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The incredible jobs that pay huge money in Australia – and you don’t need a degree to get them

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A TikTok user has shared three unexpected careers that pay huge money in Australia. 

Hangrybynature, who posts videos about Asian and Australian culture, said plumbers, train drivers and traffic controllers can rake in the big bucks. 

‘A qualified plumber can earn up to $150,000 a year, charging $80 or more an hour,’ she said.

The TikToker said train drivers can take home up to $130,000 a year, while a traffic controller can receive up to $180,000 annually. 

A TikTok user has shared three unexpected careers that pay huge money in Australia

A TikTok user has shared three unexpected careers that pay huge money in Australia

Hangrybynature, who posts videos about Asian and Australian culture, said plumbers, train drivers and traffic controllers can rake in the big bucks

Hangrybynature, who posts videos about Asian and Australian culture, said plumbers, train drivers and traffic controllers can rake in the big bucks

A TikTok user has shared three unexpected careers that pay huge money in Australia

But some of Hangrybynature’s 240,000 followers were quick to question the validity of her research. 

‘I don’t think you understand the difference between a plumber and the owner of a plumbing business,’ one person commented.

According to Pay Scale, the average hourly rate for a plumber in Australia is $29.76. 

An average plumbing contractor would take home $38.34 an hour, with salaries varying from $57,069 to $124,025 per year.  

Other viewers questioned the high salary allocated for traffic controllers in the TikTok, with many explaining that high hourly rates were due to the inconsistency in work. 

According to Pay Scale, the average hourly rate for a plumber in Australia is $29.76. An average plumbing contractor would take home $38.34 an hour, with salaries varying from $57,069 to $124,025 per year (stock image)

According to Pay Scale, the average hourly rate for a plumber in Australia is $29.76. An average plumbing contractor would take home $38.34 an hour, with salaries varying from $57,069 to $124,025 per year (stock image)

According to Pay Scale, the average hourly rate for a plumber in Australia is $29.76. An average plumbing contractor would take home $38.34 an hour, with salaries varying from $57,069 to $124,025 per year (stock image)

‘Did it for three years, I only know one person who broke six figures before tax and they had to work every weekend and public holiday… Not worth it,’ one person wrote.

‘What kind of traffic controller is getting 180K a year when their shifts are based on when they need them,’ another wrote.

A third added: ‘Traffic controllers hours though, very inconsistent and so much shift work.’ 

The average train conductor salary in Australia is $75,329, with yearly earnings ranging from $50,000 to $102,000, according to Pay Scale.

The TikTok video has more than 500,000 views and 72,000 likes.  

The average train conductor salary in Australia is $75,329, with yearly earnings ranging from $50,000 to $102,000, according to Pay Scale (stock image)

The average train conductor salary in Australia is $75,329, with yearly earnings ranging from $50,000 to $102,000, according to Pay Scale (stock image)

The average train conductor salary in Australia is $75,329, with yearly earnings ranging from $50,000 to $102,000, according to Pay Scale (stock image) 

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Richard Doggett dies in a freak accident on his macadamia farm – leaving footy community in shock 

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The former boss of the Richmond Tigers has died in a tragic accident on his macadamia farm in northern New South Wales.

Richard Doggett, 72, was found dead on his property at Numulgi, near Lismore, on Friday.

Mr Doggett’s former club posted a touching tribute on social media.

‘Richmond is mourning the passing of 1980 premiership General Manager Richard Doggett,’ it read. 

Richard Doggett, 72, was killed in a freak accident on his property at Numulgi, near Lismore, on Friday

Richard Doggett, 72, was killed in a freak accident on his property at Numulgi, near Lismore, on Friday

Richard Doggett, 72, was killed in a freak accident on his property at Numulgi, near Lismore, on Friday

The former boss of Richmond AFL club has died in a tragic accident on his macadamia farm in northern New South Wales

The former boss of Richmond AFL club has died in a tragic accident on his macadamia farm in northern New South Wales

The former boss of Richmond AFL club has died in a tragic accident on his macadamia farm in northern New South Wales

‘We send our deepest sympathy to Richard’s family and friends.’

Mr Doggett died just days before the club was set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Grand Final victory.

