The cherry on top — heaps of room out back for a growing family. Nice spot for a lazy weekend brekkie.“The upper level has been tastefully renovated to embrace the classic features such as polished floorboards, high ceilings, fretwork and ample casement windows, whilst blending modern contemporary styling to complete the ambience of the home. “The modern kitchen provides excellent functionality and flows to both the adjacent dining and living room and French doors open out to an expansive covered deck that overlooks the private backyard.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Room for a pool maybe? Or a teenage retreat? Basketball court? The home has high ceilings that Queenslanders are renowned for.“Offering you a lot more than what first meets the eye, this well proportioned family residence has been renovated to ensure your immediate enjoyment.”Demand for houses in Wilston is so high that homes average 1,554 visits per property compared to the Queensland average of 327. The sale price was just $55, 000 more than the owners paid five years ago for the home.“Set over two levels, the generous open floor plan allows for the growing family to spread out whilst still being connected.” 161 Newmarket Rd, Wilston, Qld 4051THE buyers of this property in one of Brisbane’s highest demand suburbs have scored big time, landing their new home for 40 per cent less than the area’s median price.The three bedroom, two bathroom, two parking space house at 161 Newmarket Road, Wilston sold for $605,000 in a suburb where the median is $1,047,500.The gabled Queenslander was on a 683sq m block which was fully fenced and level, with the home having a 4.5KW solar system and tonnes of storage.Agent Arthur Conias of Arthur Conias Real Estate Ashgrove marketed the home as “an opportunity to secure a property set in a convenient location whilst offering you the benefits of a great executive lifestyle”. Traditional features have been retained. Great idea to open the kitchen up to a veranda.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago
Wellington Police notes for Monday, July 21, 2014â€¢8:21 a.m. Officers investigated an identity theft in the 500 block S. F, Wellington.â€¢8:52 a.m. Jessie M. Giefer, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 51 mph in a 40 mph zone.â€¢9 a.m. Officers took a report of suicidal threats in the 1100 N. A, Wellington by known subject.â€¢10 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 100 block S. Jefferson, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Janet S. Durant, 56, Mayfield and Clarissa R. H. Baumgarner, 25, Wellington.â€¢10:29 a.m. Janet S. Durant, 56, Mayfield, was issued a notice to appear for driversâ€™ license violation/expired driversâ€™ license.â€¢12 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 700 block E. 16th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Ronald D. Rowe, 60, Caldwell, and Dorothy L. Podschun, 83, Wellington.â€¢1:15 p.m. Officers took a report of a mental subject in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.â€¢2:44 p.m. Jason D. Finney, 33, South Haven, was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 59 mph in a 45 mph zone.
– says SARA must “deploy its vast powers wisely”Commenting on the recent passage of the controversial State Assets Recovery Bill 2017, Former Speaker of the National Assembly and long-standing legal professional, Ralph Ramkarran, has said the Bill is a valuable additions to the AML/CFT Act in the battle against corruption, and the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) has the potential to become successful if it gets support from the public, and if it utilises its enormous powers prudently.Referring to the incident wherein officials of the SARU and the E-Government Project Execution Unit seized 15 computers from the Enmore/Hope Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), Ramkarran said: “To obtain this (support from the public), it (SARA) must deploy its vast powers wisely, and not overreach by pouncing with a carload of officers to seize a dozen second-hand unserviceable computers in Opposition strongholds, like third-rate policemen going after seasoned bandits.”Ramkarran made these observations in his weekly blog, ‘Conversation Tree.’According to the Ministry of Public Telecommunications, it had become aware of a plot by the NDC to sell the computers, which were donated to the NDC by the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF); but the NDC has said there was no such plot, and nothing clandestine or unlawful was intended. According to the NDC, the computers are outdated and most of them were malfunctioning. As a result, a decision was taken by the NDC that these computers should be sold, if possible, and replaced by the NDC with a new batch, so that the community can continue to benefit from their use.Former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph RamkarranConcerns have also been raised by the Guyana Human Rights Association about the appointment of the director and deputy director of SARA being ring-fenced from “partisan politics, but Ramkarran has stressed that SARA “needs to transform itself from an agency given to highly-charged verbal confrontations with politicians to a professionally led and managed agency.”Now that the Bill has been passed in Parliament, the new mandate for SARA will be to recover unlawfully acquired state assets from public officers past and present through civil proceedings, in consonance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption.SARA’s function will also include investigating whether state property was obtained through unlawful conduct involving a public official or any other person, and the tracing and identifying of property wherever situated, suspected to be state property obtained from unlawful conduct involving a public official or any other person.Director of SARA, Professor Clive ThomasThe bill is a civil recovery and civil remedy bill, which means it is non-conviction based. However, the bill makes provisions for the director of the SARA to initiate criminal proceedings if, or when, the need arises.There are also provisions in the bill for the establishment of a State Assets Recovery Fund, which will see SARA utilising 25 percent while the remaining 75 percent will go into the Consolidated Fund.The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has expressed concerns about this legislation setting the stage for the creation of a parallel justice system. The PPP has said the Bill would create an environment that encourages the violation of individuals’ constitutional rights and undermine the rule of law, since it has conferred on a sole individual – the Director of SARA – who currently is Professor Clive Thomas, powers that are ten times greater than those of the Guyana Police Force (GPF)According to the Opposition, the Bill would create a series of new offences, the SARA Director has been vested with unparalleled powers to investigate the newly-created offences, and persons could be rid of their properties without ever being charged with a crime.The PPP and other groups plan to file legal proceedings to disallow the setting up of this agency.