The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on May 2, 1987 · Page 7
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · Page 7

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Issue Date:
Saturday, May 2, 1987
Page 7
Start Free Trial

The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday, May 2, 1987 Page 7 Cobby , case police 'deny accused hit ( By JENNY COOKE i Three police involved in the Anita Cobby murder investigation denied yesterday that one of four men accused of the murder had been struck on the head with a torch during his arrest. - Detective Sergeant Chris O'Toole, . Detective Sergeant Tony Waters and Detective Senior Constable Paul Davies , have all given previous evidence to the 26-day-oid trial but were recalled yesterday at the request of the defence. The jury had been told the three were part of the team that arrested Leslie Joseph Murphy, 23, on February 24 last year. Murphy, the court had heard, was found lying on a mattress in a house in Railway Parade, Granville, between two sisters one of whom was seven months' pregnant. Constable Davies said yesterday that when he found Murphy he had called out "I've got him", handcuffed him and, with the help of Sergeant OToole, lifted him from the floor, He denied he said "I've found the mongrel", that he had kicked Murphy in the ribs or that he had kicked the pregnant woman. . - He also denied that another police officer. Detective Garry Heskett had struck Murphy in the centre of the forehead with a torch, using the words "you f ing murderer". " All three detectives denied that Detective Heskett had struck Murphy with a torch, saw blood on his forehead or heard anyone say "Garry get off him". Each also walked to the dock from the witness box yesterday and, after Murphy had pulled back the hair from the top of his forehead, agreed that he bore a cross-patterned scar in the centre of his forehead. Constable Davies and Sergeant Waters agreed they had seen Murphy at Blacktown police station before his arrest that day from a distance of two feet (60 centimetres) and neither had noticed a scar. Sergeant O'Toole told Mr Brad Mulligan, for Leslie Murphy, that he doubted his colleague Davies would have called Murphy a mongrel and did not see him kick one of the women: "I know Detective Davies and he would not do such a thing." Sergeant O'Toole also told Mr Mulligan that Murphy was "not bounced off any walls". Sergeant Waters stated he had heard Constable Davies call out "I've got him", not "I've found the mongrel" and did not hear a woman call out "you bastard". Murphy, his brothers Michael and Gary, and Michael Murdoch have all pleaded not guilty to the abduction, robbing, sexual assault and murder Mrs Anita Cobby, a 26-year-old nurse, on February 2 last year. The jury was reduced to 1 1 yesterday after one of the five woman jurors was discharged. Justice Maxwell said that with the trial having reached the end of its sixth week, he would use his discretion under section 22 of the Jury Act and discharge the juror. He expressed sympathy to her but did not state the reason for her departure. Ford, Nissan move to share car The Federal Government's plan to reduce the number of locally made cars from 12 to six, and the number of car makers from five to three groups, got a major boost yesterday. Ford Australia and Nissan Australia said they had started discussions on a "possible model-sharing program", which vvjH meet the objectives of the government plan by 1992. " The announcement will see the two-litre Ford Telstar replaced in 1990 by the next generation Nissan Pintara and, eventually, Ford Australia will gain access to Nissan's wide range of fully imported light commercial and four-wheel drive vehicles. The new discussions were welcomed by the Minister for Industry, Commerce and Technology, Senator Button, who hailed them as "fully in line with the plan". Milk shortage slows cheese venture 1 rW Picture by ANTON CBRMAK Mr Vittorio Matteo checks the taste of the product at the Tavella Cheeses factory at Leeton. By PETER FRAY. Rural Writer The development of one of the State's most promising new rural ventures, Tavella Cheeses at Leeton, has been hit by a shortage of milk sheep's milk. After just six months of operation, the company, which specialises in sheep cheeses, has turned away $6 million worth of orders from delicatessens in Sydney and Melbourne because it cannot buy enough locally-produced sheep milk. The managing director of Tavella Cheeses, Mr John Christen-sen, said yesterday that local bank managers were reluctant to lend money to farmers to develop the new venture. He said the company had been contacted by about 60 farmers in the depressed rice-growing districts near Leeton, in southern NSW, who wished to start sheep dairies, but had been refused finance by local banks. "The bankers