Archive for April 20th, 2007

ACT Chief Police Officer Audrey Fagan Dies During Queensland Holiday

2UE News is reporting that Queensland police have found the deceased body of holidaying ACT chief police officer Audrey Fagan. This appears to have come from an AAP report about half an hour ago.The late assistant commissioner Audrey Fagan

This is terrible and tragic news, Assistant Commissioner Audrey Fagan has done a fantastic job during her time in charge of the ACT police and will be greatly missed.

The only good aspect of this story is that Assistant Comissioner Fagan’s death is not being treated as suspicious.

My thoughts and prayers at this time are with her family and all of the ACT Police force.

Update 10:26pm: MyTalk News have a different AAP article to the one that crossed the wires about an hour ago. It is roughly the same but gives a bit more detail, including information that AC Fagan was found dead in her Queensland holiday apartment, and that a press release from the Australian Federal Police provided no information about the cause of death. End Update

Update 10:32pm
: AFP Press release. It looks like AAP just rewrote the press release to make the details a bit clearer. End Update

Update 11:02pm: 2UE’s 11pm news reports (via 4BC) that AC Fagan’s body was found on Hayman Island, one of the 70 islands in the Cumberland Island group on the Great Barrier Reef. End Update

Update 11:26pm: The Daily Telegraph is reporting the sad news that Queensland police are “considering the possibility of suicide”. This is a very sad revelation and I can only hope it turns out to be a fruitless line of investigation. End Update


Image Source: Australian Federal Police/Commonwealth of Australia

8 comments April 20th, 2007 at 10:05pm

My foot and the AFL Coverage

Good evening Stuart,

Well I don't know what I did to my left foot but I can't put any weight on it at all at the moment as my heel is in agony. It feels like it's been hit with a hammer.

Also I was watching some of the AFL on Channel Seven not long ago and after a goal they didn't take their usual ad break…they stayed with a bit of an argument on the field and one of the players used the F word. Seven quickly muted the umpire's microphone and took their ad break with a commentator mid-sentence, and when they came back the commentator mumbled something about the conversation being heated. How come you have to use a delay and they don't? Surely they are more likely to need to cut off naughty words.

Samuel Gordon-Stewart

April 20th, 2007 at 09:28pm


This week’s Friday Funny is from Irene in Brisbane.

An elderly couple had dinner at another couple’s house, and after eating, the wives left the table and went into the kitchen.
The two gentlemen were talking, and one said, “Last night we went out to a new restaurant and it was really great. I would recommend it very highly.”
The other man said, “What is the name of the restaurant?”
The first man thought and thought and finally said, “What is the name of that flower you give to someone you love? You know… the one that’s red and has thorns.”
“Do you mean a rose?”
“Yes, that’s the one,” replied the man.
He then turned towards the kitchen and yelled, “Rose, what’s the name of that restaurant we went to last night?”

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April 20th, 2007 at 09:56am

Samuel’s Footy Tips

Time for another weekend of footy tips. We have a short round in the NRL this week, and a standard round of AFL.

NRL Round 6
Storm v Panthers
Sharks v Raiders
Sea Eagles v Titans
Eels v Bulldogs
Knights v Broncos
Cowboys v Rabbitohs

AFL Round 4
Richmond v Western Bulldogs
Collingwood v Port Adelaide
St Kilda v Essendon
Adelaide v Sydney
Kangaroos v Brisbane
Hawthorn v Geelong
Melbourne v Fremantle
West Coast v Carlton


April 20th, 2007 at 04:35am


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