Tag: Australia

Senior rabbi attacked during holiday altercation

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) –A senior Australian Orthodox rabbi had his glasses ripped from his face during an altercation inside Chabad’s main synagogue in Melbourne. Rabbi Zvi Telsner, the spiritual leader of the Yeshivah Center, which houses the city’s Chabad headquarters, offered festive greetings to Chaim Waks at the end of the Shavuot holiday service on […]

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Priest suspects church fire was lit deliberately

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

An Anglican minister whose historic church hall in the inner west was gutted by fire at the weekend said he suspected the blaze had been deliberately lit. The Holy Trinity Anglican Church building in Dulwich Hill was found well alight when fire crews responded to multiple triple-0 calls at 3.45am on Sunday. The severely damaged […]

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Church flags school safety review after stabbing

| May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Catholic education authorities will look into school safety after a student was stabbed before class at Caboolture, north of Brisbane, yesterday. St Columban's College in Caboolture was closed for the day after a 14-year-old girl was stabbed outside a toilet block around 7:30am (AEST). A 16-year-old boy was charged last night with attempted murder. Teachers […]

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Fraudster gets jail for $1.2m embezzlement

| March 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

A Canberra man who embezzled almost $1.2 million from the Catholic Church has been sentenced to six and half years. Chief Justice Terence Higgins has ordered fraudster Timothy Patrick Cousins to serve a non-parole period of four years, two years of which will be served as weekend jail. Over the space of seven years, Cousins […]

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Jehovah’s Witnesses church leader ‘poisoned’ by rival

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

THE Adelaide Hills Jehovah's Witnesses community has been rocked by the alleged poisoning of a church official and his young family by a rival. The extraordinary series of events, in which glyphosate weed killer was injected into food, milk and fruit juice cartons in a fridge, was uncovered only after the victim set up a […]

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Man in court over Jewish school sex assaults

| September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Balaclava man has appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting children at a Melbourne Jewish school. Locksmith and security guard David Cyprys, 43, was arrested this morning. The alleged offences involved students of Yeshivah College, an orthodox Jewish boys' school in East St Kilda, during the 1980s and early 1990s. The court heard there […]

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Probe into $5m church swindle

| August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

THE Uniting Church of Australia has lost up to $5 million in a major swindle, which is being investigated by police. Cars have been seized as part of a Victoria Police investigation into the theft from the church in Melbourne. It could be months before the full extent of the theft becomes clear, as accountants […]

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Social hackers target McAfee staff in church, at carparks

| June 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

No place was sacred from cybercriminals who were getting bolder in their attempts to steal confidential data, going so far as to bail up a security vendor's staff member – in a church. McAfee chief security officer Brett Wahlin said the security vendor's staff were physically harassed and its network defences tested by hackers. Hackers […]

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Arson at Redbank Plains church

| April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

POLICE are investigating after evidence was found indicating someone tried to burn down the Uniting Church at Redbank Plains. Queensland Fire and Rescue Service crews from Bundamba and Ipswich rushed to the church on Redbank Plains about 2pm yesterday. Bundamba station officer Peter Yarrow said that when his crew arrived spoke was coming out from […]

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