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  • Gutless Wonders on Terror raids in Australia How do you sleep at night. How can you look into your childrens eyes and not accept the fact that your actions are ... more
  • All stand in applause for WA on Terror raids in Australia How clever is WA. We should all take of our hats to their extraordinary contribution. The WA division of Fairfax radio is ... more
  • Australia is a nation under siege on Terror raids in Australia When foreign or domestic enemies attack or seek to undermine Australia, government is the first line of defence. When ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge Phillip ISLAND, Bribie ISLAND ask any of there locals, they still say mainlanders, what a rediculous arguement if you build ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge I'm with you Rita, Two words for me , Bribie Island still pristine where locals enjoy living and touries can't get enough ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge I'm with you Rita, Two words for me , Bribie Island still pristine where locals enjoy living and touries can't get enough ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge I agree totally with Walter. A bridge will destroy the uniqueness of Russell Island. It appears that the almighty dollar is ... more
  • eddie terrill on Catch up with Ken Sparkes hi ken; great show tonite 30-09;enjoy the music once again ,keep on rocking from a60s&70s listener.eddie t. more
  • Bruce Norman on Farewell Mark 'The Ear' I started listening to Mark when the 4BC came to Tasmania, and I just think the "turf teasers", even though you have to wake ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge Did buy a block to build and retire to one day. It's nice to get good clean discussion about the Bridge , not to sure about ... more
  • Helen Arnall on Calls for Island bridge Private enterprises could be used to build a bridge - Look to Isle of Skye in Scotland - lots of protests, but successfully ... more
  • Dale on Crime corner Whiskey au Go Go Bluey O.Gorman loved to go the knuckle with the smartys but no way was he involved with the rat pack or ever on the take. more
  • Rita on Calls for Island bridge Russell Island is a fast growing community with needs as any other. A bridge would give RI residents a future with ... more
  • GregHS on Calls for Island bridge Walter, if I say just one word - parking, that would crush your arguments. No matter what, growing population will not stop ... more
  • James W on Calls for Island bridge Island Owners should stump the money up, if they want it. It will be their land values that will increase to offset the ... more
  • walter on Calls for Island bridge The whole idea of island living is the apeal of seperation & apart from mainland living. A bridge would ultimately destroy ... more
  • Debbie Copnell on Kim Mothershaw Cruise Hi Kim How's the family? My father heard you advertise on radio a cruise to Gallipoli for Anzac day next year. Could you ... more
  • Craig on VIDEO: Terrorist discussion Only trouble with this video is it was created on the 16th July, that is a day before the plane was destroyed. So who is ... more
  • Ash Gulati on Calls for Island bridge OMG still no bridge, I thought it will be due for maintenance soon... since how long the residents been yelling for one... ... more
  • Cheryl on Calls for Island bridge Dear readers.Russell Island is defianetly growing.Why because the demand of affordable land is sadly becoming unavailable.I ... more

Sex offender captured after escaping

Posted by: Pak Yiu | Pak Yiu 19 September, 2014 - 7:34 AM
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UPDATE: 10:10AM Police have confirmed sex offender Christopher Charles Gardner has been caught in NSW. 

The 29-year-old male sex offender is now under supervision in New South Wales and remains in custody.


 

Dangerous sex offender, Christopher Charles Gardner, has escaped a supervised detention centre at Wacol in Brisbane's West.

He was reported missing overnight. Police have advised the public not to approach Gardner if they see him.

Queensland Police and Corrective Service Officers have described him as being around 180cm tall, weighing 88kgs with a fair complexion, blue eyes, has blond hair with a purple streak and a clean-shaven face.

He has a scar on his left knee and multiple tattoos on his face - a dot under his right eye, left arm, left hand, left leg and right leg.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppers.com.au

Terror raids in Australia

Posted by: Staff Writers | Staff Writers 18 September, 2014 - 7:49 AM
4BC Breakfast Terror raids across Sydney and Brisbane

4BC Online: Police have executed predawn anti-terror raids in Sydney and Brisbane.

Three search warrants were carried out on properties in Mount Gravatt East, Logan, and Underwood.

It is believed hundreds of police were involved in the operation.

One man was arrested and charged, fourteen other men have been detained.

22-year-old Omarjan Azari has been charged and refused bail over the gruesome plot.

 

AFP Statement on counter-terror raids in NSW

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4:20PM Federal Attorney-General George Brandis speaks with ABC Local Radio Melbourne and says authorities were aware of terror plot before, but couldn't act until today because more evidence was needed.

He also said Australians who are member of the Muslim community are the "most law abiding, best educated" people.

3:59PM RECAP of WHAT’S HAPPENED SO FAR

   15 people have been detained after raids in Brisbane and Sydney.

-    One person has been charged over the plot in NSW.

-    Queensland Premier Campbell Newman said information gathered last week was “very concerning” but recent information has resulted in this morning’s raids.

-    Prime Minister Tony Abbott said intelligence suggested people in Australia were allegedly planning a public beheading.

-    Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said the allegations are truly shocking and horrifying.

-    Over 800 police officers have been involved.

 

3:16PM LISTEN: 4BC's State Political Reporter gives us a wrap of the Queensland Government's response on 4BC Drive.

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3:06PM LISTEN: Fairfax Radio Federal Political Editor Michael Pachi updates us on Canberra's response to the anti-terror raids on 4BC Drive.

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2:38PM LISTEN: Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and Queensland Police Commissioner Press Conference regarding counter-terror raids.

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12:10PM LISTEN: 2UE reporter Derek Peterson updates us on the Sydney anti-terrorism raids on 4BC Afternoons.

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10:20AM LISTEN: Police Commissioner Ian Stewart talks to 4BC Mornings about the anti-terrorism raids in Sydney

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8:34AM LISTEN:Channel 9 reporter Sean Power and Dr Clarke Jones from ANU talk to 4BC Mornings about the anti-terrorism raids and their implications.

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8:18AM LISTEN: Channel 9 reporter Simon Bouda tells 4BC Breakfast there are reports the planned attacks involved beheadings and mass shootings

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7:47AM LISTEN: Channel 9 reporter Sean Power was covering the raids in Sydney this morning, he tells 4BC Breakfast what he saw.

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7:10AM LISTEN: Professor Greg Barton gives 4BC Breakfast his analysis of the anti terrorism raids across Brisbane and Sydney.

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6:40AM LISTEN: 2UE Reporter Amelia Burnie joins 4BC Breakfast from Sydney for an update on the anti-terrorism raids.

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4BC at the LIMBO

Posted by: Pak Yiu | Pak Yiu 17 September, 2014 - 7:00 AM
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4BC VIDEO: 4BC's young and energetic street reporters, Olympia Kwitowski and Pak Yiu, checked out LIMBO at this year's Brisbane Festival - watch the video for more.

4BC launches Floral Welcome Mat

Posted by: Pak Yiu | Pak Yiu 12 September, 2014 - 11:02 AM
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4BC Online: On Friday morning, News Talk 4BC launched the 4BC Floral Welcome Mat to mark the G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane. 

The exciting community project will encompass over 6,000 locally sourced plants including a potted history of Queensland’s agricultural industry and reflect Brisbane’s unique characteristics.

The floral carpet design will be revealed in late October and will become the centrepiece of Brisbane’s Roma Street Parkland from 6 November 2014.

 

4BC at the Brisbane Festival

Posted by: Gordon Campbell | Gordon Campbell 8 September, 2014 - 12:36 PM
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4BC VIDEO: 4BC's young and energetic street reporters, Olympia Kwitowski and Pak Yiu, joined the festivities for this year's Brisbane Festival - watch the video for more.