Drug dealer and aspiring gangster Jamie Gao may have been doomed long before he was murdered by two disgraced police officers, according to new claims.
The young university student 20, was shot dead during a drug deal that went wrong inside a storage unit in Padstow in Sydney’s south west in May 2014 before his body was wrapped in tarpaulin and stored in a boat before being dumped out to sea.
His body was found floating off the coast of Cronulla in the city’s south days later.
Former NSW detectives Roger Rogerson and Glen McNamara were found guilty for Gao’s murder and are serving life sentences.
New bombshell claims have come to light that Gao was lured to his death by Chinese triad members who sanctioned his murder.
Drug dealer Jamie Gao (pictured) was shot dead by detectives Roger Rogerson and Glen McNamara in 2014
Channel Nine’s Australian Crime Stories revealed Gao visited the Australian Crime Commission in lead up to his murder.
Crime journalist Mark Morri claims Chinese triad members supplied drugs to Gao to sell to Rogerson and McNamara, a theory he’s discussed with and not ruled out by detectives.
‘Roger’s not an idiot,’ Morri told the program.
‘You don’t just shoot a guy and steal $700,000 worth of drugs from the Chinese triads.
‘I said is it possible that it was sanctioned that after Jamie Gao had been sent to Crime Commission to get him killed and that the contract payment was ‘you keep the drugs?
‘I’ve been told it’s not a crazy theory.’
Disgraced detectives Roger Rogerson (left) and Glen McNamara (right) are serving life sentences for Jamie Gao’s murder
Glen McNamara and Roger Rogerson dragged Gao’s body out of the storage unit in a silver surfboard bag and into a vehicle at Padstow in May 2014
On the day of his murder, CCTV captures two Asian men getting out of car with Gao before he entered the storage unit with McNamara and then Rogerson.
The men leave and return five hours later to pick up Gao’s car.
Days later, the two men are again captured on CCTV at Sydney International Airport, checking in for a flight bound for Hong Kong.
‘They’re out of the country, to get rid of the connections,’ former detective Michael Drury said.
The program also lifted the lid on discrepancies in the murder case and who really planned the operation.
Mark Morri (pictured) claims Chinese triad members supplied drugs to Gao to sell to the crooked cops. ‘I’ve been told it’s not a crazy theory,’ he said
Gao’s body (pictured) was dumped at sea and found floating off the coast of Cronulla
Rogerson and McNamara both claimed innocence and blamed each other for Gao’s murder.
When Gao’s body was taken out to sea the morning after he was murdered, McNamara claims Rogerson was with him the whole time on the boat, threatening him with a gun.
But Rogerson claimed he stayed on dry land.
‘If Rogerson had been on the boat when the body was thrown overboard, he would have known that they would have to have a very heavy weight to the body so that when it was thrown, it would sink immediately,’ former NSW assistant police commissioner Clive Small told the program.
‘Or that he had to cut the body open so there was no oxygen causing the body to float.’
‘It leads me to believe that for whatever reason, McNamara may have taken out the body by himself.’
‘Roger Rogerson will tell you how you dispose of bodies, you don’t just put it over the side because it will rise up.’
Morri dismissed Rogerson’s long time claim that he was ‘lured to the dark side after joining the NSW Police force as a ‘load of crap’.
‘He is the darkness,’ Morri said.
‘I think Roger was born on the dark side.’
Inside the Padstow storage shed where Jamie Gao spent his final moments in May 2014
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Calls for Daniel Andrews to SACK his health minister amid coronavirus pandemic
Premier Daniel Andrews has been urged to sack his ‘clueless’ health minister over her handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jenny Mikakos has escaped relatively unscathed from the mounting public backlash against the Andrews government – until now.
But on Wednesday night, Health Workers Union boss Diana Asmar insisted Mr Andrews has no choice but to demand her resignation over the state’s crisis and her ‘breathtaking incompetence’.
Victoria was hit with an unprecedented second wave of COVID-19, where daily infections soared beyond 700 at the peak.
