters when an ex-politician is appointed to the public service, but the recent letter concerning Andrew Nikolic was particularly irksome. Joining the Army as a foot soldier, through hard work, courage and ability, Mr Nikolic worked his way up to the rank of Brigadier and was an international fellow of the United States War College.
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He commanded Australian troops in Southern Iraq, while concurrently serving as chief of staff of the British Forces in Basra. He was chief of staff Australian National Headquarters Middle East operations and Afghanistan. Closer to home, he was Commanding Officer of the Parachute School, leading the internationally respected Red Berets.

Mr Nikolic was a senior adviser to the Minister for Defence and during his service in the field, wore Australia’s uniform bravely. He was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal and was a recipient of the Order of Australia. Academically he secured two Bachelors and a Masters degree.

As a Liberal Bass MP, Mr Nikolic was diligent, extremely hardworking and successful in so many of his representations to Government on our behalf. Australia is not so overloaded with talent today that we can afford to lose the services of such a valuable person when leaving politics and choosing to continue his public service.

Alan Birchmore AO, Newnham.Free Trade AgreementTHE China-Australia Free Trade Agreement has been in place for one year.Demand in China for Australian products has boomed in that time.The value of Australian exports to China has at least doubled due to lower or zero tariffs.

Not only is this beneficial to our agricultural products, including mangoes, oranges, grapes, cherries, wine, cheese and milk products, abalone and honey, but also manufactured products such as therapeutic medicines, milk powders and a range of other products.

A boom in visitors from China is providing increased activity in our hospitality industries, especially here in Tasmania with hotels, B and Bs, restaurants, hire cars and all aspects of our provisions for tourists reaping benefit.We must welcome all these developments and their widespread positive impact on our economy.

Dick James, Launceston.The extreme rightPRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull is likened in many respects for the core beliefs of Robert Menzies, but is a prisoner of the extreme right of his party who are holding him to ransom.

Menzies faced a similar position when leader of The United Australia Party which forced his resignation as Prime Minister, Arthur Fadden from The Country Party was elevated to Prime Minister but could not continue the support of independents Coles and Wilson.

Labor leader John Curtin gained their support and was elected Prime Minister who led Australia through its darkest hour and distinguished himself as a great leader during World War II.

Menzies regrouped and made his famous “The Forgotten People” speech and formed the Liberal Party and won the 1949 federal election. Australia has seen the split in conservative ranks before on this occasion. The forgotten people are turning to One Nation.

Labor has been in the wilderness since the 1955 split and the Whitlam experiment was not continued by Hawke and Keating, which gave stable government. Rudd was an egotist and could not delegate and ostracised himself to the public service and Gillard carried the workload.

Turnbull should do a Menzies and take on the extreme right on, and win back the forgotten people from One Nation. A Churchill quote to extreme right: “You do your worst and I will do my best, choose for yourself and common sense will prevail”.

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Jun 20

Farmer fury at ‘vigilante’ do-gooders

File photo from a piggery.A Riverina pig farmer has criticised “vigilante activists” who break the law in search of sensational photos and videos.
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Peter Cartwright has owned Pine Park Piggery near Temora for more than 30 years and is just one of 38 farmers targeted by animal liberationists who seek to expose cruel practices.

However, Mr Cartwright said he’d had hundreds of vet students through the farm over the years and wasn’t trying to hide anything.

“I checked with a consultant vet in Wagga, he looked and said unless we’d changed things dramatically we hadnothing to worry about,” Mr Cartwright said.

“We’ve opened our doors and if (the activists) had the decency to ask we’d probably have given them coffee, brekky and a guided tour, but like mongrel dogs they sneak in.”

Mr Cartwright isn’t alone in his criticism. For years, farmers have complained of break-ins and they were discussed at a private meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and NSW police, RSPCA and NSW Farmers last year.

A summary of the meeting said piggeries in the area, along with poultry farms in other states, were known to have been “invaded for the purpose of installing unauthorised surveillance devices, ostensibly to ‘reveal’ animal husbandry practice believed to be poor”.

Outspoken animal activist Lisa Ryan had previously told Fairfax Mediathat activists were “forced to act” when regulatory bodies failed to do so.

“Theybecome so frustrated they feel they have a moral and ethical obligation to inform the community and public about what’s going on,” Ms Ryan said.“Exposing animal abuse is a very non-violent approach. If you’ve got nothing to hide then what’s the problem?”

Mr Cartwright said the activists thought they were above the law.

