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Australia Men fined for Melbourne lockdown breach after boat rescue

04:27  29 september  2020
04:27  29 september  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

Anti-lockdown protesters chased by police from Melbourne park

  Anti-lockdown protesters chased by police from Melbourne park Up to 100 people gathering at Elsternwick Park in Brighton dispersed to Elwood when faced with a long line of officers at the site, 11km from Melbourne's CBD.Up to 100 people gathering at Elsternwick Park in Brighton dispersed to Elwood when faced with a long line of officers at the site, 11km from Melbourne's CBD.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the release of two infected people from quarantine wasn't their fault - it was the system's fault.

A Melbourne quartet desperate to buy some new sportswear have been caught after they hatched a plan to travel into regional Victoria to find an open store. Melbourne ’s tough lockdown curfew has been lifted but it wasn’t before more than 2856 people were fined for breaching it – a whopping .6

Three men have been fined for breaching Melbourne's coronavirus lockdown restrictions after they had to be rescued from a capsized boat overnight.

Police were called to the Altona Pier, in Melbourne's west, after reports a boat was in trouble two kilometres offshore, just before 8pm.

Officers found the three men who were on board the boat had managed to step off it, onto a sandbar into shallow waters but could not get themselves back to shore due to the distance.

Fewer virus cases keep Melbourne on track

  Fewer virus cases keep Melbourne on track Victoria's daily infection rate is on track towards the planned easing of coronavirus restrictions come September 28, with more anti-lockdown protests expected.The state recorded 21 new cases in the 24 hours to Saturday morning, its lowest figure since June 24.

Melbourne ’s tough lockdown curfew has been lifted but it wasn’t before more than 2800 people were fined for breaching it. Among the more ridiculous city slickers caught out after dark was a man riding his bike in Dandenong who told police he had “fallen asleep” at a mate’s house.

Victoria Police has arrested one man and fined 26 others in excess of ,000 for breaching a coronavirus stay at home order after a car cavalcade protest called for the release of refugees in Melbourne . Refugee activists in Melbourne fined for breaching coronavirus social distancing rules.

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a fire truck parked in the grass: The men could be among the first Melburnians to be slapped with hefty new penalties for illegal gatherings. © Nine The men could be among the first Melburnians to be slapped with hefty new penalties for illegal gatherings. The trio breached the 5km travel restriction. © Nine The trio breached the 5km travel restriction.

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The Victoria Police airwing was called in and helped pick the men up and take them back to shore. No one was injured during the incident.

Police then found the men were out of the five-kilometre radius permitted for Melbourne residents to travel under current coronavirus restrictions.

a man riding on the back of a car: SES attending the scene of the boating accident. © Nine SES attending the scene of the boating accident.

All three have been issued a fine for breaching health directions (5km from home rule).

Boatie who sparked massive search party two weeks ago disappears again

  Boatie who sparked massive search party two weeks ago disappears again Tony Higgins, 57, was moored near Granite Island off Victor Harbor, south of Adelaide when he made a distress call to police around 5am on Tuesday. Mr Higgins said his wooden fishing boat Margrel was 'taking on water' and police have now launched another search operation with a rescue helicopter and Sea Rescue volunteers.Rough conditions on Tuesday forced rescue boats to return to shore. The fisherman and his friend Derek Robinson, 48, sparked South Australia's largest maritime search in history when they went missing while travelling from South Australia's Coffin Bay near Port Lincoln to Goolwa on September 3.

A Melbourne man who drove 32km to get his favourite butter chicken has been slapped with a 52 fine for breaching coronavirus restrictions. The breach came just a day after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews urged Melburnians to exercise as close as possible to their homes, with the updated

Five men are rescued at sea after their catamaran capsized off the south coast of New South Wales. "Marine Rescue NSW urges all boaters to take extra care during the holidays. There are many more boats out and about and emergencies can occur at any time.

Police are still determining whether they will each receive a $1652 fine or the hefty new $5000 penalty for breaching gathering rules.

Fire and SES rescue crews were also called in to help assist with police efforts.

READ MORE: Nearly 100 partygoers fined over illegal events

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Melbourne restrictions to ease further as city 'ahead of schedule' in second wave fight .
Melbourne's curfew will be lifted from 5am on Monday morning as coronavirus restrictions are eased in Victoria. Limits on shopping, outdoor gatherings and visiting patients in hospitals are among further changes to come into effect for Melbourne residents from 11.59pm tonight.However, there remains only four reasons to leave your home and that stays in place until Melbourne moves to Step three.

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