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PUNJAB POLICE ASI CAUGHT IN VIRAL CHITTA VIDEO DISMISSED ON ORDERS OF CAPT AMARINDER

· CM WARNS OF STRICT ACTION AGAINST ANY PERSONNEL IN UNIFORM INDULGING IN CRIMINAL ACTS

Chandigarh (Ozi Indian TV Desk) : On the orders of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, ASI/LR Jorawar Singh of the Punjab Police was on Saturday dismissed over the viral video showing him taking chitta (synthetic drug).



Acting on the directives of the Chief Minister, who also holds the Home portfolio, SSP Tarn Taran Dhruman H Nimbale has issued the notification dismissing the ASI. The Chief Minister has also warned of strict action against any personnel in uniform found indulging in criminal acts.



Taking serious note of the viral video, also reported by a section of the media on Friday, the Chief Minister had, during his #AskCaptain Facebook Live session, announced his decision to dismiss the ASI after an inquiry.



With the inquiry prima facie showing evidence that the ASI (No. 438/Tarn Taran, posted at PS Sarai Amanat Khan) was consuming drugs with the help of a lighter and silver foil, as seen in the video, according to an official spokesperson.



The Chief Minister felt that retention and continuation of ASI Jorawar Singh in service would be detrimental to the interests of the state, the police force as well as the general public. The dismissal was necessary to send a strong message that the state government would not tolerate such criminal practice, especially from those in uniform, felt Captain Amarinder.



The spokesperson said not only was the dismissal essential to prevent erosion of the police and government image in the eye of the citizens but also for the success of the anti-drugs fight of the Captain Amarinder led government, which had declared zero tolerance to drugs immediately after taking over the state’s reins.



The Chief Minister has reiterated his government’s stand on the issue of drugs, adding that he will not rest till the problem is completely wiped out from the state. Allowing a police personnel to get away with such drug abuse would be detrimental to the fight against drugs, he said.

He has directed DGP Dinkar Gupta to ensure that such criminal acts by men in the force are not allowed at any cost.


Two-year-old Australian boy among more than 150 killed in Beirut explosion

Ozi Indian Tv: A two-year-old has been named as the Australian victim killed of the Beirut explosion which tore through the Lebanese capital.
The Department of Home Affairs is helping the family of Isaac Oehlers, who is believed to be from Western Australia.
In a statement released by the Department of Foreign Affairs, the family expressed their grief at the loss of their young son.

“We are heartbroken by the sudden and tragic loss of our beautiful boy following the disaster in Beirut,” the statement reads.
“Isaac was two and will be deeply missed by family and friends.
“The family would like to thank everyone who has offered comfort and support to us and would like to express our condolences to everyone in Lebanon who is suffering from this devastating tragedy.
“We request that the media respects our privacy at this difficult time.”
More than 150 people were killed, and thousands injured by the explosion at Beirut’s port on Tuesday afternoon local time.
The blast was fuelled by thousands of tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored at a warehouse for years after being confiscated from a ship.
Investigators are yet to determine what sparked the explosion and are reportedly focusing on workers at the port, but the Lebanese president, Michel Aoun, has speculated it may have been a rocket or bomb attack.
The explosion levelled buildings around the port and caused major damage across the city, leaving as many as 300,000 people homeless.
The catastrophe sparked angry protests and clashes in which one police officer has been killed and more than 200 people injured.
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Victoria records 394 new coronavirus cases and 17 deaths

Ozi Indian Tv: Victoria has recorded 394 new coronavirus cases and 17 deaths overnight — the highest number of people to die in a single day in Australia since the pandemic began.
Premier Daniel Andrews said 10 of the deaths were connected to aged care outbreaks.
The people who died were two men in their 50s, four men in their 70s, four women and two men in their 80s, and two women and three men in their 90s.
Australia's previous highest daily death toll was 15 deaths, recorded just four days ago.
The State Government has announced an extra $59.7 million will be allocated towards Victoria's mental health services.
The funding includes $250,000 for an existing counselling service that is used by healthcare workers, including nurses and midwives.
"This is a very challenging set of circumstances … particularly those nurses and personal care workers who have gone into aged care settings in fundamental crisis," Mr Andrews said.
"You can't unsee what you've seen. There is a degree of trauma, a degree of previously unknown levels of really, really challenging circumstances."

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Amarinder to unfurl National Flag at Mohali on Independence Day

Chandigarh (Ozi Indian TV Desk) : Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh would unfurl the National Flag on SAS Nagar (Mohali) on the occasion of Independence Day while Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha Mr. Rana KP Singh would unfurl the National Flag at Rupnagar and Deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha Ajaib Singh Bhatti at Faridkot.



As per the program released by the General Administration Department of Punjab Government, Medical Education and Research Minister Mr. Om Prakash Soni unfurl the National Flag at Amritsar, Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Mrs. Razia Sultana at Barnala, Finance Minister Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal at Bathinda, Welfare Minister Mr. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot at Ferozepur and Local Government Minister Mr. Brahm Mahindra unfurl the National Flag at Fatehgarh Sahib.



