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The state of Victoria, Australia has banned broadcasting of Sky News from the underground loop stations in Melbourne's train network.
The ban comes after Sky (owned by Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp) broadcast an interview with far-right activist Blair Cottrell. Cottrell, the leader of the United Patriots Front, has convictions for arson, burglary and racial vilification, has advocated violence against women and has called for portraits of Adolf Hitler to be hung in school classrooms.
Victoria's transport minister, Jacinta Allen, has defended the decision against claims of censorship, stating that "Hatred and racism have no place on our screens or in our community." ... "If people want to watch Sky News in their own homes, they can do that to their heart's content," she said. "Any material that uses our public transport assets to promote itself needs to be appropriate."
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By Vicki Batts
As the sham of political correctness spirals out of control, the corrupt mainstream media is now deliberately covering up radical Islamic terrorism. Over the last several weeks, multiple terror attacks have been carried out across Western nations yet reports on these tragic incidents have been few and far between. Nations affected by recent but unreported acts of terrorism include Canada, Australia and Sweden and in the United States, the growing threat from Antifa, a radical left-wing organization, is also widely ignored.
Writing for The Organic Prepper, Daisy Luther reports that multiple acts of terror are happening around the world, but that concerns about political correctness seem to be keeping the legacy media from actively reporting on the truth. [M]ainstream media outlets in Europe, Australia, Canada, and the U.S. are reluctant to report the stories without a pro-immigration bias, quietly glossing over the common thread in the attacks. Extremists with ties to Northern Africa seem to be waging a war, but you wont hear this from the media or the respective governments, she contends.
In some instances, the mainstream media is simply referring to these incidents as gang violence.
On July 23, 2018, two people were killed and another 13 were injured in a Toronto restaurant shooting. CBS Newsreported that that officials had not ruled out terrorism as a motive, but that there was no indication it was a terrorist attack at the time. However, as Luther reports, it turns out that ISIS readily took credit for the attack, which was carried out by a man named Faisal Hussain. Hussains parents were Canadian citizens originally from Pakistan, though he himself was born in Canada. Hussain reportedly took his own life during a shootout with police.
A statement from Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale d...
Late on Tuesday 14 August, six Australian Army
Sikorsky S-70A-9 Blackhawk helicopters were spotted passing through
Rockhampton and Mackay Airports while heading North to
Unemployment rate at 5 year
What Is Remote Viewing And How Does It Work? Remote viewing or telesthesia. The term remote viewing was popularised by Stanford Research Insitute who conducted experiments and studies. And was later used by governments for over 20 years for the army Continued
People are protective of their space and often suspicious of outsiders. People are cramped together in auspicious looking high-rises, disturbingly typical and askew. Outside of my inner-west bubble, I often talk to friends who have lived in Ashfield for years, a suburb that completely transformed and reshaped within a matter of months.
"Did anyone hear that loud bang?" It's the post that inevitably sparks sarcasm and ridicule on social media, but on Sunday night, it was instead curiosity that dominated the conversation in Canberra community Facebook groups. Hundreds of people reported hearing what sounded like an explosion, described as "a huge echoing boom", somewhere around Holt about 9.03pm. Many said it shook their houses, while others described seeing an orange flash at the same time and shared images from their CCTV cameras. While there is no shortage of reports, there are so far no answers on what caused the mysterious bang.
In this new Shareable series, we'll be highlighting people around the world who are "supersharers." These are individuals who are deeply involved in makerspaces, coworking hubs, art collectives, worker cooperatives, community gardens basically initiatives in which people can freely share knowledge, skills, resources, and more, with each other. We're thrilled to introduce you to our next supersharer Patricia Morgan, postdoctoral research fellow at the Schools of Information Systems at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Final stones laid at Aboriginal portion of cemetery | Moree
Champion: Between 1940 and 1968, deceased Aboriginal people in
the Moree community were buried without adequate markings. Many
identities were lost in the passage of time and numerous
In 1983 on my return to Moree I visited this Aboriginal section in the cemetery and was appalled at its neglected state, with graves being washed away in an area that resembled a paddock, Aunty Noeline said.