“Most pig farmers I know try to do the right thing, it’s in our interest to have the animals in their best condition,” he said.

“I’ve had pigs since I could stand up, I’ve been here 35 years and when people say I don’t love these animals it makes me angry.”

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Jun 20

Farmer fury at ‘vigilante’ do-gooders

File photo from a piggery.A Riverina pig farmer has criticised “vigilante activists” who break the law in search of sensational photos and videos.
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Peter Cartwright has owned Pine Park Piggery near Temora for more than 30 years and is just one of 38 farmers targeted by animal liberationists who seek to expose cruel practices.

However, Mr Cartwright said he’d had hundreds of vet students through the farm over the years and wasn’t trying to hide anything.

“I checked with a consultant vet in Wagga, he looked and said unless we’d changed things dramatically we hadnothing to worry about,” Mr Cartwright said.

“We’ve opened our doors and if (the activists) had the decency to ask we’d probably have given them coffee, brekky and a guided tour, but like mongrel dogs they sneak in.”

Mr Cartwright isn’t alone in his criticism. For years, farmers have complained of break-ins and they were discussed at a private meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and NSW police, RSPCA and NSW Farmers last year.

A summary of the meeting said piggeries in the area, along with poultry farms in other states, were known to have been “invaded for the purpose of installing unauthorised surveillance devices, ostensibly to ‘reveal’ animal husbandry practice believed to be poor”.

Outspoken animal activist Lisa Ryan had previously told Fairfax Mediathat activists were “forced to act” when regulatory bodies failed to do so.

“Theybecome so frustrated they feel they have a moral and ethical obligation to inform the community and public about what’s going on,” Ms Ryan said.“Exposing animal abuse is a very non-violent approach. If you’ve got nothing to hide then what’s the problem?”

Mr Cartwright said the activists thought they were above the law.

“Most pig farmers I know try to do the right thing, it’s in our interest to have the animals in their best condition,” he said.

“I’ve had pigs since I could stand up, I’ve been here 35 years and when people say I don’t love these animals it makes me angry.”

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Jun 20

Local young achiever nominated for award

Forbes High School Principal, Mr Charles Dwyer, presenting Monica Pascoe with the Caltex Best All Rounder Award in 2016.Recent Forbes High graduate, Monica Pascoe, has been nominated for the Aboriginal EducationCouncil’s Aboriginal Education Award.
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The 18-year-old was nominated byForbes High School Aboriginal Education Officer, Barry Merritt.

Mr Merritt putforward Monica’s application based on her outstanding academic, sporting and cultural contribution throughout her secondary schooling.

During her time at FHS, Monica held a positionon the Student Representative Council, participated in sporting and cultural events and went on to becomeHouse Vice-Captain.

“Monica’s contribution to the school has been amazing. Students follow her lead and want to emulate her.

“Students in the school and wider community have benefited from Monica and her enthusiastic approach to her culture and enriching and imparting her knowledge on the younger students,” Mr Merrittsaid.

In the last two years, the goal-driven young woman has been recognised for achieving across all areas.

“Shewas always striving to attain her own personal goals, whether they were in regards to school or her personal life,” Mr Merritt said.

Whilst at FHS, Monica received theBlaze Little Memorial Award,Blue andGold Citizenship Award andCertificates of Excellence for representing her school and region at state level in both cross country and athletics.

In 2016 Monica received the Caltex Best All Rounder Award, from one of Australia’s most respected secondary education recognition programs.She also took out Forbes High School Sports Woman of the Year.

“Monica had a goal to achieve in her final years of schooling and she made the most of all available resources that could be offered to her,” Mr Merrittsaid.

During a difficult period in her life last year, Monica remained self-motivated and driven to complete her studies.

Her advice to Indigenous students going through a tough time while trying to complete their education:

“Never give up. Iknow it gets hard but there isalways a way out of it and always ways of coming up bigger. They just need to remember there isso much more out there than what’s going on in front of them,” Monica said.

Taking out the Aboriginal Education Award would be huge for Monica. “It would mean the world to me.It is hard work paying off in the end. It would be really good for our community in Forbes for someone to get that award,” she said.

After receiving several Band 5’s in her HSC, Monica has now relocated to Murrumbateman.

She willbegin an Associate Degree at ANU in Canberra this year, before going on to study accounting.

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Jun 20

Centrelink rorts crackdown could hit regions harder

Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters believes Centrelink’s new automated debt recovery system could unfairly target people in regional areas due to poorer communication services.
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Over the Christmas period, she said she had been contacted by several welfare recipients in central Victoria who hadtheir payments incorrectly suspended by the new system, designed to crack down on welfare fraud.

