Police launch proactive policing after double murder

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Police launch proactive policing after double murder

After a double murder in Sydney's south-west, proactive policing is underway to prevent retaliation attacks.

Lametta Fadlallah, aged 48, and Amneh al-Hazouri, aged 39, were killed on Saturday night when their car was sprayed with bullets in Revesby.

Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty said that the case had been allocated with significant resources, including officers from the gangs squad, Strike Force Raptor.

What's the repercussions of all this? He said we're going to be doing our best to try to suppress that.

Police say Ms Fadlallah was known to them and believe she was targeted because of her past relationships with other known identities. A 16-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man, who were also in the car during the attack, were uninjured and are cooperating with police.

The detectives are trying to determine if several burnt-out cars are linked to each other and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Opposition Leader Chris Minns did not investigate allegations of workplace bullying by his frontbencher, Walt Secord, but said that was in line with the Labor Party's complaints-handling policy.

On Friday, Mr Secord apologised for his conduct and stated that he could be too blunt and too direct after an ABC investigation revealed that several of his current and former colleagues had engaged in bullying behaviour.

The Labor Party has an independent complaints-handling system, according to the Opposition Leader.

It is important that the process remains independent and above the purview of a party or parliamentary official, Mr Minns said.

Any grievances pursued outside the range of the independent process supplanting the objectives for which it was designed: to protect complainants and handle their complaints with care, respect and without prejudice. The Broderick Review, which found bullying is systemic in the New South Wales parliament, was the subject of allegations levelled at Mr Secord.

An internal review into John Barilaro's controversial appointment to a lucrative trade role in New York is expected to be released today.

The review by the New South Wales Public Service Commissioner Graeme Head was announced in late June by the Premier, Dominic Perrottet and is separate from the parliamentary inquiry into the appointment.

The head review has already led to the resignation of Stuart Ayres from cabinet and as leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party after it raised concerns about his conduct around Mr Barilaro's appointment.

Demands for more visas for Afghans are being made.

A human rights lawyer is calling for the federal government to provide 20,000 emergency humanitarian visas for people trapped in Afghanistan.

Today is the one year since the capital, Kabul, fell to the Taliban.

In that time, scores of civilians have been killed or injured, women's rights have been scaled back and food insecurity has gone up, according to a recent Amnesty International report.

Refugee Advice and Casework Service's Arif Hussein said protections needed to be prioritized.

He said that he wanted to allow refugees from Afghanistan who are currently in Australia who live on temporary visas to stay here permanently, and allow family reunification visas to be processed quicker.

Waverley mayor in Sydney's east is hopeful that City 2 Surf will give the local economy a boost this year.

More than 60,000 people took part in the 14-kilometer fun run, which has been held virtually for the past two years.

People from all over Australia travelled to take part in the event.

The shops, cafes, and the cafes were absolutely packed. She said it was wonderful to see the vibe that was there.

It was happy. It was positive. COVID has had a significant impact. The City 2 Surf and other events like this are important in helping the local economy.