On Monday 13 August and Tuesday
14 August, Gulf Coast Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang
bizjet VH-KXM was back at various CQ Airports. It has
regularly been flying between Cairns and Vanrook Station on recent
days after flying North from Bankstown during the latter part of
|VH-KXM at Rockhampton Airport on a previous visit (File photo)|
On Friday 10 August, LifeFlight (Aeromed)
LearJet 45 bizjet VH-VVI was noted completing a pair of training
flights around the Whitsundays, flying South on both occasions from
to Townsville and eventually landing at Proserpine (Whitsunday
Coast) Airport both times for a short period of time.
Australian cities have been hit hard by severe heatwaves, according to recent research. What can be done to prepare vulnerable groups for the killer temperatures?
Radioactive sheep shed light on secret nuclear weapons test, https://nypost.com/2018/08/14/radioactive-sheep-shed-light-on-secret-nuclear-weapons-test/ Christopher Carbone, Fox News, August 14, 2018 Newly discovered data from radioactive sheep provides strong evidence that a mysterious double flash detected almost 39 years ago near a remote island group was a nuclear explosion.
Ever since the flash was observed by a US Vela satellite orbiting above Earth in September 1979, theres been speculation that it was produced by a nuclear weapon test by Israel. International researchers in the journal Science & Global Security analyzed previously unpublished results of radiation testing at a US lab of thyroid organs from sheep in southeastern Australia in order to make their determination.
The flash was located in the area of Marion and Prince Edward islands, which are in the South Indian Ocean about halfway between Africa and Antarctica.
A new publication sheds further light on the Vela Incident of 1979, said Professor Nick Wilson of Otago University at Wellington, who highlighted the findings but was not involved with the study itself. [The research] adds to the evidence base that this was an illegal nuclear weapons test, very likely to have been conducted by Israel with assistance from the apartheid regime in South Africa.
Wilson, an epidemiologist and member of the Australia-based Medical Association for the Prevention of War, said the test would have violated the Limited Test Ban Treaty signed in 1963, and urged the United Nations to mount a full inquiry.
The researchers conclude that iodine-131, which is an unstable radioactive form of the element iodine found in the thyroids of some Australian sheep, would be consistent with them having grazed in the path of a potential radioactive fallout plume from a [Sept. 22, 1979] low-yield nuclear test in the Southern Indian Ocean.
Thyroid samples from sheep killed in Melbourne were regularly sent to the US for testing monthly in 1979 but also in the 1950s and 1980s, researchers say.
According to a report in the New Zealand Herald, the sheep had been grazing in an area hit by rain four days after the flash incident was observed, which would have been in...
QUESTION: It is clear our government seems to be going crazy. I know you use to live here in Sydney. We met many times when you did conferences here. I also know you once said you would like to retire in Australia. Has that changed?
ANSWER: Well, my dreams of retirement have not been working out. It seems the world is conspiring against me to go quietly into retirement. Yes, I love Australia. I have traveled all over and even went to Kakadu for two weeks and lived off the land fishing for Barramundi. I still keep a painting I love of the gum trees by a local artist. Here is me in the desert in Palm Valley. That was spectacular with herds of wild horses running free.
As always, there is a difference between the government and the people. There are socialists who support the government and others who are upset about stalking their children, creating their Black Economy Taskforce, to imposing the burden to collect Australian taxes upon companies mailing things to Australia. These are simply not NORMAL in a free society. No country can order others to collect their taxes and if someone is following your children, they are in plain clothes and readers have expressed concerns about how do you distinguish a pervert from a government agent?
You wont need to worry too much about Turkey for the time being.
US stocks closed up in overnight trade.
The markets judgement is clear: The bull market continues.
We can draw a similar conclusion for Australia. Despite the headlines, the S&P/ASX 200 still looks strong.
We can thank thermal coal for a good part of that.
Commodities across the board are taking a hit right now.
But shareholders in Whitehaven Coal Ltd [ASX:WHC] probably cant believe their luck. Thermal coal is at its highest Australian dollar price since July 2008.
Demand from Asia for power generation is driving this even as European use declines. And nobody wants to invest in coal anymore many banks wont even consider financing projects.
The Australian reported in April that the Treasury was anticipating a thermal coal price of US$85 in its estimates of company tax receipts.
Currently its just over US$120. If it continues to stay high, its going to pour more money into government coffers.
That could conceivably give Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull more ammunition to prop up his position through infrastructure spending in key electorates.
Thats one reason I dont buy into a real estate collapse scenario.
Here in Melbourne, a Brighton shop just sold for $3.2 million above its reserve.
But that look likes chump change compared to the $100 million a Chinese developer has paid for an apple orchard in Melbournes Wantirna South.
