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Shorten Skips Qld ALP Launch
Posted By: Charles @ Today at 04:10 pm in Australian - Latest Political Stories
Shorten attends Keneally's campaign launch

Updated: 4:08 pm, Sunday, 19 November 2017

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The opposition leader has defended attending Kristina Keneally's campaign launch in Sydney instead of the Queensland ALP launch.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten kicked off Kristina Keneally's by-election campaign for the Sydney seat of Bennelong, telling members Labor has 27 days to win over 9000 voters.

Hundreds of Labor stalwarts wearing red t-shirts and holding balloons and signs endorsing Ms Keneally packed out the Civic Hall in Ryde in Sydney's northwest.

Ms Keneally, the former NSW premier, h ... [more]
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FDNC Diners
Posted By: Charles @ Today at 08:48 am in "Burning Questions"
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Five FDNC members (Alicia, Bear, Flin, Lee and Scepo) managed to meet up. During the week they agreed to go out together to eat 5 evening meals on Monday through Friday.

Each member served as the host at a restaurant (Chinese, French, Italian, Seafood and Steakhouse) of their choice on a different night.

Use the clues below to determine which member hosted the group each night and what food they selected.

1. Lee was not the Friday host.

2. Flin hosted the group on Wednesday

3. The group ate at a Chinese restaurant on Friday

4. Bear volunteered to be the first host.

5. Alicia selected a steakhouse the night before our diners visited a French restaurant.

6. The seafood restaurant is closed on Mondays
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Chickens boiled alive.
Posted By: Bear @ Nov 17 2017, 05:21 AM in Breaking News
Chickens boiled alive at Star Poultry Supply abattoir in Melbourne, secret footage reveals.

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A Melbourne abattoir has been allowed to continue operating despite being investigated for possible animal cruelty, after secretly recorded footage showed it boiling chickens alive in its slaughter process.

7.30 has obtained footage of hens being boiled alive at the Star Poultry Supply slaughterhouse in the suburb of Keysborough.

The video was secretly recorded earlier this year by animal rights campaigner Tamara Kenneally and a group of friends.

The abattoir slaughters egg-laying hens that are considered "spent" when they are 18 months old.

Industry regulations require chickens to be stunned and then immediately killed by a slit to the throat.

Th ... [more]
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Retirees' Car-Buying Guide
Posted By: Charles @ Nov 15 2017, 05:09 PM in " Car News & Reviews"
Grey for go: Retirees’ car-buying guide

Stephen Williams
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 7:00AM


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Baby SUVs, such as the Suzuki S-Cross, are low-priced, practical and cheap to run.

I was reminded, recently, that my passably fit 63-year-old body was no longer as flexible as it once was.

The memory jog came during week-long testing of a low-slung two-seat sports car.

Onlookers had drooled over the gorgeous looker but — I’m a bit ashamed to admit — I was relieved when it was time to give it back.

Getting in and out pinpointed every potential twinge while minimal rear visibility tested my creaky neck.

Fortunately, there are many high-tech ... [more]
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Possible Coup in Zimbabwe
Posted By: Charles @ Nov 15 2017, 02:32 PM in Africa
Coup fears in Zimbabwe as explosions rock Harare

Associated Press
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 8:32AM


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Zimbabwe's Army Commander, Constantino Chiwenga addresses a press conference in Harare.Picture: AP

At least three explosions were heard in Zimbabwe’s capital early Wednesday and military vehicles were seen in the streets after the army commander threatened to “step in” to calm political tensions over 93-year- old President Robert Mugabe’s possible successor. The ruling party accused the commander of “treasonable conduct.”

The Associated Press saw armed soldiers assaulting passers-by in the early morning hours in Harare, as well as soldiers l ... [more]
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WA's Oldest Dairy Bought by China
Posted By: Charles @ Nov 14 2017, 04:46 PM in Australian Business & Financial News
WA’s oldest dairy Brownes now in Chinese hands

Ben Harvey
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 9:40AM


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WA’s oldest dairy, Brownes, has been bought by China.

Brownes’ managing director Tony Girgis told staff this morning that the 130-year-old dairy’s current owner, private equity player Archer Capital, had sold the business to a consortium led by Chinese dairy giant Shanghai Ground Food Tech.

Mr Girgis will remain at the company, which employs about 280 people and is WA’s biggest producer of milk and cream and second-biggest producer of yoghurt.

Brownes said the deal “will see Brownes remain an integral part of the WA dairy industry for generations to ... [more]
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Kristina Keneally to Contest Bennelong
Posted By: Charles @ Nov 14 2017, 12:30 PM in Australian - Latest Political Stories
Keneally to run in Bennelong by-election

Updated: 11:12 am, Tuesday, 14 November 2017

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Former NSW premier Kristina Keneally will stand as the Labor candidate in the Bennelong by-election.

The Sky News host appeared alongside Opposition Leader Bill Shorten in the Sydney electorate to announce the move on Tuesday.

