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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : October 1 2008
8 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, October 2, 2008 MB 'Illegals used as cheap labour' IMMIGRATION compliance officers found nine sub- contractors working il- legally on a building site in Rhodes a fortnight ago. The Immigration Depart- ment said two of the workers were from Malaysia, five were from China and two were from South Korea. The department described seven of the men as unlaw- ful non-citizens while the other two were working in breach of their visas. Construction, Forestry, Mining & Energy Union NSW Secretary Andrew Ferguson said the union was ''increasingly con- cerned'' about the number of tourists and illegal resi- dents employed by building contractors. ''These workers are being employed as cheap labour,'' he said. ''We believe that the Fed- eral Government needs to take strong action against employers hiring cheap labour.'' NEWS P-plate drivers' cars confiscated CRIME STOPPERS 1800 333 000 on the beat 1 3 4 2 5 1 TWO P-platers had their licences sus- pended after they were caught allegedly street racing in Ashfield on September 24. Officers from Ashfield Highway Patrol were conducting speed checks on Parra- matta Rd at 9.20pm when they allegedly saw a Honda Accord and a Holden Commodore travelling west side by side at high speed. One of the vehicles was allegedly travel- ling at 122km/h in a 60km/h zone. When the cars stopped at a red light at the intersection of Frederick St, police directed them to pull over. The 20-year-old male driver of the Honda and the 19-year-old male driver of the Holden were issued with suspension and court attendance notices for the offences of taking part in a race and exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h. They are due to appear at Burwood court on October 14. Police confiscated both vehicles. 2 POLICE charged 29 people and seized almost 300 ecstasy pills and other drugs during a raid at a dance party at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday night. The high-visibility operation took place at the Transmission Dance Party attended by 3000 people. Drug dogs were used outside the venue and officers also staged a covert operation inside the party. Two 18-year-old men were charged with each possessing more than 40 ecstasy pills. Flemington commander Supt Alf Sergi said similar operations were in the pipeline. ''Over the coming party season, the police will be as much a fixture at these events as the loud music and crowded dance floor,'' he said. ''We make no apologies for coming down hard on anyone selling or using these so- called party drugs. ''It is not only against the law but could end up killing you. ''It should by now be crystal clear to partygoers who use illegal drugs that it is only a matter of time before we catch you.'' 3 A CANNABIS drug house was dis- covered after a fire in Silverwater on Sunday night. At 11.15pm, firefighters were called to Silverwater Rd, Silverwater, following re- ports a house was on fire. After extinguishing a small fire which caused mainly smoke damage, they dis- covered cannabis being hydroponically grown inside several rooms of the house. Flemington officers established a crime scene and placed a guard on the site. On Monday police executed a warrant and found 51 mature cannabis plants along with equipment used for hydroponic culti- vation. Inquiries are continuing. Anyone who witnessed suspicious ac- tivity at the house over the past few months should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 4 AN Abbotsford man, 36, has been charged with three counts of wilful and obscene exposure. The charges relate to incidents in front of women and children in Abbotsford over the past three months. 5 MOTORISTS are being urged to slow down and put on the seatbelt or risk double demerit points during the October Labour Day long weekend. From midnight tonight (Thursday) until midnight on Monday, October 6, double demerit points will be issued to drivers for speeding, helmet and seatbelt offences. 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