The Northern Territory news Mon 8 Nov 2021
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08 NEWS MONDAY NOVEMBER 8 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Tim Smith. A man is thought to have been attacked by a shark at Port Beach. Credit: 9News A PAIR of goggles have been found in the search for a 57-year-old man feared dead from a shark attack off Perths coast. Emergency services were called to Port Beach at North Fremantle in the citys south just after 10am on Saturday after reports of the attack, which was witnessed by several people including a group of teenage boys who were in a dinghy and immediately raised the alarm. Fisheries Minister Don Punch said the goggles would be swabbed in a bid to confirm who they belonged to. The victim is a regular swimmer at the popular beach. FRANTIC SEARCH FOR SHARK VICTIM Brief on 20-year conflict mission had to be seen through the prism of the Brereton Inquiry into alleged war crimes by Australias elite SAS. Assessing the success and costs of Australias engagement in Afghanistan necessarily includes consideration of the findings of the Inspector General of the ADFs Afghanistan inquiry report, it states. This important work takes place within the larger context of the activities and achievements of the ADF and partner agencies in Afghanistan over the last 20 years. Defences submission made no direct mention of the 500 ADF lives lost through veteran suicide, although it welcomed the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide, and the opportunity to learn and strengthen our approach to the mental health and welfare of our people. It also made only a brief reference to the chaos of Kabul and what would become the largest humanitarian airlift in Australian history. The overall withdrawal from the country, Defence concluded, was consistent with government direction to prioritise ADF resources towards the Indo-Pacific region. IT claimed the lives of 41 troops, trashed the reputation of our Special Forces and cost taxpayers up to $10bn in a 20year commitment, but Defence has summarised Australias war in Afghanistan in only 2 pages. The parliamentary inquiry into Australias engagement in Afghanistan resumes public hearings on Monday with testimony expected from Hugh Poate, father of Private Robert Poate, murdered in 2012 by rogue Afghan soldier Hekmatullah. The inquiry is reviewing Australias military, diplomatic and development commitment to the conflict, notably what was achieved, the Afghan National Army collapse, the fall of Kabul to the Taliban and threat of counter terrorism now. But the Defence Departments submission is only four pages, 2 with content excluding the titles cover page, and less if you discount the summary of the 9/11 2001 terror attack that sent the US, NATO and allies into war. Even the SBS news channels submission on how it served its ethnic TV and online audiences appears longer. Pointedly Defence concluded the success of the CHARLES MIRANDA Public inquiry resumes DUI POLLIE TO QUIT EMBATTLED Liberal MP Tim Smith will quit politics at the next state election after deciding not to seek preselection for the blue-ribbon Melbourne seat of Kew. Mr Smiths decision comes a week after he drove while drunk and crashed his car into a car and a house. He returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.131 more than twice the legal limit. The crash caused significant damage to the homes wall, causing a crack in the interior plaster within the room where an eight year-old boy was sleeping. AUSTRALIANS lost more than $1.4m to NBN-related scams between January and September, and a program aims to stop more people falling victim. Losses to NBN impersonation scams are primarily remote access scams, one of the largest growing scam types in Australia. A scammer will call and request access to a victims devices in order to transfer money and according to recent reports, many are using a hacking scenario to take advantage of victims. People over the age of 65 are often the most vulnerable, with the highest number of losses coming from this age group this year. NBN is kicking off its ScamFit Program with a free online information session hosted in partnership with the Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association. NBN-related scam alerts Every jab brings us closer to the things we love. Book your Visit Australia.gov.au or call 1800 020 080 GET VACCINATED.GET VACCINATED. Authorised by the Australian Government, Canberra. C VID-19 ACCINATION