He spent two periods as the club’s general manager, during 1979-1980 and again in 1986-1988. 

‘He also served as the Club’s Treasurer in 1979-80,’ Richmond FC wrote.

Mr Doggett then became an executive at Conrad Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast before moving to Numulgi 13 years ago.

Since then he has been heavily involved in the Macadamia nut industry.

He had been growing macadamia nuts on his property and was also the chairman of the Australian Macadamia Society.

‘It’s certainly a lot cheaper to buy a macadamia farm than to get a house in Sydney at the moment, so come on up. We want to see you,’ he told the ABC in 2015.

Richmond FC posted a touching tribute to Mr Doggett on social media: 'Richmond is mourning the passing of 1980 premiership General Manager Richard Doggett'

Richmond FC posted a touching tribute to Mr Doggett on social media: 'Richmond is mourning the passing of 1980 premiership General Manager Richard Doggett'

Richmond FC posted a touching tribute to Mr Doggett on social media: ‘Richmond is mourning the passing of 1980 premiership General Manager Richard Doggett’

Mr Doggett died just days before the club is set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Grand Final victory

Mr Doggett died just days before the club is set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Grand Final victory

Mr Doggett died just days before the club is set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Grand Final victory

In the 1970s, he worked at Wrest Point and was the driving force behind the first Staff association and staff Magazine INTERWREST. 

He then took on a position with the Southern Tasmanian Australian Rules association as Marketing Manager where he doubled the crowds in his first year.

His success there is what attracted Richmond FC to him – and he worked in marketing and as the club secretary before becoming director.

Friend Mick Caban wrote on Facebook that he ‘had the honour of calling Richard my friend for over 45 years’. 

‘Richard had a special gift of making people feel that they were special,’ he wrote.   

Mr Doggett’s social media pages are littered with photos of himself and his wife travelling the world and enjoying nights out together. 

A NSW Police spokesperson said a report is being prepared for the coroner but the death is not being treated as suspicious.   

Friend Mick Caban wrote on Facebook that he 'had the honour of calling Richard my friend for over 45 years'

Friend Mick Caban wrote on Facebook that he 'had the honour of calling Richard my friend for over 45 years'

Friend Mick Caban wrote on Facebook that he ‘had the honour of calling Richard my friend for over 45 years’

His social media pages are littered with photos of Mr Doggett and his wife travelling the world

His social media pages are littered with photos of Mr Doggett and his wife travelling the world

His social media pages are littered with photos of Mr Doggett and his wife travelling the world

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Survivor of Claremont Killer Bradley Edwards’ attack reveals question he asked before assault

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Wendy Davis survived an attack by Claremont serial killer Bradley Robert Edwards (pictured) before he carried out the murders of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon

Wendy Davis survived an attack by Claremont serial killer Bradley Robert Edwards (pictured) before he carried out the murders of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon

Wendy Davis survived an attack by Claremont serial killer Bradley Robert Edwards (pictured) before he carried out the murders of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon

A former social worker who was attacked by Claremont killer Bradley Robert Edwards has spoken out to reveal the seemingly innocent question he asked before subjecting her to a brutal assault.

While working as a Telstra employee, Edwards came up from behind to attack Wendy Davis as she worked at her desk at Hollywood Hospital in Nedlands, western Perth in May 1990.

The assault occurred in the years before he murdered Jane Rimmer, 23, in June 1996 and solicitor Ciara Glennon, 27, in March of the following year.

Edwards, now 51, was convicted of the killings on Thursday after a marathon seven-month trial in the WA Supreme Court – but he was found not guilty of killing a third woman Sarah Spiers, 18.

Ms Davis – who can remember the attack she fell victim to with almost perfect clarity three decades later – said she felt ‘blessed’ she was still alive to tell her story.

‘I can remember what I was doing because it was my youngest daughter’s 11th birthday and I was hurrying to get this report done so I could get home at a reasonable hour,’ she told 60 Minutes.

Wendy Davis was attacked as she worked at her desk at Hollywood Hospital in Nedlands, western Perth in May 1990

Wendy Davis was attacked as she worked at her desk at Hollywood Hospital in Nedlands, western Perth in May 1990

Wendy Davis was attacked as she worked at her desk at Hollywood Hospital in Nedlands, western Perth in May 1990

‘A voice said “is it OK if I use the toilet?”‘

The voice was that of Edwards, then 21, who moments later dragged Ms Davis out of her chair without warning. 