Similarly Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Mr. Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa would unfurl the National Flag at Gurdaspur, Industry and Commerce Minister Mr. Sundar Sham Arora at Hoshiarpur, Cooperation Minister Mr. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa at Jalandhar, Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu at Ludhiana, Revenue Minister Mr. Gurpreet Singh Kangar at Mansa, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Mr. Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi at Sri Muktsar Sahib, Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary at Pathankot, Health and family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu at Patiala, Public Works Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla at Sangrur, Technical Education Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi at SBS Nagar and Water Resources Minister Mr. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria unfurl the National Flag at Tarn Taran.


Thomastown factory fire in Melbourne closes a road as black smoke billows

Ozi Indian Tv: A road has been closed and a smoke warning issued as a huge factory fire burns in Melbourne’s north.
The fire broke out at the warehouse on Settlement Road in Thomastown on Tuesday just after 1.30pm.
Black smoke billowed from the building, which is believed to be an auto-wrecker warehouse, as dozens of fire crews tried to extinguish the flames.
More than 60 firefighters are working to bring the blaze under control.
There were people were inside the building at the time the fire started, but they evacuated before emergency services arrived on scene.
One person has been taken to hospital.
Settlement Road has been closed between High Street and Dalton Road, due to the blaze, and motorists have been urged to avoid the area.
Drivers are urged to use Keon Parade or the M80 Ring Road instead.

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Victoria coronavirus families of those who died in aged care demand answers

Ozi Indian Tv: The grieving families and loved ones of Victorians who have died from coronavirus in aged care are demanding answers.
Seven of the ten Victorians that died from COVID-19 in the state’s deadliest day on Sunday were residents of aged care homes.
Relatives of residents at St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner, which has been linked to 78 cases, showed up at the site on Sunday in desperation to find out about their families.
Among those was Evagelia Takis who took a call on Friday to say her dad had died from the virus.
“We got to say goodbye after he passed away,” she said.
“That’s what hurts the most.”
The family knew the grandfather had coronavirus but had no idea he was so unwell and Takis, who is a healthcare worker herself, is furious.

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Mum reveals easy hack for turning your Happy Meal box into a plate

Ozi Indian Tv: Nothing delights a child more than a McDonald’s Happy Meal, but sometimes that excitement can lead to quite the mess - especially if they are eating it in the car.
Now, one clever mum has revealed how you can turn the Happy Meal box into a portable plate.
Sharing her video on TikTok, Rebecca Maufe explained there is a hidden tab on the box that, when pulled, allows you to separate the bottom of the box.
You can then throw away the top half of the Happy Meal box - and use the remaining bottom as a makeshift plate.
McDonald’s fans were obsessed with the revelation, with the video receiving almost one million views so far.
“Eating my happy meal in the car as a kid could’ve been so much easier if I knew this back then,” one user commented.
“This mum thanks you for blowing her mind,” another added.

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Coronavirus outbreak at Woolworths' Melbourne distribution centre at 21 cases

Ozi Indian Tv: An outbreak of coronavirus cases linked to a distribution centre for supermarket giant Woolworths in Melbourne has worsened.
The cluster at the facility in Mulgrave, in Melbourne’s south-east, has risen to 21 cases on Saturday.
That’s a rise of six new cases since last report earlier in the week.
The centre was shut down on Sunday night as a precaution.
Ozi Indian Channel has contacted the company for comment on Saturday.
It has previously the risk of transmission among employees was “low given the social distancing and hygiene controls we have in place”.
Five more Victorians have died from coronavirus, as the state records 357 new cases.
The deaths take the state’s toll to 60 and the national figure to 145.
It comes after six people lost their battle with the COVID-19 the previous day.
There are 42 people in intensive care of the 229 patients in Victorian hospitals with the virus.

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Victoria coronavirus cases expected to rise by more than 350 on Saturday

Ozi Indian Tv: Victoria’s horror run is set to continue with another large rise in COVID cases expected Saturday.
Ozi Indian Channel understands the state is set to record at least about 357 new cases.
It comes one day after the state recorded another seven deaths, taking the national toll to 140.
On Friday Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said he expected more deaths due to the high number of cases recorded in the state in the past month.
Saturday marks the 20th consecutive day of a triple-digit increase, taking active cases across the state to 3734.
“I have always expressed concern about the fact that when you have hundreds of new cases a day, there are several people expected to die in the following two-week period,” Professor Sutton said.

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Victoria coronavirus cases expected to be over 400 after record day

Ozi Indian Tv: The Victorian Premier is expected to announce there are more than 400 new coronavirus cases in the state, making it the third worst day in the pandemic.
On Wednesday, the state recorded 484 new cases, bringing its total to 6,739, which was Australia’s highest-ever surge in coronavirus cases.
That number is expected to be high again on Thursday, with just over 400 new cases, with that number to be confirmed by Daniel Andrews.
More deaths are also expected to be announced.

