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Here are the facts on Medicare:Greg Hunt (@GregHuntMP) August 16, 2018
Todays Medicare data shows a record bulk-billing rate of 86.1%
This is 4% higher than anything Labor could achieve
Almost 9 out of 10 trips to the GP are free
Funding for Medicare this year alone is $5.5 billion higher than Labor put in
A Sydney teenage girl and boy have been arrested and charged over the assault of an Eastwood shopkeeper on August 6.
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from the Australian Morning Mail
The Clintons and Turnbulls
One cant escape that the two families seem to like foundations, it has a cozy sound, one of philanthropy through the pure heart of a samaritaneven Mother Theresa like. Past Australian governments simply adored the Clinton Foundation to the tune of more than $400 million. Gillard is in there somewhere also. Perhaps foundation was the lure for Malcolm? The Great Barrier Reef Foundation sounds regaldont you think? The Clinton Foundation $400 million odd. The GBRF $444 millionnot too much and not too little. Gee, big Mal has a lot of good friendstoday. TomorrowI dunnow!
Malcolm Turnbulls office has confirmed that two of the directors of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation the recipient of a $444 million grant from his government awarded without tender may have been hosted at the Prime Ministers home by wife Lucy.
Source: News Corp
PM fends off Lucys links to $444m reef grant recipients
The Australian can reveal the head of the Great Barrier Reef Foundations philanthropy committee, Stephen Fitzgerald, a one-time head of Mr Turnbulls former investment bank Goldman Sachs, was on the board of the European Business Advisory Council at the same time as Mrs Turnbull.
Hey guys n girls. I'm helping out one of my technologically challenged gfs. She is a FIFO worker like myself, is currently using a prepaid sim with little to no data on her sim. She doesn't have home internet, but has just built a house in an NBN only area.
She only plans to use the internet every other week to watch Netflix at home in Cairns, but plans to use her phone at work in the mine which requires the Telstra network (only decent infrastructure in Moranbah). She wants to be able to FB video call her family and friends while away at work, but wants to do so when home on wifi =)
Since her new house has been built, she's probably looking at an initial infrastructure setup fee (Optic to home etc). I have had a pretty lazy look online myself... But was hoping someone in the Cairns area could help me out with this? She doesn't need high speeds or anything, just a consistant connection. She needs a home and mobile bundle. She's no CSGO player =P
We havent had a huge season for rain. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Statewide rainfall was 33% below the long-term July mean of 70 mm, the driest July since 2002, and large areas in the north and east of Victoria, and to the north of Melbourne had rainfall totals in the driest 10 per cent on record for July. This follows a dry autumn, with rainfall almost 40% below the long term average.
But weve had plenty of dampish days: very good for moss, which has given much of our bushland its intense green winter tinge. Get down and enjoy it!
The picture shows a patch of Tayloria octoblepharum, a characterful plant with cigar shaped spore heads. It favours rotting matter. A gruesome detail: the moss was first described for modern science from a sample collected from the decaying remains of a Tasmanian bushranger! You can find this and other edifying details from FOBIFs Mosses of dry forests of south eastern Australia. The second edition of this book is almost exhausted, and a third printing is planned for the coming months.
Occasional violent gusts of cold wind didnt change the basic picture: Sunday was a bright winter day, perfect for a brisk stroll over to the Welsh Village from Chinamans Point via the Garfield Wheel and Sailors Gully, with a return along Forest Creek. Wattles are getting into their stride, and Dusty Miller was flowering abundantly along Sailors Gully.
The village is at its atmospheric best in winter, and a strong group on FOBIFs September walk enjoyed that atmosphere to the full: the forest setting, the abandoned buildings and mine works, and the dramatic nearby slate quarry walls made for an exhilarating experience.
Our thanks to Barb Guerin and Lionel Jenkin for guiding the group through the labyrinth of tracks around the village. Next months walk is in the Fryers Rangessure to be abundant with wildflowers. Check the program for details.
Newstead photographer, Patrick Kavanagh, has generously contributed many of his terrific nature photos to our FOBIF exhibitions. Here are five of Patricks most recent offerings.