She said Edwards went behind her to go to the toilet – but she heard it flush quickly after.

‘Just when I was thinking those things a hand came from behind me with a cloth on it around my face. Another came around and hoicked me off my chair and started to drag me towards the toilet area and the utility room,’ she said.

‘I was absolutely petrified. I thought there was something on the cloth and I thought I was going to die – the force with which he did it was so frightening. I was so scared and I couldn’t breathe.’

Ms Davis then realised there was nothing on the cloth and kicked herself free.

‘I fell away and I looked at him and it was the weirdest, weirdest feeling because he had this strange look in his eye, like it was completely disassociated,’ she said.

Ms Davis can remember the attack she fell victim to with almost perfect clarity three decades later

Ms Davis can remember the attack she fell victim to with almost perfect clarity three decades later

Ms Davis can remember the attack she fell victim to with almost perfect clarity three decades later

‘He shook his head and he started to say, “I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry.”‘ 

Edwards was given a two-year probationary sentence for common assault, but could largely evade police attention because of the relatively minor nature of the crime.

Ms Davis hit out at Telstra for trying to shield Edwards rather than support her – claiming a manager for the company said the young man was suffering from relationship problems at the time. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Telstra for comment. 

Before the murders for which he was sentenced last week, Edwards also raped a 17-year-old girl in 1995. 

He had denied murdering secretary Ms Spiers and childcare worker Ms Rimmer in January and June 1996 respectively, and solicitor Ms Glennon in March the following year.  

Jane Rimmer, 23, disappeared from Claremont on June 6, 1996 and was the second alleged victim of Bradley Robert Edwards

Jane Rimmer, 23, disappeared from Claremont on June 6, 1996 and was the second alleged victim of Bradley Robert Edwards

Ciara Glennon, 27, was the last victim of the so-called Claremont serial killer. She disappeared after a night out in Perth on March 15, 1997 and her body was found in bushland 40km away

Ciara Glennon, 27, was the last victim of the so-called Claremont serial killer. She disappeared after a night out in Perth on March 15, 1997 and her body was found in bushland 40km away

Justice Stephen Hall convicted Edwards, now 51, for the murders of Jane Rimmer (left), 23, and Ciara Glennon (right), 27, on Thursday after a marathon seven-month trial in the WA Supreme Court 

Justice Hall however found Edwards not guilty murdering Sarah Spiers (pictured), 18, saying there was not enough evidence to convince him beyond reasonable doubt. Ms Spiers' body has never been found

Justice Hall however found Edwards not guilty murdering Sarah Spiers (pictured), 18, saying there was not enough evidence to convince him beyond reasonable doubt. Ms Spiers' body has never been found

Justice Hall however found Edwards not guilty murdering Sarah Spiers (pictured), 18, saying there was not enough evidence to convince him beyond reasonable doubt. Ms Spiers’ body has never been found

Prosecutors relied on DNA evidence collected under Ms Glennon’s fingertips as she scratched and scrapped for her life.

Also key to their case were fibres found in Edwards’ car that linked it to the bodies of Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon.

Bradley Robert Edwards has been found guilty of the serial killings of two women in Claremont, Western Australia, across 1996 and 1997

Bradley Robert Edwards has been found guilty of the serial killings of two women in Claremont, Western Australia, across 1996 and 1997

Bradley Robert Edwards has been found guilty of the serial killings of two women in Claremont, Western Australia, across 1996 and 1997 

Police had long had their sights on the now convicted killer – who called himself the ‘bogeyman’ online – but he repeatedly lied to them about his crimes. 

Justice Hall took almost three months to consider all the evidence against Edwards, before handing down his verdict.

Outside court Ms Rimmer’s sister Lee said she could now get on with her life, but felt for the Spiers family who continue to search for answers.

‘I feel really good actually, at one point I thought he was going to be not guilty but we got the result we wanted and now we just have to keep working for the Spiers family and hope someone finds Sarah,’ Ms Rimmer said.

Addressing the media on Friday, Denis Glennon spoke of his daughter Ciara’s ‘great courage and determination to survive’.