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Breaking News and Live Updates: Victoria records 288 cases; International arrivals halved; Review of hotel quarantine; Queensland border reopens; Melbourne towers leave coronavirus lockdown

Ozi Indian Tv:

Inbound arrivals to be more than halved
- Victoria records 288 new cases
- Long waits as Queensland border finally reopens
- Freedom for residents of eight Melbourne public housing towers
- NSW orders any Melbourne traveller who arrived after July 7 to isolate

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Melbourne postcodes to go back into coronavirus lockdown

Ozi Indian Tv: Several suburbs across Victoria will be under tightened lockdown restrictions from tomorrow in an effort to control rising numbers of coronavirus in the state.
The move comes after analysis of test results from the past two weeks identified certain postcodes as a concern with higher chance of COVID-19 infection spreading.
Residents in the following locations will return to Stage 3 restrictions until at least July 29 and will not be allowed to leave their homes for non-essential reasons.
3012 – Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray
3021 – Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans
3032 – Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore
3038 – Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens
3042 – Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie
3046 – Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park
3047 – Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana
3055 – Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West
3060 – Fawkner
3064 – Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickelham, Roxburgh Park, Kalkallo
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the Stage 3 restrictions mean those people living in the above suburbs will be allowed to leave their homes for four reasons only.
"There will only be four reasons that you are permitted to leave your house and only if you really have to," Mr Andrews said.
"For work or school, for care or care giving, for daily exercise, for food and other essentials.
"They are the acceptable reasons to leave but only if you need to."
The reimposed restrictions will take effect from midnight tomorrow night.

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Coronavirus: Everything you need to know from today's COVID-19 press conferences

Ozi Indian Tv: Geographical lockdowns have been put in place in large parts of Melbourne, two states have held strong on border closures affecting Victorians and the nation's top doctors are "very concerned" about an ongoing outbreak that has seen hundreds of new COVID-19 cases identified in a week.
Ten different postcode regions in Victoria will go into lockdown from 11.59pm tomorrow night after 64 new coronavirus infections were identified over the past 24 hours.
The continued spike will see the areas be forced to endure police-patrolled stay-at-home orders for a fortnight in a bid to stem the flow of the outbreak.
Meanwhile both South Australia and Queensland will keep their borders shut to Victorian residents, fearful of allowing any community transmission from the state to jump across the nation.

Press conferences held today by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, South Australian Premier Steve Marshall and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Michael Kidd.

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Corona Virus Cases in Australia 27 Jnue : LIVE UPDATES

Corona Virus Cases in Australia : LIVE UPDATES
As on Dated : 26 June 2020
Total Corona Cases : 7,595
Active Corona Cases : 533
Cured / Discharged : 6,958
Deaths : 104
New Cases last 24 hours : 21


Corona Virus Cases in Australia : LIVE UPDATES

Corona Virus Cases in Australia : LIVE UPDATES

As on Dated : 25 June 2020

Total Corona Cases : 7,558

Active Corona Cases : 512

Cured / Discharged : 6,942

Deaths : 104

New Cases last 24 hours : 37


Young man dies in city's second fatal stabbing within a week

Ozi Indian Tv: A man has been fatally stabbed in a fight involving up to 12 people in the CBD early on Monday.
Machar Kot, 21, was taken to hospital after being stabbed outside The Oaks hotel in Market Street about 5am.
His attackers fled the scene before officers arrived in what is the city's second fatal stabbing in less than a week.
Witness Steven told Ozi Indian a fight broke out between a group of up to 12 men, with some participants seen wielding knives.
"He was bleeding, yeah he was not in a well state," he said.
The 21-year-old victim, from Kurunjang in Melbourne's west, was rushed to hospital but later died. Police said it was believed both parties were known to each other.
School friend Alpha Vili said Mr Kot was a proud member of the South Sudanese community and was a role model to many of his peers.
“People knew him as the person who would stand up and say no to crime,” Mr Vili said.
“His legacy will live on forever.”
Mr Vili said Mr Kot studied VCE at Catholic Regional College Melton, and since leaving high school had obtained an excavator licence to work in construction.
“He was a good person going on the right track, doing well in life,” friend Hazron Fretton told Ozi Indian.
Police last week conceeded that Melbourne had an emerging "wicked and complex" youth gang issue.
North West Metro commander Tim Hansen said he was particularly concerned about knife crime, which had soared by about 40 per cent in the past five years.
"It's a real concern of mine as I look out across Melbourne … I see the risk this is presenting," he said.
"It's time for us to collectively say enough is enough. These attacks are killing our young people, killing our teenagers."
Meanwhile, police are still hunting the killer of 15-year-old Solomone Taufeulungaki, stabbed to death in Deek Park last Tuesday.
Solomone was killed as he walked home from school. He told his 14-year-old cousin, Aki Faiva, to run for her life, as they were allegedly approached by a group of up to 10 boys before the deadly attack.
Six boys, aged 13 to 16, have been charged with violent disorder and affray in connection with the incident.
No one has been charged directly for his death.
Front-line police say they are unable to keep violent young criminals imprisoned as gang numbers swell to more than 500 across Melbourne's north-west alone, Ozi Indian reported on Sunday.
Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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High Court inquiry finds former justice Dyson Heydon sexually harassed associates

