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A senior police officer was filmed unleashing an explosive rant aimed at a top Queensland cop before he threatened to ‘blow his brains out’, a court has heard. 

Senior Constable James Treanor was charged over the expletive-ridden tirade filmed outside the Broadbeach Bowls Club on the Gold Coast on March 20 last year.

He was accused of public nuisance, but the charges were dropped after fellow officers told Southport Magistrates Court on Monday Sen Const Treanor was ‘in a crisis’ at the time. 

Senior Constable James Treanor was charged over an expletive-ridden tirade filmed outside the Broadbeach Bowls Club on the Gold Coast on March 20 last year

Senior Constable James Treanor was charged over an expletive-ridden tirade filmed outside the Broadbeach Bowls Club on the Gold Coast on March 20 last year

Senior Constable James Treanor was charged over an expletive-ridden tirade filmed outside the Broadbeach Bowls Club on the Gold Coast on March 20 last year

Assistant Commissioner Brian Wilkins, who the outburst was aimed at, asked for a misconduct report to be made and charges were laid, The Gold Coast Bulletin reported.   

The fiery tirade unfolded after Assistant Commissioner Wilkins gave a speech at a police mental health breakfast last year. 

Sen Const Treanor approached his boss asking if mental health assistance he spoke about applied to him as well.

Assistant Commissioner Wilkins told the court he refused to speak with Sen Const Treanor in relation to personal issues.

The pair shook hands and spoke for just 12 seconds, with Sen Const Treanor telling Assistant Commissioner Wilkins he was upset.

Assistant Commissioner Wilkins asked Senior Sergeant Paul Hunter to follow Sen Const Treanor outside and tell him ‘he can’t talk to me like that’, the court heard.

Assistant Commissioner Brian Wilkins (pictured), who the explosive rant was aimed at, asked for a misconduct report to be made and charges were laid

Assistant Commissioner Brian Wilkins (pictured), who the explosive rant was aimed at, asked for a misconduct report to be made and charges were laid

Assistant Commissioner Brian Wilkins (pictured), who the explosive rant was aimed at, asked for a misconduct report to be made and charges were laid

Video played in court showed Sen Const Treanor storming out of the bowls club and yelling that Assistant Commissioner Wilkins was a ‘coward’. 

‘He’s a f**king coward,’ he yelled to other officers as he walks away from the bowls club before labelling him a ‘c*** smoker’.  

He told the officers he did not want to be followed and offered for them to take his weapons.

‘I asked him if he includes me and he tells me he I am being inappropriate,’ Sen Const Treanor said in the video. 

An officer who witnessed the incident told the court his colleague was having a 'welfare issue' and did not think to press charges

An officer who witnessed the incident told the court his colleague was having a 'welfare issue' and did not think to press charges

An officer who witnessed the incident told the court his colleague was having a ‘welfare issue’ and did not think to press charges

Sen Sgt Hunter and Sergeant David Dixon told the court they heard Sen Const Treanor threaten to ‘blow his brains out’.

But Sen Sgt Hunter said he never thought about pressing charges because his colleague was clearly distressed.

Sen Sgt Hunter said Sen Const Treanor was ‘very upset’ and saw he was ‘in crisis at that time’.

The charges were thrown out on the first day of the trial.  

Sen Const Treanor has been stood down and is due to face internal disciplinary procedures, which will take up to 12 months.

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Olympian, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jane Flemming says transgender athletes danger to women

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Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jane Flemming has declared transgender athletes should be banned from competing in female sport on safety grounds.

The 55-year-old retired track and field champion has weighed into the divisive issue as several sporting codes, including rugby, face calls to restrict female sport to competitors born as girls.  

The federal Sex Discrimination Act however bans gender or gender identity-based discrimination.

Flemming, who represented Australia at three Commonwealth and two Olympic games during the late 1980s and early 1990s, said transgender athletes were a safety risk to female competitors.

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‘The difficulty is that for the human species that’s been born biological male, if they go through puberty in particular, they have, absolutely, have some physiological advantages,’ she told the ABC’s 7.30 program.

‘Whether it is bone strength or extra capillarisation or larger muscle bulk, but then there are other aspects of that as well, not only does that affect performance but there is a health or a danger aspect.’

The issue of transgender athletes is so politically toxic Tasmanian Liberal senator Claire Chandler was labelled as ‘transphobic’ after calling for transgender rugby players to be banned to ‘protect women’s safety’.

Labor senator Nita Green likened Senator Chandler to Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who has angered trans activists by suggesting only someone born biologically female could understand what it was like to be a woman.

Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jane Flemming has declared transgender athletes should be banned from competing in female sport on safety grounds

Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jane Flemming has declared transgender athletes should be banned from competing in female sport on safety grounds

Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jane Flemming has declared transgender athletes should be banned from competing in female sport on safety grounds

Flemming, who represented Australia at three Commonwealth and two Olympic games during the late 1980s and early 1990s, said transgender athletes were a safety risk to female competitors

Flemming, who represented Australia at three Commonwealth and two Olympic games during the late 1980s and early 1990s, said transgender athletes were a safety risk to female competitors

Flemming, who represented Australia at three Commonwealth and two Olympic games during the late 1980s and early 1990s, said transgender athletes were a safety risk to female competitors

‘Senator Chandler has made at least two speeches… trying to veil her transphobic views as faux-feminist values,’ she told the Senate in late August. 

‘We know where Senator Chandler’s getting her speeches from because she said in a speech to the senate “I stand with JK Rowling and millions of women around the world who are determined to ensure our rights as women are not traded off in the name of diversity”.’

Senator Chandler has previously told Daily Mail Australia that Rugby Australia needed to ‘look at the research that’s within the report, adopt the findings and prioritise women’s rugby being for women’.

‘Women’s sport was invented for people of the female sex and any suggestion that it is somewhat provocative or controversial to articulate this view I think is pretty ludicrous,’ she said. 

Tasmanian Liberal senator Claire Chandler was labelled as 'transphobic' after calling for transgender rugby players to be banned to 'protect women's safety'

Tasmanian Liberal senator Claire Chandler was labelled as 'transphobic' after calling for transgender rugby players to be banned to 'protect women's safety'

Labor senator Nita Green likened Senator Chandler to Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who has angered trans activists by suggesting only someone born biologically female could understand what it was like to be a woman

Labor senator Nita Green likened Senator Chandler to Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who has angered trans activists by suggesting only someone born biologically female could understand what it was like to be a woman

The issue of transgender athletes is so politically toxic Tasmanian Liberal senator Claire Chandler was labelled as ‘transphobic’ after calling for transgender rugby players to be banned to ‘protect women’s safety’. Labor senator Nita Green likened Senator Chandler to Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who has angered trans activists by suggesting only someone born biologically female could understand what it was like to be a woman

Under World Rugby rules, which echo Olympic guidelines, trans women can play in the women’s game if they take drugs to lower their testosterone for at least 12 months.

Rugby Australia is facing growing calls to ban transgender women from the female game after scientists found it was potentially unsafe for them to play.

In 2018 Australian women’s handball player Hannah Mouncey, a trans woman who is 1.88metres tall and weighs 100kg, withdrew her nomination from the draft for the Australian Football League’s professional women’s competition.

She said the stress of trying to meet the AFL’s standards was ‘too great’.

The AFL released its Gender Diversity Policy, which governs the participation of ‘trans and non-binary people’ in August 2018.

The policy demands that players can prove that their testosterone levels have been maintained below a threshold for at least two years.

In 2018 Australian women's handball player Hannah Mouncey, a trans woman who is 1.88metres tall and weighs 100kg, withdrew her nomination from the draft for the Australian Football League's professional women's competition

In 2018 Australian women's handball player Hannah Mouncey, a trans woman who is 1.88metres tall and weighs 100kg, withdrew her nomination from the draft for the Australian Football League's professional women's competition

In 2018 Australian women’s handball player Hannah Mouncey, a trans woman who is 1.88metres tall and weighs 100kg, withdrew her nomination from the draft for the Australian Football League’s professional women’s competition

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Mariah Carey’s ‘tell-all’ memoir does not mention her relationship with billionaire James Packer  

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Mariah Carey covers a lot of ground in her ‘tell-all’ memoir, from her traumatic childhood to adult relationships featuring infidelity and domestic abuse.

She writes in detail of her troubled first marriage to Tommy Mottola, the Sony boss 21 years her senior who she accuses of controlling behaviour and a ‘dense and oppressive’ presence. 

Carey also covers her brief affair with Yankees baseballer Derek Jeter and her second marriage to comedian Nick Cannon, the father of her two children.

What she does not even mention – anywhere – in 368 pages of The Meaning of Mariah Carey is her tumultuous 18-month relationship with Australian billionaire James Packer. 