Jenny Mikakos has escaped relatively unscathed from the mounting public backlash against Mr Andrews up until this point
Police are seen in large numbers patrolling the CBD during COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne on September 21
Health Workers Union boss Diana Asmar (pictured) insisted Mr Andrews has no choice but to demand her resignation over the state’s crisis
An inquiry is now underway into the failures of the mandatory hotel quarantine system and whether the government could have done anything differently to avoid the outbreak.
‘For the good of your government, for the good of health workers I represent, and for the good of all Victorians, Ms Mikakos must go,’ Ms Asmar wrote in a letter to Mr Andrews on Wednesday, Herald Sun reported.
Ms Asmar said that throughout the pandemic, ‘not once has she displayed even a basic understanding of her portfolio.’
According to the letter, Ms Mikakos was warned further deaths in aged care homes were imminent given the lack of supplies, and added that the 16,000-strong union would not support Labor at the next election.
The 14-day new case average for Melbourne also dropped below 30 to 29.4, while it is down to 1.1 for regional areas
According to the letter, Ms Mikakos was warned further deaths in aged care homes were imminent given the lack of supplies, and added that the 16,000-strong union would not support Labor at the next election
‘This is entirely about Ms Mikakos’ competence as your Health Minister, which is at the heart of your government’s response to this current pandemic,’ she said.
Ms Asmar warned ‘all Victorians’ are now paying the price for Ms Mikakos’ ‘utterly dysfunctional… incompetence.’
Mr Andrews is yet to publicly address the letter.
He let it slip that Victoria’s restrictions could be eased even quicker than he set out in the state’s ‘roadmap to recovery’.
As the crucial 14-day average for new cases dropped below 30 for Melbourne, the premier was asked if the government might go further than planned on Sunday, when any relaxing of restrictions are set to be announced.
Even at anti lockdown protests, like this one in Melbourne on September 19, people still wore masks while refusing to cooperate with the lockdown orders
Pictured: People wearing masks in front of Flinders St Station in Melbourne during the lockdown
Cleaners are seen at Epping Gardens Aged Care Facility after a COVID-19 outbreak in July
‘Yes, I am. But I’m not in a position to give you the full list of what we’re looking at,’ Mr Andrews replied at Wednesday’s press conference.
Victoria reported another five coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, taking the state toll to 771 and the national figure to 859, as new cases dropped to 15.
The 14-day new case average for Melbourne also dropped below 30 to 29.4, while it is down to 1.1 for regional areas.
There was also good news on cases with an unknown source over 14 days, with that figure dropping to 41 in Melbourne.
There are none in regional Victoria.
Authorities want Melbourne’s new case average between 30 and 50 before they consider easing restrictions next Monday, with an announcement expected on Sunday.
People in Melbourne must wear face masks when leaving their home due to the coronavirus pandemic
Daniel Andrews let it slip that Victoria’s restrictions could be eased even quicker than originally planned in his roadmap to recovery
Some Melbourne measures were eased on September 14.
Under the government roadmap’s September 28 changes announced earlier this month, public gatherings would be allowed for five people from two households.
Schools, childcare and some workplaces would open, along with outdoor pools, while personal trainers could operate with two clients.
There could be outdoor religious services for up to five people, plus a leader.
Mr Andrews also clarified rules around Melbourne residents who worked in regional areas, given the difference in coronavirus restrictions.
They must have a valid worker’s permit and they must comply with Melbourne’s stricter measures.
For example, a Melbourne worker cannot go to a regional restaurant for a meal.
Healthcare workers are seen at a pop up coronavirus testing facility in Clyde, Melbourne, Friday, September 18
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Read Sydney’s Shore School’s FULL Muck Up day challenge threatening to destroy its reputation
Students at one of Sydney’s most elite private schools encouraged their peers to spit on a homeless man, get arrested and take two laxatives while eating spicy curry as part of an elaborate ‘muck-up day’ scavenger hunt.
Shore School, on the city’s lower north shore, has threatened to expel any Year 12 students who take part in the ‘Triwizard Shorenament’ – a reference to Harry Potter.
