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Dustin Martin’s father, Shane, sips a beer as he cheers up his son from a pub in New Zealand | Instant News


Dustin Martin’s father, Shane, sips a beer as he cheers up his son from a pub in New Zealand – after being deported from Australia over his bikie link

  • Dustin Martin’s father is forced to watch the Grand Final from a pub in New Zealand
  • The 52-year-old was deported in 2016 for his relationship with Rebels Bikies
  • Shane Martin has put together a litany of drug trafficking and assault offenses
  • Dustin won his third Norm Smith Medal in four years after scoring four goals

Meanwhile, Dustin Martin was busy kicking his team to victory on Saturday night AFL Grand Final, the father of his former bikie boss is forced to watch from a New Zealand pub.

Shane Martin, 52, was deported to New Zealand in 2016 with authorities citing his criminal record and former links to the notorious Rebel biker gang.

Before the match against Geelong’s Cats at The Gabba on Brisbane, Martin is photographed with a beer ready to watch a game in a pub.

At part-time, she was seen with three other men in a posted photo Indonesia with text that reads ‘half-time shot received’.

Before the match against Geelong’s Cats at The Gabba in Brisbane, Shane Martin is pictured in a pub next to a beer ready to watch the match.

In the first half, he was seen with three other men in a picture with text that reads 'half-time hit has been done'.

In the first half, he was seen with three other men in a picture with text that reads ‘half-time hit has been done’.

Tonight Dustin won his third Norm Smith Medal with 21 releases and four goals in the 2020 Grand Final

Tonight Dustin won his third Norm Smith Medal with 21 releases and four goals in the 2020 Grand Final

Tonight Dustin won his third Norm Smith Medal with 21 throws and four goals including one spectacular boundary shot from 50 meters that helped seal the match.

Her father tried to re-enter Australia earlier this year, but was immediately reversed by Border Force officers.

The heavily tattooed former bikie was born in New Zealand but is considered an Australian home after moving to New South Wales at the age of 20.

He joined the notorious Rebel crew, eventually rose to the role of club president and had three children in Australia, including Dustin.

The reaction of Shane 'Kiwi' Martin to embrace Australian actress Rachel Griffiths after Richmond's victory at the 2019 AFL Grand Final

Reaction of Shane ‘Kiwi’ Martin Embracing Australian Actress Rachel Griffiths After Richmond’s Victory at the 2019 AFL Grand Final

Shane Martin (right), father of AFL star Dustin (left) claims to have Indigenous heritage

Shane Martin (right), father of AFL star Dustin (left) claims to have Indigenous heritage

But after a series of allegations of assault and drug trafficking, he was expelled from the country on the basis of character and forced to create a new one. live for himself in Auckland.

However, when the High Court ruled in February that Australians with Indigenous heritage could not be deported, he once again crossed the line.

Shane admitted to having an Aboriginal grandmother from Tasmania and arrived at Sydney Airport with a lawyer just days after the verdict.

But Australian authorities deny claims that he has Aboriginal ancestry.

At the time, Prime Minister Scott Morrison praised the Border Force for driving out convicted criminals.

“They are taking quick and beneficial action for them to do their job,” he said.

Home Secretary Peter Dutton also made no apology for closing the door on Dustin’s father.

“Part of the reason we kicked out people with a severe criminal history, like Mr. Martin, was because we wanted to make sure that people didn’t commit crimes again in our country,” Dutton told Nine Network at the time.

‘We have now canceled the visas of about 5,000 people, many of them involved in banned motorcycle gangs, which are the biggest distributors of amphetamines, ice in our country, destroying lives.

“This is a very clear message that if you come to our country as a Kiwi, a US citizen, as a citizen of any country in the world and you commit crimes in our country, you will be deported.”

But even though his father couldn’t be there to cheer him on in person, the 29-year-old Brownlow medalist proved he is among the best in the game.

Dustin Martin has claimed the best three appearances on the field in three Grand Finals over the past four years (pictured playing in the 2020 Grand Finals)

Dustin Martin has claimed the best three appearances on the field in three Grand Finals over the past four years (pictured playing in the 2020 Grand Finals)

HOW DAD DUSTIN MARTIN IS FAMOUS THROUGHOUT THE DITCH:

2016: March – Shane Martin is deported from Australia for being linked to a bikie and criminal gangs

December – Martin and his three sons were given certificates confirming that they had Aboriginal heritage

2017: September – His son Dustin won the Brownlow Medal, the AFL’s highest individual award

Only days later he led his team Richmond to victory in the Grand Final and was awarded the Norm Smith medal for best in the field.

