Teacher among 13 men charged in Victoria for child abuse material

Police say ‘horrendous’ material, including images featuring newborns, found in raids across 19 suburbs and a country town

Thirteen men, including a primary school teacher, have been charged following raids across Victoria that allegedly uncovered child abuse material featuring victims including newborns.

Victoria police and the Australia federal police raided homes across 19 suburbs and one country town over several days in March in the operation.

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NYC’s mayor has a plan to get e-bikes on city roads

San Francisco and other cities around the US have been rolling out pedal-assisted e-bike sharing programs to help decrease street traffic and air pollution. Now New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio has directed his city's Department of Transportation…

Alinta Energy says it wants to buy AGL’s Liddell coal-fired power station

Coalition pressuring Alinta to run ageing station five to seven years past AGL’s 2022 closure date

Alinta Energy has confirmed it has been approached by the Turnbull government and is interested in purchasing AGL’s ageing Liddell coal-fired power plant immediately with a view to extending its life for five to seven years.

In a statement on Tuesday AGL said it will consider a formal offer when it is made but cast doubt on the plan by noting it needs power from Liddell up until 2022 then plans to repurpose its components.

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