Ozi Indian Tv: Former High Court Justice Dyson Heydon, one of the nation’s pre-eminent legal minds, sexually harassed six young female associates, an independent inquiry by the court has found.
An investigation has also uncovered further allegations from senior legal figures of predatory behaviour by Mr Heydon, including a judge who claims that he indecently assaulted her. The women claim that Mr Heydon’s status as one of the most powerful men in the country protected him from being held to account for his actions.
The High Court inquiry was prompted by two of the judge’s former associates notifying the Chief Justice Susan Kiefel in March 2019 that they had been sexually harassed by Mr Heydon.
“We are ashamed that this could have happened at the High Court of Australia,” said Chief Justice Kiefel in a statement. She confirmed that the lengthy investigation found that “the Honourable Dyson Heydon, AC, QC” harassed six former staff members.
“The findings are of extreme concern to me, my fellow justices, our chief executive and the staff of the court,” said the Chief Justice.
Chief Justice Kiefel has personally apologised to the six women, five of them Mr Heydon’s associates, saying “their accounts of their experiences at the time have been believed”.
Dyson Heydon was on the High Court bench from 2003-13 and in 2014 was appointed by then Prime Minister Tony Abbott to run the royal commission into trade union governance and corruption.
Mr Heydon denied the claims via his lawyers Speed and Stracey who issued a statement.
"In respect of the confidential inquiry and its subsequent confidential report, any allegation of predatory behaviour or breaches of the law is categorically denied by our client," the statement said.
"Our client says that if any conduct of his has caused offence, that result was inadvertent and unintended, and he apologises for any offence caused.
"We have asked the High Court to convey that directly to the associate complainants.
''The inquiry was an internal administrative inquiry and was conducted by a public servant and not by a lawyer, judge or a tribunal member. It was conducted without having statutory powers of investigation and of administering affirmations or oaths.''
One of his former associates, Rachael Patterson Collins, told the Ozi Indian that Mr Heydon’s “actions had real and terrible consequences” which led her to abandon her plans to become a barrister.
Chelsea Tabart, another former associate, said she too left the law because “the culture was broken from the top down”. She felt she would not be safe “from powerful men like Mr Heydon even if I reported them”.
“Dyson Heydon was one of the most powerful men in the country,” said Josh Bornstein, the women’s lawyer and a principal with law firm Maurice Blackburn in Melbourne. “As the independent investigation makes clear, he is also a sex pest. At the same time he was dispensing justice in the highest court in Australia’s legal system, he was [engaged in] sexual harassment.”
Vivienne Thom, the former Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, interviewed a dozen witnesses, including five former associates. Dr Thom’s report found that the evidence “demonstrates a tendency by Mr Heydon to engage in a pattern of conduct of sexual harassment” which included unwelcome touching, attempting to kiss the women and taking them into his bedroom.
A Ozi Indian investigation can reveal that Mr Heydon’s predatory behaviour was an “open secret” in legal and judicial circles. Not only did he prey on his young associates during his decade on the High Court until his mandatory retirement at 70 in 2013, other females in the profession suffered at his hands.
Mr Heydon, via his lawyers, denied "emphatically any allegation of sexual harassment or
any offence".
A current judge told the Ozi Indian that Mr Heydon slid his hand between her thighs at a professional law dinner not long after he joined the High Court bench.
“He indecently assaulted me. I have no doubt it was a crime and he knew I was not consenting,” said the judge.
Indecent assault, which involves the unwanted touching of another person in a sexual manner without that person’s consent, can attract a maximum penalty of five years' imprisonment.
Despite telling him to “Get your f--king hands off me” the judge, a barrister at the time, said Justice Heydon was too powerful to complain about. “The power imbalance is such that he is so senior … He was a giant of the profession.”
She said any such complaint could have killed the career of a female practitioner. “He was also notoriously unkind about people … If you fell foul of him, you know he wouldn't think twice about telling other people how dreadful you were.”
Mr Heydon is also alleged to have indecently assaulted the then president of the ACT Law Society, Noor Blumer, at the University of Canberra Law Ball in April 2013.
According to a statement from the university, Mr Heydon was "removed from the event and returned to his accommodation", following a complaint of "inappropriate behaviour" from a student the same night.
Ms Blumer said while she sat next to Mr Heydon at the dinner, he started “feeling up the side of my leg”. Then, on the pretext of discussing adoption law with her, he took her to an empty room where he attempted to forcibly kiss her.
Ms Blumer, who is the director of a Canberra law firm, was “upset and disgusted”. She left the ball immediately. The next day she made a lengthy contemporaneous file note of the evening, which the Ozi Indian has seen, and notified the university.
In a statement, Professor Murray Raff from the University of Canberra confirmed that Ms Blumer complained to him the next day “of inappropriate and unwelcome behaviour towards her at the Ball, by the retired Justice of the High Court of Australia, Dyson Heydon”.
A female student, who also attended the ball, also reported an unpleasant encounter with the judge when he commented on her breasts, she said.
Another lawyer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, described an incident following a private dinner she had with Mr Heydon when he was a High Court judge.
She said the judge had “put his hands down my pants and kissed me on the mouth” when she was in a car with him following the dinner.
A leading female member of the NSW Bar said that when the 2017 stories about the #MeToo movement broke, her first thought was, “Boy, Dyson Heydon should be really worried.” The senior counsel recounted Mr Heydon inviting her to his chambers after she appeared before him during a special leave application to the High Court.
The woman described being greeted at the door by the judge who was “padding around in his socks”. All the available seats had books on them leaving only a “love seat – a little old-fashioned two-seater” empty. Champagne on ice and two glasses were laid out.