Mariah Carey does not mention her tumultuous 18-month relationship with Australian billionaire James Packer anywhere in her 368-page memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey does not mention her tumultuous 18-month relationship with Australian billionaire James Packer anywhere in her 368-page memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey does not mention her tumultuous 18-month relationship with Australian billionaire James Packer anywhere in her 368-page memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey

A spokeswoman for Australian publisher Pan Macmillan confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that Packer did not appear anywhere in Carey's memoir. 'A search has been done and there is no mention,' she said. Packer and Carey are pictured on Valentine's Day 2016

A spokeswoman for Australian publisher Pan Macmillan confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that Packer did not appear anywhere in Carey's memoir. 'A search has been done and there is no mention,' she said. Packer and Carey are pictured on Valentine's Day 2016

A spokeswoman for Australian publisher Pan Macmillan confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that Packer did not appear anywhere in Carey’s memoir. ‘A search has been done and there is no mention,’ she said. Packer and Carey are pictured on Valentine’s Day 2016 

Carey writes in her memoir about her affair with baseballer Derek Jeter (both pictured at a birthday party for rapper Puff Daddy)

Carey writes in her memoir about her affair with baseballer Derek Jeter (both pictured at a birthday party for rapper Puff Daddy)

Carey's marriage to Sony boss Tommy Mottola (both pictured) features in her book The Meaning of Mariah Carey

Carey's marriage to Sony boss Tommy Mottola (both pictured) features in her book The Meaning of Mariah Carey

Carey writes in her memoir about her brief affair with baseballer Derek Jeter (both left at a birthday party for rapper Puff Daddy). Her toxic marriage to Sony boss Tommy Mottola (both right) also features in the book

‘It took me a lifetime to have the courage and the clarity to write my memoir,’ the 50-year-old says in promotional material for the book, which was released on Tuesday. 

‘I want to tell the story of the moments – the ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams, that contributed to the person I am today.’

Those experiences apparently do not include her 10-month engagement to Packer, who has described their relationship as a ‘mistake’ for both of them. 

A spokeswoman for the book’s Australian publisher, Pan Macmillan, confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that Packer did not appear anywhere in Carey’s memoir.

‘A search has been done and there is no mention,’ she said. 

Packer spoke candidly to author Damon Kitney about Carey for the biography The Price of Fortune: The Untold Story of Being James Packer in 2018.

The casino mogul did not read the manuscript of The Price of Fortune before its publication and he did not see The Meaning of Mariah Carey before it came out. 

Packer has not spoken to Carey in the four years since he broke off their engagement. In 2017 Packer made his first public comments on the breakdown of their relationship. 'I was at a low point in my personal life,' he said

Packer has not spoken to Carey in the four years since he broke off their engagement. In 2017 Packer made his first public comments on the breakdown of their relationship. 'I was at a low point in my personal life,' he said

Packer has not spoken to Carey in the four years since he broke off their engagement. In 2017 Packer made his first public comments on the breakdown of their relationship. ‘I was at a low point in my personal life,’ he said

‘Haven’t seen advance copy or spoken to Mariah for four years,’ the 53-year-old told Nine Entertainment last week. 

The twice-divorced billionaire was introduced to the superstar singer by Hollywood producer Brett Ratner in late 2013 at Packer’s Aspen, Colorado home.

They next met up in July 2014 at a Los Angeles film premiere, again with Ratner, and hit it off immediately.

The Meaning of Maria Carey is available now

The Meaning of Maria Carey is available now

The Meaning of Maria Carey is available now

‘I was sitting next to Brett and [Mariah] was on the other side of him,’ Packer told Kitney. ‘Oliver Stone was sitting behind us and kept telling us to be quiet.’

Packer had recently split with second wife Erica and Carey had separated from Cannon, the father of her twins.

Before the relationship became public Carey and her children Monroe and Moroccan joined Packer in May 2015 on his yacht Arctic P for a Mediterranean cruise.

The couple was not photographed together until June 2015 when they were seen holding hands on the Italian island of Capri.

‘It was fun to begin with… She was kind and she took an interest in my life,’ Packer told Kitney. 

Carey attended Packer’s 48th birthday bash in September 2015 at Ratner’s Los Angeles mansion along with guests including Mick Jagger, Al Pacino, Ben Affleck and Eddie Murphy.

The couple spent Christmas that year together in Aspen and she flew to Australia to perform at a New Year’s Eve concert at which she dedicated her song Hero to him.

Packer proposed on January 21, 2016 at a New York restaurant, getting down on one knee to present a 35-carat engagement ring with plans to marry in Bora Bora on March 1.

According to Packer there were ‘problems’ negotiating a pre-nuptial agreement which it has been reported could have benefited Carey up to $30million, or $115,385 a week.

Packer’s fellow billionaire and close friend Kerry Stokes was one of his inner-circle who was concerned about the relationship, in particular her diva-like demands. 

Stokes had taken charge of Packer’s private affairs in 2016 as Packer’s life descended into chaos amid extreme debt and personal issues.

In that role Stokes became so concerned about Carey’s extravagant lifestyle he rejected a request from her to spend $250,000 on a wedding dress. 

Stokes told Kitney he once grounded Packer’s private jet to halt his plans to marry Carey, who wanted to fly from Las Vegas to Israel where her fiance was living.

