Early life and career. Her father, novelist David Foster, played drums in a jazz band in Canberra. He was married with three kids, but fell in love with the band's singer Gerda Busch, who had two of her own children. She revisited her childhood home in with her firstborn Sonny. But it wasn't easy for the family. They lived a humble existence on funds from David's writing grants, and Gerda's career as a drug and alcohol worker at a men's prison.
The Melbourne gangland killings were the murders of 36 criminal underworld figures in Melbourne between January and August The murders were in a series of retributive killings involving various underworld groups. The deaths caused a sustained power vacuum within Melbourne's criminal community, as various factions fought for control and influence. Many of the murders remain unsolved, although detectives from the Purana Taskforce believe that Carl Williams was responsible for at least 10 of them. Since the confession of Williams, the ultimate source of the violence has become public knowledge. On his 29th birthday, while meeting with Jason Moran and his half brother Mark Moran on 13 October at a suburban park in Gladstone Park , Jason Moran shot Carl Williams in the stomach over a dispute about money relating to their amphetamine trade. The murder of former lawyer Mario Condello on 6 February sparked speculation of a possible resurgence in the killings, although this was denied by police.
The Age is a daily newspaper in Melbourne , Victoria , Australia, that has been published since Owned and published by Nine Entertainment Co. It is delivered both in print and digital formats. The newspaper shares some articles with its sister newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald. The Age is considered a newspaper of record for Australia, and has variously been known for its investigative reporting, with its journalists having won dozens of Walkley Awards , Australia's most prestigious journalism prize.
Since leaving Home and Away, Melissa George has also turned down Simon Cowell and famously slagged off the show that made her a star. Melissa George was the girl every Home and Away fan wanted to be when she joined the show as teenage runaway Angel Parrish in Her on-screen relationship with heartthrob Shane Parrish, played by Dieter Brummer, made her one of the Australian soap's biggest stars, earning her seven Logie Award nominations and giving her a platform to launch a Hollywood career.