This month saw the passing of a fine old friend whom Id first met fifty years ago this September when we arrived as young freshmen at the provincial red-brick University of Reading in Berkshire, and boarded at the same hall of residence.
It was there that John and I bonded through folk music. I had a battered Spanish guitar that Id strung with steel strings, and had started writing songs and playing them to our friends. I took off one weekend to visit friends in the north and left my guitar with John. When Id returned, hed not only mastered the instrument, but was able to play me a couple of his favourite songs Ralph McTells Streets of London and Michael Chapmans One Time Thing. Very soon, he could play them note-perfect from just listening to the vinyl. And instead of me showing him chords and finger picking, he was teaching me.
With a bunch of university friends, we later flatted in London whilst they earned enough money to get themselves overland to Australia. There, two of the fellowship settled down, built families and careers, and raised a mob of clever, creative and beautiful children. It had never been my intention to follow. But life creates its own highways and byways, and in time these led me also to Sydney.
Though his later life rendered him victim to a treasonous DNA, he fostered and followed through a passion for the wide, dry flatlands west of the Great Divide. He would undertake solo driving tours beyond the Black Stump (otherwise know here as to buggery), and would send us dispatches of his journeying, with beautiful photographs and of stories of shooting the breeze with the locals and playing his guitar in pubs and by camp fires. When driving was physically no longer an option, hed catch the train to outback Broken Hill.
Like Clancy, he treasured the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, and at night, the wondrous glory of the everlasting stars.
From Senator Fraser Anning today: ABC News and ABC Brisbane did recent polls with 65,000 and 38,400 people voting respectively. The overwhelming majority of people (60% and 75%) agreed that I have nothing to apologise for in my recent speech which called for an immigration plebiscite. I think the Canberra...
Putney's Cork and Fork 'By The Riverside' event has been relocated just around the corner at Cleves Park (on Douglas Street), Putney.
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Two male Brown Songlarks at Korman Road Dohles Rocks this morning on the claypan. Terrible record shot attached before my camera battery died. Also a fly through Pallid Cuckoo. A few drier country birds around Brisbane at the moment. Hopefully going to be a good spring...
Winter is the season in which tales from the woodpile abound who in their right mind would be rummaging through a woodpile in summer! This time the woodpile is not mine but Kens from Whanregarwen. The Huntsman-looking spider is a Ground or Flat Spider (Hemicloea sp.). They live in leaf litter (or woodpiles) and 
Courtship feeding in Eastern Yellow Robin happens during nest-building, incubation and nestling feeding stages.
It is always a fleeting event, with the male drawn to the begging female, either on the nest or a favourite perch nearby, carrying a tasty morsel, In this instance a colour-banded male arrived at the nest where the female was sitting on two eggs. I was fortunate to capture the female in focus but the male was just too fast.
Hey all of ya's. Just move from Brissy to the Charters because I just couldn't cop the big smoke anymore and this is where home family was. Not much more to it. I am a good worker though, got uni degrees and certs and diplomas up the wazoo but unless you know someone down the local rag or on the radio thats all useless. Also got quals in shit like tourism and cabling etc. I dunno what I can offer you specifically other than being a good cunt, but seriously anyone who's looking or knows of someone looking for some work PM me and ill give you my number
Throughout the 1980s, '90s, and most of the 2000s, electricity prices tracked fairly closely to general consumer price trends. In the past decade, however, electricity has shot off the charts. Since 2008 power prices have risen 117 per cent, more than four times the average price increase across sectors. [ABC News, 18 July 2018]
Hi there! If you are an Australian citizen and 18 years or older, I would really appreciate it if you could fill out the survey linked below on attitudes towards migration and citizenship. It is for my 4th year psychology thesis, and should take approximately 10 minutes and is completely voluntary and anonymous. Thank you!
The Cambodians thought there was some light at the end of the tunnel but it appears to be on the way out. Check out this captivating account from the daughter of the imprisoned leader of the main opposition party. Top of the list of Sydney Institute podcasts.