Former Bennelong MP John Alexander sparked the by-election when he resigned after finding out he was a dual citizen.

Ms Keneally told reporters she was not running because Mr Alexander was a dual citizen, but because the Coalition government has hurt the electorate.

'This is an opportu ... [more]
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Court Rules
Posted By: Michael.W @ Nov 14 2017, 12:23 PM in CRIME -
Salim Mehajer fined after pleading guilty to electoral funding offence


Christopher Pearce Salim Mehajer, who was not in court on Tuesday, entered a plea of guilty to failing to disclose his political donations by the due date.

Salim Mehajer has been hit with a fine and a legal bill after pleading guilty to failing to disclose his political donations while he was deputy mayor of the now-defunct Auburn Council.

Lawyers for the colourful property developer had indicated earlier this year that Mr Mehajer intended to fight the charges but the Local Court heard on Tuesday that he had entered a plea of guilty in writing.

Mr Mehajer sent an email at 8.54am ahead of the 9.30am sentencing hearing, the court heard.

Sophie Callan, the barrister for the NSW Electoral Commission, told the court the state's ... [more]
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Amputee wins case against Federal Government f
Posted By: Flin @ Nov 14 2017, 09:27 AM in Justice & Injustice
Amputee Doug Stubbs wins case against Federal Government for his right to disability pension
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AN AMPUTEE told by the Federal Government that losing his right arm and suffering a brain injury was a “moderate impairment’’ and he should get a job has won a two-year battle for a disability pension.

Doug Stubbs, from Collingwood Park southwest of Brisbane, lost his dominant arm and suffered horrific injuries when he had a stroke while riding his motorbike and crashed into a truck in 2015.

With mounting bills and facing a series of surgical and specialist procedures, he applied for a disability pension.

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Doug Stubbs lost ... [more]
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School Programme That Teaches Kids About Gay Sex.
Posted By: Bear @ Nov 12 2017, 02:20 PM in VIC
Milo Yiannopoulos SLAMS Victoria’s School Programme That Teaches Kids About Gay Sex.

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Milo Yiannopoulos has slammed an Australian school programme that teaches youngsters about gay sex.

Sex education in Victoria’s primary schools came under fire this week after it emerged that students in grade 2 and 3 are being shown pictures of genitalia – and those in grade 4 are being taught about same-sex couples.


It prompted Yiannopoulos to claim that, although he is in a ‘happy gay marriage’, it shouldn’t be ‘pushed down the throats of young children.’

Yiannopoulos – who resigned from US news website Breitbart in February when a ... [more]
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8yo Girl Critical After Crashing Her Drag Racer
Posted By: Charles @ Nov 12 2017, 09:06 AM in WA
Eight-year-old girl fights for life after crash at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana

Saturday, 11 November 2017 6:28PM
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Drag racing fanatics have defended their high-octane sport after an eight-year-old girl was critically injured when the machine she was driving crashed today at the Perth Motorplex at Kwinana.

It is believed the girl, whose name has not been released, lost control of the dragster just before 2pm and slammed into a wall near an exit gate.
The impact was so great she had to be revived at the crash scene by paramedics who were on duty at the event.

An ambulance spokesman said she was taken to Rockingham Hospital before being transfer ... [more]
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Father Murders "Miracle Baby"
Posted By: Charles @ Nov 12 2017, 08:58 AM in CRIME -
Family rally for grieving Brookdale mum after husband Arron Colin Martin charged with murdering their six-month-old baby

PerthNow
Saturday, 11 November 2017 7:23PM

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A Perth infant allegedly murdered by her own father was a "miracle baby" and the love of her mother’s life after it had taken her years to fall pregnant, according to a close friend.

Now the baby’s heartbroken mother, Nicole Gorman, is grappling with the unthinkable -- her six-month-old’s life cut short and her daughter’s father behind bars charged with her murder.

Police allege Arron Colin Martin, 35, murdered his baby daughter, Isabella Sully Jean, at the family’s home in Brookdale on Thursday night. Mr Martin has been remande ... [more]
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Who Are They?
Posted By: Charles @ Nov 12 2017, 08:48 AM in "Burning Questions"
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This week we have images of 3 famous people as children. As a bit of a hint I can tell you that they are, in no particular order, an actor, a politician and a singer.

Good luck!


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Wine glass penis plonker
Posted By: Flin @ Nov 9 2017, 10:50 AM in Australian National News
Wine glass penis plonker MP runs as independent
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Disgraced former Queensland MP Peter Dowling will contest the seat of Redlands as an independent at the state election.

The former LNP member was sensationally dumped as candidate before the 2015 election following revelations he'd had an affair and his mistress had photos of him plonking his penis into a wine glass published.

Mr Dowling, who infamously became known as 'plonker', said he was ready to step back into the political spotlight and believed he could overcome his past.