‘As she fought to save her life, she left us the vital DNA clues,’ Mr Glennon said.

‘Ciara was strong in spirit, had courage, great courage but yet as she fought to save her life she could not save herself because of the brutal assault by her murderer.’

The 27-year-old lawyer was the third woman to vanish from the streets of Claremont in Western Australia in the mid-1990s.  

Edwards was arrested in December 2016.

‘What the f***?’ the former Little Athletics coach exclaimed while sitting handcuffed on the floor of his Kewdale house when police told him he was suspected of being the Claremont serial killer. 

‘You’ve got to be joking,’ he said as detectives read him his rights. ‘My head is spinning. I understand. I’m just trying to process what’s going on.’ 

Part of Edwards’s defence was the scientific evidence may have been contaminated.  

Bradley Robert Edwards is pictured at the back of a van while he was married to his first wife, who gave evidence the couple had separated in late 1995 or early 1996

Bradley Robert Edwards is pictured at the back of a van while he was married to his first wife, who gave evidence the couple had separated in late 1995 or early 1996

Bradley Robert Edwards is pictured at the back of a van while he was married to his first wife, who gave evidence the couple had separated in late 1995 or early 1996

Defence counsel Paul Yovich SC urged Justice Stephen Hall in his opening address in November to ‘beware the tendency to smooth out the rough edges’ in the Crown’s case.

‘The defence is simple,’ Mr Yovich said. ‘It wasn’t him.’

‘We are not pointing the finger at any specific person, all we are saying is the nice, neat picture the state wants to present… is not the full picture.

‘The proper approach in any case is to fit the case theory to the evidence, not to try to fit the evidence to the case theory.’

The Crown also said fibres from Edwards’s work trousers and Telstra-issued car were found on the rape victim and the remains of Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon. 

Mr Yovich claimed DNA and fibre evidence could have been contaminated and that storing of such materials in the 1990s was much less sophisticated than it was now.

The prosecution evidence alone took five months to be heard and featured more than 200 witnesses.

But the defence case was almost over before it began. 

Edwards chose not to step into the witness box or to give a detailed response to the murder charges. 

The only evidence his barrister called for was weather records for the day Ms Spiers disappeared. 

KEY DATES IN BRADLEY ROBERT EDWARDS’ MARATHON CASE 

 February 15, 1988

– An 18-year-old woman is indecently assaulted in her sleep during a break-in at a Huntingdale home but her attacker flees after a struggle.

February 12, 1995

– A 17-year-old girl is abducted while walking through Rowe Park in Claremont and taken to Karrakatta Cemetery where she is sexually assaulted.

January 27, 1996

– Secretary Sarah Spiers, 18, disappears after leaving Club Bayview in Claremont after calling a taxi from a nearby phone booth. Her body has not been found.

June 9, 1996

– Childcare worker Jane Rimmer, 23, similarly vanishes in Claremont and is last seen outside the Continental Hotel.

June 10, 1996

– Western Australia Police sets up Macro task force.

August 3, 1996

– Ms Rimmer’s body is found by a mother and her children picking flowers in Wellard, south of Perth.

March 15, 1997

– Lawyer Ciara Glennon, 27, is last seen in Claremont after also visiting the Continental Hotel.

April 3, 1997

– Ms Glennon’s body is found in bushland at Eglington, north of Perth.

October 16, 2015

– A newspaper claims police have established a forensic link between Ms Glennon’s murderer and the man who raped a teenager in Karrakatta two years earlier but police refuse to comment for ‘operational reasons’.

December 23, 2016

– Bradley Robert Edwards, 48, from Kewdale, is charged with eight offences related to the deaths of Ms Glennon and Ms Rimmer and the Karrakatta and Huntington attacks, but no charges are laid over the disappearance of Ms Spiers. Edwards is remanded in custody.

February 22, 2018

– Edwards is charged with the wilful murder of Ms Spiers.

October 21, 2019 

– Edward pleads guilty to five of eight charges against him, including the Huntingdale attack and raping the 17-year-old girl at Karrakatta, but maintains he didn’t commit the murders. 

November 25, 2019

– A judge-alone trial begins in the Western Australia Supreme Court.

