Category Archives: Australia

BREAKING: Melbourne horror ramming suspect driver named as Greek Australian 26-year-old

Update: Melbourne ‘attacker’ NAMED as ‘Islamic’ who ‘knows how to take you dogs down’

Dimitrious Gargasoulas has been named as the man police believe is responsible for deliberately driving a maroon coloured Holden car into the crowd in Bourke Street and Queen’s Street in the city centre.

These are the first pictures of the 26-year-old suspect just before he was seen ploughing into shoppers and lunchtime workers, killing three, including a man and a woman in their 30s and a young child.

Australia Day billboard showing women in hijabs taken down after threats of violence

MEMBERS of far right social media groups are celebrating a win for “people power” after an Australia Day billboard depicting two Muslim women was hastily pulled following an Islamophobia-fuelled outcry.

Social media erupted after a picture of the billboard began circulating last Friday, with many Facebook users slamming the freeway advertisement as “un-Australian”.

On Tuesday, Victorian Multicultural Affairs Minister Robin Scott revealed the billboard would be taken down, after the company behind the ad, QMS, received threats

‘It’s is not merely a religion’ Secret party vowing to ‘reduce Islam’ soars in popularity

A SECRETIVE organisation has promised to “reduce Islam” and encourage a “more human rights version” of the religion in the wake of terror attacks.

The mysterious Q Society is now gaining ground and support for the “Islam-critical Movement” across Australia and has decided to embrace the limelight.

It is a far cry from the days the group insisted members sign a nondisclosure agreement if they want to attend one of its meetings.

But now the anti-Islam party is publicly promoting a $150-a-head (£89) fundraising dinner in Sydney and Melbourne, which will feature speeches from well-known local councillors.

Sign me up!

Muslim Christmas Terror Plot Foiled: Police raids in Melbourne’s northern suburbs

VICTORIA Police say overnight raids at a series of properties in Melbourne’s north were related to a possible terror plot in Melbourne on Christmas Day.

Commissioner Graham Ashton says there were raids on five properties in Gladstone Park, Flemington, Meadow Heights, Dallas and Campbellfield.

Seven people were arrested. Five people remain in custody and are being questioned.

Mr Ashton said there was evidence to suggest there was a plan for an “explosive act” which had the power to injure or kill a “substantial” number of people.


More… Christmas Day terror plot foiled: Melbourne counter-terrorism raids see seven arrested over plans to attack Federation Square, Flinders Street train station and St Paul’s Cathedral

Heavily armed police have foiled a terror plot to attack multiple locations in Melbourne’s CBD on Christmas Day after raids across the city.

Victoria’s Joint Counter-Terrorism task force arrested seven people after executing five search warrants at homes in Melbourne’s north and west, including Flemington, Meadow Heights, Dallas, Campbellfield and Gladstone Park,

Four Australians, in their 20s, and one Egyptian-born man are still in police custody and are expected to be charged for their alleged involvement in preparing to commit a terrorist attack on Christmas Day.

h/t Suze

Judge sentences two men to 20 years over Sydney terrorism plot

Two men who planned to bomb a Sydney Shia prayer hall and vowed to stab people in the kidneys to impress an Islamic State recruiter have been jailed for at least 15 years.

Omar Al-Kutobi, 25, and Mohammad Kiad, 27, each pleaded guilty to one count of acting in preparation for a terrorist act, after they were arrested during counter-terrorism raids in February 2015.

Dash for Gas: “Green” South Australian Government Throws in the Towel on Renewables

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The South Australian Government, the world’s green energy crash test dummy, appears to have thrown in the towel. In the wake of economically damaging outages and vigorous complaints from major employers, the South Australian government are now attempting to reassure industry and domestic users that there is sufficient fossil fuel capacity to cover their needs, and claim to have stepped up efforts to secure more gas supplies.

Obama administration stiff-arms lawmakers questioning secret refugee deal

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In an unprecedented move, the U.S. State Department has classified details on refugees to be resettled in America via a secret deal made with Australia. The bi-lateral agreement, which Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called a “one-off,” involves 2,465 people currently being held in Papua New Guinea and Nauru who will now be transferred onto U.S. soil.

“This is a backroom deal, wheeling and dealing with another country’s refugee problem,” Center for Immigration Studies fellow Don Barnett told FoxNews.com. “I don’t believe for a moment it’s a one-time deal. That’s for public consumption.”