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Alleged pervert arrested after ‘sending sexually explicit messages to cops posing as girl’

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An alleged pervert after he allegedly sent sexually explicit messages to officers posing as a teenage girl.  

The man was arrested in Illawarra, NSW, on Thursday after allegedly grooming what he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.

It came after detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crime Squad’s Child Exploitation Internet Unit (CEIU) began engaging online with the Wollongong man in April.

A 41-year-old Woolongong man (pictured) was arrested on Thursday after allegedly sending sexually explicit messages to an officer posing at a 13-year-old girl

A 41-year-old Woolongong man (pictured) was arrested on Thursday after allegedly sending sexually explicit messages to an officer posing at a 13-year-old girl

A 41-year-old Woolongong man (pictured) was arrested on Thursday after allegedly sending sexually explicit messages to an officer posing at a 13-year-old girl

Police will allege that the man told the ‘teenager’ that he wanted to perform sex acts on her. 

It will also be alleged the man attempted to arrange to meet the girl in person.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives arrested the 41-year-old man near Dapto Railway Station.

A subsequent search was conducted at the man’s home where multiple electronic devices were seized.

He was taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station and charged with use carriage service to solicit child abuse material and use carriage service to procure person under 16 years for sexual activity.

The man was refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Thursday.

Strike Force Trawler is an ongoing investigation by the CEIU into the sexual abuse and exploitation of children facilitated through the internet and other devices. 

The man (pictured) was arrested by Strike Force Trawler detectives on Thursday and refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Thursday

The man (pictured) was arrested by Strike Force Trawler detectives on Thursday and refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Thursday

The man (pictured) was arrested by Strike Force Trawler detectives on Thursday and refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Thursday

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Scott Morrison slams ad attacking huge new income tax cuts

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Scott Morrison will try to get the economy back on track with the October 6 budget

Scott Morrison will try to get the economy back on track with the October 6 budget

Scott Morrison will try to get the economy back on track with the October 6 budget

Scott Morrison has hit back at an advert slamming potential tax cuts for millions of Australians. 

The October 6 budget is expected to bring forward tax cuts that were due in 2022, meaning middle and low income earners will be able to keep more of their money.

A TV advert produced by left-wing think tank The Australia Institute says the cuts risk damaging public services and won’t provide the stimulus the economy needs to recover from the coronavirus-caused recession.

A government spokesman criticised the campaign, telling Daily Mail Australia: ‘At a time of recession the Australia Institute want to take money out of people’s pockets.

‘We’re always focused on how we can give it back to them and lower taxes.

‘The Australia Institute and the Labor Party have never met a tax increase they didn’t like.’ 

The campaign is backed by 40 prominent Australians – including two former Reserve Bank officials, a former Liberal Party leader and the head of the welfare lobby group ACOSS. 

‘Cutting taxes for already wealthy Australians will undermine the long-term strength of our public services, like healthcare and education, while doing very little to stimulate economic growth,’ said Ben Oquist, Executive Director of The Australia Institute.

‘Tax is an investment in our society. Those calling for tax cuts today will be calling for service cuts in the future.’

Institute research released in recent weeks suggests the cuts will benefit high income earners, who are more likely to save rather than spend the extra cash.

‘We’ll need substantial stimulus for an extended period,’ former Reserve Bank deputy governor Stephen Grenville said.

‘Cutting top-rate income tax would be a weak stimulus which undermines the equitable and progressive tax structure we’ll need when the COVID crisis is over.’

Former federal Liberal leader John Hewson said tax cuts will not be good for the Coalition’s electoral hopes in the long run.

HOW MUCH LESS TAX WOULD YOU PAY IF CHANGES ARE BROUGHT FORWARD?
Income  Reduction compared to 2017/18 
$30,000 $255 
$40,000  $580 
$50,000 $1,080 
$60,000  $1,080 
$70,000  $1,080 
$80,000  $1,080 
$90,000  $1,215 
$100,000  $1,665 
$110,000  $2,115 
$120,000+  $2,565 
Source: aph.gov.au   

‘They increase inequality and fail to ensure job security and increasing wages with our economy still struggling to exit recession,’ Dr Hewson said.