May 6, 2020 

– The trial is adjourned after all evidence has been heard.

September 24, 2020

– Bradley Robert Edwards is found guilty of the murders of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon, but is cleared of killing Sarah Spiers

December 23, 2020

– Edwards will return to the WA Supreme Court for sentencing

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Trump demands Biden take drug test before debate as poll shows him 10 points ahead of the president

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Donald Trump again pressured debate organizers on Sunday to administer a drug test before the first face-off with Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee continues to surge in polls just two days ahead of the event.

Trump insisted that the Democratic nominee could only perform well at the debate if he takes narcotics.

‘I will be strongly demanding a Drug Test of Sleepy Joe Biden prior to, or after, the Debate on Tuesday night,’ the president tweeted Sunday morning.

‘Naturally, I will agree to take one also,’ Trump continued. ‘His Debate performances have been record setting UNEVEN, to put it mildly. Only drugs could have caused this discrepancy???’

Trump and Biden will participate in three in-person debates ahead of the November election – the first, moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace, is taking place Tuesday in Cleveland, Ohio.

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Sunday shows Biden with a 10-point lead against Trump. The 54 per cent to 44 per cent margin matches the last poll taken in mid-August.

President Donald Trump doubled down on his demand that Joe Biden take a drug test before the first presidential debate on Tuesday

President Donald Trump doubled down on his demand that Joe Biden take a drug test before the first presidential debate on Tuesday

President Donald Trump doubled down on his demand that Joe Biden take a drug test before the first presidential debate on Tuesday

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President Donald Trump

Former Vice President and Democratic nominee Joe Biden

Former Vice President and Democratic nominee Joe Biden

Trump and Biden will face-off in their first in-person debate on Tuesday in Cleveland, Ohio

When considering voters who say they will cast their ballot for a libertarian or Green Party candidate, Biden’s lead slips to a 6 per cent margin of 49 per cent to 43 per cent.

When it comes to both enthusiasm for his candidacy and the economy, however, Trump dominates.

Trump leads Biden by 20 per cent among likely voters who say they have ‘strong enthusiasm’ for their preferred candidate. Fifty-nine per cent of those polled who do not support Trump say his reelection would be a ‘crisis’ for the country.

On the other hand-, 50 per cent of those not backing Biden say his election would cause a crisis in the U.S.

The economy, one of the six issues that will be discussed during Tuesday’s debate, is in Trump’s favor.

Last month only 31 per cent of Americans said the U.S. economy was in good shape, compared to the 40 per cent who say it’s in good shape now in the poll taken September 21-24.

One in four voters say the economy is their top issue in the 2020 election and of those voters a whopping 62 per cent favor Trump to Biden.

At the debate Tuesday Trump and Biden will also be asked to discuss their government records, the Supreme Court, the coronavirus pandemic, race and violence and election integrity.

Although Trump has conceded Biden may perform better at the debates due to his near-debate of experience in Washington, he also claims the ‘low energy’ candidate could only do well if medicated.

Trump said last month of Biden’s previous debate performances against then-primary competitor Bernie Sanders: ‘Nobody thought that he was even going to win. Because his debate performances were so bad. Frankly, his best performance was against Bernie.’

Trump made the comments during an interview with the Washington Examiner.

‘We’re going to call for a drug test, by the way, because his best performance was against Bernie,’ Trump continued.

He added: ‘It wasn’t that he was Winston Churchill because he wasn’t, but it was a normal, boring debate. You know, nothing amazing happened. And we are going to call for a drug test because there’s no way — you can’t do that.’

Biden participated in 11 debates during the primary season, as plans for the 12th debate were never finalized in the midst of the evolving coronavirus pandemic.

This is not the first time Trump has accused his competitors of being on drugs.

After the second presidential debate in October 2016, he claimed that Hillary Clinton did better because she had taken drugs.

‘I think we should take a drug test prior to the debate. We should take a drug test prior because I don’t know what’s going on with her,’ Trump said at the time – and no drug tests were administered during those debates.

Trump’s two other debates against Biden will take place October 15 in Miami, Florida and October 22 in Nashville, Tennessee. They will be moderated by C-SPAN’s Steve Scully and NBC’s Kristen Welker, respectively.

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