The ‘official rule and challenge book’ – created by students in a PDF document – revealed they planned to meet between 5pm and 6pm on Wednesday at Waverton Park for the series of ‘treacherous’ challenges.
The school leavers would then be split into teams of five or six before carrying out a series of tasks to compete for points.
The rule book states all participants from the $33,000-a-year school are required to chip in $10 and the team who gathers the most points would be rewarded the total cash prize.
Shore School, on the city’s lower north shore, has threatened to expel any Year 12 students who take part in the ‘Triwizard Shorenament’ (pictured)
The school is among the top ranked in New South Wales and regularly features impressive Year 12 results
BETA DIFFICULTY (5-10 POINTS)
5 POINTS: One team member makes it from one side of the carriage (touching wall) to the other without touching the ground in a train (video)
5 POINTS: Eyebrow slit (5 points per person)
5 POINTS: Group photo in only undies outside Queenwood sign (+35 naked)
5 POINTS: Group photo at SHORE, beers in hand (+35 naked)
5 POINTS: Tackie on Queenwood sign
5 POINTS: Human pyramid at Balmoral Rotunda
5 POINTS: Silly salmon into a bush
5 POINTS: Group photo outside Loretto in undies (+35 naked)
5 POINTS: Whole team photo with a security guard
5 POINTS: Go to a retailer in the city and scoll a beer inside
5 POINTS: Group photo naked in front of Luna Park
5 POINTS: Group photo with cop
10 POINTS: Scream the game of ‘Penis’ on public transport as loud as possible (must turn heads) (Video)
10 POINTS: Buy an item from a sex shop
10 POINTS: Get with an Asian chick
10 POINTS: Steal a street name/sign (+50 if you bring it to the finish line)
10 POINTS: Re-create the Avengers intro by jumping into Balmoral from the wharf and play it in backwards so it looks like your flying up
10 POINTS: Play porn out loud on public transport (pretend you have your headphones in and you don’t notice) (video)
10 POINTS: Whole team scoll a schooner each at the MOHO (video)
10 POINTS: Hookup with a random girl
10 POINTS: Get 1K+ views on a TikTok made on the night of doing one of the challenges
10 POINTS: Drop a cap
Before starting the challenges, the groups would be required to finish a case of 30 beers in 15 minutes.
The competitors would then be given seven hours of ‘hunting’ from 6pm to 1am.
‘If anyone gets caught by a teacher/cops they will say that they were just having fun between the 5/6 of them and won’t mention the tournament,’ the instructions state.
‘What happens on the night stays within the night. No evidence is to be shared outside of the Year 12 2020 Shore community.’
Instructions written into the rule book advise students they must document their completed tasks on an Instagram account created specifically for their team.
The scavenger hunt is limited to Sydney’s CBD and the city’s lower north shore.
The exclusive bubble stretches from Belmore Park, out the front of Central Station, to the Spit Bridge and includes Kirribilli, Neutral Bay and Mosman.
Students are encouraged to bring Vaseline, a towel, ‘lots of alcohol’, a spare set of clothing, a ‘solid’ amount of money, a topped up Opal card and a portable speaker.