"I still have a heart for it, I still have a passion and an ability, and I'm ready," he told ABC Radio on Thursday.

"If I come up short then so be it. I will have tried."

Mr Dowling said the picture ... [more]
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Telstra to compensate 42,000 customers
Posted By: Flin @ Nov 8 2017, 10:00 AM in Australian Business & Financial News
Telstra to compensate 42,000 customers for slow NBN speeds
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Telstra has offered to compensate around 42,000 customers who experienced slow National Broadband Network (NBN) speeds.

The telco has admitted it may have engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct and made false or misleading representations, in breach of the Australian Consumer Law.

Over the last two years, Telstra mentioned in its NBN advertising it could provide download speeds of up to 100 megabytes per second (Mbps), and maximum upload speeds of 40 Mbps.

But the ACCC investigated this claim, and found that many customers were not receiving the high speeds they had paid for.

The corporate regulator said these maximum speeds "could not be achieved in real-world conditions", due to the lim ... [more]
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Pilbara Gold Rush
Posted By: Charles @ Nov 8 2017, 09:41 AM in WA
More Pilbara nuggets fuel northern gold rush

Stuart McKinnon
Tuesday, 7 November 2017 7:47AM


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The Pilbara gold rush became more urgent yesterday when Segue Resources reported nuggets on one of its tenements and Artemis Resources claimed its Munni Munni project was overlaid by sediments prospective for conglomerate gold.

Segue shares closed up 2.8¢, or 38.89 per cent, at 10¢ after hitting 10.5¢ in intraday trade after announcing that prospectors had uncovered gold nuggets shed from conglomerate units of the Mallina Basin at its Pilbara gold project.

The explorer said it would undertake geological mapping and rock chip sampling of the areas around the nugge ... [more]
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The Evil 8 Paedophiles
Posted By: Charles @ Nov 8 2017, 09:02 AM in CRIME -
Inside the lives of the notorious Evil 8 paedophiles

Tim Clarke, Legal Affairs Editor
Wednesday, 8 November 2017 4:30AM


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WARNING: Distressing content

It began with a small advertisement among dozens of others on the online sewer that is the personal pages of Craigslist.

As these types of online ads go, it was not that offensive. A drug-free, single father with a young daughter was looking for friendship. The only issue was that he and his daughter could not “host”.

But there was nothing innocent in this innocuous little notice. It wa ... [more]
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Woman Driver Crashes Into NSW School Classroom
Posted By: Jonno @ Nov 7 2017, 05:13 PM in NSW
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Two boys, aged eight, are dead after a car smashed into a Sydney classroom, leaving children screaming for their parents amid a scene of “carnage”.

A Toyota Kluger driven by a woman, 52, hit the weatherboard building at Banksia Road Primary School in Greenacre, in the city’s southwest, about 9.45am on Tuesday.

Two boys, aged eight, were critically injured. They were taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital where they died.

Two eight-year-old girls were taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital in a stable condition, and one nine-year-old girl was taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital in a serious condition.

A police spokesman said 24 children were in the classroom at the time of the accident.

A spokeswoman fo ... [more]
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ATO investigators examine 'Paradise Papers'
Posted By: Bear @ Nov 6 2017, 04:27 PM in Breaking News
Australian tax investigators examine 'Paradise Papers"

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The Australian Taxation Office is examining more than 13 million leaked documents covering a complex offshore web of financial dealings involving hundreds of politicians, celebrities and companies around the globe.

Known as the 'Paradise Papers', the documents detail the offshore interests and tax affairs of more than 120 politicians, world leaders including the Queen, celebrities, advisors and donors linked to US President Donald Trump, and more than 100 multinationals.

Some documents detail legal attempts by Michael Hutchence's business manager Colin Diamond to set up a company in Maur ... [more]
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Suspended Sentence for $1.6m Swindle
Posted By: Charles @ Nov 6 2017, 02:42 PM in CRIME -
Lew Fellowes walks over $1.6m accounts swindle

Neale Prior
Monday, 6 November 2017 11:23AM


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A former Perth stockbroker has been handed a suspended sentence after pleading guilty over $1.6 million in swindles involving margin lending accounts.

Lew Fellowes was given three years jail in the Brisbane District Court but was ordered to be released immediately on entering a $30,000, five-year good behaviour bond.

Fellowes, a former broker with Patersons Securities and Tolhurst, pleaded guilty to one charge of dishonestly using his position and two charges of dishonestly using his position with the intention of directly gaining an advantage for himse ... [more]
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Shorten Skips Qld ALP Launch by Charles
PM Keeps a Promise and Australia says "Yes" by scepo
FDNC Diners by Charles
Who Are They? by Charles
School Programme That Teaches Kids About Gay Sex. by Bear
Retirees' Car-Buying Guide by scepo
Chickens boiled alive. by Bill
Possible Coup in Zimbabwe by lee
Court Rules by charka
Kristina Keneally to Contest Bennelong by charka

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