She was acutely aware of “what he had in mind”. After she politely listened to him “spilling the dirt on everyone, judges and barristers alike,” she made good her escape.
The top silk was not so lucky at a later encounter. Mr Heydon, who had retired from the bench and returned to the Sydney bar, invited her to his chambers to discuss a legal matter. This time he blocked her from leaving. “He was very intimidating. He is a very big guy. He was in his early 70s …but he was still a very imposing person.”
The barrister said Mr Heydon “planted himself in the doorway” and then kissed her.
Subsequently, the judge called her repeatedly. “I thought his behaviour was bordering on stalking,” she recounted. He only stopped after the barrister had a letter hand-delivered to him in which she asked Mr Heydon not to contact her.
The predatory behaviour of Mr Heydon, a pre-eminent black-letter-law jurist and a Companion of the Order of Australia, has led to complaints from women as far afield as Oxford University.
A 2015 complaint by a student that the judge had groped her in the library, brought to an end his Visiting Professorship at the prestigious UK university, where he had originally studied as a Rhodes Scholar in 1964.
In 2012, 22 year-old Chelsea Tabart was a brilliant student with a first class honours degree in Law from Sydney University, thrilled to have won a prized associateship with Justice Heydon.
An associate is a personal assistant to the judge who conducts legal research and helps review judgments. High Court associateships are granted to the most illustrious of graduates and are considered the gateway to a brilliant legal career.
On her very first day, after the office staff went out for dinner, the judge offered her a lift home, Ms Tabart told the Ozi Indian.
He suggested they stop for a drink. Ms Tabart said she was expecting they would go to a bar but instead the judge took her to his room at The Commonwealth Club, the prestigious private club in Yarralumla where the judge stayed while court was in session.
Ms Tabart’s 68-year-old boss poured them a glass of wine and sat down next to her on the couch. She told Dr Thom that when the judge asked her about a deformity of her finger, he responded by stroking her hand and saying: “I don’t think it’s weird, I think it’s beautiful”.
Mr Heydon then dropped her hand, moved closer to her on the couch and put his right hand on her left thigh.
Ms Tabart attempted to excuse herself and said she would get a cab home, at which point Justice Heydon offered to go with her. “You don’t know what kind of creeps are out there,” he said.
She immediately called her boyfriend and then her father, she said. She also noticed she had missed a phone call from her predecessor, Alex Eggerking, who had also been at the dinner that night.
The next day Ms Eggerking was upset with herself. She hadn’t thought she would need to warn her so quickly that the judge had a history of harassing his female associates.
She had been intending to advise Ms Tabart not to be alone with him, but she was concerned it would be too overwhelming to caution her on her first day.
When contacted by the investigators, Ms Eggerking disclosed that she too had been sexually harassed by Justice Heydon.
Rachael Patterson Collins started as an associate with the judge in 2005, when she was 26.
Ms Collins told Dr Thom that as a working class, conservative Catholic, she felt lonely and isolated in Canberra, excluded from the clique of the other judges’ associates. The investigation found her to be an “honest and credible witness with a clear recollection of events”.
Some time around May 2005, she confided in the judge that she was suffering from depression. That same evening there was a “chambers dinner” during which the judge typically drank heavily, she told the investigation.
After dinner, Ms Collins drove Justice Heydon home. She confided in him that she was being bullied by some of the other associates and was having a difficult time in Canberra.
He reached over and began “caressing” her hand, she said.
“Ms Collins felt alarmed and confused by Justice Heydon’s conduct,” which she saw as a sexual advance, Dr Thom reported.
“Instead of helping me, he tried to take advantage of my vulnerability and I had to leave my position early,” Ms Collins told the Ozi Indian.
It was considered unthinkable and possibly damaging to your career to quit an associateship, but Ms Collins did just that having been offered a full scholarship at an American university.
She refused Mr Heydon’s persistent invitations to have dinner with him alone to mark her departure but finally agreed to have a drink in his chambers.
He had the champagne ready, she took it and moved to the other side of his room. After commenting on her hair colour, he asked her to stand up. “Justice Heydon then stood close to her and, looking down at her, said: ‘Can I kiss you?’” the report states.
Ms Collins rebuffed him. “Maybe just on the cheek then?” he pleaded. She replied: “No! You are married, you’re my boss. I am a practising Catholic. No.”
Justice Michael McHugh’s associate Sharona Coutts was still in the office. Ms Collins was crying as she told her what happened.
Later, when the court was sitting in Adelaide, Ms Collins told the judge she wanted to speak to him about his conduct. He said he was giving a talk and to meet him at the hotel afterwards.
Instead of going to a bar, he took her to his room. Ms Collins said how disappointed she was in his behaviour as he was a married man, a judge, a Christian and a conservative. Asked why he did this, he replied, “Because you’re beautiful”.
Ms Collins told him he could not keep doing this. “Do you have any idea how upset your wife and kids would be if they found out?” She warned him that if he kept doing it, it would eventually leak to the press and that he would look like a hypocrite.
Ms Collins thought her warning would have some impact on the judge. It did not, he went on to harass more women.
Ms Collins praised the actions of the High Court. “Not only did the current court treat us with fairness and kindness, they’ve also taken some concrete steps to ensure this never happens again,” she said.
“The legal profession’s dirtiest and darkest secret is no more,” said Mr Bornstein. “His repeated sexual harassment of young women who were starting out their legal careers was and is known to many people.”
Chief Justice Kiefel said there was no place for sexual harassment in the workplace.
‘‘We have moved to do all we can to make sure the experiences of these women will not be repeated. We have strengthened our policies and training to make clear the importance of a respectful workplace at the Court and we have made sure there is both support and confidential avenues for complaint if anything like this were to happen again.’’