The scavenger hunt limits Year 12 students from competing in the tournament outside Sydney’s CBD and the city’s lower north shore (pictured)
The exclusive bubble stretches from Belmore Park, out the front of Central Station, to the Spit Bridge and includes Kirribilli, Neutral Bay and Mosman
APPRENTICE DIFFICULTY (20 POINTS)
20 POINTS: Finish an entire family box in 10 mins (team effort) – FILM THE WHOLE THING ON TIME LAPSE
20 POINTS: S*** on public toilet seat
20 POINTS: Pop up to a chick’s Snapchat story with an audio message of you screaming and moaning (screen-record from start)
20 POINTS: Steal a school’s sign or flag
20 POINTS: Wax your armpit hair
20 POINTS: Peek-a-boo (eyes open hookup)
20 POINTS: Convince a Restaurant to let one member wash 3 dishes (video)
20 POINTS: Snort a line (video)
20 POINTS: Shoey a whole beer
20 POINTS: Sack whack a complete random walking past
20 POINTS: Win $50+ on the slaps
20 POINTS: Get a h***j**
20 POINTS: Rail a cap
20 POINTS: Get with a belowie
20 POINTS: Jump off balmoral wharf fully clothed (video)
20 POINTS: Jump off Rocky Point Island in Balmoral
20 POINTS: Get 10k+ views on a TikTok made the night of Scav
20 POINTS: Human bowling ball
20 POINTS: Nang while ordering in Cremorne McDonalds
20 POINTS: Nang while buying something at Mosman 7/11
20 POINTS: Scream and moan in Mosman cellars until you get kicked out
20 POINTS: Tackie off the Ormeggio at The Spit Bridge
The school’s library features uninterrupted views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (pictured)
TERRORIST EH DIFFICULTY (30 POINTS)
30 POINTS: Get a Hug from a thug (face tattoo) (video)
30 POINTS: Vodka Shot out of a condom (half way full) (video)
30 POINTS: Get with a lesbian
30 POINTS: Kiss a bald man on the head and make a wish out loud whilst rubbing it (video)
30 POINTS: Do a 30 second mannequin challenge on the middle of a busy intersection with Black Beatles playing as loud as possible (+5 bonus points for every stranger participating) (video)
30 POINTS: Act gay and purchase JungleJuice at a sex store and have a whiff in front of the owner
30 POINTS: Purchase nangs then do it in front of the store owner ASAP (video)
30 POINTS: Get back with your ex
30 POINTS: Order a stripper
30 POINTS: Do a naked shoey
30 POINTS: Group photo in the kitchen of a chinese restaurant with head chef
30 POINTS: double dunk cap
30 POINTS: Catch a bird with your hands (video)
30 POINTS: Have a beer with a teacher
30 POINTS: Nudie run down a whole street
30 POINTS: Smoke your mates pubes
30 POINTS: 6 cruisers in 6 minutes
30 POINTS: Eat a live small animal
30 POINTS: Threeway kiss
30 POINTS: Get a ‘feature’ on the pokies
30 POINTS: Get with a chick which is 3/10 or lower (photo of the chick + the dirty work)
30 POINTS: Recreate your favorite fight scene in Star Wars (Video)
30 POINTS: Perform a sex scene on the stairs of a church, with a person ‘finishing’ loudly (Video)
30 POINTS: Get a free beer, any means necessary
There are more than 150 challenges listed in the scavenger hunt rule book and the tasks range in difficulty.
The ‘Beta’ difficulty is deemed the easiest for competitors, with five to ten points up for grabs for each task.
Some include stealing a street sign, shaving an eyebrow, posing for a naked photo in front of Luna Park and ‘hooking up’ with a random girl.
In the ‘Apprentice’ difficulty, students can receive 20 points for pooing on a public toilet seat, waxing their armpits, snorting cocaine and winning $50 on the pokies.
For 30 points in the ‘Terrorist Eh’ difficulty section, participants must take a vodka shot out of a condom, ‘get with a lesbian’, ‘order a stripper’ and ‘eat a live small animal’.
The list of challenges denigrates women, by urging students to ‘get with a chick which is 3/10 or lower (photo of the chick and the dirty work)’.
