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Domestic violence orders against Queensland police officers double in 2015

Updated December 14, 2015 20:02:34

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The quantity of Queensland police officers subject to domestic violence orders (DVOs) has far more than doubled in a year, outstripping the improve in the wider neighborhood.

Figures obtained under Right to Info by the ABC showed that in 2015, so far 50 officers have had DVOs taken out against then, up from 24 in 2014 and 20 in 2013.

Police Commissioner Ian Stewart stated it was a “sadly a reflection of our own neighborhood, that is been proven time and time again”.

“We have extremely, very robust requirements about this and we deal with these on a case-by-case basis,” he mentioned.

Police officers were prohibited by law from carrying a firearm while subject to a DVO, which meant they have been properly deskbound.

Queensland Police Union president Ian Leavers stated even though he in no way condoned domestic violence, he mentioned given the impact on an officer’s career by being taken off the road he believed some partners had been making use of DVOs as leverage in partnership breakdowns.

“Tragically what I do see throughout society is some folks will misuse the domestic violence legislation for their own personal gains,” he said.

Mr Leavers also blamed the boost in DVOs, in portion, on the psychological effect of policing.

“I was at an information session on post-traumatic anxiety and what it essentially says is most police [officers]with 5 years or a lot more service have some form of post-traumatic stress,” he mentioned.

“That destroys relationships and that could, or could not, lead to domestic violence.”

Even with doubling of the DVOs against police officers, the rate was about half of that of the wider neighborhood.

Police statistics showed there have been 25,661 DVOs taken out in Queensland in 2014/15, which was up 6.two per cent on the year ahead of at 24,155.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk stated the increase was not necessarily a undesirable factor.

“The awareness that’s happening out there in the media is generating folks report and that is a great point since they are obtaining the assist that they require,” Ms Palaszczuk mentioned.

At last week’s Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting, Ms Palaszczuk committed to hosting a national domestic violence summit in Queensland towards the finish of subsequent year.

Topics: police, domestic-violence, activism-and-lobbying, household-law, family, qld

First posted December 14, 2015 20:01:18

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Tasmanian bushfire risk to ‘double’ if climate emissions continue apace

Posted December 14, 2015 13:11:01

A new lengthy-term forecast of Tasmania’s fire circumstances has predicted the state’s fire danger threat would double by the finish of the century if carbon emissions continued at existing rates.

The Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Investigation Centre report showed the state’s fire season would commence a month earlier and cover twice the location if carbon emissions continued at high levels.

Tony Warby from the Australian Antarctic Division said the quantity of fire danger days was also most likely to increase by about 10 per cent per decade this century.

“Maybe most concerningly, locations that are at greatest risk now of bushfires are most likely to be the places of even far more increased threat in the future, so these places a probably to get worse a lot more swiftly,” he stated.

External Hyperlink: The Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Analysis Centre’s animated Future Fire Danger Index shows how the area and intensity of bushfire danger in Tasmania could increase over time.

The information analyses possible scenarios up till 2100, with an expected boost in fire threat predicted despite the current Paris climate deal.

Even with the Paris deal added to calculations, Dr Warby stated the best attainable case situation was a 1.five degree Celsius to 2C boost more than pre-industrial levels.

I don’t consider there is any doubt at all that that we’re going to see rising bushfire risk in numerous components of Tasmania more than the next couple of decades.

Dr Tony Warby

“That would undoubtedly limit some of the worst-case scenarios that had been identified in this report, but at the exact same time we know that over the subsequent a number of decades CO2 emissions will continue to improve,” he said.

“It would surely be nice to think that, on the back of the deal that was reached in Paris, that we will have a future that moves towards low emissions far more speedily than possibly we otherwise anticipated.”

The report says that the fire danger season could begin up to a month earlier, especially in the Central Highlands and the south east of the state.

“What is presented in the report is a realistic assessment of the probably danger more than the subsequent several decades,” Dr Warby said.