simply can't relate to the product," he said. However, local bankers say they would be willing to lend money to farmers, but have yet to be approached. The manager of the Commonwealth Bank in Leeton, Mr Brian Harty, said he believed the district's farmers were traditionally reluctant to adopt new farming enterprises. "We've not had an application for money to go into sheep cheese, but if we did we'd be right behind it," he said. The manager of the Westpac Bank, Mr John Wilson, said: "Sheep cheese has been in Europe for a long time and I don't see why it wouldn't work in Australia. But I've never had anyone approach me." All parties agreed, however, that the 5ft per cent fall in land values over the past two years in the Leeton area had made it difficult for farmers to borrow the $100,000 required against the value of their land. Nevertheless, Mr Christensen, who runs Tavella in partnership with a local rice-grower, Mr Graham Blight, believes there is a great future in sheep cheese the traditional fare of many Mediterranean countries on both the domestic and export markets. At present, Tavella's products, made by an Italian-born cheese-maker, Mr Vittorio Matteo. are sold to local shops and to one in Hawthorn, Melbourne. The company has recently received an order for 900 tonnes of fetta a year from a shop in Sydney. Tavella's range of cheeses include a fresh ricotta, a mature pecorino romana, a semi-mature caciotta and fynbo, a gouda-style cheese which is to be marketed as "Merino Gold". Mr Christensen said the one tonne of cheese a week the company produced "simply doesn't touch the sides". At present, the factory is supplied by three farmers, a long way from the 200 farmers Mr Christensen believes will one day supply him. Trump: casino doesn't matter By PAUL SHEEHAN, Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Friday: On the eve of the Sydney casino decision, Mr Donald Trump, the billionaire New York developer, says he doesn't really care if he wins the contract or not. Mr Trump told the New Jersey Casino Control Commission on April 20: "If we didn't get the approvals, it wouldn't matter. "If for some reason they weren't approved, it wouldn't matter very much because I wouldn't do this myself." According to transcripts obtained by The Sydney Morning Herald, Mr Trump said he was supposed to go to Sydney last month but "as the time got closer and closer, it sounded more and more, less attractive". "Eventually I decided it was just a long trip. So I don't know whether my enthusiasm level can be very high for that particular job. "It's just a long, long trip away. I believe in very hands-on management," he told the commission. Mr Trump has a lot on his mind . He is also seeking casino licences in Nevada, where his application has been delayed since February as the Nevada Gaming Commission investigates his activities and associates. He is also involved in a bitter and potentially litigious multimillion-dollar battle for Resorts International. Mr Trump is also running into zoning problems with New York City over his plans for a redevelopment on Manhattan's West Side which he hopes will include the world's tallest building. His recent remarks to the New Jersey Gaming Control Commission were made during hearings into the renewal of gambling licences for his Trump Plaza and Seashore Four properties in Atlantic City. The subject of the Sydney casino and his partnership with the Kern corporation were brought up several times by the commissioners. They repeatedly asked Mr Trump about his willingness to undergo government and police approval checks in Australia. Each time he replied that he had no problems with the investigations. "I felt very comfortable with Kern knowing that this was not really a marriage per se," Mr Trump said. The decision on the Sydney casino project is expected to be announced next week. About-face on young de factos CANBERRA: The Federal Government reversed yesterday its stand on the right of people under the age of consent to claim welfare benefits while living in a de facto relationship. The Opposition condemned on Thursday legislation which it said enshrined under-age people's right to claim de facto spouse benefits, even though they were committing a criminal offence under State laws. A clause in the Social Security Amendment Bill, passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, redefined the term "de facto spouse" to ensure under-age de factos were eligible for benefits regardless of any breach of law. The Minister for Social Security, Mr Howe, said yesterday that he would not pursue the clause. PLANT ENGINEER EDGELL BIRDSEYE ' BATHURST BRANCH Applications are invited for the position of Plant Engineer at our Bathurst N.S.W. branch cannery. The Plant Engineer will be responsible to the branch Engineering Manager for the care