With a heads up on the way Australia is being used by the ruling kleptocracy and the expansion of Chinese influence in the region.
Ian Higgins, well known local landcarer and co-founder of Friends of Campbells Creek Landcare, will be our speaker at the upcoming FOBIF AGM on August 27.
In an article about Ian after winning the Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award in 2017, the Victorian Landcare Magazine wrote:
Higgins early interest in native plants has continued through his life. He developed a remarkable knowledge of indigenous flora species, their propagation and revegetation, leading to a 30-year professional career during which he has contributed significantly to revegetation and environmental planning in Victoria, in both professional and voluntary capacities.
You can find out about Ians history of involvement in environmental projects here.
Topics he will cover in his FOBIF speech will include:
The meeting will start at 7.30 in the Ray Bradfield Room, Castlemaine (next to Mostyn Street IGA supermarket). Information on how to nominate for the FOBIF Committee can be found here. All welcome and supper will be served.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
Although the Roman Catholic Church has its own legal system, it is unsuitable to prosecute suspects of sexual violence, says Peter Saunders. He was one of the two victims of abuse who took part in the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, set up by Pope Francis.
Last year he and the other victim resigned, partly because they got obstruction from the Vatican. Ecclesiastical courts do not take the victims into account, and if they come to a conviction, then they impose far too light penalties, eg, a life of repentance, says Saunders. A prison term is not an option.
In Pennsylvania, for the first time in history, from outside the church the seriousness and extent of ecclesiastical abuse has been established in a United States American state. It is only one of the fifty states, but it is a beginning.
18 August 2018
Traditional Owners vow to continue to defend their land rights against Adani
~ W&J leaders say appeal pending against court decision favouring Adanis land grab
~ Request no action from Queensland Government on extinguishment of native title
~ Senior Counsel advice says the State not obliged to wipe out land title
~ Appeal to UN for urgent action on failure of Australian law to protect the right to free prior informed consent
~ Adani ILUA proves Native Title system needs major reform
In the wake of yesterdays adverse Federal Court decision against their challenge to Adanis ILUA, Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners say yesterdays judgement merely confirms the limitations of the na...
KNIGHTS OF THE DUB TABLE SOUND SYSTEM THE JOURNEY TOUR 2018
With an impressive career spanning over a decade now and an epic 2017 tour across Australia in light of their Unity EP release,the Knights of the Dub Table are back for a run of shows across regional and metro Australia. New Zealand Electro Dub band Knights of the Dub Table return to Oz this September/October as a Sound System to showcase their most recent single The Journey from the EP Brotherhood.
The tour The Journey named after the single is a taste of the hard work this dubtronic band puts into mastering their craft, with it being the seventh single in a matter of 12 months. The Journey Tour will see the Knights visit Far North Queensland, Brisbane and Sydney including the Wallaby Creek Festival and Caloundra Festival over a 2 week period.
Hailing from Hamilton City in New Zealand, and forming into Knights of the Dub Table in 2008 The Journey tour will be a high intensity soundsystem show featuring two of the original members Mr SamySamson (Vocals, Guitar) and Saximus (MC,Sax) and include the most recent member to the Knights, Black Jack (Vocals, Trumpet, Bass). People can expect a dynamic live show with inspiration from their homeland infused with uplifting grooves, live dubs, featured rocking guitar riffs including sassy reggae funk and an infectious sonic bassline. Top this off with soulful vocals and Hip-hop inspired MC notes and you have the sound of Knights of the Dub Table!
Harry Palmer exposes Melbourne beaches now Islam controlled, NO PORK-NO BEER-NO BIKINIS. Harry introduces Len McGuire a contributing journalist for years with Harry on SOSNEWS now part of the APRadio team. Len discusses the ABC Islam agenda in north Queensland, the sweeping move of QLD voters away from the duopoly gathering momentum daily as ALP and LNP continue to self destruct while Bob Katters KAP take a considerable lead in the polls.
