Mostafa Baluch-linked trucking company Kit Bros raided by NSW Police

Mr Kitanovski, of Yowie Bay in southern Sydney, had been of interest to police for some time, Superintendent Critchlow said, amid scrutiny of logistics companies suspected of transporting illicit cargo for organised crime. He alleged Mr Kitanovski is “involved in transportation but also he transports other commodities from time to …

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I could never live on the breadline

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Earlier this year, Jenny Leong was facing life on the breadline. She was staring into the room of a house infested with cockroaches and mould. But the Greens MP for Newtown had the choice to walk away from the squalor — unlike …

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Mostafa Baluch bound for Goulburn Supermax prison

“He will be transferred down there as soon as that quarantine period is over,” Mr Corcoran said. Mr Corcoran said Mr Baluch had been designated an “extreme high-security inmate” the last time he was in custody in NSW, given his apparent capacity to organise an escape. “We had already identified …

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Like a word that’s, like, un-liked

Andrew Taubman of Queens Park remembers that in the 1960s, his “father gave some visiting Americans a bag of passionfruit (C8), as an iconic Australian food then virtually unknown in the USA. One wrote to him later to thank him for the interesting and novel fruit, but said that after …

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PM’s reliance on market forces hand of voters

AUKUS didn’t stop US leaving us out on climate Now that China has joined the US in a pact to tackle climate change, will the Australian government finally listen, stop dragging its feet and actually undertake some positive steps to slow the existential crisis facing us all (“‘Existential crisis’: US, …

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NSW weather sparks six flood rescues in 24 hours

Bureau hazard preparedness and response east manager Jane Golding said 76 millimetres landed in Narrabri, on the North West Slopes, across Wednesday, describing it as “really the start of the rain event for that area”. In one day, it was more than the town’s average monthly rainfall of 68mm for …

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Senior Comanchero bikie detained in Lebanon after Interpol notice

Mr Zahed’s Australian lawyer, Mohammad Chahine, said the information provided by Australian authorities through Interpol was defamatory and led to his client’s imprisonment in Lebanon. In September, police sources expressed frustration at Border Force allowing Mr Zahed to travel after legal avenues to keep him in NSW were exhausted. Senior …

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