2018: July – The High Court dismissed Martin Snr’s appeal against his decision to cancel his visa

2019: September – Richmond won its second premiership in three years and Martin was again crowned the best on the field

2020: February – The High Court ruling states that people of Aboriginal descent cannot be deported

Martin Snr returned to Australia but was returned to NZ, despite claiming to have Indigenous heritage

2020: October – Dustin Martin claimed his third Norm Smith Medal in four years

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Thunderstorms hit Australia’s east coast AGAIN ahead of the AFL Grand Final in Brisbane | Instant News


Tonight’s historic AFL Grand Final could be postponed due to a violent thunderstorm hitting Australia’s east coast.

Hours before kick-off at 19.30, Gabba in Brisbane was already inundated with torrential rain.

This is the first time the AFL Grand Final has been held outside Victoria in the game’s 122 year history.

Under the rules imposed in 2015, games will be postponed for 30 minutes if lightning strikes within 10 km of the stadium.

A severe thunderstorm warning was in place for Queensland, with forecasters warning of a ‘multi-state storm outbreak’.

New South Wales, northeastern Victoria, parts of South Australia and the northern part of the Northern Territory will also bathe.

The Richmond Tigers will face Geelong’s Cat after a very unique season in which the team is moved to Queensland and placed in the COVID-Safe bubble.

Gabba was seen at 3.30pm on a Saturday, just four hours before the AFL Grand Final between the Richmond Tigers and the Geelong Cats was set to kick off

Heavy rain rained down on the east coast on Saturday, with rain pouring down Brisbane - where the AFL Grand Final will kick off at 7.30pm

Heavy rain rained down on the east coast on Saturday, with rain pouring down Brisbane – where the AFL Grand Final will kick off at 7.30pm

Under the rules introduced in 2015, play could be canceled if lightning strikes within 10 km of the match (pictured, The Gabba getting drenched at around 3.30pm on a Saturday)

Under the rules introduced in 2015, play could be canceled if lightning strikes within 10 km of the match (pictured, The Gabba getting drenched at around 3.30pm on a Saturday)

A severe thunderstorm will also spread over 1,000 km across NSW, blanketing the land from Broken Hill to Newcastle.

Heavy rainfall is also likely to affect large parts of Queensland as far north as Cooktown, to Brisbane, Melbourne and Tasmania.

According to the AFL Extreme Weather Policy, if there is a thunderstorm within 10 km of the field, then the player must seek cover inside and play must be stopped.

“Under the lightning rule they can postpone matches by up to an hour,” said an AFL spokesman 7 News.

“It’s happened before, but it’s very rare.”

'Multi-state hurricane outbreak' and will target Queensland, New South Wales, northeastern Victoria, parts of South Australia and northern parts of the Northern Territory

‘Multi-state hurricane outbreak’ and will target Queensland, New South Wales, northeastern Victoria, parts of South Australia and northern parts of the Northern Territory

Clouds were seen forming over The Gabba in Brisbane ahead of the AFL Grand Final between the Richmond Tigers and Geelong Cats

Clouds were seen forming over The Gabba in Brisbane ahead of the AFL Grand Final between the Richmond Tigers and Geelong Cats

The game can only be resumed if there is no lightning within 10 km of the course for 30 minutes.

Rules introduced during a Swans and Giants match in 2015, when lightning struck and play stopped for 25 minutes.

But a spokesman for the Bureau of Meteorology said it was likely the match would resume, even in heavy rain.

They said there was only a 20 percent chance that a thunderstorm would occur within 10 km of the stadium.

The massive storm will spread across Australia from the southeast coast, heading north over the weekend

The massive storm will spread across Australia from the southeast coast, heading north over the weekend

Gabba is seen on the Saturday morning ahead of the AFL Grand Final.  There are fears the match could be postponed due to bad weather, with rain starting around 3pm

Gabba is seen on the Saturday morning ahead of the AFL Grand Final. There are fears the match could be postponed due to bad weather, with rain starting around 3pm

Bad weather on Friday evening caused about 50 calls to be made to the State Emergency Service (SES) due to severe damage.

The Bureau of Meteorology and Meteorology Helen Reid warned that this will be a “fairly active day” compared to Friday.

“ Overall we estimate about 10 to 15 millimeters across the Sydney area and if there is a thunderstorm you can get much more than that, ” he said. Sydney Morning Herald.

He said strong winds could reach up to 60 km / h in coastal areas and asked residents to stay away from trees and power lines.

The bureau also warned that heavy hail could hit parts of the Riverina district as well as flash floods.

The areas most likely to be affected include Wagga Wagga, Tumbarumba, Griffith, Narrandera, Lockhart and Darlington Point.

Up to 15 mm of rain is expected to fall in New South Wales on Saturday, according to the bureau

Up to 15 mm of rain is expected to fall in New South Wales on Saturday, according to the bureau

A car drives along a flooded road on the Barrier Highway north of Olary in South Australia on October 7 after heavy rain

A car drives along a flooded road on the Barrier Highway north of Olary in South Australia on October 7 after heavy rain

BOM meteorologist Jonathan How warned that heavy rains were likely to continue into the weekend.