Centrelink can now automatically cross check records with the Australian Taxation Office to detect overpayments, and sends letters requesting an explanation within three weeks.

It has raised $300 million in overpayments for the government following 169,000 reviews.

But Ms Chesters said it was a flawed system that failed to take into account a number of factors for those living in regional areas.

“Over the Christmas period I was contacted by several people who had their payments suspended. For most of them it appeared to be no fault of their own,” she said.

“Quite often people do not know they have to attend an appointment because appointment letters have not arrived before the scheduled appointment or a text message telling them to attend an appointment, they attend only to be told no appointment exists.

“Days later their payments are suspended for a ‘failure to attend’.

“It’s unfair to suspended a payment if you don’t know you have to attend an appointment.”

Several instances of incorrect recovery attempts have been reported in Australia over the Christmas period, including one woman who was informed she owed Centrelink $24,000.

The revelation led Labor to call for the system to be suspended.

Since September this year, more than 70 per cent of people who received a compliance letter have resolved the matter. Of those, 97.8 per cent did not need to provide supporting documentation.

Centrelink previously relied on manual checks to find those rorting the system.

The Coalition government has defended the automated approach, claiming there had only been 276 complaints out of the 169,000 reviews.

Human Services Minister AlanTudge said rorters will be tracked down.

The data matching techniques used to detect Centrelink fraud were also applied to people receiving other government payments, such as pensions and student payments.

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Jun 20

Mayors open to Supercar future round

RACE CHANCE: V8 Supercars have signalled their intention to establish an event in regional Victoria, in addition to Winton, where Tim Slade won this year.
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BOTH Albury and Wodonga mayors Kevin Mack and Anna Speedie are open to hosting a round of the V8 Supercars championship.

Supercars chief executive James Warburton revealed a long-term plan for an event in regional Victoria earlier in December, after the final event at Sydney’s Olympic Park street circuit.

The proposed regional event will function as a replacement for the Sandown 500.

Supercars recently struck a three-year deal to continue racing at Sandown, but that contract is widely tipped to be the last with developers keen on the land.

Albury mayor Kevin Mack said it would be remiss of the two cities not to consider a bid for the event, which would likely prove to be very lucrative.

“I think we would certainly bid for it of there was an opportunity to do so,” he said.

“It would bea great event.

“It’d be up to us to make something of it, but between the two cities we would certainly have the capacity to host it.

“Certainly it’s something we’d be happy to look into.”

Wodonga mayor Anna Speedie agreed with her Albury counterpart, saying the Border was uniquely placed to host such an event.

“It would be great for Wodonga and the Border to host such a high-profile sport like the V8 Supercars,and is fitting considering the Border is home to the only regional team in Brad Jones Racing,” she said.

“Obviously there would be a lot of work to do in determining the logistics and hosting of such an event and it would not be possible without significant support but certainly we are open to having those discussions.”

Albury businessman and motorsport identity Tim Farrah believes a Supercars event would prove to be a major windfall for the Border economy.

“It’s an enormous opportunity for the region,” he said.

“Townsville have recorded an audited economic benefit of roughly $26 million dollars from their round –not too manyevents can bring that sort of money in a three-day period.

“There would be a lot of other benefits, the international and national coverage would bemassive.”

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May 20

Long summer in Grampians

HIKERS: Ararat’s Jack Taurau and Stawell’s Morgan Lang in the Grampians. Emergency services have warned hikers to be prepared this summer. Picture: AYESHA SEDGMANEMERGENCY services in the Grampians are preparing for a surge incalls for help as Halls Gap and the national park experiences an influx of visitors.
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It comes after a huge year for Grampians rescuers, with 38rescues reported, including a drowning in Lake Bellfield on December 14.In 2015, 16 rescues were reported.

On Thursday, a Melton woman, 49, was taken to Stawell hospital with a suspected broken ankle.

State Emergency Serviceoperation officer Greg Fry said the woman fell a metre, rolled her ankle and needed to be carried from the Pinnacle to Wonderland car park trail.

He said as touristnumbers increased in summer, so would the number of rescues.

“We see a rise in the school holidays generally,” he said.

“There are campers, families holidaying and with that sort of increase to the area, there tends to be a few more rescues.”

Mr Fry said emergency services were always prepared for incidents, especially during the peak holiday time.He said rain often resulted in an increase incalls for emergency services.

