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  1. Was my boyfriend the killer who terrorised Perth?

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... a decade since Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon were abducted after leaving nightspots in the leafy city suburb. Their murders sparked one of Australia's biggest manhunts which, ... in stolen cars. But Cooke, the last man to hang in Western Australia, was convicted of only one killing, despite confessing to numerous other crimes, including seven murders and 14 attempted ...

  2. Australia returns fugitive broker to face 47 charges

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com A runaway director from a collapsed brokerage, who was extradited to Hong Kong from Australia last week will appear in court today to face charges of money laundering and fraud. A Hong Kong police spokesman said the 56-year-old woman, identified only as Fong, was extradited from Australia at the request of the Commercial Crime Bureau on Friday ...

  3. Planner of Chinese restaurant bombings jailed

    Posted May 25th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Chinese restaurants. Police in Western Australia hope John Van Blitterswyk's two-year prison sentence, and the exile of the Australian Nationalist Movement's leader, will bring to an end ... to the bombings and received a two-year suspended jail term. He was forced to leave Western Australia and is believed to be in Victoria. 'In 2004, there was great fear in the Chinese community, ...

  4. ICAC drops appeal over ruling on media raid

    Posted Oct 31st 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The ICAC is giving up its court fight stemming from a raid on the Sing Tao Daily newspaper's office. The Independent Commission Against Corruption said it had abandoned its plan for any further appeal after the Court of Appeal dismissed i ...

  5. Welcome decision from Australia won't heal rift

    Posted May 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Australia's agreement to return Ng Ship-ping to Hong Kong for trial on criminal charges is to be welcomed, affirming as it does that the country's legal custodians are still ... The extradition of Mr Ng and even subsequent returns in pending cases will not change the fact that Australia still owes Hong Kong an explanation regarding the Hendy and Voigt releases. The outrageousness ...

  6. Jail breakout plot foiled in Australia

    Posted Apr 24th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Australian authorities claimed yesterday to have foiled a plot by Islamic converts to break out of the country's most secure jail. The converts- among them Aborigines and formerly Christian inmates- were allegedly led by one of Australia's most dangerous criminals, convicted murderer Bassam Hamzy. The 28-year-old arranged for money to be paid ...

  7. Australia stands firm in extradition impasse

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires, Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael and Nick Squires in Sydney Foreign minister glosses over ruling on short-piling suspects Australia's foreign minister yesterday weighed into the diplomatic row ... than specified in plans so work would be finished on time. The pair returned to Australia in 1999 before the ICAC investigation began and were arrested in 2002. However, Justice Minister Chris ...

  8. Shock greets Australia's refusal to hand over piling fraud suspects

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle, Peter Michael

    ... Nick Gentle and Peter Michael Two men wanted in Hong Kong on charges of corruption and fraud were freed in Australia after the justice minister took the rare step of invoking his executive ... against crime, Australia must provide a satisfactory explanation. Otherwise it may hurt international co-operation,' he said. Department of Justice deputy law officer Amelia Luk said ...

  9. Australia owes Hong Kong an explanation

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The decision by Australia's justice minister not to allow the extradition of two men wanted in Hong Kong for alleged involvement in a piling scam is baffling- and worrying. ... and extraditions to and from countries around the world, including the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia, have continued as before. There has been the occasional hiccup when suspects have ...

  10. Australia reviews failed bid for asylum over 'ooga-booga' note

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... for asylum in Australia. A government-appointed body rejected her application, but concerns were raised when a written ruling was delivered with 'ooga-booga' typed next to the heading ... apprehension of bias,' said the judge. The case is the latest in a long line of gaffes to have embroiled the immigration system in Australia, where the government's tough detention policies ...




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