Like anywhere else in the world, Queensland, indeed Australia, has crime. We have murders, we have robberies, we have bashings, yes, that’s what we tend to call them here and we have… I know, let’s do a list.
10 serious crimes in Australia:
- Sexual assault
- Unlawful entry with intent
- Motor vehicle theft
- Other theft
- Fraud and deception related crime
- Federal charges
- Drug arrests
But then sometimes, like yesterday, nothing much happens.
Update: December 2014
Originally this article did include five YouTube videos from the news around this country. Here we are just a few months later and every single one of those videos has been removed by either YouTube or the user.
I can only imagine it was because they were all stunningly boring. Yes, the news was all about nothing, and the fact all these videos have now been removed only proves my point that nothing exciting happened during the week.
So which videos did you miss exactly?
You know nothing much has happened when the top story, the lead story, the first story up, the main news of the day is basically it’s been a bit blowy down the Goldie. Yes, they had a report from the beach with a live report explaining that the winds were so strong that one man lost his hat AND his glasses!
Me and Mrs Bob gasped when we heard that!
Yes, on the day that Ukraine reported a Russian invasion on a new front, 7 News Queensland open their program with almost 3 1/2 minutes about a windy day which, by the afternoon, had pretty much started to clear.
Well, Eastern Europe is a long long way away.
Elsewhere in Australia
Let’s whiz over to Melbourne to find out what was going on there yesterday. Apparently it was a foggy day.
Hmm, nasty. Thankfully, as the news reader on the original video did informed us, it cleared up to a nice sunny day by the afternoon.
Let’s head west, then west some more, and then a little further west until we hit Perth. Let’s see what’s going on over there. This hit the news on Tuesday: Cottesloe Beach shutdown for the whole afternoon!
Shark spotted in the area apparently.
Well, not Sydney, but Moruya, a New South Wales coastal town around 200 kilometres or so south of Sydney between Ulladulla and Bega. My first video did mention a low-pressure system in northern New South Wales. If that low-pressure system started in southern New South Wales, I reckon this would have been part of it.
Ever get to a road that’s possibly a wee bit flooded and wondered whether in your mighty 4×4 would make it across? These people thought they would on Monday…
Well, no guessing what happened in the actual video, they didn’t make it. Maybe this was one where the user took it down out of embarrassment.
You’d be astonished at how often people try, and fail, to get across flooded roads here; on occasions people have lost their lives. Don’t risk it; it’s just not worth it.
Surely there must be some serious news in this country somewhere?
Yes there is, and we need to return to yesterday’s news from Melbourne for the story. Toddler gets fingers stuck in bath tub…
Oh, surely they could have just left that video up? Everybody loves a ‘toddler gets fingers stuck in bath tub’ video! Never mind.
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes the news here can be horrible, sad and shocking. Other times though, it can be like this, as you will know if you’ve read The great muffin scare of 2008 and my Roundup of the News over the Last Seven Days in 2010.
I prefer the latter; no (real) news is good news.
What? No video?
So that’s the end of this update and all the videos are gone. Yes, I know, you feel cheated. So I dug around YouTube and I found a video that went online around Christmas time in 2010.
So far it has had over 20 million views.
It’s nothing to do with the news, the important thing though is that surely this video won’t get taken down now, will it? Fingers crossed…
Close “clear-air” lightning bolt! – Darwin Australia