“Wet weather was a factor (in the most recent incident).The woman slipped and fell a couple of metres and rolled her ankle,” he said.

“People need to be aware of the conditions.They need to drive to the conditions when they head out to the Grampians and need to be prepared.

“Ensure you have the right equipment, food and water with you.It’s also important to bring torches and safety equipment.”

Stawell Sergeant Sandra Marriner called for people to consider how weather would have affected national park tracks before heading to the Grampians.

Halls Gap Sergeant Scott Olsen and Senior Constable Kellie Harris have previously told theMail-Timesan increase in people visiting the park hadincreased the number of rescues in 2016.

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May 20

The Express’ number 6: Gibson Football Club – 60 years of club legends

The Express’ number 6: Gibson Football Club – 60 years of club legends Grand Final win.
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Linsdsay, M Noel, R Murray, Grand final celebrations.

Ken Bridges.

Pip Paynter and Mark Tyrrell.

Stink gets that losing feeling.

Beautiful bridesmaids at the mock wedding.

Stink, 200 games.

Three Quarter time huddle.

Mark Quinny, Bob Dunn, 40th anniversary cake.

Freddy.

Six in seven years: 1985.

Forty years of coaches.

Forty years of coaches.

1956 team members at the Fortieth anniversay.

Fortieth anniversary cake cutting.

Fortieth anniversary port label.

Fortieth anniversary birthday cake.

1981 Juniors.

1982 under 12s.

1984 Colts premiers.

1985 League.

1988 League team.

1989 Reserves team.

1990 League.

1991 League.

1992 League.

1993 League.

1994 League.

1994 Reserves.

1995 B-Grade.

1995 League.

The 1956 Ladies versus Men footy match.

1979 Team.

1981 team photo.

1982 premiership team.

1983 preliminary final.

1984 team photo.

1985 league team.

1986 team.

1986 team.

1987 Reserves team.

1987 team.

1989 league banner.

Muzz running through the banner in 1985.

1989 team photo.

2000 reserves.

2001 Reserve winner.

2001 Starcey Shield.

2001 team running onto the oval.

2002 on-field fight.

2002 Premiership photo.

2002 premiership team.

2002 premiership flag.

Adam Goedecke, Ash Weckert, Freddy, Tony Power

Alan Powell.

Andy Dunn.

1990 banner.

Basil Parker.

Ben and Tim Sanford.

Bill Rennie, Lindsay and Kerry McLean.

Bill Rennie, Stewie Stevens, Ray Witt.

Bill Rennie.

Bluey Crawford, 40th Barman.

Bob Dunn.

Brendan Weckert.

Brett Dewhurst.

Brian Kerr and Murray Norwood in 1989.

Brian Percy.

Byron Lynch.

Cade Evans.

Cade Evans.

1990 cartoon.

Clinton Strickland winning the Berwin Davies medal.

Club legends.

Cody Browning.

Colin Harman.

Crackers.

Craig McLean on ball.

Craig McLean with the football.

Dave Gaunt.

Dave Scheer.

Dave Vandy, Peter Turner.

David Rowe in the coach’s box.

David Rowe presenting Stink with grand final medal.

David Rowe with the 2002 premiership flag.

Dennis Magagnotti.

Des and Sue Rennie.

Diesel Crawford.

Don Langford and Murray Rance.

Elolie and Graeme Ainsworth with Lonzie Walter.

Fez Ryan.

Fight.

Freddy in 1999.

Gerry Maguire taking a mark in 1985.

Renovation reopening, 2000.

Gibba and Vandy.

The Gibson team.

Girl Vandenberghe.

Glen Lomax as trainer.

Glen Quinlivan Playing

Glen Quinlivan.

Grand Final banner.

Grand Final banner.

Grand Final celebrations.

Grand Final runout.

Greg Curnow and Rory Smith.

Greg Prosser.

Hardy Tyrell.

Hardy Tyrell.

H Chapman, C Wilson, B Shipard, P Lane, W Paterson, L Shippard, B Norris, C Ralph in 1956 versus ladies.

Ian Lidsay and Bill Rennie.

Ian Lindsay and Glen Quinlivan.

Ian Lindsay.

Ian Linsday and Elaine Crawford.

Ian Lindsay.

Team photo.

Team photo.

Team photo.

J Dishon, P Biven, MA Biven, H Miller.

Jarrad Montgomerie, Mark Quinlivan.

Jerard McLean.

Joe Willsher.

John Johns.

Josh Ryan and Jaron Norwood.

