Search for missing teen Draden Simmona

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 11 July 2019 02:49

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Reservoir teenager Draden Simmona.

The 15-year-old Reservoir teen, was last seen at his home address on 27 June at about 8.30am.

Draden is described as 160cm, Caucasian short blonde hair and thin build.

Police and family have concerns for his welfare due to his age and medical condition.

Draden is known to frequent the Northland Shopping Centre, Kingsbury McDonalds and Reservoir area.

Investigators have released an image of him in the hope that someone may have information on his current whereabouts.

Anyone who sees Draden is urged to contact Reservoir Police on 9460 6744.

Leading Senior Constable Rohan Imms

Media Officer

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Penny Obrist wanted on warrant

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 11 July 2019 02:35

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Penny Obrist.

Warrants have been issued for the 38-year-old’s arrest in relation to armed robbery and false imprisonment offences.

Police have released an image of Obrist in the hope someone recognises her and can provide information on her whereabouts.

Obrist is known to frequent the St Kilda, Prahran, Sunshine or Keilor Downs area.

Anyone who sees her or has information on her whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Creina O’Grady

Media Officer

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Ambulance coverage boosted in regional Tasmania

Source: State of Tasmania Government

11 July 2019

Sarah Courtney, Minister for Health

The Hodgman Liberal Government is boosting ambulance services in regional and remote areas across Tasmania, with the first three paramedics now successfully recruited.

Wynyard Ambulance Station is now staffed full-time, with three additional paramedics to providing emergency responses.

This is part of the Hodgman Liberal Government’s $125 million investment into Ambulance Tasmania over six years, which includes the progressive recruitment of 42 paramedics in rural areas.

This financial year, Ambulance Tasmania will recruit three FTE paramedics in Dodges Ferry, three in Bicheno, three in Deloraine and three in St Helens, as well as upgrading the stations in each of those towns as a result of the additional recruitment.

Over the remaining four years, a further 24 paramedics will be recruited to regional areas across the state.

These additional paramedics, including those already successfully recruited in Wynyard, will assist in reducing fatigue, increasing ambulance responsiveness and reducing overtime costs.

We know there are demand pressures on our hospitals and on our paramedics, which is why we are committed to continuing this additional recruitment, as well as working with staff, stakeholders and the community to address these important issues.

Premier Pays Tribute to Tracey Vieira

Source: Government of Queensland Regions

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Ms Vieira is stepping down from the CEO’s position in August after more than five years at the helm.

“Queensland’s screen industry has never been stronger,” the Premier said.

“That’s thanks to Tracey.”

Last year was Screen Queensland’s best yet.

It helped deliver 32 productions in film, television and games, generated $262 million for our economy and created 2,600 jobs.

Since 2015 6,600 jobs have been created in the industry, and 340 film and video production businesses and digital game businesses now call Queensland their creative home.

Ms Vieira said she is incredibly proud to have been part of the Screen Queensland team that has passionately driven change to the screen agency.

“I came into the role during a tumultuous time for the organisation and industry in Queensland,” Ms Vieira said.

“By working with industry to create a clear vision of what we needed to do, Queensland is now a great place to create content for all platforms,” said Ms Vieira.

 “I leave knowing that this is the culture of Screen Queensland and am excited about what the organisation and industry will continue to do together.”

The position of CEO will be advertised shortly.

Media contact: Shane Doherty – 0439 624 473 

Looking To The Creative Future Of The Great South Coast

Source: Government of Victoria 2

Community members across the Great South Coast are being encouraged to share their views on what creativity means to them and how it could bring new opportunities, investment, visitors and jobs to their town for the region’s first creative industries strategy.

Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today called for insights and ideas for the strategy, which will create a roadmap for the growth of the creative and cultural businesses, practitioners, attractions and festivals that call the region home.

The need for a strategy was identified by the Great South Coast Regional Partnership which has held three assemblies since 2016, with hundreds of people attending and voicing their priorities for the region.

The development will be led by Regional Arts Victoria in partnership with the five councils of the Great South Coast region – Corangamite, Glenelg, Moyne, Southern Grampians and Warrnambool – and the Great Ocean Road Tourism Board.

A consultation website has been launched for submissions and a series of public forums will be held.

Feedback gathered during the local consultations will also be used to inform the Andrews Labor Government’s second state-wide creative industries strategy, which will guide investment in Victoria’s creative industries between 2020-2024.

