Greens leader Adam Bandt speaks to AFP over Lidia Thorpe’s undisclosed relationship with ex-bikie

Adam Bandt’s office has confirmed the Greens leader has met with Australian Federal Police to discuss Senator Lidia Thorpe’s undisclosed relationship with a former bikie boss. key points: Police have met with Adam Bandt over his senator’s undisclosed relationship with an ex-bikie Details of hearings attended by Lidia Thorpe while she was in the relationship … Read more

Russian Mercenaries Smash Rebel’s Head With Sledgehammer For Supporting Ukraine

A member of a Russian mercenary group was filmed smashing the head of a Russian man with a sledgehammer after he chose to fight against Russia in the war in Ukraine, a video posted on Telegram revealed. The video, titled The Hammer of Revenge, showed a man who identified himself as 55-year-old Yevgenny Nuzhin whose … Read more

‘I’ve never been to a clubroom’: Greens MP Lidia Thorpe denies Rebel bikie links as calls for her resignation grows

Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe has defended her relationship with ex-Rebels bikie Dean Martin, saying he was “no longer involved in that world” when they dated. Senator Thorpe resigned from the Greens deputy Senate leadership on Thursday upon Adam Bandt’s request after it was revealed she did not disclose her relationship with the underworld figure to … Read more

Calls for investigation into Lidia Thorpe’s potential conflicts of interest

Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe is facing an internal investigation and the prospect of parliamentary censure, following revelations she failed to disclose a relationship with a former bikie boss. Key points: Senator Polley says she believes an investigation is the appropriate action to take Lidia Thorpe confirmed she “briefly dated” ex-bikie boss Dean Martin while on … Read more

Greens senator Lidia Thorpe admits to undisclosed relationship with ex-Rebels president Dean Martin while on law enforcement committee

Greens senator Lidia Thorpe’s staff were so alarmed about her dating a former president of an outlaw motorcycle gang, they took the matter to the office of party leader Adam Bandt and an independent parliamentary authority. Key points: Staffers to Lidia Thorpe were concerned about the risk of a perceived conflict of interest from her … Read more

Swan View man, 25, charged with gangland murder of Joe Versace at Gnangara

West Australian police have charged a 25-year-old man with murder over the death of Joe Versace in Gnangara last Thursday. Key points: Joe Versace was shot dead at a rural property in Perth’s north The shooting sparked a spate of raids around the city A 25-year-old will front court on murder charges today Joshua Colin … Read more

WA police want to speak to Joshua Duperouzel following Gnangara shooting of bikie associate Joe Versace

WA police are searching for a 25-year-old man who they believe can assist with their investigation into the fatal shooting of Joe Versace in the northern Perth suburb of Gnangara last week. Key points: Joe Versace was found dead in a Gnangara workshop last Thursday Police have released an image of a man they want … Read more

WA police ‘likely’ to lay charges over alleged bikie bashing in state’s north

WA Police say they are “likely” to charge four members of the Rebels bikie gang over the alleged bashing of a former member in the state’s north. Key points: The bashed man was believed to have been expelled from the Rebels Police say the incident occurred in a trucking yard leased by a haulage company … Read more

Rwanda attacked Congo troops, backed rebels: experts for UN

Rwandan troops have attacked soldiers inside DR Congo and aided the M23 rebel group, according to a report by independent experts for the UN seen by AFP on Thursday. The findings follow months of deepening tensions between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda over the notorious M23. But according to a 131-page report … Read more