Rod Culleton speaks on how the High Court dismissed his affidavit before the case began due to Parliament privilege act paving the way for Rod, along with other recently dismissed members of parliament, able to call parliament to accountability under their own rules they attempted to hand to the High Court that clearly lies within the Australian parliament jurisdiction which Rod has been trying achieve since his illegal dismissal from the Senate.
On Thursday 16 August, Gulf Coast Aviation
Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-KXM was back at Rockhampton
Airport, touching down from the Sunshine Coast. It had flown
down there from Rocky on Tuesday 14 August - as
|VH-KXM at Rockhampton Airport on a previous visit (File photo)|
by Brent Melville
ALEX Jones, front man for Infowars.com and Prison Planet in Austin, Texas, has warned that a major false flag terrorism event may be attempted soon to discredit and destroy him and President Trump in order to push the corrupt Clinton Democrats across the line in the US mid-term elections.
Jones was taken off Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and other social media early in August at the urging of major media channels such as CNN, NBC, Washington Post and New York Times.
The same media are now spreading blatantly false reports that Infowars is broadcasting illegally and that Jones is threatening violence against the media.
One CNN contributor, author Rafia Zakaria, accused Infowars of being complicit in domestic terror.
Channel after channel including the so-called comedians like Bill Maher are chiming in with the same anti-Jones/Infowars message accusing him of hate speech, lurid conspiracies, running an illegal broadcasting operation and so on.
Infowars has become one of the top five US broadcasters an audience of some 6 million people with Jones the leading agitator of US opposition to globalism for two deca...
Liberal Malcolm Turnbull and Labor Bill Shorten want to allow more grubs like these into the country
You dogsI step on your cross said the Imam
A religious leader accused of illegal land clearing on a rural property used for religious prayer has claimed a Western Sydney council is infringing on his groups religious freedoms by pursuing him over the allegations.
Hawkesbury City Council has launched civil action against Dr Mustapha Kara-Ali and Diaa Kara-Ali in the Land and Environment Court, alleging they carried out illegal land clearing, earthworks and built gates, fences and driveways without seeking any of the relevant development approvals at a property in Colo, in Sydneys north west.
Mustapha Kara-Ali, a former member of then Prime Minister John Howards Muslim Community Reference Group and past postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, is the Imam of religious guild Diwan Al Dawla.
A letter he wrote to a council staff member, filed in the court documents, says the members of the guild live separated from secular lifestyles to pursue a religious mode of worship and an ascetic lifestyle under an oath of self-sacrifice and dedication to the purposes of Diwan Al Dawla.
Dashcam vision of Dr Mustapha Kara-Ali (right) and another man during a visit to the prope...
During the afternoon on Monday 13 August, a
pair of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) British Aerospace
(BAe) Hawk 127 jet training aircraft were heard flying around the
Fraser Coast region and specifically Maryborough.
|A pair of Hawks depart Rockhampton Airport in 2016 (File photo)|
Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is the medical name for a stroke. This name indicates that there has been an accident in the blood vessels that supply nutrients and oxygen to the brain. There are two types of stroke: 1: The blood vessel becomes blocked Ischemic stroke It takes years for plaque to build up and 
Is your brain getting in the way of the body you want? What is the most important factor in health? Exercise? Diet? Sleep? Recovery? How about mindset? Have you ever tried to do a workout when youve just had an argument with your significant other, or your boss has just shouted at you for the 
I believe it is time for Apple to hire an Australian 16-year old schoolboy who hacked its computer systems. Yes, it is not a joke, according to Australian media the teen hacker broke into Apple mainframe and downloaded 90GB of secure files.
It is embarrassing, the young hacker targeted Apple system from his home in Melbourne.
Downloaded data included extremely secure authorized keys used to grant login access to users, as well as access multiple user accounts, Apple declared that no customer data was exposed.
When the authorities identified the young hacker, he explained that he attempted to hack Apple because he is a fan of the company and dreamed of working for it.
According to the Childrens Court of Victoria, the schoolboy hacked the companys servers numerous times in more than a year, only when Apple finally discovered the intrusion, the company contacted the FBI.
