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Refugee urged to drop charges following becoming strangled by boyfriend, court told

Posted December 10, 2015 15:21:23

An Iranian refugee, whose estranged boyfriend used her hijab to strangle her till she passed out, has told Adelaide’s Supreme Court she is “confused” by his actions and was urged by other folks to drop the charges.

Qasem Gardi, an Afghani refugee, was discovered guilty by a judge of attempting to murder the then 18-year-old lady in October final year and will be sentenced next week.

The court heard how Gardi, 20, drove the girl to Para Vista and strangled her with her hijab and his hands.

The teenager, whom the ABC has selected not to name at her request, said the connection was against her family’s cultural beliefs and she felt she had lost their trust.

She arrived in Australia as a refugee from Iran in 2011 and stated she also struggled to trust others and was overwhelmed with worry and nightmares.

“I’m nevertheless tremendously confused by his actions,” she told the court.

“I located it very difficult to get my life back to normal, as I felt an outcast amongst my peers.

“I feel numb, disconnected and unable to trust individuals.”

She mentioned some people urged her to drop the charges.

They were young 17-year-olds in a totally free society bound by their own cultural difficulties.

Defence lawyer Ahura Kalali

“I have been below excellent pressure to maintain my experience unknown,” she said.

“Your actions and behaviours are unforgivable.”

Gardi’s lawyer, Ahura Kalali, said the connection had to be kept a secret since of the couple’s cultural backgrounds.

“It was due to their culture that the relationship had to be kept a secret and that was divisive,” he stated.

“In my submission, it was divisive for each of them.

“They had been young 17-year-olds in a totally free society bound by their own cultural troubles.”

He mentioned his client was separated from his quick family members at about the age of ten, and lived in Iran and Pakistan ahead of coming to Australia alone as a 16-year-old.

Mr Kalali mentioned Gardi was emotionally immature and formed a sturdy emotional bond with the girl.

“The relationship went properly to start with but it started to fracture and it appears that Mr Gardi found it really difficult to accept,” he mentioned.

“It also appears that at the time he had place all of his emotional bond into the complainant provided that he had been separated from his family members.

“He believed he was trying to do the proper factor culturally to stand by her.”

‘Garden variety domestic violence’

But prosecutor Lucy Boord stated Gardi’s actions amounted to a “garden assortment example of domestic violence”.

“It wasn’t an act that took place in a matter of mere seconds,” she stated.

“This was an act where Mr Gardi had a box cutter to restrain [the victim] to then take her away to a distinct place.”

She said the girl was strangled three distinct occasions in 3 ways — the very first two times whilst the automobile was stopped and then when he was driving.

It is not known why Gardi ultimately stopped the attack and called an ambulance.

Audio of the triple- call incorporated Gardi saying he attempted to kill her.

Gardi will be sentenced on December 18.

Topics: crime, law-crime-and-justice, domestic-violence, community-and-society, para-vista-5093

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Turnbull urged to ‘pull Abbott into line’ over Islam comments

Updated December 09, 2015 11:28:11

Labor has likened Tony Abbott to Donald Trump, soon after the former prime minister referred to as for a “religious revolution” inside Islam and declared “all cultures are not equal”.

Mr Abbott created the comments in a wide-ranging interview with Sky News final night, and followed up with an opinion column published by News Corp these days.

“All of these items that Islam has never had — a Reformation, an Enlightenment, a nicely-created concept of the separation of church and state — that needs to come about,” Mr Abbott stated.

“It is not culturally insensitive to demand loyalty to Australia and respect for Western civilisation.

“Cultures are not all equal. We should be prepared to proclaim the clear superiority of our culture to one particular that justifies killing folks in the name of God.”

Labor frontbencher Andrew Leigh described the comments as “strange”.

“I do not think the correct part for Tony Abbott is to be an Australian Donald Trump, and I do not think anybody imagines that if there are sensitive conversations to be had within the Muslim community, that our most divisive prime minister is the correct person to lead those conversations.”

Labor frontbencher, and the only Muslim MP in federal parliament, Ed Husic said the comments appeared to be portion of a broader effort to “Trumpify” Australian politics.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten referred to as on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to “pull Tony Abbott into line”.