The cuts would increase the upper threshold for the 32.5 per cent marginal tax rate from $90,000 to $120,000 and increase the upper threshold for the 19 per cent rate from $41,000 to $45,000.         

In July Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said he was ‘looking at the timing of tax cuts’ because they ‘boost aggregate demand, boost consumption, put more money into people’s pockets.’

Some tax experts believe Mr Frydenberg would get more bang from taxpayers’ bucks by targeting business initiatives.

BDO tax partner Mark Molesworth said personal tax cuts alone will not be enough to drive a worthwhile stimulus response in the face of the first recession since the early 1990s.

‘More Australians are being frugal with their money so a tax cut will not inspire a spending spree even with Christmas approaching,’ Mr Molesworth said on Monday.

‘To encourage consumer spending it would be better to look at business investment incentives.’

These could take the form of an investment allowance, which would provide an incentive to buy assets and expand business operations.

He also suggested an employee headcount rebate, which would be paid as a tax benefit in cash per new full-time employee created by a business.

The federal budget on 6 October will contain a series of measures to get the economy back on track after coronavirus restrictions hammered the economy.

One option being considered is to encourage small and medium businesses to hire new workers by paying a chunk of their wages, government sources told The Australian.

This would be different to the JobKeeper scheme which pays companies to keep existing employees if they suffer a large hit to their revenue.

The government is also tipped to allocate up to $10billion to the states for infrastructure spending. 

The AFR reported the cash could be dished out on a ‘use it or lose it’ basis, meaning states would need to prove they are spending it quickly to qualify for more. 

A spokesman for the Prime Minister told Daily Mail Australia: ‘We’re not engaging in budget speculation.’ 

The $1,500-a-fortnight JobKeeper payments are being reduced to $1,200 from 27 September and to $1,000 from January for full-time workers.

Mr Morrison on Sunday told the ABC that other measures will be introduced to complement the scheme as it is wound back.

The government is reportedly considering wage subsidies to drive hiring. Pictured: An electrician at work

The government is reportedly considering wage subsidies to drive hiring. Pictured: An electrician at work

The government is reportedly considering wage subsidies to drive hiring. Pictured: An electrician at work

‘What Treasury says is that we need to boost aggregate demand in our economy and the full suite of measures you have as a government need to do that job and that’s what the budget will do,’ he said.

‘And so you don’t have to hold on to every measure forever. There are other measures that come in and pick up from where others left off. We are transitioning JobKeeper, it’s important to do that. We always said it was not something that would be around forever.

‘But there are other programs and the Treasurer will go into greater detail about that obviously in the budget, which are dealing with the here and now, but rebuilding our economy and then building it for the future so we can go into a decade of prosperity.’         

The jobless rate unexpectedly fell from 7.5 per cent in July to 6.8 per cent in August, bucking widespread predictions of a slight rise.

Roughly 111,000 people gained employment in August, the third month of exceptionally strong results.

Over half the massive jobs losses in April and May have been recovered.

However such strength masked a 42,400 drop in employment numbers in Victoria, where lockdowns remain.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, a Victorian MP, said businesses in the state were still hard hit by lockdowns.

‘I’m hoping and the prime minister is hoping those restrictions can be eased as quickly as it is COVID-safe to do so,’ he said.

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South Australian father who shot dead teenage son and his girlfriend pleads guilty to murder

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Lukasz's father Paul Kłosowski, 46, (pictured) pleaded guilty to two counts of murder

Lukasz's father Paul Kłosowski, 46, (pictured) pleaded guilty to two counts of murder

Lukasz’s father Paul Kłosowski, 46, (pictured) pleaded guilty to two counts of murder

A father has pleaded guilty to murdering his son and the teenager’s girlfriend while they visited him on his rural property. 

Pawel Klosowski, 46, of Mount McIntyre in South Australia, appeared in Mt Gambier Magistrates Court on Monday where he admitted to killing his son Lukasz Klosowski and his girlfriend Chelsea Ireland, both aged 19.