Feds with the help of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) blocking the hacker and identified him.
The Apple security team discovered the unauthorised access, contained it, and reported the incident to law enforcement.
[We wanted] to assure our customers that at no point during this incident was their personal data compromised added Apple.
The police raided the home of the schoolboy last year and found evidence of the hack, the agents found hacking files and instructions saved in a folder called hacky hack hack. The police also seized a mobile phone and hard drive.
Two Apple laptops were seized, and the serial numbers matched the serial numbers of the devices which accessed the internal systems, a prosecutor was quoted as saying by Australian media The Age. A mobile phone and hard driv...
An Australian teenager is facing criminal charges for repeatedly breaking into Apples computer system after the company contacted the FBI, reports The Age. The teenager who began hacking at the age of 16, reportedly hacked into Apples private servers and stole over 90GB of sensitive corporate information on multiple occasions over a year.
The teen, who cannot be publicly named, was well known in the international hacking community. He pled guilty in Australian Childrens Court on Thursday, with sentencing set for next month. The teenagers lawyer said in court that the boy was a big fan of Apple who dreamed of working for the company.
Hacky hack hack
During a raid on his family home in Melbourne, the authorities found downloaded files saved in a folder called Hacky hack hack. They also seized two Apple laptops, along with a mobile phone and hard drive. According to the prosecution, the two Apple laptops that were seized and their serial numbers matched the serial numbers of the devices which accessed the internal systems.
Modus operandi of the teenager
Apparently, the boy downloaded tens of gigabytes of secure files and accessed authorized keys that granted login access to users. He then managed to use security keys that worked flawlessly to access Apples information. He also allegedly had a look at customer accounts. The teenager used a virtual private network (VPN) to disguise his location.
Apple last year alerted the FBI, when it detected the unauthorized access and blocked the source of the intrusions, who launched the investigation. FBI, then coordinated the case with the Australian Federal Police (AFP), after the source of the intrusions was traced to Australia.
It is unclear if any of the acquired data was forwarded to third parties. However, it is understood that the teen hacker used WhatsApp to communicate his intrusion to others. Also, there is no clarity on the extent of the breach, or what type of accounts or other information were accessed, and if the breach was only limited to Australia or was it worldwide.
Apple has not yet commented on the case.
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Well, there's something quite embarrassing for Apple fans. Though Apple servers are widely believed to be unhackable, a 16-year-old high school student proved that nothing is impossible. The teenager from Melbourne, Australia, managed to break into Apple servers and downloaded some 90GB of secure files, including extremely secure authorized keys used to grant login access to users, as well as
Lismore LGBTIQ group Tropical Fruits have unveiled the lineup for their special 30th anniversary New Years Eve festival this December. The festival is a four-day LGBTIQ celebration held in the city of Lismore in northern New South Wales, the shimmering heart of the Rainbow Region on the land of the Bundjalung people. Tropical Fruits chair ...
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QNews Magazine will host an exhibition of local queer artists work to celebrate Pride Month in Brisbane in September. This years Pride Festival kicks off on September 8, and the Q-Art Pride Exhibition will be launched on September 14 as a free showcase for LGBTIQ artists and queer artwork to help lift their profiles and ...
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Hailing from Cuba via New York, Grammy-nominated pianist/composer Elio Villafranca returns to Australia to launch his latest and most ambitious project to date, Cinque. The album has just received a glowing 4.5 stars review from Downbeat Magazine with Villafranca named in the Downbeat Critics Poll as one of the Rising Stars of 2018.
This exceptional body of work is Inspired by the story Joseph Cinque who, in 1839, led a successful revolt aboard the slave ship La Amistad. The five-movement suite combines jazz, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, powerful narration and song to tell stories of rebellion and determination in the pursuit of freedom. This performance will give Australian audiences a unique opportunity to hear and see two nearly extinct music forms: Tambor Yuka and Gang.
What: Cinque Music of the Caribbean by Elio Villafranca
When: Wed, September 12, 2018 @8:00 PM
Where: Darlinghurst Theatre Companys Eternity Playhouse
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