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Carona Virus Cases in Australia 22 June : LIVE UPDATES

Carona Virus Cases in Australia 22 June : LIVE UPDATES

As on Dated : 22 June 2020

Total Carona Cases : 7,474

Active Carona Cases : 469

Cured / Discharged : 6,903

Deaths : 102

New Cases last 24 hours : 15


Carona Virus Cases in Australia : LIVE UPDATES

Carona Virus Cases in Australia : LIVE UPDATES

As on Dated : 21 June 2020

Total Carona Cases : 7,459

Active Carona Cases : 461

Cured / Discharged : 6,896

Deaths : 102

New Cases last 24 hours : 0


Plans to lift South Australia's remaining coronavirus border restrictions could be pushed back after spike in Victoria

Ozi Indian Tv: Plans to lift South Australia's remaining border restrictions by July 20 could be pushed back, after Victoria reported its highest number of coronavirus cases in two months.
Health Minister Stephen Wade said the health and wellbeing of South Australians was the State Government's priority in setting a timeline to reopen the state.
His comments came after Victoria announced 25 new cases overnight, including 14 linked to existing outbreaks and one returned traveller in hotel quarantine.
"We are not going to open our borders to Victoria unless it's safe to do so.
"To have a five-fold increase in community transmission is worrying for Victorians, it's worrying for the whole nation."
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced the state will bring back tougher restrictions in a bid to address the recent increase in numbers.
From Monday, gatherings in homes will be limited to five people, and plans to allow more patrons in restaurants have been deferred.
Mr Wade said the situation across the border was a timely reminder that Australia and South Australia are not yet free of the virus.
"That's why we need to do everything that's being asked of us," he said.
"It's really important that all Australians take [this] as a warning bell.
"The warning bell has been rung in Victoria but it's a warning bell for all Australians."
South Australia has already opened its borders to travellers from Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania.
Those coming from other states and territories, including Victoria, must quarantine themselves for 14 days on arrival into the state.
Mr Wade said South Australia would offer Victoria any assistance possible in its fight against the virus.
"To be frank, we share a border with Victoria," the Minister said.
"Even under our restrictions that have been in place for months, we have a significant number of Victorians who, as essential travellers, come across our border."

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Woman, 18, found dead at home in Maitland, NSW, man charged

Ozi Indian Tv: A man has been charged with murder after an 18-year-old woman was found dead at a home in Maitland in the New South Wales Hunter Valley.
Police were called to the home on Galway Crescent in Metford shortly after 1:30am where they spoke to a 20-year-old man at the property's front yard.
Police then found the body of the dead woman inside the home.
A neighbour has described the woman as "a lovely girl" from the "small, loving, quiet neighbourhood".
"We are all shocked and very sad."
The man was arrested after a "short scuffle" and taken to Maitland Police Station, police said.
Police said the pair were known to each other and in a domestic relationship.
They were not previously known to police.
The woman was yet to be formally identified but her family had been contacted.
A crime scene has been established at the home as police investigate.
The cause of death remains unknown.
Detective Inspector Ranald Urquhart from the Port Stephens-Hunter Police District said the man had been co-operating with police since his arrest.
He appealed for anyone with any information to contact Maitland Police Station or Crime Stoppers.
"Police obviously take a domestic violence situation very seriously and I would ask people to report any incidents of domestic violence to the police," he said.
"Domestic violence can involve people of all ages."
The man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Sunday.