Shore students first made headlines recently after bragging about the school’s facilities, which includes a state-of-the-art gym (pictured)
GRAND WIZARD DIFFICULTY (40 POINTS)
40 POINTS: Glenn McGrath a soft serve at the cashier at Maccas (video)
40 POINTS: Give a stranger a 40 second lap dance/strip tease (video)
40 POINTS: Get a gay man’s number (photo)
40 POINTS: Go to a brothel
40 POINTS: Eat a fish whole
40 POINTS: Human pyramid in car park of Cremorne McDonald’s (stranger must be top)
40 POINTS: Photo with a street sign of your name (can only be done once)
40 POINTS: Dye your teammates hair a vibrant colour
40 POINTS: Drink a whole bottle of olive oil
40 POINTS: Jump into the harbour at Circular Quay/ Darling Harbour (video)
40 POINTS: Turkey slap your mate
40 POINTS: Finish a jug in 1 minute at Moho (video)
40 POINTS: Lemon squeeze in eyes
40 POINTS: Duct tape or cling wrap a team mate to a pole (photo)
40 POINTS: Sex someone in a park
40 POINTS: 69
40 POINTS: Get with a mate’s sister
40 POINTS: Roll an eshay
40 POINTS: Bury yourself in the sand for a photo in Balmoral
40 POINTS: Shelve a cap
40 POINTS: Run it straight with a random and deck them
The ‘official rule and challenge book’ – created by students in a PDF document – revealed they planned to meet between 5 and 6pm on Wednesday at Waverton Park for the series of ‘treacherous’ challenges
The ‘Grand Wizard’ difficulty would earn students 40 points per completed task.
Some include: ‘Go to a brothel’, ‘jump into the harbour at Circular Quay/Darling Harbour’, ‘turkey slap your mate’ and ‘run it straight with a random and deck them’.
The ‘Shoreman Mage’ difficulty (50 points) includes the ‘Boar Hunter’ task which is having sex with a woman who weighs more than 80 kilograms.
The most extreme challenges are listed under ‘Elder Headmaster Status’ for 100 plus points per task.
One challenge called the ‘Pakistan Sacrifice’ reads: ‘Eat two laxatives and a Phaal Curry (spicy curry) from Lavender Bay Curry.
‘Warning: Will be s***ing all night and probably will want to die.’
Another challenge is the ‘trifecta spit’ which includes a ‘spit roast’, spitting on a homeless man and jumping off the Spit Bridge.
For 10,000 points, students can ‘get on a plane to Melbourne’.
The end of the rule book reads: ‘Don’t share this document with anyone outside of Shore.
‘Disqualification will apply to those who do.’
Shore School Headmaster Dr Timothy Petterson (pictured) condemned the muck-up day challenges and said the list was not reflective of the wider Year 12 group
SHOREMAN MAGE DIFFICULTY (50 POINTS)
50 POINTS: Pour your own beer at a pub (video)
50 POINTS: Swim in a fountain (must collect $2.20 from the bottom)
50 POINTS: Get with someone’s girlfriend
50 POINTS: Call and explain to your parents how you lost your virginity in detail or text
50 POINTS: Get with a maccas worker behind counter
50 POINTS: Direct traffic with traffic zones
50 POINTS: Have a threesome
50 POINTS: Shave your head bald
50 POINTS: Sex with someone not in our year (lowie or abovie)
50 POINTS: Break a bus stop shelter
50 POINTS: Get head in a pub (photo)
50 POINTS: Get into the captain’s room in a ferry
50 POINTS: ‘Boar Hunter:’ sex with a 80kg+ woman
50 POINTS: Push a random into the water at Balmoral wharf
50 POINTS: Jump into a random’s pool at Mosman (Plus 50+ if naked)
50 POINTS: Flip off Spit Bridge (video)
50 POINTS: Eat a lit dart
50 POINTS: Get a happy ending
50 POINTS: Drop and spill chocolate milk in a supermarket and then scream out clean up on aisle 3 (video)
50 POINTS: Whole team 100m Undie run across Spit Bridge or Miller St (Monte to Shore)
50 POINTS: Pierce your teammates ear
50 POINTS: Wet willy a cop
50 POINTS: Put your nuts on your story
50 POINTS: Ask a stranger for a dart, then eat it
50 POINTS: Play Clash of Clans mid head
50 POINTS: Play Clash Royale while getting head
50 POINTS: Get with someone over 40
50 POINTS: Sex on Balmoral Beach
50 POINTS: Post on your personal Instagram a photo of you s***ing on the toilet (+10 for every team member who does after 1st person does)
50 POINTS: Get a skullet/mudflap
50 POINTS: Photo with Trump supporter (must be wearing a piece of Trump clothing)
50 POINTS: S*** in your hand and clap
50 POINTS: Stand on driving range while people hit balls
50 POINTS: Send a b**thole pic to a girl in our year (can’t be girlfriend)
50 POINTS: Get kicked out of a club/pub/RSL (video)
50 POINTS: P*** yourself while you order maccas/talking to random
50 POINTS: S*** in a golf hole
50 POINTS: Group photo at Opera House (f***ing waste of time but some naughty points)
The end of the rule book reads: ‘Don’t share this document with anyone outside of Shore.’ ‘Disqualification will apply to those who do’
The Muck-Up Day manifesto was discovered by school administrators, who contacted NSW Police.