Police were called to his property on August 23 after reports of a shooting and arrested Klosowski without incident.

His two younger step children reportedly witnessed the grim double-shooting. 

Speaking to reporters at the scene, Detective Inspector Campbell Hill described the deaths as a ‘shocking incident to occur in the southeast’.

‘It’s a tragic event and the impacts of this will not only be felt for the particular families involved, and the associates and the relatives, but also for the southeastern community,’ Inspector Hill said at the time.

Klosowski’s early guilty plea could entitle him to a discount of up to 40 per cent on any non-parole period.

His case was not expected back in court until December but was reviewed late on Monday afternoon, the final day he could enter an early guilty plea.

Ms Ireland’s family revealed she was passionate about the environment and determined to ‘change the world’ after learning of her death.

Chelsea Ireland and Lukasz Kłosowski, both 19, were shot dead at a property in southeast South Australia

Chelsea Ireland and Lukasz Kłosowski, both 19, were shot dead at a property in southeast South Australia

Chelsea Ireland and Lukasz Kłosowski, both 19, were shot dead at a property in southeast South Australia

Pictured: Lukasz was farewelled at an intimate funeral as flowers and a photograph of him was laid on his coffin

Pictured: Lukasz was farewelled at an intimate funeral as flowers and a photograph of him was laid on his coffin

Pictured: Lukasz was farewelled at an intimate funeral as flowers and a photograph of him was laid on his coffin

They remembered the mechanical engineering student as someone who left a lasting impression on everyone she met.

‘Chelsea was compassionate, strong, selfless and fearless and continues to make us proud every day,’ her father Greg Ireland said.

‘We haven’t just lost a daughter, we’ve lost a best friend. Our hearts will forever remain broken.’

Debra Ireland said her daughter was passionate about environmental care and making changes to save the planet.

‘She was going to change the world,’ Mrs Ireland said.

‘She not only talked about it, she lived it.’

The family said Chelsea and Lukasz were great mates and had ‘just bonded’.

Her devastated parents previously recalled the final moment they shared with their daughter – the morning before the tragedy. 

‘I went in and kissed her goodbye and said…”be careful on that road” and she said ”what do you think Lukasz is going to do? He’s not stupid”,’ Mrs Ireland told The Advertiser.

Before she was gunned down in a double murder at a rural farm in southeast South Australia, Chelsea Ireland lived her life putting others before herself

Before she was gunned down in a double murder at a rural farm in southeast South Australia, Chelsea Ireland lived her life putting others before herself

Before she was gunned down in a double murder at a rural farm in southeast South Australia, Chelsea Ireland lived her life putting others before herself

Greg and Debra Ireland, who treated Lukasz like a member of the family, recalled the final moment they shared with their daughter - the morning before the tragedy

Greg and Debra Ireland, who treated Lukasz like a member of the family, recalled the final moment they shared with their daughter - the morning before the tragedy

Greg and Debra Ireland, who treated Lukasz like a member of the family, recalled the final moment they shared with their daughter – the morning before the tragedy

Mr Ireland also gave his daughter a hug and said he loved her. 

‘From an early age, I’ve always said to the girls ”dads always need hugs” so I go up, give them a hug and tell them I love them… so I did that with Chelsea,’ he said. 

Chelsea’s 21-year-old sister Maddie sent her a message about a double rainbow the day before her death, which she will forever remember as their final conversation. 

Mrs Ireland said her daughter had only met the accused killer four times – twice when he took the couple for dinner in Adelaide, and twice in Mount Gambier, near his property.

‘I just keep wishing I could have said to her don’t go but she was 19, she had travelled Europe on her own. She was street-smart, independent, strong-willed – there was no way I could have held her home, but I just wish I could have,’ the mother-of-two said.

Kłosowski had barely seen his son since his relationship with Lukasz’s mother Magdalena broke down in 2005.

Photos of Lukasz about that time show him with his mother, and another clutching a decoration reading ‘Sto Lat (Happy Birthday) Lukasz’.