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China cyber attack claims are 'laughable nonsense', Australian Strategic Policy Institute says

Ozi Indian Tv: An Australian defence think tank has rubbished Chinese claims that it is the only organisation suggesting China is behind cyber attacks on Australia.
Yesterday Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a foreign government was responsible for increasing cyber attacks on Australian governments and institutions, but did not name the country he believed was responsible.
However, Federal Government agencies believe China is the nation responsible.
On Friday evening China's foreign ministry denied the communist country was to blame, and said the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) think tank was the only organisation pointing to China.
"We've pointed out many times, this institute has long been receiving funding from US arms companies, and the attacks coming from the institute are completely baseless", said Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Zhao Lijian.
On Saturday ASPI's executive director Peter Jennings described the Chinese claim as "laughable nonsense".
Mr Jennings said ASPI's recent research on China's use of Uighur prisoners as forced labour and the country's United Work Front department, responsible for pushing Chinese propaganda around the world, had made Chinese leaders "extremely" uncomfortable.
He said that may have been why ASPI was singled out this time, and said he believed there had been "a significant number of new [cyber] attacks which have not yet been frankly — and may never be publicly — reported".
"On the one hand, what we have over a period of years are very consistent Chinese interests in hacking our Parliament, which they did in 2011, the Bureau of Meteorology in 2016, the Australian National University in 2018.
"They are just the ones which found their way into the public realm.
"What is new, and I think what led to the Government's press release yesterday, is that there is now a much higher intensity of that Chinese effort, which has come about mostly since the COVID virus.
"I think it's just become so substantial, so overwhelming, that the Government felt it necessary to go out yesterday to say what it did and to warn Australian businesses, in particular, that you need to get your cyber security up to standard if you are not to become subject to these attacks."
ASPI was established by the Federal Government in 2001 and on its website it states that it is "partially funded" by the Department of Defence.
The think tank's "sponsors" include defence industry organisations such as Lockheed Martin, Thales and MBDA Missile Systems.
Mr Jennings said the defence industry played "an enormously important part in Australian security".
"If you don't support the Australian defence industry, effectively what you are doing is wanting the Australian Defence Force to be disarmed," he said.
wanted to understand the "political intent and political thinking" of Australian leaders and the country also had an interest in intellectual property theft.
Last year ASPI published a report alleging that popular video app TikTok was "a vector for censorship and surveillance" in China.
It has also published research into the global and Australian connections of Global Tone Communication (GTCOM), a global data-mining company majority-owned by the Chinese Government.
Four Corners and Background Briefing revealed in October 2019 that GTCOM had signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of New South Wales to test its technology.

SOURCE: OZI INDIAN TV CHANNEL.


Victoria reimposes coronavirus restrictions after highest number of new cases in months