Shore School Headmaster Dr Timothy Petterson condemned the muck-up day challenges and said the list was not reflective of the wider Year 12 group.
FAMOUS SHORE SCHOOL ALUMNI
John Gorton – Australia’s 19th prime minister
Frank Packer – media goliath and Packer family patriarch
Dyson Heydon – High Court judge
Errol Flynn – Hollywood legend
John Newcombe – tennis superstar
Phil Waugh – Australian rugby great
‘Shore unequivocally condemns the activities detailed in the proposed scavenger hunt document that has circulated in recent days,’ he said in a statement.
‘The document appears to be the work of a small number of boys who are not representative of our wider Year 12 group.’
The headmaster said the activities are ‘unlawful, harmful and disrespectful of the public and have appalled our school community’.
‘The activities do not reflect Shore’s values or what the school stands for,’ he said.
‘Shore has already communicated to parents in the strongest possible terms that boys are not to take part in the activities.’
Dr Petterson said any boy who participates in the scavenger hunt risks losing their place at Shore.
A spokesperson for NSW Police told Daily Mail Australia they respect the age old tradition of muck-up day but will not tolerate any illegal behaviour.
ELDER HEADMASTER STATUS (100 PLUS POINTS)
100 POINTS: Rip a cone on the Harbour Bridge
100 POINTS: Purchase every type of condom in Neutral Bay Priceline (waste of money)
100 POINTS: Cupcake a random (+100 if it’s a cop)
100 POINTS: F*** one of your team mate’s ex’s with them there
100 POINTS: Get on the roof of a bus
100 POINTS: F*** a chick which is 3/10 or lower (Must be a photo of the chick)
100 POINTS: Break into Taronga Zoo
100 POINTS: Put your d*** on your story (minimum 12 hours)
100 POINTS: Scoll 700ml bottle of vodka (video)
100 POINTS: Have a convo with an officer beaming
100 POINTS: Drink a cup of your mate’s tackie vom
100 POINTS: S*** on a car
100 POINTS: Public a**l
100 POINTS: Get with a dude
100 POINTS: Butt chug a 1.25L Fat Lamb (must finish whole bottle) (video)
100 POINTS: P*** on a train
100 POINTS: Get a COVID marshal vest and organise a pub
100 POINTS: Perform a Tacky Shoey (video)
100 POINTS: Rip a cone of someone’s pubes
100 POINTS: Nudie run Oxford Street
100 POINTS: Boonk gang and steal a lobster (video)
100 POINTS: Bubbler (Todd Carney)
100 POINTS: C****p** someone
100 POINTS: S*** on Monte’s Holy Grass (video)
100 POINTS: Shove an egg up ur a** then s*** it out while making chicken noises
100 POINTS: Get a YTSB tattoo anywhere on your body (photo with evidence)
100 POINTS: Lose Virginity
100 POINTS: Catch a pigeon and proceed to rip it’s head off
100 POINTS: Get a tattoo of J-Macs masterpiece Shore emblem (as seen on front of the booklet) (photo with evidence)
200 POINTS: S*** on a train
200 POINTS: Get with someone below 15
200 POINTS: Lose virginity to a hooker
200 POINTS: The ultimate combo (cone, scoll beer, line, nang, dart in a row)
200 POINTS: ‘Pakistan Sacrifice:’ Eat 2 laxatives and a phaal curry (spicy curry) from Lavender Bay Curry **WARNING: WILL BE S***ING ALL NIGHT AND PROBABLY WILL WANT TO DIE**