One wonders how the coal-producing regions of Australia are shaping up in terms of property. There must be plenty of money around.
In any case, the current bull market in coal also reveals that theres always opportunity in the share market, even when the overall index doesnt do much or the outlook doesnt appear particularly bullish.
I happen to think the current drawdown in commodities like oil and copper represents a buying opportunity. And Im not alone.
The Australian Financial Review reported yesterday that specialist resource investment firm Terra Capital is looking to raise $300$400 million to help fund its spending plans.
Its not as if the massive Asian market is going anywhere. That places Australia in good stead in the coming years.
A new chapter
The world and markets present opportunities all the time.
Thats one reason Im going to hand over the full Daily Reckoning Australia editorship to my good friend and colleague Shae Russell.
In turn, Ill....
11 Freckled Duck on and around small island at shallow end of lagoon.
RBKF seen on powerlines two days in a row now near -25.3306, 152.7977. Just a bit further down the road towards Maryborough, where the big powerlines cross the road, I saw two falcons mating on the line above the freeway. Wrong giss for Brown Falcon; when the male flew off and the female followed they looked massive. Colouration and everything looked good but I couldnt stop to confirm.
The AIHW has released a new report in collaboration with The Healing Foundation.
provides estimated numbers and demographic characteristics of the Stolen Generations and descendants using a series of ABS surveys.
It also presents a range of health and socioeconomic outcomes for the Stolen Generations and descendants, and differences with Indigenous and non-Indigenous comparison groups, to examine the effects of removal from families.
The findings in the report will be useful to assess the needs of the Stolen Generations and their families.
'The data shows poorer health and social outcomes among this group of Indigenous Australians compared to those who were not removed from their families,' said AIHW spokesperson Dr Fadwa Al-Yaman.
'For example, Indigenous people who were removed from their families are more than 3 times as likely to have been incarcerated in the last 5 years, and 1.8 times as likely to rely on government payments as their main source of income and 1.7 times as likely to experience violence compared to those who were not removed.' They are also more likely to have experienced discrimination, be unemployed or not own a home, and less likely to report good general health.
https://www.aihw.gov.au/getmedia/a6c077c3-e1af-40de-847f-e8a3e3456c44/aihw-ihw-195.pdf.aspx?inline=true Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations and descendants: numbers, demographic characteristics and selected outcomes
The Human Rights Law Centre believes in a future where human rights are universally understood, upheld and protected. We secure law and policy change that eliminates inequality, abuse and injustice and builds a society grounded in decency, compassion and respect. We are currently recruiting for two people to join our diverse team who have a strong, shared commitment to creating a better, fairer Australia.
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This is a 12 month full-time, fixed term position based in Melbourne. (We will consider Sydney also.)
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This position will play a vital role in contributing to all aspects of our democratic rights and freedom work. This work is both responsive and agenda-setting, working closely with Australian civil society to identify and address systemic issues. We are seeking a highly motivated and collaborative individual to join our dynamic team.
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Not too much of a surprise really, but the revelation that both Adani and the Queensland government were aware in advance, that polluted water could be released from the companys Abbot Point coal terminal during cyclone Debbie in 2017, has still sent a little shock wave around the country.
The Adani licence was amended after the, fact, to allow more pollution in other areas, which includes the Great Barrier Reef world heritage area.
As if this was not enough, Adani was caught breaching the new licence by more than 800 percent. It forced the authorities to issue a penalty notice.
All this was in emails obtained by the Mackay Conservation Group, under Queenslands right to information laws, and reported by the ABC last week. Adani unsuccessfully fought the release of the emails.
Particularly sinister, is that Adani knew that its contaminated water was well above the total suspended solids (TSS) normally allowed is 30mg/L and Adanis special conditions, which allowed up to 100 mg/L. The fact that the water contained in the range of 500 to 900 mg/L, was communicated to the department that administers the licence on 28 March.
There was a clear breech and Adani was fined the $12,190. For a multi-billion-dollar company this is nothing and makes a mockery of the law. At the very least, the licence should have been suspended.
Adani fought the fine and release of the emails, because of the fear that they would damage the companys reputation.
Peter McCallum, coordinator of the Mackay Conservation Group, said the emails show the company knew the pollution could occur.
These documents that Adani didnt want released to the public show they were fully aware there was a high concentration of pollutants in the water that would be released, he said.
