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- Phil on Teachers, students to protest together Its amazing the schools are encouraging their students to protest against 'children in the detention' but can't offer a ... more
- Bernadette on Teachers, students to protest together Catholic Teachings regarding Social Justice are very clearly set out, that ALL people regardless of who they are should at ... more
- Parent on Teachers, students to protest together A fantastic opportunity for young men to analyse & discuss the abhorrent detention of children who have a strong likelihood ... more
- Jack on Teachers, students to protest together I'm a student at st Bernard's college. Yesterday as protest was one that was derived from our colleges faith as Christians, ... more
- Turn it up on Teachers, students to protest together To everyone here commenting that this is disgusting and wrong and the students did not have a decision in the matter, Turn ... more
- Lina johns on Teachers, students to protest together Nice to see that we have young people in our community who have a heart and truly believe in humanity (children should not ... more
- Michael on Teachers, students to protest together I was a student at St Bernards.I couldn't be more proud. Well done boys and well done Tony. All you people having a whinge ... more
- Pedro on Teachers, students to protest together As a parent of a former 2014 St Bernard's College student, I congratulate Mr Paatsch on taking this leadership for the young ... more
- Sue on Teachers, students to protest together Disgusting that school teachers are allowed to infect our children with their views. more
- IBARKER on Teachers, students to protest together There is only one person that should their mouths and hands taped,that should be the TEACHER. more
- Flash on Teachers, students to protest together Brain washing, and the media doesn't. For your information and if you read the articles. Its completely option. I love ... more
- student on Teachers, students to protest together I am a student of the school in question and I can confidently say most of the opinions presented on this site are ... more
- jenny on Teachers, students to protest together when I was a kid at school my opinion was neither asked for or even valued. the issue of children in detention is so ... more
- Gloria on Teachers, students to protest together So typical of Catholic teaching, brainwash kids whilst they're young! more
- damien O'Neil on Teachers, students to protest together This bloke woukld have to be a member of the greens?? Doesn't have a clue and he is charge of teaching 1,400 students. God ... more
- Sarah on Teachers, students to protest together My son attends the school, we have had NO information, permission forms etc sent home, that said he want be going...doesn't ... more
- brad on Teachers, students to protest together You are all oblivious to the actual meaning of this protest. It is about social justice and simply not about politicising ... more
- Gazza on Teachers, students to protest together I would prefer if they were protesting against cuts to education and WORKCHOICES. more
- Elli on Teachers, students to protest together Peggy, you must not have been near a school for a while. Politics is most definitely a subject (a stand alone subject)in ... more
- Marko on Teachers, students to protest together If I had a child in St.Bernard's I'd be looking for a new school. Tony Paatsch is using his position to push his political ... more
Drugs and guns spark siege
LATEST: A siege in Melbourne's north-west has come to an end after police arrested two men who were barricaded in a unit for four-and-a-half hours.
The pair, both aged in their 20s, were arrested after lengthy negotiations and as police raided five properties across Melbourne in connection with a drugs investigation.
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The siege began just after 6am when police attempted to arrest two men in Cumberland Drive in Maribyrnong.
The men refused to come out, prompting police to surround the unit. They were arrested about 10.30am.
Police said this morning that the raids had netted about 15 kilograms of methamphetamines worth between $10 million and $15 million during the raids.
Police said loaded hand guns and about $60,000 in cash was found at the Maribyrnong unit.
Another two men were arrested in connection with the drugs raids at Reservoir, Brunswick, Maribyrnong, Glenferrie and St Leonards, where police said the bulk of the drugs were found.
Detective Superintendent Doug Fryer said the raids uncovered one of the most sophisticated drug labs officers had seen in a decade.
He said the discovery of the clandestine lab in St Leonards 'should put a dent in the market'.
"Our clandestine laboratory squad say this is one of the most sophisticated labs they have seen in the last decade."
He said police were forced to clear the air before entering the St Leonards site, for fear of explosion.
"The lab was that volatile that our investigators and chemists had to withdraw from the premises because it was too dangerous."
- Mex Cooper, The Age
IMAGE: Tactical officers in Maribyrnong. Photo: Wayne Taylor.
IMAGE: Special operations police in Maribyrnong.
IMAGE: Streets cordoned off in Maribrynong (Yvette Gray).
PLAY: Police Reporter Yvette Gray says the raid was one of many drug busts across Melbourne today
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Can't we use the drug sniffer dogs to go door knocking in Meadow Heights and just have the big brawler van following along to lock them all up? Guarantee a van full from every street.Helen Wednesday 8 February, 2012 - 12:27 PM
Also, try Ballarat! You will find lots of meth cooks there too! In the towns north of Ballarat as well there are a few fortress type houses that are extremely suspicious, these are inhabited by people with eyes popping out of their skulls (male and female!)ManoftheSwamp Wednesday 8 February, 2012 - 11:41 AM
Not one raid and arrest in St. Albans?
Plan your next operation in St. Albans law enforcement people, you will certainly have success there.Vera Wednesday 8 February, 2012 - 8:08 AM