“It will be a stormy and wet weekend for eastern Queensland and New South Wales including Brisbane and Sydney,” How said.

‘Total precipitation this Sunday will be broadly 30-50mm across parts of eastern Australia but, when we look at those more intense storms, we can see a total of 100 and even up to 150mm for some parts.’

When the worst storms hit the rainfall, the total rainfall can exceed 100-150mm for some parts.

Western Australia will miss out on its weather events completely, with sunny days and temperature forecasts in the late 20s to early 30s leading up to the weekend.

Last month, the bureau officially announced the country’s first active La Niña in 10 years.

Weather events occur when stronger equatorial winds, blowing from east to west, cool the Pacific Ocean off tropical Australia.

During the last La Niña between 2010 and 2012, the weather bureau said Australia had one of the ‘wettest two-year periods on record’.

“Widespread flooding in many parts of Australia is linked to record rainfall,” he said.

The Bureau of Meteorology officially declared the first La Niña event from 2010 to 2012, when floods hit Queensland, killing 33 people.

FIVE DAYS OF WEATHER IN YOUR CITY

SYDNEY

SATURDAY: Min 19. Max 29. Shower or two. Possible storm.

WEEK: Min 14. Max. 19. Take a shower.

MONDAY: Min 14. Max. 19. Take a shower.

TUESDAY: Min 13. Max 21. Take a shower or two.

WEDNESDAY: Min 15. Max 21. Shower or two.

BRISBANE

SATURDAY: Min 19. Max. 29. Partly cloudy

SUNDAY: Min 19. Max 30. Shower or two. It looks like a storm.

MONDAY: Min 19. Max. 29. Take a shower or two. Possible storm.

TUESDAY: Min 18. Max 27. Take a shower or two.

WEDNESDAY: Min 17. Max 28. Take a shower or two.

ADELAIDE

SATURDAY: Min 12. Max 18. Shower or two.

SUNDAY: Min 9. Max 17. Cloudy.

MONDAY: Min 9. Max. 18. Cloudy.

TUESDAY: Min 9. Max. 20. Cloudy.

WEDNESDAY: Sun 10. Max 21. Bright sunny.

CANBERRA

SATURDAY: Min 15. Max 22. Shower. Possible storm.

WEEK: Min 8. Max 14. Shower.

MONDAY: Min 6. Max 11. Shower.

TUESDAY: Min 7. Max 16. Take a shower or two.

WEDNESDAY: Min 8. Max 17. Shower or two.

MELBOURNE

SATURDAY: Min 12. Max 16. Rain and then rain. Windy.

WEEK: Min 9. Max 14. Shower.

MONDAY: Min 9. Max. 17. Partly cloudy.

TUESDAY: Min 9. Max. 18. Cloudy.

WEDNESDAY: Min 10. Max 19. Possibility of showering.

PERTH

SATURDAY: Sun 12. Max 29. Bright sunny.

SUNDAY: Min 17. Max 34. Sunny.

MONDAY: Min 19. Max. 29. Partly cloudy.

TUESDAY: Min 13. Max. 26. Partly cloudy.

WEDNESDAY: Min 15. Max. 24. Partly cloudy.

HOBART

SATURDAY: Min 11. Max 16. Shower or twice.

WEEK: Min 5. Max 13. Possibility of showering.

MONDAY: Min 6. Max 15. Cloudy.

TUESDAY: Min 7. Max 15. Take a shower or two.

WEDNESDAY: Min 9. Max 15. Shower or twice.

DARWIN

SATURDAY: Min 26. Max. 34. Partly cloudy.

WEEK: Min 26. Max. 33. Partly cloudy.

MONDAY: Min 26. Max. 33. Take a shower or two. Possible storm.

TUESDAY: Min 25. Max. 32. Take a shower or two. Possible storm.

WEDNESDAY: Min 25. Max 32. Take a shower or two. Possible storm.

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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Queensland to host all Victorian clubs, the AFL is trying to prevent Covid-19 threat | Sports | Instant News


In AFL could compress the remaining home-and-away season in a 10-week period after the switching of all the Victorian clubs in Queensland nodes.

A radical step was made against the backdrop of hikes in the cases of coronavirus in Melbourne, with 10 Victorian clubs based in Queensland worth at least $ 3 million a week.

Melbourne do not take more of any home-and-away games this season and the finale will likely be playing out of the Victorian capital for the first time.

QLD Wednesday made the step to host the decisive match of the Premier League, joining demands from governments in Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales. “If the season mostly played in NSW then I think it’s only fair, we will also host the Grand final,” Prime Minister of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said.

