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- Man arrested after police chase
- Three dead in fatal 'neighbourhood dispute'
- Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues
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- 'Violence, unsafe sex and drugs'
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- MskK on Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues You surely have to ask what all these attacks have as a common denominator.... That would be Islam! more
- PJ on Gone with the wind: Keppel Prince ... Its time we faced facts. Australians subsidise Renewable Energy to the tune of $21 Billion now just so its electricity can ... more
- GIW on Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues mylene, your comments are just so unbelievable. Get your Labor/Socialist brain into a right mind and say something sensible, ... more
- David on Gone with the wind: Keppel Prince ... Why do they blame the government? Seems to me that they're just using it as an excuse to reduce staff to make more money more
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- Peggy on Why Rosie Batty erupted Someone failed this little boy that's for sure and this is what this is all about.Everyone must answer all questions ... more
- Linda on Why Rosie Batty erupted @ Heather, the police are not stupid. My husband has dealt with hundreds of court orders over his career. The problem is ... more
- GIW on Why Rosie Batty erupted I agree with you @Damo and like you was not game enough to say anything. I was asking that same question from the beginning. more
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Collingwood CEO raises drug concerns
Magpies chief executive Gary Pert has told Sports Today he doesn't believe a drug problem exists within the AFL.
This morning, the front page of the Herald Sun claimed Pert was concerned about a 'growing illegal drug culture in football'.
"It's not like I'm coming out saying I think there's drugs in the AFL," he said.
"I brought it up at the CEOs' conference really (to say that) clubs are dealing with this individually and so is the AFL to a point.
"All I did was say I think we should be dealing with an industry issue as an industry and lets work on this together."
Pert said the AFL and clubs were actively working to ensure support systems were in place to help players affected by drugs.
"One thing the club can't stop is young men actually making bad decisions and that occurs in our broader community and every day," he said.
"There's no doubt that that's within the AFL as well, and as far as I'm concerned...even if we've got one or two that are experimenting with drugs and potentially this becoming part of their lifestyle, then really we've got an issue."
Pert said all chief executives were responsible for the cultures of their clubs, and a streamlined system on dealing with drugs in AFL needed to be worked towards to protect the clubs, supporters and sponsors.
On the issue of clubs not being notified when a player records a first strike, Pert said he could appreciate both sides of the argument.
"There's no doubt that as a club, we would like to have that information because we think then we could provide better support if we had that," he said.
"But we appreciate that at the heart of the program, confidentiality must be maintained."
DERRYN HINCH: We see lots of advertisements, we hear lots of campaigns about the road toll. Don’t drink and drive. If you drink and drive, you’re a bloody idiot. Maybe we need a new slogan for another form of alcohol-induced death and injury.
Absolutely right gbh, mattâ??s comments are quite predictably moronic, spiteful & boringJan Wednesday 28 November, 2012 - 11:18 AM
Like clockwork Matt. Get a new hobby. Your posts on this site are predictable and quite boring.gbh Wednesday 28 November, 2012 - 9:39 AM
Bogan sport with a bogan culture. Do they learn this behaviour at Auskick? Parents who let their kids play Aussie Ball should be charged with child abuse.Matt -proudly Un-Australian Wednesday 28 November, 2012 - 7:43 AM