A company proved to disregard the conditions of its licence is only encouraged, if allowed to effectively get away with it. The Queensland government promised safeg...
Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus QC stopped by the region last week to spruik Labors plans to establish a National Integrity Commission (NIC).
While NSW has its own independent integrity commission ICAC the federal government does not.
Federal member for Richmond Justine Elliot said, In recent years there has been a loss of faith in the ability of politicians and the public service to properly represent and serve the public interest.
All Australians deserve to have confidence in the integrity of their government, their parliament, the public service and our public institutions.
While there is not substantial evidence of widespread corruption at a federal level, that is not a reason to do nothing.
A bipartisan Senate inquiry has shown that Australias current federal anti-corruption framework is uncoordinated, inconsistent and confusing. While many agencies have some partial responsibilities in this area, their work is haphazard and overlapping.
Its clear we need to strengthen and simplify our anti-corruption framework to weed out serious and systemic corruption, promote integrity, and restore the trust of the Australian people in their representatives and institutions.
Local residents can show their support for the National Integrity Commission by signing Labors petition at: www.alp.org.au/support_the_nic.
George was seen at a riverside holiday park struggling
to climb the bank of the river, and those watching knew he was in
trouble so they immediately called WIRES.
WIRES volunteer, Tracy says the first priority was to get him warm and dry, as saturation of the thick pelt can be very detrimental to a platypuss health. He was very thin, lethargic and with almost no body fat and he was infested with ticks.
The development stage of his spurs indicated he was a young male. He was offered fluids and luckily he took to this quite well after some initial reluctance. He was kept warm and monitored overnight and although he was more alert and had definitely improved a little by the morning Tracy says he was clearly still in very poor health. She knew his survival was uncertain, and that the best chance for him would be to be in a specialist facility, so she contacted Taronga Zoo wildlife hospital and was able to take him there for long-term care, rehabilitation and ultimate release.
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A California jury has awarded school groundsman Dewayne Johnson $289 million for his terminal non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The jury found, on all the scientific evidence uncovered during the month-long trial that his exposure to Roundup weedkiller caused Mr Johnsons cancer. The Johnson judgement raises thorny questions for Australians too, says Gene Ethics Director, Bob Phelps Anthony Amis: Friends of the Earth reaction to Glysophate court case Friends of the Earth Australia today welcomed a decision in the Supreme Court of California to award school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson US$289million in damages after Johnson took legal action against pesticide company Monsanto. Johnson was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2014. His lawyers argued that Johnsons regular use of Glyphosate, which he used up to 30 times a year in his work, caused the disease. Monsanto is facing 5,000 similar lawsuits across the United States. The jury in the Johnson case deliberated for 3 days before deciding the verdict
As a special guest of dishonour, the Hag attended the Private Forestry Tasmania forum last week at the main bar at the Hobart Showgrounds. With the vibe of half Gothic hipster mock-but-real 1980s hostelry, half abandoned low-rent truck-stop, 40 or so grizzled, hard-bitten and wary foresters gathered to discuss one thing: How the fuck to make cash out of trees these days
A new book published by Bob Brown Foundation is a timely reminder that Tasmania is a world leader in wilderness philosophy if not action, Environmentalist Bob Brown said on the eve of the books launch.
A group of Tasmanian researchers has recommended that Australian and international governments and conservation agencies adopt a new definition of wilderness.
Our efforts to deal with climate change have been betrayed by a lack of leadership, a political cowardice, the like of which I have never seen Malcolm Turnbull 2010 Crikey Worm: Turnbull under siege Guardian: Great Barrier Reef Foundation not aware of due diligence for $444m grant Foundations managing director appears to contradict Frydenbergs assurance that extensive due diligence took place Sign a Petition HERE
The National Australia Bank fights dirty. So does its lawyers
A proposed dam that would suppy fresh water to treat gill disease in Tassals controversial Okehamption Bay fish farm will destroy critical habitat for the swift parrot, acknowledged by the proponent and experts as a significant impact under federal law Vica Bayley: Spotlight on Hodgman Government over swift parrot habitat loss ... includes where you can watch a LIVESTREAM ...
Labor will formally request Premier Hodgman stage a Ministerial Code of Conduct investigation into Health Minister Michael Ferguson over his role in the Cricket Australia scandal Crikey: Health Minister implicated in Cricket Australia sacking has pro-life history Tasmanian Health Minister Michael Ferguson has been fighting against abortion in the Apple Isle for years.
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