A joint public forum on the Great South Coast Creative Industries Strategy and the state-wide strategy will be held on Tuesday, 20 August from 6:00-8:00pm at the Pavilion Café & Bar, Warrnambool.  For more information, to register for the upcoming public forum or provide your submission visit strategy.rav.net.au/south-coast.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley

“The creative industries in the Great South Coast are diverse – from the incredible UNESCO-listed heritage at Budj Bim to the festivals, galleries, venues and the many creative practitioners who call the region home.”

“I encourage everyone ─ from practitioners to keen audience members ─ to give their ideas on how to make the Great South Coast’s creative industries even stronger and more vibrant.”

Quote attributable to Regional Arts Victoria chief executive Joe Toohey

“In all our work over many years in the South West, we’ve never found this region short of ideas. A strategic approach like this allows us to determine how we can work together to turn these ideas into action.”

QLD/316815 – Research and Insights Officer (PO4)

Source: Crime and Corruption Commission – Queensland


Fortitude Valley

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) is a statutory body set up to combat and reduce the incidence of major crime and corruption in the public sector in Queensland. Its functions and powers are set out in the Crime and Corruption Act 2001.

Job details

Position status Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Research
Classification PO4
Workplace Location Brisbane – North
Job ad reference QLD/316815
Closing date 24-Jul-2019
Yearly salary
Fortnightly salary
Total remuneration
Salary Other
Job duration 4 months (with possible extension)
Contact person Paul Alsbury
Contact details 3360 6041

 The ideal applicant will demonstrate capability in the following requirements:

  • Experience in conducting research and generating insights, preferably in a context relevant to the work of the Crime and Corruption Commission.
  • Experience in using evidence to develop recommendations, preferably applied in a context relevant to the work of the Commission
  • Experience managing research projects, including preparing project plans, monitoring quality and timeliness, and supervising staff.
  • Experience designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative data analyses of data (for example, using SPSS, R, SAS, STATA, Python, Microsoft SQL Server or other similar program).

  • Excellent analytical and insightful writing skills, including the ability to prepare a variety of research and policy outputs in a timely manner.

 Qualifications/ Professional Registrations/ Other Requirements:

  • Certified copies of all qualifications must be produced at time of interview
  • Possession of tertiary qualifications relevant to the role (e.g., social science, criminology, psychology, statistics) is a requirement.  Honours, Research Masters or PhD is highly regarded. Qualifications acquired from an overseas educational institution will only be accepted where the qualification has been recognised to an equivalent level in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework.

For more detailed information, including how to apply, download the role description.

For any inquiries, please contact Paul Alsbury on telephone (07) 3360 6041 or email Paul.Alsbury@ccc.qld.gov.au.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

Further information

For more information about working with the CCC, visit www.ccc.qld.gov.au/careers

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QLD/316802 – Lawyer (PO4)

Source: Crime and Corruption Commission – Queensland


Fortitude Valley

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) is a statutory body set up to combat and reduce the incidence of major crime and corruption in the public sector in Queensland. Its functions and powers are set out in the Crime and Corruption Act 2001.

Job details

Position status Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Justice & Legal
Classification PO4
Workplace Location Brisbane – North
Job ad reference QLD/316802
Closing date 24-Jul-2019
Yearly salary
Fortnightly salary
Total remuneration
Salary Other
Job duration 4 months (with possible extension)
Contact person Paul Alsbury
Contact details 3360 6041

 The ideal applicant will demonstrate capability in the following requirements:

  • Knowledge of criminal or administrative law and its application and a knowledge, or ability to rapidly acquire knowledge, of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 and other relevant legislation and the Commission’s policies and procedures, preferably demonstrated by relevant experience of or in a public sector agency or other law enforcement agency.
  • Ability to analyse complex legal and factual issues to make high quality decisions and judgments to provide expert legal advice and to meet deadlines in a high-pressure work environment.
  • Well developed written communication skills including the ability to prepare briefs of evidence, legal process documents, detailed reports and correspondence covering legal and factual issues.
  • Well developed interpersonal and oral communication skills including the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, and to liaise and consult effectively with other officers in the Commission and with external stakeholders.

Qualifications/ Professional Registrations/ Other Requirements:

  • Certified copies of all qualifications must be produced at time of interview.
  • Possession of tertiary qualifications in law is a requirement. Qualifications acquired from an overseas educational institution will only be accepted where the qualification has been recognised to an equivalent level in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework.
  • Admission, or eligibility for immediate admission, as a Legal Practitioner, Barrister or Solicitor in an Australian jurisdiction.