Josh Sullivan.

Kay Lomax.

Ken Crawford, 40th.

Ken Crawford and Snow Ducey.

Ken Crawford.

Ken Crawford.

Ken Ewan.

Ken Guest presenting to Rob Tate.

Ken Guest.

Ken Guest Pavillion opening, 2000.

Kevin Swincicky.

Kieran Barrett.

Kieran Barrett.

Kim Sparks.

Kim Sparks.

Lauchlan Polkinghorne.

Leigh West.

Leigh West.

Leigh West.

Leon Guest.

Marg Lindsay.

Mark Quinny.

Mark Wandel and Sam Murray.

40th anniversary memorobilia.

Micheal Magagnotti.

Mick Harris, Bill Rennie, Will Piercey.

Mick Liebeck and Stink running a lap of honour.

Mick Quinlivan.

Mock Wedding, Sharnelle Powell.

Murray Norwood, Bushey Turner.

Murray Rance wearing the Eagles jumper.

Murray Scheer.

Muz.

Nick Ietto.

Nigel Thomas.

Noel.

P Lane, D Paterson, A hicks, R Thomas, J McLean.

Pappin and Bull Tyrrell with 2001 reserves flag.

Paul Ryan.

Phil Monty.

Phil Monty.

Phil Scobel and Ken Crawford.

Phil Scoble jumps for joy.

Pip Paynter and crowd, 1990.

Ray Davis, 1990.

Ray Davis.

Real Old Days.

Renovation time.

Rob Pither.

Rob West and players at half time.

Rob West.

Ross Gibson and Tom Quinlivan.

Ross Gibson.

Russell Tyrrell.

Sam and Brett Crawford, 40th.

Scott Wandel handballing.

Scott Wandel about to put the boot in.

Scott Wandel, Stink, Stuart Norwood.

SEFL, 1990.

Shane Stringer.

Sharon Baldock, 40th Anniversary setup.

Starcey Shield, 2000.

Starcey Shield, 1999.

Steve Davis, Mark Tyrrell.

Steve Davis.

Steve Hill.

Steve and Julie Davis, Kay Lomax, Scott Meadows and Dave Lang, 40th anniversary.

Stink, Rodd King, Freddy.

Stink running through 150 banner.

Stink running through 150 banner.

Stricko and Josh Sullivan.

Stuart Norwood marking the ball.

“The Senator”.

Tigers victorious, 1990.

Too good.

Tigers out to keep record.

Todd Quinlivan, Peter Jarzabeck, David Rowe.

Todd Vladich.

Tom Curnow.

Tom Quinlivan.

Tom Quinlivan.

Tom Quinlivan.

Tony Nesbit.

Tony Nesbit.

Tony Nesbit.

Tony Nesbit.

Tony Nesbit.

Tony Power.

Tony Power addressing players.

Tony Power.

Trev Spencer and Wade Monty with 1999 reserves flag.

Trev Spence.

Troy Bungey.

Trevor Spencer.

Wade Monty taking a mark.

Wendy and Peter Turner, Dave Vandy at the 40th anniversary.

Will Piercey, 1990.

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July 26, 2016: The Gibson Football Clubcelebrated its 60thanniversary on July 30, with many former players and supporters travelling from around the country to help commemorate the occasion.

Here’s a gallery of some of the legends of the club, enjoying their time on the field and off.

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May 20

Primbee teen not to leave home unless accompanied by mum or dad

A Primbee teen accused of leading police on a pursuit – while drug-affected, and whilebanned from driving until 2033 -has been ordered not to leave home unless accompanied by his mum or dad.
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Eighteen-year-old Trae Sheffield Buckingham’s extensive driving record came under scrutiny in court this week after he allegedly led police on a pursuitthrough Primbee.

The alleged chase ended when Buckingham crashed his motorbike into a chain link fence Nicolle Road about 4.50pm on Monday.

Police say he attempted to run before he was tackled to the ground by pursing officers.

Buckingham had minutes earlier attracted police attention on King Street, Warrawong, after allegedly accelerating to 90kmh in a 70kmh zone.

Police say he ignored their lights and sirens while continuing south on Primbee Deviation, then accelerated to more than 90kmh in a 50kmh zone on Windang Road.

He was allegedly attempting toturn onto a grass laneway off Nicolle Road when he hit a fence and couldn’t re-start the motorcycle.

Police will allege the motorcycle was stolen and that Buckingham afterwards returned a positive result for methamphetamine.