Ozi Indian Tv: Victoria has reimposed tougher coronavirus restrictions with plans to open pubs, restaurants and other venues to more people pushed back to try to prevent a second wave of Covid-19, as everywhere else in Australia restrictions are eased.
The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, said on Saturday the steps were necessary after the number of cases rose by 25 in a day, the highest increase in two months.
Andrews said the growing number of Covid-19 infections in the state appeared to be driven by people who were gathering with family and friends at home or going to work while they were infectious and supposed to be isolating.
“I’m frustrated by it, I’m disappointed by it, but it’s appropriate that we be really up-front and describe it so people can understand what’s driving these numbers,” he said.
“We have had cases of people gathering in large numbers, everybody at their home or another family member’s home or a close friend’s home, even though they had been told to isolate in their own home.
“It is unacceptable that families anywhere in our state can, just because they want this to be over, pretend that it is. It is not over.”
It comes as a scheduled AFL game between Essendon and Melbourne was postponed after an Essendon player, Conor McKenna, tested positive to Covid-19.
New South Wales, which still has a higher total number of coronavirus cases than Victoria, at 3,144 to Victoria’s 1,817, only recorded one new case overnight.
Under the tougher measures, the number of people permitted at gatherings at a person’s home in Victoria has been reduced to members of the household and five guests from 11.59pm on Sunday. Outside of the home gatherings are permitted in groups of 10.
Until then Victorians can have up to 20 household guests and gather in groups of up to 20 outside, in line with NSW and Queensland.
Plans to open gyms, cinemas, theatres and TABs will still proceed on Monday, limited to 20 people at a time, but a promise to expand the number of people permitted in pubs and restaurants have been put on hold. The 20-person limit for those venues will be kept in place until 12 July.
The order that people who can work from home, must work from home, has been extended until at least the end of July.
Andrews also announced a hardship fund for workers whose workplaces were not paying them sick leave, after telling reporters that some people had gone to work after being told they were a close contact of a positive case, or even after testing positive themselves. They will be eligible for $1,500 if they are diagnosed with Covid-19, or are a close contact of a confirmed positive case, and are asked to isolate.
“Their employment may well be tenuous. They are facing hardship ... it is our view that we have to try and remove that barrier where people are, sadly, making the choice that public health is less important than the welfare and the survival, in a financial sense, of their family,” he said.
The reintroduction of tougher measures comes as other states continue to relax their Covid-19 restrictions.
Andrews said there had been no discussion yet about whether the rising number of cases in Victoria should prompt fresh discussions about travel between states.
But he said he would be speaking to the NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian, about whether travel restrictions should be imposed on Victorians living in known Covid-19 hotspots. He said he was not suggesting border closures at this stage.
Australia’s chief medical officer, Prof Brendan Murphy, was asked if he thought states with different rates of infection should be subject to border restrictions. He said state borders were a matter for the states, and that “small outbreaks were expected and prepared for” as Australia began to loosen restrictions.
“Small amounts of community transmission remain in Victoria, which is another reminder of the need for people to be diligent in following the health advice to protect themselves from Covid-19,” Murphy said.
Andrews also flagged there could be specific restrictions imposed on hotspot suburbs and this was something being discussed with the national cabinet.
Such restrictions could involved a reintroduction of stay-at-home rules except for essential shopping, healthcare, work, education and exercise.
“I have had a detailed conversation with the prime minister on the way to brief you today, and the notion of geographical restrictions, a lockdown, for instance, in a given area, is part of the national cabinet roadmap to reopening if there are outbreaks, if there are unacceptably high levels of community transmission,” Andrews said.
“I give you these examples in that spirit. They are examples. I am not announcing this today.”
Andrews stressed the number of cases in the state remained low. He said the tighter restrictions were challenging but necessary.
“We are acutely conscious that every one of these decisions does damage but we are equally conscious that to not make these important decisions, to do what might be popular in the midst of a pandemic, can have enormous consequences not just in terms of safety, people’s lives, but it also risks a second wave,” he said.
“And a second wave will be absolutely catastrophic to our economy.”
Andrews said that half of all locally acquired cases in Victoria since April had been linked to transmission between family members. Of the 25 new cases reported overnight, seven were linked to a family in Keilor Downs. That outbreak now has 10 positive cases spread across six households, including a teacher at Albanvale primary school.
Victoria’s chief health officer, Prof Brett Sutton, dismissed a suggestion the increase in cases was due to a 30,000-strong Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne two weeks ago, saying the increase is due to large family outbreaks without any connection to the protest.
“Some of [the outbreaks] are very large, they have reached more than a dozen individuals and they cross multiple households and there are a number of other close contacts,” Sutton said. “That is why the actions we are announcing today are really necessary, because some of these households we have another 50 close contacts who are being followed up, and they are all potentially going to be cases in the next couple of weeks.”

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Carona Virus Cases in Australia : LIVE UPDATES

Carona Virus Cases in Australia : LIVE UPDATES

As on Dated : 17 June 2020

Total Carona Cases : 7,370

Active Carona Cases : 498

Cured / Discharged : 6,870

Deaths : 102

New Cases last 24 hours : 23


चीन को झटका, ऑस्ट्रेलिया भारत के पक्ष में : चीन को सुनाई खरी खरी

मेलबोर्न (शाईना शर्मा): अंर्तराष्ट्रीय मंच पर भी चीन के बहिष्कार की कवायद तेज होती जा रही है. चीन पूरी दुनिया में अलग-थलग पड़ गया है. अब ऑस्ट्रेलिया भी खुलकर भारत के पक्ष में आ गया है. ऑस्ट्रेलिया के राजदूत बैरी ओ फरेल ने बुधवार को कहा कि द्वितीय विश्व युद्ध के बाद नियम और तकाजे को लेकर स्थापित व्यवस्था का भारत और ऑस्ट्रेलिया पालन कर रहे हैं लेकिन चीन द्वारा ऐसा नहीं किया जा रहा.
ऑस्ट्रेलिया के उच्चायुक्त बैरी ओ फरेल ने कहा कि दक्षिण चीन सागर में चीन एकतरफा तरीके से यथास्थिति बदलने का प्रयास कर रहा है. जो आम सहमति और वार्ता के मुताबिक नहीं है. विवेकानंद इंटरनेशनल फाउंडेशन में अपने संबोधन में उन्होंने कहा कि भारत और ऑस्ट्रेलिया की साझा चिंताएं हैं.
उन्होंने कहा कि चीन ने अच्छा विकास किया है लेकिन ताकत और जिम्मेदारी साथ साथ होती है. द्वितीय विश्वयुद्ध के बाद के दौर में शांति, स्थिरता और समृद्धि के लिए बने नियम और कानून की व्यवस्था की हिफाजत करने की जरूरत है. फरेल ने कहा कि दुर्भाग्य से हमारे लिए चिंता करने की वजह है कि हम इस प्रारूप का जितना पालन कर रहे हैं, चीन इसके लिए समर्पित नहीं है.