and maintenance of plant and equipment at our Bathurst cannery including steam generation plant, refrigeration, electrical distribution, effluent disposal, processing and packaging equipment. The successsful applicant will possess as a minimum qualification a Mechanical Engineering Certificate or equivalent and have at least 2 years experience in the supervision and direction of tradesmen and staff, preferably but not essentially in the food industry. Applications should be addressed to: The Branch Engineering Manager. EDGELL BIRDSEYE. Division of Petersville Industries Ltd., . P.O. Box 56, BATHURST N.S.W. 2795. specifier, major industrial and commercial projects early profit centre management potential Sydney around $35,000 plus car and incentive established Technical Marketing training programs A major publicly listed Electrical Merchandising and Marketing group Australian turnover exceeding $175 million has established an industry benchmark business concept aimed at providing a new dimension in Electrical Technical Marketing, Applications Design and support expertise. The success of this concept has created 3 marketing career entry roles for post trade or tertiary qualified Electrical Technicians or Engineers with approximately 3-5 years exposure to design projectproduct, or applications engineering in any of the general areas of: Data, communication cable and accessories Commercial and Industrial lighting Special applications electrical products and componentry process control, monitoring and instrumentation, DC and variable speed drives, electric motors, switchgear, cable accessories, glands, couplers and connectors. Maturity, drive, strong interpersonal and communicative skills are desirable as is an action orientated approach to client user technical applications support. Candidates without formal qualifications but with industry experience should apply. Applicants should note the career development potential of this innovative business concept providing in an experienced and expert team, a comprehensive specialist service unequalled in the industry today. Please submit a brief resume by priority paid mail in the first instance to PO Box H64 Australia Square, Ref 66. For further information telephone in complete confidence. Dr Robert Cavanough on (02) 221 5193. vfvv Nelson Wheeler Chartered Accountants 50 Bridge St.. Sydney 2000 J . pearch and Selection Consultants Sales M anager Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane gBase Salary: $50,000 - $70,000 Outstanding Total Package '.-v Following a period of steady growth and consolidation, Elite Consulting Group is expanding existing operations in both Sydney and Melbourne, and opening new offices in Brisbane ;jn September 1987. fWe now wish to identify senior people interested in joining our successful group and becoming a part of this expansion. We would like to talk to senior consultants currently within the industry 3br, alternatively, qualified senior executives who wish to utilize their commercial skills in an organisation committed to ongoing development. The people we seek should possess strong commercial or professional corporate experience in ihe following areas: ' I I .1 3 Accounting and Banking Computing and Hi-Tech Engineering and Construction Sales and Marketing pnd wilL be aged between 28 and 40 years and possess relevant tertiary qualifications. i Our organisation comprises a large group of senior consultants with a commitment to the 'maintenance and development of candidate and ;"jclient ethics." Our working environment is both progressive and informal, our management style tjjis one of openness and development and we work Closely as a team and expect interested candidates tao be group and individually motivated. j&If you believe you have the drive, determination and tenacity to succeed in this competitive industry, then please contact Phillip Madden, for fa totally confidential discussion on (02)358 4744. ElectricalElectronic Industry Attractive Salary Package This rapidly expanding, profitable organisation located in Sydney's south western suburbs is part of an International group specialising in the design, manufacture and sales of an extensive range of electricalelectronic instrumentation. Based in Sydney, you will be responsible for the management and motivation of a small national sales team plus the monitoring of agents. This is a "hands on" role with you actively selling to key accounts. Your marketing input will also be well regarded. This position will suit someone with a strong technical background and a current working knowledge of the electricalelectronic industry coupled with an impressive sales record. Excellent " communication and negotiation skills are also important. Career opportunities within botlr Australia and overseas, are first class. For further information