On Tuesday Wollongong Local Court heard Buckingham’s license was suspended until May 2033, as a result of his driving while suspended on December 5, 2015.

The prolonged disqualification period was the result of “numerous habitual offender offences added to his original disqualification”, the court heard.

The prosecution opposed Buckingham’s release, citing concerns for community safety.

“The risk he posed to the community his this instance was extreme,” the prosecutor said.

“When he was stopped by police, it was merely because the motorcycle he was riding impacted with a fence.

“He had no intention of surrendering to police.That can be confirmed by him giving people false details when in custody.”

Buckingham was supported in court by his partner andparents, who pledged to keep a close eye on him.

Due to court holidays, his next chance to apply for bail would not have comeuntil January 9.

Bail was granted, on condition that Buckingham notleave his parents’ Wollongong home unless in their company. The matter returns to court January 10.

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May 20

Knife used in armed break in, car theft

CRIME SCENE: Police attended a home on Douglas Road on Friday morning after an armed home invasion. Picture: MARK JESSERSEVERAL Lavington residents have been threatened with a knife during a home invasion.
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Police were called to the home on Douglas Road, near Daly Street, in the early hours of Friday morning.

Three men of Aboriginal appearance had forced their way inside the home and one threatened those inside with the weapon.

They had donned bandannas and gloves in an apparent bid to conceal their identities.

Property and cash were taken from the home and the trio fled in a blue 2012 Ford Falcon owned by one of the occupants.

Those at the home appeared shaken after the incident, but were uninjured.

Crime scene officers and detectives attended the home.

The property, which has a video camera at the front door, was dusted for fingerprints.

A nearby resident, who asked not to be named, said the house was usually quiet.

He spoke to police but didn’t hear anything unusual.

“They woke me up about 7.15am,” he said.

“They didn’t say too much, they just asked if we’d seen or heard anything.

“The cops just said there was a break-in and that was it.”

The neighbour said he had heard the stolen car start up and drive away.

“It was a loud car,” the man said.

“It’s usually pretty quiet here –you hear people going down the road flogging their cars, but that’s it.”

Police are trying to track down those involved in the home invasion.

The first man is aged about 25 to 30, overweight with a large stomach, 175 centimetres tall with short hair and facial stubble.

He was wearing a grey hoodie, dark pants and gloves.

The second man was about the same height, aged 20 to 25 years old, of thin build, and was wearing a grey hoodie with a black and white bandanna covering his face.

The third man was short, aged 20 to 25, with black shorts and Adidas shoes.

Anyone with information should call (02) 6023 9299 or 1800 333 000.

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May 20

How to increase natural lighting

Natural light not only helps to brighten rooms, it can make the space appear larger. One way to achieve this is through design and placement of windows.All creatures, plants and humans on Earth rely onsunlight to growand keep us healthy. With the increase in apartment livingabundant natural lighting can be difficult to achieve.
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One common way to make a place ‘brighter’ is to use paint. White walls can make a room lighter and appear larger than darker colours.

Relying on sunlight also means we can rely less on artificial lights, saving on energy bills. In our homes particularly, the addition of natural light not only helps to brighten rooms, it can make the space appear larger.

Jan Golembiewski from Psychological Design lists his architecture firm on Oneflare, an online marketplace that connects Australians to professional trades and services.

“Light is really predictable, but the way humans use and respond to light is frustratingly complex,” he said.

Below, Jan Golembiewski sharesfive suggestions on how toincreasenatural lightin your home, whether you’re living in an apartment or a large house:

1. Look for opportunities for northern windows as northern light has a glorious quality to it and southern windows don’t provide a great deal of light unless there’s something to reflect sunlight off.

2. Skylights can bring daylight to the middle of a room, but that light can be harsh because it comes from high above. Skylights need to be used carefully or they can become uncontrollable light and heat sources.

3. One common way to make a place ‘brighter’ is to use paint. White walls can make a room lighter.

4. Artificial lighting is the most controllable way to light an interior. People like pools of light, so an example of effective lighting is when low hanging, low glare, warm light fittings are inthe middle of a seating arrangement.

5. You can avoid loss of light in the evening with blinds or curtains to re-colour dark windows.

Home renovations for the home can range from large scale plans of rebuilding to smaller projects such as repainting walls.

OneFlarefound that complete home renovations was the most requested renovation job customers asked for through the platform, making up 24% of requests within the year.

This was followed by home orapartment extensions which made up 15% of renovation requests.

(OneFlare is a joint venture of Fairfax Media).

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