Developer pleads guilty to illegal demolition of Melbourne’s historic Corkman pub

Developer pleads guilty to illegal demolition of Melbourne’s historic Corkman pub

Updated May 10, 2018 14:16:24 Photo: The pub, which was popular with students, was destroyed without a permit. (ABC News: Gloria Kalache) One of the developers charged over the illegal demolition of a 160-year-old Irish pub in inner Melbourne has pleaded guilty, but his fellow director is preparing to fight …

Budget 2018 targets illegal tobacco hawkers, making this a pirate-fightin’ affair

Budget 2018 targets illegal tobacco hawkers, making this a pirate-fightin’ affair

Updated May 08, 2018 20:22:43 Photo: It’s the contestable political centre which is of most interest, and were the biggest winners from this budget. (ABC News: Matt Roberts) If you hadn’t spent the last few weeks having it patiently explained to you by all and sundry that this is indeed …

Trial aborted four years after market garden raids led to allegations of illegal foreign workers

Trial aborted four years after market garden raids led to allegations of illegal foreign workers

Updated May 07, 2018 14:21:48 Photo: Brothers Minh Canh and Michael Le and denied the charges against them. (ABC News: Jon Smball) A trial in WA’s District Court has been aborted in extraordinary circumstances, with a jury that was sworn in for a 10-week trial being discharged after the case …

Government unveils plan to crack down on illegal tobacco

The Turnbull government has unveiled a plan to crack down on illegal tobacco imports, illegal tobacco crops known as ‘chop chop’, and the cigarette black market. The Sunday Age reports billions of dollars are being lost from undetected tobacco imports and sales, with the government’s plans set to increase revenue …

Illegal orgy busted by police

Illegal orgy busted by police

POLICE have busted an illegal sex party attended by Australians at a hotel in Thailand’s most notorious red light district. Officers arrested the owner of the Pattaya establishment after finding 11 men from around the world cavorting with 14 young local women. Attendees paid $62 on a website to take …

Former Melbourne councillor avoids conviction over illegal nomination

Former Melbourne councillor avoids conviction over illegal nomination

Updated April 19, 2018 15:21:51 A former City of Melbourne councillor has avoided conviction for helping a council candidate make an illegal nomination which was only discovered after he reported it. Richard Foster, 44, pleaded guilty to helping Brooke Wandin make an unlawful nomination in the 2016 council election by …

Australian nun, 71, faces deportation from the Philippines for ‘illegal political activities’

Australian nun, 71, faces deportation from the Philippines for ‘illegal political activities’

Updated April 17, 2018 20:16:03 Photo: Sister Patricia Fox has been involved with human rights missions in Mindanao in southern Philippines. (Twitter: Pamalakaya Pilipinas) An Australian nun arrested in the Philippines for engaging in “illegal political activities” has been released pending further investigation after authorities became aware she held a …

Illegal feral pig hunters are accused of spreading the pests for sport – ABC Rural

Illegal feral pig hunters are accused of spreading the pests for sport – ABC Rural

They’re big, strong and, if you’ve heard the popular adage, smarter than your dog. Now experts are saying illegal hunters are spreading feral pigs even further for sport. Landcare biosecurity officer Annabelle Garrett, described the non-fussy omnivores, that hunt livestock and native animals, eat crops, down fences and spread serious …

North Korea: UN Security Council blacklists dozens of ships, companies over illegal smuggling

North Korea: UN Security Council blacklists dozens of ships, companies over illegal smuggling

Updated March 31, 2018 17:51:01 Photo: Washington requested the historic sanctions package. (Reuters) The United Nations Security Council has blacklisted dozens of ships and shipping companies over oil and coal smuggling by North Korea, boosting pressure on Pyongyang as leader Kim Jong-un plans to meet with his South Korean and …

Police link hit-run death to illegal deer hunters

Police link hit-run death to illegal deer hunters

POLICE have linked the horrific hit and run death of man on a dark, lonely road in rural Victoria to the vile and cowardly practice of “spotlighting” by illegal deer hunters who have been terrorising a small town. Bryce Airs, a father-of-two, was mowed down by a vehicle as he …