Trent Gose was known to have been driving a 4WD that was located abandoned with a flat battery on a remote property near Richmond. Police located the vehicle on Wednesday and said it is possible the vehicle had been there for several days before it was found. There are fears for Mr Gose’s welfare as the area is remote outback country experiencing high temperatures. The news comes as a 34-year-old Gold Coast man is feared to be trapped in harsh terrain near Mount Isa, after a car he was seen driving was found out of petrol 100 kilometres from civilisation. Searches on Saturday involving police and two helicopters failed to locate Mr Gose. The search resumes today with police, SES, local station personnel and equipment, as well as helicopter support. He is described as Caucasian, approximately 195cms tall, with a proportionate build, short brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone who has any information which can assist in locating Mr Gose is urged to contact police. … [Read more...] about Land and air search for man missing on cattle property near Richmond
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Australia's aid budget is set for a major overhaul, with the government wanting a much sharper focus on economic infrastructure and connectivity. Dennis Richardson, who has led the foreign affairs and defence departments, will lead the review. Consecutive coalition governments have cut billions from aid spending since 2013, but the review is not expected to result in more funding. Instead, it is expected to centre on building strategic and economic partnerships in the Indo-Pacific, against a backdrop of China's irrepressible rise. International Development Minister Alex Hawke said it would also consider leveraging private sector investment and opportunities for Pacific workers to fill shortages in Australian regions. "The new policy will reflect the government's increased emphasis on strategic and economic partnerships in the Indo-Pacific and our deepened commitment to our Pacific neighbours through the step-up," Mr Hawke said. The Department of Foreign Affairs measures aid spending … [Read more...] about Australia’s $4 billion aid budget reviewed
Mr Bowman, 57 of Mt Waverly in Victoria, left the Lake St Clair visitor centre to walk to the Mt Cuvier region and was expected to return by Saturday. He is described as being approximately 180cm tall, of medium build, carrying a grey pack and wearing a red/orange jacket and dark coloured pants. He is thought to be using a yellow/mustard coloured tent. Police said a search operation involving SES ground parties, police officers and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was underway this morning. Anyone who may have seen Michael in the Cradle Mt/Lake St Clair National Park is asked to contact Tasmania Police on 131 444. EARLIER: POLICE have appealed for public assistance to help find an overdue bushwalker believed to be hiking in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. The 57-year-old man left the Lake St Clair visitor centre with an intention to walk to the Mt Cuvier region and was due to return by Saturday. The Lake St Clair visitor centre where the bushwalker was due to return to … [Read more...] about Tasmania Police start search for overdue bushwalker in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
The ‘New Norm’, designed to make hosting an Olympics affordable and deliver greater legacy benefits to the host, has paved the way for a Queensland bid. The State Government’s decision to support the bid on Monday means the Sunshine State stands to benefit from the economic, employment and infrastructure benefits an Olympics could deliver. QUEENSLAND OLYMPICS 2032: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW And while we still need to win the hosting rights, many are asking what a Queensland Games should be called. Here’s your chance to have your say. Vote in our poll below and have your say on what an Olympic Games in Queensland should be known as. … [Read more...] about 2032 SEQ Olympics: What should it be called?
Timmothy Matthew Gardiner, 29, of Ravenswood, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest on Saturday morning. Police and emergency services were called to a Blyth St address in the Launceston suburb about 7.50am. “He turned up there this morning still alive, but died in the lounge room, basically in his mother’s arms, which is really tragic,” Detective Inspector Kim Steven said. “As a result of investigations carried out including interviewing a number of witnesses and gathering and analysing evidence from the scene, we are satisfied that Tim’s death was a tragic accident,” Insp Steven said. “Police have been able to determine that Tim was in possession of a small homemade firearm at a residence nearby the unit where he was located at the time of his death. “Police have spoken to three other men who were present when the incident occurred. “Police believe Tim was handling the homemade firearm when it suddenly discharged, firing … [Read more...] about Timmothy Matthew Gardiner, 29, “died in mother’s arms” after being shot in Launceston this morning