For more detailed information, including how to apply, download the role description.

For any inquiries, please contact Paul Alsbury on telephone (07) 3360 6041 or email Paul.Alsbury@ccc.qld.gov.au.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

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Truck driver evades police in Long Gully

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 11 July 2019 01:56

Bendigo police are appealing for public assistance and are searching for a stolen truck that failed to pull over for police in Long Gully yesterday.

Police have been told a white 2018 Hino tipper truck, registration 1MN 5CR was stolen from a nature strip on Lower Beckhams Road in Maiden Gully just after midday.

The truck, with ‘Outdoor Edge landscapes’ signage on both doors contained the victim’s wallet and tools.

The stolen truck was later spotted by police travelling west on Havilah Road in Long Gully just after 11pm.

Police attempted to intercept the truck, but the driver failed to pull over and no pursuit was initiated.

Investigators have released an image of the stolen truck in the hope someone knows of its current whereabouts.

Police are keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone that may have dash-cam footage and was in the area at the time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential on-line report at www.crimestoppers.com.au

Leading Senior Constable Melissa Seach

Media Officer

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New way forward for management of Cape York’s national parks

Source: Government of Queensland Regions

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In Cairns for the first meeting of theCape York Peninsula Regional Protected Area Management Committee, Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch said this group was ensuring the cultural and environmental values of Cape York Peninsula’s jointly managed national parks are being protected.

“The environment in Cape York is unlike anywhere else in the world, and Traditional Owners, who have been caring for land and sea for thousands of generations, are working in partnership with Government and sharing knowledge and history to ensure it is protected,” she said.

“The Cape York Peninsula Regional Protected Area Management Committee is made up of 19 members – all representing the interest of Traditional Owners across all jointly managed national parks.

“This committee is providing advice on environmental, cultural and heritage protection, as well as Indigenous employment, resourcing, governance and management plans for protected areas.”

Olkola Traditional Owner and Committee Chair Michael Ross welcomed the Committee’s establishment.

“Traditional Owners bring generations of knowledge to make sure our country is looked after,” he said.

“We want to work with the Government as partners so future generations can look after country too. It’s important that we share knowledge and work together so our culture is strong and our country is healthy. This committee gives us the voice to do that.”

Ms Enoch said the establishment of this Committee came on top of the collaborative work that had been ongoing between the Government and Cape York’s Traditional Owners for many years.

“Traditional Owners and Government have been working together for many years, through joint decision making and budgeting; sharing information and using Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Science to protect and improve national parks,” she said.

“The Committee will provide Government with advice and guidance on how, in partnership, we can best manage protected areas on Cape York Peninsula.

“The committee’s advice will guide us on how best to work with Traditional Owners in protecting and managing national park (CYPAL) lands in the Cape York Region.”

 

Media contact: 0437 859 987

 

Official opening of Townsville Police Communications Centre

Source: Government of Queensland Regions

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The new centre services an area from Home Hill in the south to Cardwell Range in the north and across to Mount Isa in the west.

The new centre is part of a virtualised Tripe Zero (000) network whereupon the 13 police communications centres can work independently and in collaboration with each other, with CCTV and radio being able to be duplicated at other communication centres.

The new centre commenced operation on May 8 when staff transitioned from the Townsville Police Station into the new purpose-built facility.

The centre has a dedicated team of one officer in charge, 14 police officers and 33 staff members.

Minister Ryan said the opening of the new centre epitomised the continued commitment of the Queensland Police Service and the Queensland Government to keeping policing facilities at the highest standard.

“New facilities such as this are vital for police, Triple Zero (000) call-takers and radio dispatchers to provide excellent policing services to the community,” Minister Ryan said.

“I know that Townsville police take pride in this new communications centre and will continue to deliver a quality service to their community.”

Commissioner Carroll said the new centre would allow for greater visibility and command and control during times of critical incidents and natural disasters.

“This new purpose-built centre is a self-sufficient, resilient site that will continue to provide exceptional policing services to Queenslanders,” Commissioner Carroll said.

“I recognise the work our police officers do here in Townsville to continually make this part of the state a safe and wonderful place.”

Media contacts 

Minister Ryan’s Office: Ph: (07) 3035 8300

Police Media: Ph: (07) 3015 2444