Queensland firefighters rated female colleagues’ sexual performance on Facebook

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Three Queensland firefighters are under investigation after allegedly rating on social media which of their female colleagues would be “best in bed”.
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At least three women in the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service were allegedly rated in the survey which was created online and circulated via Facebook 10 months ago.

It is understood the women were based at a station in the Logan region. Two of the women are understood to have been transferred to other stations.

It is understood the QFES retrained firefighters with a refresher course about the organisation’s Code of Conduct, but have since appointed external investigators to look at the claims.

The investigation will focus on an alleged breach of the fire service Code of Conduct relating to sexual harassment, workplace bullying, harassment and intimidation.

A spokeswoman for Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said the organisation would not comment on the matter while the investigation was underway.

“It would be inappropriate for the QFES to comment, while the investigation is ongoing,” the spokeswoman said.

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Ipswich buildings evacuated after suspicious bag found at bus stop

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A bag has been left at a bus stop, sparking a bomb scare. Photo: Rob Williams/The Queensland Times Some buildings in the Ipswich CBD have been evacuated. Photo: Rob Williams/The Queensland Times
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A suitcase which sparked a bomb scare in Ipswich has been found to contain nothing but personal items.

A section of the the city’s CBD was evacuated on Monday morning after a blue suitcase was found abandoned at a bus stop on Bell Street.

Surrounding streets near the Ipswich City Mall, including Limestone, Ellenborough and East streets, were cordoned off and several buildings were evacuated.

Police also delcared an “emergent situation” under the Public Safety Preservation Act about 7.20am.

But, upon inspection, the suitcase was found to contain only “personal items”, a police spokesman said.

The streets were reopened and workers allowed to return to their offices about 9.15am.

It is the third bomb scare of its kind to occur in as many weeks.

The bomb squad was called to George Street in Brisbane’s CBD after a suspicious suitcase was found outside the Supreme Court on September 12.

Police were called to George Street again on September 24 after another suitcase was left at the entrance of the National Australia Bank.

Both suitcases were found to contain clothes and personal items.

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Abbott and Howard enlisted to raise funds for LNP

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott with Queensland Premier Campbell Newman. Photo: Harrison Saragossi A copy of an invitation to the LNP fundraising dinner.
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Tony Abbott and Campbell Newman. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Queensland’s Liberal National Party is set to raise half a million dollars at an upcoming dinner and they won’t have to declare a cent or make public who attended.

The Four Leaders Dinner, featuring Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and former prime minister John Howard, is selling for $5000 a head and capped at 100 places.

Several other state and federal ministers, including Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss, Barnaby Joyce  Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney and ministers Tim Nicholls, Scott Emerson and Tim Mander will also attend the October 9 event.

Under changes to the donation laws pushed through by the Newman government earlier this year, donations to political parties do not have to be declared unless they exceed $12,400, which means the party also does not have to declare who attended the exclusive event.

A donation declaration will only have to be declared if an individual or company purchases more than three tickets.

A company can purchase a table, but buy individual tickets in each attendee’s name, which would avoid the need for a declaration.

Those attending the event, organised by the party, will only be advised of the venue closer to the event.

The $5000 ticket price will grant access to the “four leaders” who will each speak at the event.

LNP state director, Brad Henderson said there was no issue.

“Unlike Labor, the LNP’s past and present leaders enjoy being in the same room together. They command deep respect among party supporters who are keen to hear them talk about strong leadership of united teams that are achieving real results for Queensland and Australia,” he said in a statement.

“The event, which is being organised by the LNP ahead of the 2015 state election, complies with all state and federal electoral laws.

“The LNP does not have the heavy financial backing of the unions as Labor does and instead relies on the general community for support.”

Ministers will be scattered across the tables.

Housing Minister Tim Mander, who is listed as on the LNP invitation as heading one of the tables, said he was yet to be made aware of the dinner.

But he said he didn’t have a problem with it.

“Those fundraising events have been happening for many years, people are coming to these events because they support the policies of this government and they want to see the government re-elected,” he said.

“Those laws are consistent with the federal laws, we’ve said to the federal government, if they are going to change those laws, we are happy to follow suit as well. The legal advice we got at the time was we needed to be consistent with the federal laws, so I am totally comfortable with it.”

Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek, who is not listed as attending, said he would welcome a similar fundraiser in his electorate.

“It’s not for the electorate of Surfers Paradise,” he said of the October 9 dinner.