please telephone Phil Kerry, Sales & Marketing Division on (02) 358 4744 in confidence. ajor Account Executive $38 Pkg Neg Major accounts form a sizeable proportion of this company's business. The person who assumes responsibility for all major accounts in N.S.W. will be taking on a role of considerable importance. Reporting to the State Sales Manager, your responsibilities will encompass the promotion of the company, its products and customer services to all na'tional accounts with head offices in N.S.W., as well as all major accounts. You'll also take over the control and supervision of all field merchandising staff in N.S.W. You should have a proven track record in sales - preferably gained in hardware or an associated industry. Your ability to control and motivate your team, and organise day-to-day affairs while planning future objectives, will help ensure your success in this demanding role. An excellent salary package will be negotiated and the opportunities for career development within an expanding organisation are outstanding. For further information, please telephone Brian Russell; Sales & Marketing Division, on (02)358 4744 or send him your resume in complete confidence. Systems Sales Engineer Age 25-35 Degree Qualified On behalf of this highly profitable division of a recognised industry leader we are seeking a bright, ambitious Engineer to be trained in Systems Sales. In this technical sales function your primary responsibility is to profitably sell and upgrade building automation, energy management and related systems, mainly to existing government, commercial and institutional accounts, whilst maximising customer service and satisfaction. We are seeking a polished Engineer, with or without sales experience, who can contribute at the high level expected by this professional organisation. Your prospects are excellent and the starting salary package is very negotiable. For further information, please telephone Mike Mitchell B.Sc.(Eng), Sales & Marketing Division, on (02) 3584744. Commercial Accountant M Young Accountant Impressive Hi-Tech Co. Impressive Future "Towards 2000 and beyond" possibly best describes our client's objectives. This fast moving, progressive and successful international organisation will provide you with: Long-term career path, with training and promotion to senior management level Excellent exposure to State of the Art computerised accounting systems Involvement with broad financial and management accounting experience Development of your accounting, financial and management skills. Candidates should be around 26 years of age. possess an accounting qualification (or near) and have relevant commercial experience. For a confidential discussion, please telephone Branko Koblar, AASA, CPA, Banking & Accounting Division, on (02) 358 4744 or send your resume to him at the address below. Computers and Communication Attractive Salary Being a leader in the. fast moving hi-technology industry, our client, an Australian subsidiary of a well known Multinational, has an extensive operational network throughout Australia. The emphasis of this position is to provide financial data for effective management control at senior level. You will be responsible for financial management reporting and analysis, inventory accounting, warehousing administration, and exposure to sophisticated accounting systems. You must be a good organizer, co-ordinator and communicator, as the role involves liaison at all levels of management. Candidates should possess accounting qualifications, be aged from 27 and have sound commercial or professional experience. For a strictly confidential discussion please telephone Branko Koblar, AASA, CPA, Banking & Accounting Division, on (02)358 4744. or send your resume to him in confidence at the address below. Financial Analyst Auditor TrainingPromotionCareer This position is seen as a stepping stone to senior management with one of Australia's most highly respected service organisations. Our client has u commitment to developing, training and promoting future managers. The role includes a combination of operational and financial analytical functions encompassing internal control management and provides an overall insight into the company's business activities, utilising management tools including sophisticated auditing techniques. Candidates should be aged to 30, qualified or near and possess commercial or professional experience. Please telephone Branko Koblar, AASA, CPA, Banking & Accounting Division, on (02)358 4744 in confidence or send your resume to him at the address below. JW)iWMWWWia ' Mn),.l..........1il,.ii --Trr .- j nr.,T.),.f.. wri r-nnr"lTiqii -cn-ti-iD V 'i uuli I m.lg-iuwiiwwi). mwwimiiliwmn

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 19,400+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free