200 POINTS: Get arrested. Must go to the police station in cuffs.
200 POINTS: *Too graphic to publish*
200 POINTS: Send nudes to a family member
200 POINTS: Trifecta Spit (spit roast, spit on homeless man and jump off spit bridge) – video for all
300 POINTS: Do the whole night on foot
300 POINTS: ‘Egg Boy:’ Shave your entire body (buzz cut hair, pubes, legs, arms etc.) Shaving eyebrows +100
10,000 POINTS: Get on a plane to Melbourne
There are more than 150 challenges listed in the scavenger hunt rule book and the tasks range in difficulty. The ‘Beta’ difficulty (pictured) is deemed the easiest for competitors, with five to ten points up for grabs for each task
Established in 1889, Shore School features state-of-the art facilities and an incredible view over Sydney Harbour.
Shore is regularly ranked among the top schools in NSW for its Year 12 results and has produced a prime minister, a High Court Judge and several sporting champions.
‘We place a strong emphasis on character formation, challenging our students to be responsible citizens of integrity who seek to serve the wider community,’ the Shore School website states.
‘We believe the best evidence of success will be exhibited in the adult lives of those who have passed through the School.
‘We are proud of our many Old Boys who have served in all walks of life with great dedication.’
Former Students include Australia’s 19th prime minister John Gorton, High Court of Australia judge Dyson Heydon, tennis champion John Newcombe, media tycoon Frank Packer and Hollywood legend Errol Flynn.
Boys at $33k-a-year Sydney school mock ‘poor’ suburbs full of ‘druggos’ in TikTok atrocity – after boasting about their library’s harbour views
Students at the elite Shore School have mocked battling western Sydney suburbs as being full of ‘druggos’ in a viral video – after they were caught planning vile Muck Up day antics and boasting about their exclusive facilities.
The TikTok video shows students from the $33,000-a-year school on Sydney’s north shore being interviewed by popular account Fonzie Gomez, who asks the boys in their trademark boater hats and uniforms to to name the ‘worst’ suburbs in Sydney.
All but one student names Blacktown or Mount Druitt in Sydney’s west as they prepare to board the train at North Sydney station.
Students at the $33,000-a-year Shore School have slammed other suburbs for being full of ‘druggos’ in a viral TikTok video (pictured), in the latest scandal to rock the elite college
The latest video comes after students were slammed for bragging about their lavish facilities, including a ‘$50 mill[ion] gym’ and library with Sydney Harbour views in an earlier TikTok clip that was part of a global viral trend of comparing school facilities.
Then on Tuesday, a document circulating among Year 12 students detailing their plans for muck-up day was leaked to the public.
The ‘pranks’ included spitting on homeless men, assaulting strangers, taking drugs and breaking into Taronga Zoo.
In the now deleted TikTok interview, a group of four Shore School students were told to name the worst suburb in Sydney.
‘Blacktown,’ the four boys answer in unison.
When asked to elaborate one said ‘because its Blacktown’, before another answered ‘druggos’.
Another pair of mates were asked the same question, with one replying: ‘The worst is Bankstown… too many ‘eshays’ who’ll roll you’.
An eshay refers to a Sydney subculture of young criminals who tend to wear bumbags and sneakers, and are usually considered to be from battler suburbs.
The exception among the group was one boy who said the worst suburb ‘is Mosman because all the rich kids live there’.
Founded in 1889, the school overlooks Sydney Harbour (pictured) and features a distinguished list of ex-students including a prime minister
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How long it takes to save for a house and unit deposit in Australia and Domain
Saving up for a mortgage deposit to buy even a basic apartment a long way from the city can take more than five years in Australia.
The first recession in almost three decades as a result of coronavirus shutdowns has reduced the prices of houses and units.