“Beyond the middle of the century, based on where global emissions go, some of the worst outcomes potentially may possibly not be realised, but I don’t think there’s any doubt at all that that we’re going to see rising bushfire risk in numerous components of Tasmania more than the subsequent couple of decades.”

Subjects: bushfire, emergency-preparing, climate-adjust, tas

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Lanning shines as Stars double up against Heat on 1st day of WBBL

Updated December 05, 2015 17:37:50

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A pair of half-centuries by skipper Meg Lanning have led the Melbourne Stars to dual victories over Brisbane on the inaugural day of Women’s Big Bash League action.

The Stars and Heat played back to back games at St Kilda’s Junction Oval and opener Lanning was named player of the match in each as she finished with a combined tally of 165 runs off 114 deliveries.

The national captain scored 75 not out off 56 in the second match of the day as the Stars battled to four for 147 off their 20 overs.

Jess Jonassen scored 52 but, for the second time in the day, Brisbane failed to match the hosts, falling ten runs short.

It was a equivalent story in the 1st match as Lanning belted 90 off 58 balls to set up victory for the Stars.

Englishwoman Nat Sciver (33 off 25) was the only other batter to get out of single figures as they reached 7 for 156.

The Heat in no way got close in their chase as wickets fell with startling regularity.

Opener Grace Harris (42 off 21) helped the Heat recover soon after the loss of opening partner Beth Mooney (2) on the fourth ball of the innings.

Harris and 1st drop Jonassen’s second-wicket partnership was worth 54 runs but the latter contributed just six of them before falling to the stingy Alana King (1 for 14 off four overs).

Batting at number six, tennis convert Ash Barty went about attempting to rebuild the innings when she came out to the middle in the 12th more than – hammering 39 off just 27 deliveries, which includes a six, in her very first outing – but it was not adequate.

The final 5 batters contributed just 16 runs and Barty was the last woman out, bowled by Sciver for her second wicket of the innings.

Kristen Beams and Morna Nielsen completed with 3 wickets apiece.

Topics: cricket, sport, st-kilda-3182, vic, australia, brisbane-4000, qld

Very first posted December 05, 2015 17:32:29

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Double murder accused on bail after hung jury

Posted December 03, 2015 12:17:38

A man who went on trial accused of a double murder in Launceston has been granted bail following jurors failed to attain a verdict.

David Ronald Morgan, 56, of Lalor in Victoria, had pleaded not guilty to the murders of Angela Hallam and Joshua Newman in Ravenswood in August 2012.

Soon after 11 hours of deliberations, jurors said they had been unable to reach a verdict and were discharged this morning.

The crown alleged Morgan was component of a joint enterprise with Marco Daniel Rusterholz to bash Ms Hallam, and he should have foreseen that Rusterholz would murder the pair.

Morgan’s lawyers argued Rusterholz’s acted independently and Morgan could not have foreseen his actions.

In Might, Rusterholtz was sentenced to 45 years in prison for murdering the couple who he stabbed and then set on fire.

Morgan had been in custody since September 2012.

Topics: courts-and-trials, murder-and-manslaughter

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Double murder trial jurors in deadlock

Posted December 02, 2015 15:26:45

Jurors in the trial of a man accused of murdering a man and a lady in Launceston three years ago have said they are unable to reach verdicts in the case.

David Ronald Morgan has pleaded not guilty to murdering Angela Hallam and Joshua Newman in August 2012.

The crown has argued that despite the fact that Morgan was not present when the murders occurred, he had formed a joint enterprise with the killer to bash Ms Hallam.

The jury can return majority verdicts for manslaughter or acquittal, but verdicts if guilty of murder must be unanimous.

Justice Stephen Estcourt gave the jurors a directive to continue deliberating for about an hour to see if they could attain agreement.

He said if they remained deadlocked he would give them further instructions and could discharge them.

The jury has been deliberating for about ten hours.

Topics: courts-and-trials, crime, launceston-7250

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