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Offline deepthroat

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« 2017-Aug-28, 09:13 AM Reply #50 »
And so they should exclude the evidence- it was not obtained legally and racing regulators do not have the integrity and have shown they cannot be trusted to have such authority or powers over people without proper legal oversight..


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« 2017-Aug-28, 10:56 PM Reply #51 »

................. we are talking about Queensland .......... the whole place is corrupt.

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« 2017-Aug-29, 11:07 AM Reply #52 »
................. we are talking about Queensland .......... the whole place is corrupt.



That's a load of rubbish compared to Sin City the place is as white as snow.

Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2017-Aug-29, 12:09 PM Reply #53 »
You gave me a start there Arsenal . .

Read your post in a hurry and thought it read 'Sun City'  :o

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« 2018-Mar-22, 08:15 PM Reply #54 »
Greyhound trainer Tom Noble allowed to keep property despite animal cruelty conviction
By Ellie Sibson



 Tom Noble
PHOTO: Tom Noble received a three-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to serious animal cruelty. (AAP: Dave Hunt)

Disgraced former greyhound trainer Tom Noble will be able to keep his property where illegal live baiting took place, despite attempts by the Queensland Government to confiscate it under proceeds of crime.

Noble tied piglets, possums and rabbits to a mechanical lure arm at his track to train greyhounds, and was exposed by the ABC's Four Corners program for live baiting.

The offences took place at his Churchable property, west of Brisbane.

In September 2016, he was sentenced to three years jail, wholly suspended, after pleading guilty to 15 counts of serious animal cruelty.

After his conviction, the State Government applied to the Supreme Court in Brisbane to confiscate his $600,000 property under proceeds of crime laws.

Four Corners: Making A Killing

Four Corners exposes the use of piglets, possums and rabbits as live bait in secret greyhound training sessions.
But this morning Justice Graeme Crow dismissed the application.

Noble was not in court when the decision was handed down, but outside court accused authorities of "harassment".

"I don't think they had any chance of winning at any stage," he said.

"It's caused us a lot of stress. We've invested a lot into that property as a retirement thing and if they had have taken it off us, we would have had nothing."

Justice Crow said the Nobles needed medical assistance because they both suffered from significant health issues.

"The Churchable property is therefore extremely important to Mr and Mrs Noble, not only as their sole source of current income but importantly as a means of funding any necessary medical treatment," he said.

"To deprive Mrs Noble of this would be unjust.

"It must be concluded that forfeiture of the Churchable property would be wholly disproportionate to the nature and gravity of the offences and would be manifestly unfair both to Mr Noble and Mrs Noble and would cause significant hardship to both Mr and Mrs Noble."

In an affidavit filed as part of the case, Noble said he would suffer "extreme financial hardship" if his home was confiscated and it would force he and his wife onto welfare.

He told the court they were not eligible for the aged pension and their annual income was about $16,000 which he said was "far below" the average wage.

"Our total assets of $1,039,925 is all we [have to] survive, without the need of going onto the aged pension," Noble wrote in the affidavit.

AG's sentence appeal dismissed ENDs

The Second time the current AG has had a rush of blood trying to further penalise Noble the Judge made the right decision while the live baiting is abhorrent the rewards Noble got @$5 a go amounted to something like $1200 according to ABC News yet the  AG wants the Court  to forfeit his property.

Pity she didn't show the same determination to appeal the damages awarded to Palm Island rioter Lex Wotton who got a massive payout from a sympathetic Federal Court instead of throwing the towel in.


Giddy Up :beer:


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« 2018-Mar-22, 08:37 PM Reply #55 »
Pity she didn't show the same determination to appeal the damages awarded to Palm Island rioter Lex Wotton who got a massive payout from a sympathetic Federal Court instead of throwing the towel in.

Sadly the overlap between 'political-correctness' and 'common-sense' is slowly disappearing . .

If it were a two horse race 'P-C' would be at 'prohibitive' odds

'Public Opinion'  . . or . . the 'Pub Test'

Normal people are being phased out  :wavecry:


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