“Producing assertions about cultural and religious superiority is totally counterproductive,” Mr Shorten said.

“Inflammatory language undermines efforts to build social cohesion, mutual respect and has the possible to harm the efforts of national security agencies to preserve Australians secure.”

Yesterday Mr Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, referred to as for a “total and total shutdown” of Muslims getting into the US, claiming there was “great hatred towards Americans by massive segments of the Muslim population”.

His comments drew fire from all sides of the US political spectrum, with everybody from Hillary Clinton to Dick Cheney saying banning a specific religious or ethnic group would go against almost everything America stood for.

Topics: government-and-politics, parliament, federal-parliament, australia

First posted December 09, 2015 11:20:03

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Tasmanian farmers urged to plan ahead following driest spring on record

By Sallese Gibson

Posted December 02, 2015 16:23:59

Dead trees Tasmania drought, December 2007 Photo: Tasmania has experienced its driest spring on record and farmers are becoming urged to turn to technology to keep afloat. (ABC News: Cate Grant)

Automated irrigation systems and drought-resistant crops are amongst planning measures put forward to Tasmanian farmers experiencing unseasonably dry situations.

The state has experienced its driest spring on record which has forced some farmers to sell livestock and lessen crop plantings.

One particular of the factors that we often see… is that men and women aren’t employing the [irrigation program] capacity very effectively.

TIA dairy group leader Lesley Irvine

At a forum in the state’s north-west the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) looked at methods for coping with low summer season rainfall.

TIA dairy team leader Lesley Irvine mentioned they wanted to aid farmers far better handle climate variability.

“We’ll be offering sensible tips on irrigation management in a dry summer season and how to get the ideal from your irrigation pump and sprinklers,” she stated.

Dr Joseph Foley from the University of Southern Queensland, who was a guest speaker at the occasion, mentioned there ought to be a focus on irrigation overall performance.

“One particular of the things that we frequently see … is that men and women are not using the [irrigation system] capacity quite properly,” he stated.

“They might only utilise two-thirds of that program capacity.

“One of the challenges is to make sure that the pivots are utilized fully by means of this hotter summer time period.

“That implies that it truly should be utilised to capacity and actually ought to be running far more or significantly less each day, all week, throughout these warmer months.”

Automated irrigation ‘improves water efficiency’

Dr James Hill with an automated irrigation system Photo: Dr James Hill with an automated irrigation program which he says can aid farmers by way of dry circumstances with better water efficiency. (ABC News: Sallese Gibson)

Researchers at the TIA are establishing an irrigation technique to enhance the way farmers use their water.

Project leader Dr James Hills stated the technique automatically irrigates pastures, based on data it collects.

“What we will be carrying out is putting sensors out in the field that’ll be measuring the soil moisture, the climatic variables temperature, rainfall and other factors and we’ll be getting sensors on our actual pivot, searching at water volume being employed,” he mentioned.

As soon as you get behind and it is really tough to catch up and that truly effects efficiency and productivity.

TIA project leader Dr James Hills

“We can [then] commence to appear at approaches to take the decision that is at present getting produced by farmers into an automatic program so that the program itself is producing decisions on what is the greatest application of water.

“It identifies exactly where the water needs to go, how much water wants to go on, when it needs to go on and then applies that in an automatic way.”

Dr Hills believes taking the decision-making away from farmers could lead to efficiency gains.

“At present, farmers make choices by seeking at their pastures … they’re possessing to make the choice to go out and to turn the irrigator on to apply that water,” he stated.

“What we’re trying to do is to develop a program that essentially identifies what is necessary and then does that automatically.

“A single of the massive issues is that farmers do not really know how significantly is acceptable … and so there is instances exactly where specific areas in your paddock may possibly be more than-watered, other places beneath-watered.

“[The technique] is really enabling the matching of your water to the specifications for those paddocks.”

He said he was confident it would boost farm management, specifically in dry circumstances.

“Farmers … require to consider about appropriately starting their irrigation at the correct time, [so] they’re not allowing the ground to dry out and they are creating positive they keep up with it,” he said.

