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- Willow on Labor leads election polls I can't believe that people would prefer Dopey Danny as Premier. Then again this was published in THE AGE which is a wing of ... more
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- Factsseeker on Police put on high alert Every country has its violent extremists. Our prisons are full of these people. Each bikie gang seems to have a small number ... more
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- PJ on Police put on high alert Your interview with Krayem was disappointing. He basically said this murderous maniac was our problem and not his ... more
- Stephen james on Police put on high alert Abbott really needs to cut down on the fear and loathing rhetoric,stop this silly Team Oz stuff, and start talking in more ... more
- Jane on Police put on high alert "A little disappointed with Victoria Polices' immediate reaction". Well Mr Ghaith, I am disappointed with Muslim community ... more
- John on Police put on high alert Islamic Council - you are kidding right? Where is your condemnation for the youth that took a knife to the meeting and ... more
- karen on Police put on high alert The Islamic council was disappointed by police reaction? Are you kidding me? They will always find an excuse! It's really ... more
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'Syringe in soup' man pleads guilty
A man has pleaded guilty to falsely claiming there was a syringe in a Campbell's soup can to try to get compensation from the company.
The Melbourne Magistrates Court heard that in March last year 33-year-old Terang man Daniel Wayne Ferris told police he found a syringe in a bowl of Campbell's soup which had been poured from a can.
The court heard Ferris contacted Campbell’s and made the claims publicly including on Derryn Hinch's Drive program on 3AW.
Ferris had actually planted the syringe to get compensation from the company, not expecting police to become involved.
The court heard the plot unraveled after Campbell's did testing which showed a syringe could not have survived the process.
Ferris' lawyer said his client who has pleaded guilty to four charges including deliberate product contamination had anxiety and depression, was under financial stress with two ill children and a house that had burned down several years before when they were under-insured.
LOST RINGS: A mother has sent out an urgent plea for assistance after losing her daughter’s wedding rings on the way to the wedding. Mother-of-the-bride ‘Leanne’ says the rings were left in the back of a taxi on Saturday night.
SOFT DRINKS: Australians are now drinking an average of 100 litres of soft drink a year – a 45-litre increase since the early 1970s. But despite our ranking as one of the fattest nations in the world, we're tending towards diet drinks.