Sunday Territorian 7 Nov 2021
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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7 2021 NEWS 13 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA SEARCH AFTER SHARK ATTACK A FRANTIC search is under way for a missing male swimmer after a suspected shark attack near a popular beach in Perth. Emergency services were called after reports of a shark attack at Port Beach in North Fremantle about 10.10am on Saturday. They are still at the scene and searching waters off the popular beach for the missing adult male swimmer. Surf Life Saving WA reported a public sighting of a 2m shark off the beach on Saturday morning. Water Police were coordinating the operation involving the police Air Wing as well as the Department of Primary Industries, Surf Life Saving and the Surf Rescue helicopter who are all combing the area. St John Ambulance crews were also at the scene on standby but a spokeswoman said no one had been treated. Five arrested for alleged kidnapping FIVE men have been arrested in dramatic raids after a 20-year-old was allegedly forced into a car in broad daylight. Police allege two men confronted the 20-year-old man at Gore Creek Reserve on Sydneys lower north shore on October 14. He was allegedly forced into a car and taken to an unknown location. Police were told he was threat ened, assaulted and then released. Detectives arrested four men aged between 27 and 33 at a service station in West Ryde about 2pm on Friday. A 24-year-old-man was arrested at a Macquarie Park, with police seizing items including tasers and cash. The man was charged with taking or detaining a person in company with intent to obtain advantage, possession and use offensive weapon with a permit, sup plying an indictable quantity of prohibited drug and knowingly dealing with proceeds of crime. Others charged following the raids include a 32-year-old Eastwood man, a 31-year-old Linfield man and a 27-year-old Eastwood man. Those four were refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday. The fifth man, 33, is in a Sydney hospital under police guard after he was bitten by a dog. CAROLINE SCHELLE Port Beach. Hunt for gunman A MANHUNT is in progress for a gunman who allegedly fired at police in Melbournes east on Saturday morning. Heavily armed officers spent Saturday combing the area around Boronia in eastern Melbourne after a man fired a weapon at two police officers about 2am. Police said they were hunting for Brendan Searle, who they described as being armed and dangerous. Officers were called to the scene after an alleged attempted carjacking. Mr Searle is alleged to have fled, however officers caught up with him nearby where he was involved in a stand-off with police during which shots were fired. A GIANT smouldering koala puppet has been used to protest against inaction on climate change as activists took to the streets in Sydney and Melbourne. The Extinction Rebellion protest kicked off in the Melbourne bayside suburb of St Kilda on Saturday, with the giant puppet named Blinky the focal point of the protest. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that its code red for humanity, but Australia has gone to the lastditch COP26 climate negotiations as a lag gard and a wrecker, Extinction Rebellion spokeswoman Jane Morton said. We are approaching the point of no return for out of control warming and billions of deaths. Today we are conducting a funeral. The 4m high koala was flanked by red-robed mourners as musicians played, with more than 100 protesters marching through St Kilda. In Sydney, more than 1000 protesters marched through the city after congregating in Hyde Park. The protests come as the UN hosts a summit on climate change in Glasgow where Australia committed to reaching net-zero by 2050. Activists fire up big koala prop CAROLINE SCHELLE The burning koala. Hard answers to fix soft plastic dilemma HARD answers to Australias soft plastics problem are driving environmental innovation in farming and production and a coming grant round will fertilise more bold ideas for the better. The sudden death of plastic straws and single-use plastic bags were easy wins, but the scale of soft plastic packaging and other plastic products remains staggering. We take on over three million pieces of soft plastic every single day from around the country, REDcycle marketing and communication manager Rebecca Gleghorn said. (Deposits) increased over 100 per cent in 2020 from 2019. REDcycle recovers postconsumer soft plastics right around Australia in its specially marked bins and, in vestment into recycling solutions came from the same place most households acquire soft plastic waste: the supermarket. REDcycles partnership with Coles is 10 years old this year, Ms Gleghorn said. Coles were the first people to jump on board and offer the public an option for somewhere to drop off their soft plastic. Weve rolled it out to every Coles store across the country now. Their support for this soft plastics recycling program has been immeasurable. It doesnt matter where it is in the country, it makes its way back to our sorting depot in Melbourne. A bread bags second life turns out to be pretty exciting as long as it lands in a REDcycle bin instead of landfill. After initial treatment at the depot, bales of soft plastics are distributed to partner producers making everything from decking and park benches to garden equipment, garden stakes, pickets, edging and even civil engineering projects such as roads. Manufacturer Plastic Forests accelerated development of its recycled soft plastic fence post for agricultural and equine industries using REDcycle supplies and a $300,000 Coles Nurture Fund grant after Black Summer wreaked devastation across Australia. For 10 years weve received soft plastics from farmers who historically burnt it, buried it or did bad things with it, Plastic Forests managing director David Hodge said. The head of Coles Beef saw the farm side of plastics and he saw the REDcycle program. He approached us to see if we could make a fence post made with soft plastics. That was just before the fires. As the fires hit, Coles were on the phone to us saying Wow, you guys really need to speed up. The first PLUS Posts off the production line went to two properties severely damaged by the disaster. Two properties in Tumbarumba (NSW) really did cop a massive amount of fire damage, it was horrendous, Mr Hodge said. They were assisted (by) the Nurture Fund as well Coles helped Steve and Bek (rebuild) after the fires. The Coles Nurture Fund grants up to $500,000 to Australian makers of cuttingedge sustainable products, technologies and processes. Project submissions reopen in January. By helping to fund initiatives which increase recycling, reduce water use, increase renewable energy and support local production, we aim to drive generational sustainability in Australia, Coles Group CEO Steven Cain said. Since launching the fund in 2015, Coles has granted more than $28m in financial support to more than 80 small and medium-sized Australian businesses. Two of Australias young farmers of tomorrow, Sarah McLindon with her sister Jessica. Picture: Simon Dallinger DIANA JENKINS NURTURING THE NT Round 10 of the Coles Nurture Fund opens in January. More than 80 innovations in sustainable farming and production have already received grants nationwide, including homegrown NT future thinkers Purple House. Awarded a $114,450 grant from Coles for a new commercial kitchen, Purple House will offer training and employment opportunities to dialysis patients, their families and other Indigenous people from remote communities. The commercial kitchen is a new project for the Indigenous-owned and run health service, which primarily provides dialysis to Indigenous patients. It also runs a social enterprise selling balms and creams based on Central Australian bush medicines. Healthy Central Australian bush tucker will be available to customers once the new kitchen is completed. COLES WERE THE FIRST PEOPLE TO JUMP ON BOARD AND OFFER THE PUBLIC AN OPTION FOR SOMEWHERE TO DROP OFF THEIR SOFT PLASTIC REBECCA GLEGHORN
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