June 29, 1987 |
Opposition demonstrators punched, kicked and hit Prime Minister Bob Hawke with a wooden placard Sunday as he campaigned in his home district. The demonstrators, apparently led by anti-abortion activists, broke through a screen of Hawke's security men as he arrived in Wills, his own electoral district, to open a community health center and campaign for national elections next month.
August 21, 1991 |
A man went berserk with a knife, wounding seven people in a 15-minute rampage along a street in West Ryde, a Sydney suburb, police said. They said they were holding an 18-year-old man in custody. Police said the incident began at a railway station and that the knife-wielder ran in and out of homes and yards, stabbing people at random and ransacking a video-rental shop. Six people were hospitalized, one in serious condition with a stomach wound.
July 25, 1991 |
The purple scar begins just below surfer Matt Branson's left elbow and weaves down his forearm. Another larger scar traces down his abdomen and a smaller one cuts across his chest. There also are a few nicks on his right thumb and neck. The scars are fresh, as are Branson's memories of a stabbing that happened less than two months ago in Sydney, Australia. Sydney police are still looking for the man who stabbed Branson five times during a scuffle in a nightclub bathroom.
September 11, 1992 |
Jeff Fenech, a three-time world boxing champion, was found guilty in Australia of assaulting a shop owner and fined $215. Magistrate Peter Miszalski fined Fenech for what he described as "in many ways a very minor assault." Miszalski also recorded convictions of assault causing bodily harm against Fenech's brother-in-law, Mario Adamo; his training partner, boxer Peter Mitrevski, and friend Maxwell Semrani.