“[It really is crucial] they don’t drop important productivity just by saying ‘I feel I will just skimp a tiny bit here’, due to the fact when you get behind and it’s quite challenging to catch up and that really impacts efficiency and productivity.”

The irrigation sensor method is in its very first year of a three-year trial period in Tasmania.

Trials aim to beat the heat

Adam Langworthy in his 'crop circle' Photo: Adam Langworthy stands inside the circle of infrared heaters utilized test pasture species resistance to drought. (ABC News: Sallese Gibson)

An additional trial project is using infrared heaters to test pasture species and irrigation strategies.

Project leader Adam Langworthy hopes to determine how diverse grass species respond to irrigation below specific temperatures.

“The project’s looking at how we can overcome the adverse affects of heatwaves over these dry periods,” he stated.

“To impose heatwave stress, we’ve been creating these infrared heater rings.

“It really is virtually like crop circles that we’re making with these heaters.

“We’ll be going through with diverse frequencies of irrigation to see if you’d invest in one thing like a centre pivot compared to a travelling irrigator, how you’d expect your grass to execute below these different frequencies of irrigation.”

Topics: irrigation, rural, agribusiness, tas

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Liberals urged to adopt ‘stretch target’ to boost female ranks

Updated November 25, 2015 21:12:24

The Liberal celebration will be urged to adopt an ambitious “stretch target” in order to increase the number of ladies at all levels within the organisation, such as female MPs.

It follows a broad review of policies within the party, triggered in element by the first Abbott cabinet, which integrated just one particular lady — Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

West Australian Liberal senator Linda Reynolds has been involved in the party’s overview and the suggestions to the party’s executive.

“You’ll have to wait for next month to see the targets that the Liberal Celebration is setting for itself, but it really is secure to say it will be a quite ambitious stretch target,” she told 7.30.

A stretch target is designed to pushing the boundaries of what can realistically be achieved.

A Menzies Research Centre report from earlier this year highlighted the lack of representation of women in politics, showing that of all the Liberal parliamentarians — federally and in the state and territories — only 22 per cent had been women. That compared with 44 per cent for Labor.

If we can crack it right here in one of the most challenging environments for females, we would be setting a great example to the rest of the nation

Linda Reynolds

“The Liberal Celebration is no different to any other key organisation in that they’ve got an situation with gender equality,” Senator Reynolds mentioned.

“I think [the Menzies report] was a huge wake up call for the celebration that there are assumptions that women would just succeed in the celebration might need challenging.”

The Senator has expertise in male-dominated environments, serving as the Army Reserves 1st female brigadier, as nicely as consulting with the Chief of Defence right after the ADFA Skype scandal.

“If we can crack it right here in one particular of the most hard environments for girls, we would be setting a wonderful example to the rest of the country,” Senator Reynolds stated.

A new plan to enhance the quantity of girls entering parliament and regional government has also been provided help by Ms Bishop and her Opposition counterpart Tanya Plibersek.

The University of Melbourne will run a pilot system referred to as Pathways to Politics Plan for Girls from next year.

It has been partly funded with a donation from the Trawalla Foundation.

Turning staff bars into a childcare centres

Parliament has created some ground towards much better support for ladies, and their households, stated Labor MP Amanda Rishworth.

“I consider it has improved substantially,” she told 7.30 between the gurgles and cries of her infant, Percy.

“I do feel it really is symbolic when they turned the staff bar into a childcare centre – I believe that is a modify of the occasions.”

With the assistance of her husband, eight-month-old infant Percy accompanies her to Parliament Residence — but it is nonetheless hard.

“It is usually a challenge to balance function and household — a lot of families out there experience that,” Ms Rishworth stated.

Minister for Little Organization, Liberal MP Kelly O’Dwyer, also has six-month-old Olivia join her on her trips to Canberra.

“The message I send to other females who are considering about serving in public life, these who want to pursue a parliamentary profession, is that you can do each,” she mentioned.

“You can be a mum and you can serve at the quite highest levels of Government.”

Subjects: liberals, operate, government-and-politics, women, australia

1st posted November 25, 2015 21:06:05

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