AFL CEO, McLachlan Gillon, said the location at the exhibit the game will be discussed in detail, but he acknowledged “it is clear that people will draw bows” from change of places composed all Victorian clubs in Queensland.

“The Grand final at the MCG, while there are circumstances and reasons that it can’t be,” MacLachlan told reporters. “And then we’ll make another decision. But we’re not talking about that today.”

McLachan said shifting Victorian clubs offer greater certainty in the season, who completed six of 17 rounds before the final. “This is a clear plan for making Queensland a base for our competition and provides greater certainty for all,” he said.

The fixtures were announced before the end of round eight. In addition, it seems that the season should be completed in less than 10 weeks. “If players can do it, and clubs can make it work, we will compress (season),” said McLachlan. “So, up to 10 weeks – and it can be less.”

Victorian teams in Queensland will travel from state to state to play games in Perth, Adelaide and Sydney. In addition, matches may be scheduled for Cairns and Northern territories and Tasmania.

Said MacLachlan said, costs about 3 million dollars a week to maintain the Victorian clubs in Queensland was “in the Park”.

“It is financially difficult for the industry, and we are obviously hard decisions,” he said. “But we have a large balance … so I feel very good about where we’re at.”

The previously announced reduction of staff of the AFL, and the competition of 18 clubs to help carry the financial burden.

Six Melbourne clubs already in Queensland centres – St Kilda, Melbourne, Essendon, Western bulldogs, Richmond and Carlton. Clubs have been shifted since the beginning of last week in Melbourne against the backdrop of escalating figures of the Victorian capital cases of coronavirus.

Four other clubs – West coast, Perth, Adelaide and Port Adelaide – have returned to their home state after spending more than five weeks in Queensland. Currently, two other clubs in Melbourne – hawthorn and Melbourne – based in Sydney, while Collingwood and Geelong in Perth nodes.

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VSL 2020: Lumumba, Heritier Lumumba racism claims, Collingwood, Nathan Buckley, Paul Roos, Melbourne, Harry O’brien, AFL racism | Instant News


Former Melbourne coach Paul Roos has thrown his weight behind claims Héritier Lumumba racism against Collingwood.

On Wednesday it turned out retired pies Chris Dawes and Brent Macaffer knew that Lumumba was referred to as “chimps” in his time at the club, as a team.

Dawes told SBS Feed he heard the nickname a few times, and said Macaffer was nicknamed Lumumba“ as soon as I got to the club in 2006”.

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Heritier Lumumba not to join Collingwood ‘insult’ internal review of accusations of racism | Instant News


Former Collingwood defender Heritier Lumumba says he is “insulted” by the plan of his former club to launch its own investigation into allegations of racism.

Lumumba, who played in Collingwood for the decade 2005-2014, claims that he received the nickname “chimpanzee” and was subjected to casual racism on a regular basis, while at the club.

33-year-old man, who is from Brazil and Congo heritage also claims that he was expelled from the group of the leaders of the team and eventually the club after he called club President Eddie McGuire on national TV, shortly after media personality made offensive comments about the Sydney player Adam Goodes.

Lumumba now lives in the United States and made allegations shortly after he retired, but recently demanded a public recognition of the racism he says he experienced.

Earlier this week Magpie said it will investigate allegations Lumumba, charging their “Committee on fight against corruption” to investigate.

Director Collingwood Peter Murphy is the Chairman of the Board, chief Executive mark Anderson also part of the investigation.

But Lumumba wrote in social networks Wednesday that it will not participate in the internal review.

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“It’s just too late for them to drag this issue into the public domain and back behind closed doors,” he wrote.

“The idea of Collingwood that she ‘investigate’ themselves after actively denied my story for 6 years, frankly, insulting.

“I have no desire to convince Collingwood truth that they already know. Given the inability of the club to come clean, and he tried publicly and privately to attack my reputation, I can’t agree that this ‘integrity’ was proposed in good faith.

“My claims have been consistent. Rather than simply recognize them, Collingwood decided to engage in misleading and deceptive conduct, because it is dragging its supporters and leaders of the scandal that would leave the unfortunate mark in the history of the club”.

Teammates support the charges Lumumba racism

Former teammates Andrew Krakour and Chris Dawes have both, however, supported Lumumba’s version of events former coaches Mick malthouse and Nathan Buckley to deny hearing “chimp” nickname.

Lumumba claims several other former players have supported him in private.

“Senior people at the club knew the truth all this time and chose the cover for transparency,” he said.

When Collingwood announced his review on Monday, the club Director jodie Sizer reported that the Board of Directors of the club unanimously agreed the necessary action on this issue.

“The understanding of truth, owning the truth and support him in sharing his truths is a key next step for any action,” she said.

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