Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is hosting a national summit in Canberra today to tackle the threat of terrorism.
The meeting brings together senior law enforcement officers, counter-terrorism experts, and politicians. Mr Turnbull opened the summit with a warning about the power of the internet, which he said posed great challenges for security. He also expressed concern about the growing number of radicalised youths, following the revelation that a 12-year-old boy was among those associated with the recent murder of police worker Curtis Cheng. “Radicalisation, extremism can be seen in the very young — people that we would regard as children,” he said.
Gang rape footage found by police on GoPro
Four men and a teenage boy will appear in three Sydney courts today over an alleged gang rape recorded on a Go Pro camera. Police seized the camera in May while questioning a 25-year-old man over grafitti in Campbelltown, and discovered footage of multiple sexual assaults of a teenage girl by a number of males. The State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad and detectives investigated the matter and found the assaults took place at a party in St Clair, Western Sydney, in May. The incident was been reported to police. The victim has since been identified and spoken to. Police arrested and charged the four men and one teenager yesterday.
Australian fast-food outlet Chicken Treat is trying to break a world record for the first chicken to send a tweet. The chicken in Perth named Betty could become the “First Chicken to Send a Tweet” according to the Guinness Book of World Records if she is able to type a five-letter English word within 30 days. A computer and a keyboard have been placed in the chickens pen and the #chickentweet has been created for people to follow all of the tweets.
WikiLeaks releases Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement
Wikileaks has released the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, which states people who download music, TV shows and movies illegally could face legal action soon. According to the leaked documents, Internet Service Providers will be able to hand over the details of illegal downloaders to the rights holders, and they will also be required to keep track of people who pirate on a regular basis. According to the report, a person found guilty of pirating “would be sufficient to compensate the right holder for the harm caused by the infringement, and with a view to deterring future infringements”.
Collette Dinnigan releases new Aldi range
Thousands of Australian shoppers rushed to Aldi on Wednesday after Australian fashion designer Collette Dinnigan released her affordable new children’s range, Young Hearts. The new line of clothing was a limited edition range of toddler and children’s wear and people lined up at Aldi Canterbury to get their hands on the new range. They were sold out in some stores by lunch time. – Compiled from various news sources by Daniel Walker and Fiona West
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