Packer said they broke up on the Arctic P when it was docked in Naples after he had attended the funeral of former president Shimon Peres in Israel. The pair had enjoyed an 18-month relationship, but the break-up was toxic. The couple is pictured in New York in May 2016

Packer said they broke up on the Arctic P when it was docked in Naples after he had attended the funeral of former president Shimon Peres in Israel. The pair had enjoyed an 18-month relationship, but the break-up was toxic. The couple is pictured in New York in May 2016

Packer said they broke up on the Arctic P when it was docked in Naples after he had attended the funeral of former president Shimon Peres in Israel. The pair had enjoyed an 18-month relationship, but the break-up was toxic. The couple is pictured in New York in May 2016

Carey was outraged, according to Stokes, who said he had never intended to put a complete stop to their union and was only worried about Packer’s mental health.

‘I was accused of separating the lovebirds,’ Stokes told Kitney.

Share prices of Packer’s various businesses were plummeting and he was already deeply in debt as he negotiated splitting his late father’s estate with sister Gretel. 

A combination of drinking a bottle of vodka a day and taking powerful prescription drugs did not help Packer’s deteriorating mental state.

In the midst of these struggles his engagement Carey came to an abrupt end in October 2016.

Packer said they broke up on the Arctic P when it was docked in Naples after he had attended the funeral of former president Shimon Peres in Israel.

The pair had enjoyed an 18-month relationship, but the break-up was toxic. 

Carey reportedly received a $70million ‘inconvenience fee’ after the split – having been poised to accept $7million to walk away before allegedly upping the sum.

When Carey was questioned over Packer's whereabouts in early 2017 she said: 'I don't know where the motherf***er is'. In March 2018 she told People magazine: 'I wonder what I was thinking… The whole situation was a whirlwind. But I wish him the best'

When Carey was questioned over Packer's whereabouts in early 2017 she said: 'I don't know where the motherf***er is'. In March 2018 she told People magazine: 'I wonder what I was thinking… The whole situation was a whirlwind. But I wish him the best'

When Carey was questioned over Packer’s whereabouts in early 2017 she said: ‘I don’t know where the motherf***er is’. In March 2018 she told People magazine: ‘I wonder what I was thinking… The whole situation was a whirlwind. But I wish him the best’

The singer’s camp apparently believed Packer had leaked details of the settlement to an Australian gossip magazine after the failed engagement.

‘I had absolutely nothing to do with the story,’ Packer said.

In 2017 Packer made his first public comments on the breakdown of his relationship with Carey. ‘I was at a low point in my personal life,’ he said.

‘She was kind, exciting and fun. Mariah is a woman of substance. She is very bright. But it was a mistake for her and a mistake for me.’

When Carey was questioned over Packer’s whereabouts in early 2017 she said: ‘I don’t know where the motherf***er is’.

In March 2018 she told People magazine: ‘I wonder what I was thinking… The whole situation was a whirlwind. But I wish him the best.’

Packer had a similar message for Carey when he spoke to Nine Entertainment last week. ‘I wish her well,’ he said.

The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey is published in Australia by Pan Macmillan and available now from here for $34.99

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Scott Morrison reveals his favourite Australian animal – and the weird reason he finds them funny

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The prime minister has revealed his favourite animal, and the curious reason behind it.

Scott Morrison made the confession after a weekend visit to the Adelaide Zoo.

‘I am a big fan of koalas, I’ve got to say, I love koalas,’ he told Adelaide radio 5AA on Thursday.

The prime minister has revealed his favourite animal, and the curious reason behind it. Scott Morrison's daughter Lily is pictured holding a quokka at Adelaide Zoo

The prime minister has revealed his favourite animal, and the curious reason behind it. Scott Morrison's daughter Lily is pictured holding a quokka at Adelaide Zoo

The prime minister has revealed his favourite animal, and the curious reason behind it. Scott Morrison’s daughter Lily is pictured holding a quokka at Adelaide Zoo

‘And I like it when they get the ‘irrits’ a bit, too. I find that quite funny.’

One of Mr Morrison’s daughters joined him for the jaunt through the wildlife park.

‘My daughter loves quokkas and she got to cuddle a quokka,’ he said.

‘She is still over the moon.’

The prime minister did not try his luck wrapping his arms around a cranky koala.

His government has launched a review into the endangered status of the native animal after koala populations were decimated by the Black Summer bushfires.

Scott Morrison (left) loves koalas, but he also seemed quite keen on this wombat

Scott Morrison (left) loves koalas, but he also seemed quite keen on this wombat

Scott Morrison (left) loves koalas, but he also seemed quite keen on this wombat

But Mr Morrison’s comments could raise eyebrows amongst his coalition colleagues in NSW.

The state’s Liberal and National parties are at war over laws designed to protect koala habitats.

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro recently threatened to blow up the coalition over the legislation before staging a humiliating backdown and falling into line.

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