“But if someone wants to put one on then I’ll happily have it.”

Racing Minister Steve Dickson said the party would stick “to all rules and regulations”, but made sure to include the day’s talking points in his answer.

“We will stick to all the rules that are lined up with State and Federal politics,” he said.

“Unlike Labor, we’re out there talking to Queensland’s future.

“All Labor are interested in doing is recycling failed politicians who put this state in the financial mess its in today.”

Mines Minister Andrew Cripps, who is also slated to attend, did not answer questions about the dinner.

Neither did fellow attendee Local Government Minister David Crisafulli  despite his reputation for outspokenness.

Energy Minister Mark McArdle and Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey also avoided the question.

Notable attendees:Prime Minister Tony AbbottPremier Campbell NewmanFormer prime minister John HowardLord Mayor Graham Quirk

*Ministers heading tables:Local Government Minister David CrisafulliDeputy Prime Minister Warren TrussFederal agricultural minister Barnaby JoyceState agricultural minister John McVeighFederal industry minister Ian MacfarlaneState mines minister Andrew CrippsAssistant defence minister Stuart RobertDeputy Premier Jeff SeeneyTreasurer Tim NichollsTransport Minister Scott EmersonState arts Minister Ian Walker (a spokeswoman said Mr Walker would be out of town during the event) State housing Minister Tim Mander *The LNP has disputed this list as “inaccurate” but would not say which attendees were wrongly listed as it was a “private party function”.

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Woman stalked, bashed in terrifying North Sunshine attack

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A woman has been stalked, chased and bashed by a stranger in a terrifying weekend attack in Melbourne’s west.
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Police say the woman was walking along Metherall Street in Sunshine North about 4.30pm on Saturday when she noticed a man following her.

She began to run along Gilmour Road, next to the train line, but the offender soon caught up and began to verbally abuse her, before eventually hitting her.

Police media spokeswoman Clair White said the attacker only fled after a passing train disturbed him.

“The woman then flagged down a passing driver who dropped her at Sunshine Hospital, where police were notified,” Ms White said.

The victim received significant injuries and is helping police with their investigation.

Police media officer Creina O’Grady confirmed the victim did not know her offender.

Brimbank detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward, including the driver who helped the woman.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Carers shine the spotlight on dementia in Camden

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Camden is set to become the dementia capital of NSW, with more sufferers of the disease projected to come from the area than any other part of the state by 2050.
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That was the sobering news delivered by Jo-Ann Brown of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW at a dementia forum for carers at Camden Civic Centre last Wednesday.

About 70 people attended the forum organised by Macarthur Carer of the Year Fay Jones to educate carers on what support services are available to them.

Mrs Jones said she was buoyed by the community support she had received for highlighting the plight of carers whose loved ones suffered dementia.

Following the forum, Mrs Jones said the state and federal governments needed to do more to help carers and with more support services and properly trained nurses.

She said she would start a Macarthur wide support group for people like her to ‘‘have a coffee and a chat and lobby for more funding.’’

‘‘I hope that with the Macarthur Dementia Carers Friends group that we can support each other to cope. We need to be able to speak more about the problems that are upsetting us,’’ she said.

There are 736 dementia sufferers living in the Camden electorate, Ms Brown said.

About 70 people attended a dementia forum for carers at Camden Civic Centre. Picture: Jonathan Ng

About 70 people attended a dementia forum for carers at Camden Civic Centre. Picture: Jonathan Ng

That number is expected to rise dramatically to 4828 by 2050 – the highest number of people with dementia in the state, representing a growth of 600 per cent, she said.

‘‘The new electoral boundaries and also the urban sprawl out west is what has made that projected number increase so substantially,’’ Ms Brown said.

South West Sydney Local Health District geriatrician Bilyana Konstantinova said while there was no cure for dementia, medications were being developed to modify and even delay the progression of the disease.

Dr Konstantinova said studies showed that Souvenaid, a ‘‘medical nutritional drink described as food for the brain’’ was helping people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and unlike traditional medicines, had no side effects.

However, it had shown to be of no benefit to people with moderate to severe dementia and was not listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, she said.

Ms Brown said people could reduce their risk of developing dementia by eating natural, unprocessed foods, exercise and learning new skills to stimulate brain activity.

For more information about the Macarthur Dementia Carers Friends group, email Fay Jones, [email protected]南京夜网.

For a list of local support services, www.swslhd.nsw.gov.au/carers/dementiaservices.html.

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