Pictured: Lukasz Klosowski, Maddie Ireland and Chelsea Ireland. Maddie posted the image on Facebook with the caption 'my guardian angels'

Pictured: Lukasz Klosowski, Maddie Ireland and Chelsea Ireland. Maddie posted the image on Facebook with the caption 'my guardian angels'

Pictured: Lukasz Klosowski, Maddie Ireland and Chelsea Ireland. Maddie posted the image on Facebook with the caption ‘my guardian angels’

The young couple lived in Adelaide and were visiting Kłosowski's property, where he lives with Lukasz's stepmother Monica (pictured together), for a family gathering

The young couple lived in Adelaide and were visiting Kłosowski's property, where he lives with Lukasz's stepmother Monica (pictured together), for a family gathering

The young couple lived in Adelaide and were visiting Kłosowski’s property, where he lives with Lukasz’s stepmother Monica (pictured together), for a family gathering

Family friends said Magdalena limited contact between her ex-husband and her son, and later started dating a woman she is still in a relationship with.

Kłosowski and Lukasz only occasionally crossed paths until recent years when he tried to mend fences after marrying his wife Monica.

However, Kłosowski noted his son’s absence from numerous family photos with his three stepchildren and called him ‘stubborn’. 

Two of his stepchildren, all aged under 14, witnessed the shooting, Mount Gambier Magistrates’ Court heard on August 24.

The Ireland family are still in shock and told the publication they never thought ‘tragedies you see in the paper’ would happen to them. 

Despite her violent death, the family remembered Chelsea’s sense of adventure and kind heart.

Chelsea and Lukasz dated for several years and had travelled the world together, exploring his Polish heritage.

Lukasz was studying journalism at the University of South Australia while working at KFC

Lukasz was studying journalism at the University of South Australia while working at KFC

Lukasz was studying journalism at the University of South Australia while working at KFC

Chelsea and Lukasz dated for several years and had travelled the world together, exploring his Polish heritage

Chelsea and Lukasz dated for several years and had travelled the world together, exploring his Polish heritage

Chelsea and Lukasz dated for several years and had travelled the world together, exploring his Polish heritage

They attended different Adelaide high schools – Lukasz at Christian Brothers College and Chelsea at St Mary’s College.

Lukasz was studying journalism at the University of South Australia while working at KFC.

His girlfriend was enrolled in mechanical engineering at Adelaide University and working at Baker’s Delight.

In an assessment for Adelaide University, the student shared an experience she had visiting an indigenous community on the outskirts of The Great Victoria Desert.

She said it empowered her to want to improve the quality of life for those living in remote communities.

Klosowski has been remanded in custody to appear in the Supreme Court in Mt Gambier in November for arraignment and sentencing submissions. 

When she was just 15 years old, Chelsea watched a YouTube video that inspired her to donate her waist-length brown locks to cancer patients

When she was just 15 years old, Chelsea watched a YouTube video that inspired her to donate her waist-length brown locks to cancer patients

When she was just 15 years old, Chelsea watched a YouTube video that inspired her to donate her waist-length brown locks to cancer patients

The house on the expansive property off Mount McIntyre Road in Mount McIntyre where Kłosowski and his wife live and the shooting took place

The house on the expansive property off Mount McIntyre Road in Mount McIntyre where Kłosowski and his wife live and the shooting took place

The house on the expansive property off Mount McIntyre Road in Mount McIntyre where Kłosowski and his wife live and the shooting took place

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MasterChef judge Melissa Leong reveals her FAVOURITE scrambled eggs in Australia is from Bills

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MasterChef judge Melissa Leong has revealed the restaurant she goes to for her favourite scrambled eggs in Australia.

The food critic, from Melbourne, said she can’t get enough of renowned chef Bill Granger’s famed scrambled eggs from Bills in Sydney.

‘There’s much luxury to be experienced in the care that goes into those cloudlike curds and that silky texture,’ Melissa wrote in a column for Escape.

Served with sourdough toast, the $16.50 classic breakfast menu item has become a  star attraction of the restaurants, with dozens of diners describing the dish as the ‘best scrambled eggs’ in the country.

