Friday, October 24, 2003
Year of Birth: 1973
At Time of Disappearance on the 24 October 2003
Height (cm): 165.0
Hair Colour: Red/Ginger
Eye Colour: Green/Hazel
Racial Appearance: Caucasian
Circumstances Ariel was last seen at Katoomba, wearing a purple mauve top with logo GRRRR on the front and a brown corduroy windcheater. She was also wearing a pair of white sneakers
Friday, August 22, 2003
Last seen: Sunday, 24 August 2003
Year of birth: 1972
Hair: Auburn/Light Brown
Circumstances: On 22/08/2003 the Missing Person left a note for her boyfriend stating she was going to school and would be home in the evening. Missing person did not return home. Enquiries made show that Missing Person did not turn up at school.
Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Reward of $100,000 to solve murder of Theresa Binge
The New South Wales and Queensland Governments are offering a $100,000 joint reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of Theresa Binge.
The 43-year-old Boggabilla woman was last seen alive about midnight on 17 June 2003, leaving the Victoria Hotel at Goondiwindi in Queensland with a man. She was wearing running shoes and a yellow football jersey.
Mrs Binge was reported missing by family members to Queensland Police on 21 June 2003.
On 29 June 2003, Theresa's body was found approximately 10 kilometres south of the Queensland border on Boomi Road. Forensic evidence indicates the crime was committed elsewhere before her body was dumped.
The Barwon Local Area Command (NSW Police Force) established Strike Force Flair to investigate the murder but after extensive inquiries, police have not been able to gather sufficient evidence to launch a prosecution.
The substantial sum of money is on offer in the hope of finding new leads in the case.
Investigators believe someone in the local community might be able to assist them with further knowledge and any information provided to police will be treated with the strictest confidence.
It's hoped the reward will encourage those with information to come forward and provide Theresa's daughter Daylene Barlow with closure on her mother's death.
Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Year of Birth: 1970
At Time of Disappearance on 14 May 2003
Hair Colour: Blonde
Racial Appearance: Caucasian
Circumstances Louisa was last seen in Lewisham. Daughter of Brian and Christine WAWN and older sister of Michael and David.
From ABARE to Shell
Member profile: Louisa Wawn
By Philip Hobbs from Energy News
It’s a notion that perhaps escapes many, but it is what guided Louisa into the energy industry where she is now Commercial Manager of Shell’s Clyde Refinery in Sydney—a business which supplies 40% of NSW’s petrol, diesel and aviation fuels.
“I’m trained as an economist,” Louisa said. “When I graduated from the Australian National University in Canberra I was not entirely clear about what I wanted to do. I didn’t want to do macro economics, things such as fiscal policy or work at the Reserve Bank or any of the private banks. It’s interesting, but it’s not me.
“My interest is in things micro. What makes companies and industries tick. What they do. How do they react? But I had no idea in which industry I wanted to work.”
Louisa then did what she describes as the traditional economist’s stint in the public sector. She chose the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) in Canberra.
“I joined ABARE in 1994 where I was a minor cog in the energy area doing stats and some market forecasting in electricity and gas. It was about the time that deregulation was starting in the electricity industry.
“It was absolutely fascinating being exposed to the energy industry. But I wasn’t wedded to the public sector. Although I enjoyed my time at ABARE I had a yearning for a bottom line, it’s discipline and focus. So I looked for opportunities in the private sector energy. I had no preference for any company other than that it have an international view.”
This desire led Louisa to Shell through its graduate employment program. An element of the rigorous selection process was having to write a 1500-word essay on a topic of choice.
“Being an unashamed pro-market individual, my topic was the funding of education,” she said. “Most of the others wrote about greenhouse and nuclear issues.”
Her essay and deft analytical skills got Louisa through the Shell door.
“Since then I have been blessed with a variety of project and operational experiences. Much of my first four years at Shell were spent working on power privatisation, looking at buying existing power stations and building new ones. In the mid-90s, Shell made the strategic decision globally to get into power generation. I was fortunate to be part of the team that progressed this vision in Australia.”
In particular this involved economic evaluation of Callide C power station in Queensland, an $800m joint venture between Shell and the Queensland Government.
“After Callide, I wanted more operational experience.” Louisa said. “I’m now lucky to be part of the team running Clyde refinery. My role as Commercial Manager has three main strands: delivering budgets and management information systems; managing interfaces with internal customers—Shell’s marketing arms; and managing quality systems.”
“I don’t pretend to be a technical expert. My role is to work with skilled technical people to deliver good business outcomes. A big part of that is significantly reducing our $75m annual operating budget. Cost minimisation is a constant challenge in commodity businesses.”
On a broader energy perspective, Louisa believes there are three main issues facing the Australian energy sector.
Translating our greenhouse commitments into action is a big issue. “We know that full delivery of Kyoto would be crippling on the Australian economy, but there are plenty of no regrets things that we can do.
“I think we’ll end up with nothing like the Kyoto agreement, but people will be more aware and sensitive about the environment and what they can do as individuals to reduce greenhouse impacts.”
On the deregulation journey, “we’re hearing a lot of noise at the moment. The problem will sort itself out. I’ve no doubt that Australia will get to a more deregulated energy market, but it’ll take longer than most businesses and consumers want. Incomplete deregulation can be more dangerous than none at all as Californian energy consumers are currently finding out. By 2005 – 2010, when the regulatory scene is more open and competitive, fuel quality specifications and alternative energies will dominate the energy debate.”
In between looking after Shell’s Clyde bottom line, Louisa is a member of the AIE organising committee for the institute’s annual conference in Sydney in November (see story Page 117).
She also takes much interest in AIE affairs and looks forward to seeing stronger commercial representation among the membership.
In the meantime Louisa is keeping a weather eye on next opportunities within the Shell world. “My hope is to spend some time in Asia….Shanghai would be fascinating, but time will tell….”
Editor: There is very little information available about Ms Louisa Wawn please provide any details possible in the comment section available below. Thankyou.
Friday, April 11, 2003
Year of Birth: 1984
At Time of Disappearance on 11 April 2003
Height (cm): 160.0
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Green/Hazel
Circumstances: Rose has olive skin and is approximately 160-165cms tall, short dark brown/black haircut on top and sides of head shaved (zero cut). She has hazel/green eyes and thin eyebrows. Rose has 2 small moles on her left forehead about 1cm apart below hairline an a small mole on left side of neck. She was last seen wearing a black tank top, dark grey jeans, black belt with silver buckle and black boots.
When Rose was last seen she was in the Bellingen town-ship on Friday the 11th of April 2003. She was in good spirits and was organising her birthday party. She has not been spoken to or sighted since.