Despite that, saving up for a 20 per cent deposit would still take a young couple five years and seven months in Sydney for a basic $585,000 apartment, the Domain First-Home Buyer Report has revealed.
Saving up for a mortgage deposit to buy a basic apartment a long way from the city can take more than five years in Australia. Domain calculating it would take five years and seven months to secure a loan for a $585,000 unit in a suburb like Auburn in the city’s west (pictured)
Help is at hand, however, with the federal government’s $500million First Home Loan Deposit Scheme enabling property newcomers to buy a home with a five per cent deposit.
How long it takes to save for a loan deposit
SYDNEY: Five years and seven months for a $585,000 unit; six years and six months for a $680,000 house
MELBOURNE: Four years and three months for a $424,500 unit; six years for a $600,000 house
BRISBANE: Three years and three months for a $328,000 unit; four years and six months for a $450,000 house
ADELAIDE: Three years for a $285,000 unit; three years and 11 months for a $375,000 house
PERTH: Two years and five months for a $257,000 unit; three years and five months for a $366,580 house
HOBART: Three years and six months for a $320,000 unit; four years and two months for a $380,000 house
DARWIN: One year and eight months for a $200,000 unit; three years and one month for a $362,000 house
CANBERRA: Three years and four months for a $370,000 unit; five years and five months for a $606,060 house
Source: Domain First-Home Buyer Report, September 2020
Taxpayers underwrite the rest of the 20 per cent deposit.
Domain senior research analyst Nicola Powell said the government program had made it much easier for first-home buyers.
‘Although the majority of capital cities saw the journey to home ownership become a little longer compared to the same time last year, in recent months weakening prices will eventually translate to improved affordability,’ she said.
‘Buying conditions have improved, first-home buyers appear to be taking advantage of retreating investor activity, reduced foreign buyer interest, the extension of the federal government’s first home loan deposit scheme and other state-based incentives.’
Under this scheme, saving up for a deposit in Sydney for a simple apartment is reduced to just one year and four months for a couple aged 25 to 34.
Those seeking an apartment closer to the city have more choice at Parramatta, Auburn, Merrylands and Canterbury.
Sydney, one of the world’s most expensive property markets, is a particularly daunting place to buy a house, with median prices still a shade under $1million.
Little wonder that saving for a 20 per cent mortgage deposit takes six years and six months for a cheaper $680,000 home with a backyard a long way from the city.
With the government’s first-home deposit scheme, that is reduced to one year and sevens months.
Those after an affordable house have more options further away from the city at Mount Druitt, St Marys and Rouse Hill in city’s west.
In Melbourne, saving up for a 20 per cent mortgage deposit for a takes four years and three months for an entry-level $424,500 apartment.
Sydney, one of the world’s most expensive property markets. Little wonder that saving for a 20 per cent mortgage deposit takes six years and six months for a cheaper $680,000 home with a backyard a long way from the city in a suburb like Mount Druitt (pictured)
That is reduced to one year with the government’s first home deposit scheme.
Melbourne’s city centre and the Tullamarine and Broadmeadows areas in the north offer the most affordable units.
Without government help, saving for a house deposit in Melbourne takes six years for a $600,000 house, with more options on the western side of Port Phillip Bay in suburbs like Werribee.
With the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, that is reduced to one year and six months.
In Brisbane, saving for a 20 per cent deposit to buy a $328,000 apartment takes three years and three months.
Without government help, saving for a house deposit in Melbourne takes six years for a $600,000 house, with more options on the western side of Port Phillip Bay in suburbs like Werribee (pictured)
With help from the taxpayers, that is reduced to just nine months.
Buying a basic $425,000 house with a 20 per cent deposit takes four years and six months of saving but under the commonwealth scheme, that is reduced to just 13 months.
In the first half of 2020, 8,912 home buyers across Australia were able to buy a property with a five per cent deposit under the government program.
The federal government’s National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation set aside another 10,000 places on July 1 for this financial year.
The scheme is available for singles earning up to $125,000 and couples on combined salaries of up to $200,000.
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