MasterChef judge Melissa Leong said she can't get enough of renowned chef Bill Granger's famed scrambled eggs (pictured) from Bills in Sydney

MasterChef judge Melissa Leong said she can't get enough of renowned chef Bill Granger's famed scrambled eggs (pictured) from Bills in Sydney

MasterChef judge Melissa Leong said she can’t get enough of renowned chef Bill Granger’s famed scrambled eggs (pictured) from Bills in Sydney

Earlier this year, the restaurant delighted diners everywhere after the chef revealed his secret to cooking scrambled eggs to perfection.

‘The secret to our super creamy scrambled eggs? Move quick on the pan – and don’t hold out on the cultured butter,’ the owner of Bills wrote on Instagram.

Many regular customers revealed it’s their go-to dish when dining at Bills, which has three restaurants in Darlinghurst, Surry Hills and Bondi Beach.

‘Always a favourite of mine,’ one diner wrote, while another added: ‘You guys have the best scrambled eggs ever. No one else compares.’

The food critic said it's the Sydney restaurant she goes to for her favourite scrambled eggs

The food critic said it's the Sydney restaurant she goes to for her favourite scrambled eggs

The food critic said it’s the Sydney restaurant she goes to for her favourite scrambled eggs

Melissa’s favourite dish comes just months after her MasterChef co-host Andy Allen shared his simple cooking tricks to make the perfect ‘restaurant-quality’ scrambled eggs in just 10 seconds.

The co-owner of Three Blue Ducks said one of the most common questions he gets asked at his restaurant is ‘how do you make your scrambled eggs for breakfast?’

The celebrity chef said all you need are eggs, salt and oil.   

‘We call them ‘the 10 second eggs’,’ Andy said in a ‘how-to’ MasterChef video.

To make one serving of fluffy scrambled eggs, he whisked two eggs in a bowl until they have a ‘smooth’ consistency and then seasoned with a pinch of salt.

‘Here’s the trick, we want a nice hot pan,’ Andy explained.

Melissa's favourite dish comes just months after her MasterChef co-host Andy Allen (pictured) shared his secret to the perfect 'restaurant-quality' scrambled eggs in 10 seconds

Melissa's favourite dish comes just months after her MasterChef co-host Andy Allen (pictured) shared his secret to the perfect 'restaurant-quality' scrambled eggs in 10 seconds

Melissa’s favourite dish comes just months after her MasterChef co-host Andy Allen (pictured) shared his secret to the perfect ‘restaurant-quality’ scrambled eggs in 10 seconds

To make the fluffy scrambled eggs, the celebrity chef said all you need are eggs, salt and oil

To make the fluffy scrambled eggs, the celebrity chef said all you need are eggs, salt and oil

To make the fluffy scrambled eggs, the celebrity chef said all you need are eggs, salt and oil

Over a stove on high heat, Andy then poured the mixture into the pan

Over a stove on high heat, Andy then poured the mixture into the pan

As the curds started to form, he quickly used a silicone spatula to move the eggs around

As the curds started to form, he quickly used a silicone spatula to move the eggs around

Over high heat, Andy then poured the mixture into the pan and as the curds started to form, he quickly used a silicone spatula to move the eggs around 

He opted for grape seed oil because it’s better suited for cooking eggs at a higher temperature.

‘I’m using grape seed oil, which has got a high smoke point. You can also use rice bran or vegetable oil,’ Andy said.

‘We want to stay away from olive oil for this [dish] because we put the eggs in just before our oil starts to smoke.’

Over high heat, Andy then poured the mixture into the pan and as the curds started to form, he quickly used a silicone spatula to move the eggs around.

‘Have your spatula ready because this only takes 10 seconds,’ he said.

‘Eggs in to a nice hot pan… you can see that they’re just starting to cook around the outside, and in one kind of big smooth motion, we’re just moving the eggs.’

After 10 seconds, Andy said you should see the eggs are ‘just set’.

‘We take them out [of the pan],’ he said.

The chef said you can serve the scrambled eggs over toasted sourdough.

‘There it is, 10 second eggs, no excuses. All you’ll need is a hot pan, two eggs and 10 seconds, everyone can do that,’ he added.

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