It seems the trashy mags are even trashier (& MORE full of BS) than usual in the quiet-January-period. The only war I'm involved in is trying to get Banjo in a bath. And I packed my bags because......ummm... I went on holiday! 😂 Please, sensible women of Australia, save your $4.40 !!! See you bright & early on Sunrise next Monday 😘
Nope, aliens didn't invade Shepparton (Vic.) yesterday! 👽 These are fallstreak holes, or hole-punch clouds. They can form in clouds containing super-cold water droplets when a trigger (such as a passing aircraft) starts a chain reaction in which ice crystals grow while the water droplet around them evaporate, leaving wisps of ice in the middle of a hole in the cloud. #TheTruthIsOutThere Kit Clark spotted not one but three of these rare holes on Tuesday 17 January 2017.
Betty Margaret, meet your great grandmother Margaret 💕 My beautiful Nan! You've been born into a family of strong women everywhere. 3 great grandmothers, 3 grandmothers, 4 aunties. Dream big baby girl 🌏
Quiet plains home to fourth generation farmers and thousands of head of livestock will be cleared and transformed into military battlegrounds where tanks roam rather than cattle.
Thousands — estimates suggest as many as 14,000 — foreign troops will drive armoured vehicles, fly helicopters and jet aircraft and fire live rounds. It won’t be suitable for civilians.
It’s a huge change coming courtesy of an expansion to the Shoalwater Bay Military Training site, an already-significant area of countryside more than 100km northwest of Rockhampton.
Singapore’s Army wants to use it for training but they say it’s not big enough. An expansion will make it six times bigger than Singapore alone.
The Australian Government is on board thanks in no small part to the $2.25 billion sweetener promised by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, but those whose lives will be turned upside down in the process are losing sleep and worrying about what comes next.
“The loss of this productive primary production land will impact on our region for generations to come,” he said.
“It is a shortsighted strategy to trade-off existing wealth generating primary production land with no guarantees whatsoever that those economic losses will be compensated by the establishment of long-term Defence related industry jobs or major supply chain opportunities.”
"The properties affected run tens of thousands of head of cattle, with the landholders investing significant amounts of money back into their local communities so if these families go, it would have a huge economic impact on towns like Charters Towers, Marlborough and Rockhampton.
"There might be legal rights to take over someone's farm, but governments can't ignore how people feel about their country. This is their life, their love and their livelihood and they deserve better treatment than what they have received to date. http://m.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/concerns-qld-will-lose-farm-land-due-to-shoalwater/3119608/
Did you have any idea the number of countries around the world that have some type of ban or are planning to ban the burqa?
Here is a quick look a just a few, Egypt, Malaysia, Tunisia, Netherlands, France, Belgium and Germany, I could go on.
Why are so many of our politicians refusing to see the truth of this matter and instead give weak excuses and try to wiggle out of their responsibilities with pathetic spin?
Anna Palaszczuk has said that she doesn't understand why the burqa should be banned. Maybe she should look at why so many other countries, including many majority Muslim countries, have decided to take a strong stand against this evil tool of oppression.
Many others also said that the burqa wasn't a problem because they had not seen many people wearing a burqa. That's probably because it can be a bit difficult to see what's going on outside if you never leave your office or bother to roll down the window of your air-conditioned limousine.
I'm sure many of you would know from personal experience that the burqa is becoming more common than many people would want you to believe.
The truth is the burqa is both an evil tool of oppression against women, both young and old, and an extreme risk to national security.
It is time for strong leaders to take a stand and say NO to the burqa.
Pauline Hanson's One Nation will take the lead on this.
Welcome to The RED HEART Campaign's memorial to women and children who have lost their lives to alleged domestic or family violence in Australia. We have chosen to give no start or end date for this ongoing collection of photographs. This gallery exists to honour and remember those who deserved to live long and happy lives full of peace, love and laughter, but were never given the chance. We have chosen Banksy's Girl With A Balloon to commemorate those women and children for whom we do not have photographs or cannot picture for cultural reasons. If you have photos and/or the details of women or children lost to domestic or family violence to add to this memorial, please PM The RED HEART Campaign Facebook page. While The RED HEART Campaign's founder Sherele Moody is responsible for the research that makes this project possible, we also acknowledge the efforts of Destroy the Joint's Counting Dead Women Australia project.
Switch on the newest evolution from Nintendo! The Nintendo Switch features a portable console, adaptable Joy-Con controller, and console dock for home theatre gaming. The Nintendo Switch is available for pre-order in Grey or Red & Blue Joy-Con colours for $469, in-store only. Pre-order deposit of $50 required. Limited pre-order stock available. Console launches March 3rd.
Today 14 years ago, a small series of bushfires smouldering just west of the ACT turned into an intense firestorm crossing the border into our territory, striking with speed and ferociousness that few Canberrans will ever forget.
In the hours to follow, emergency services, police, volunteers and householders battled shoulder to shoulder with bravery and fearlessness against walls of flames to protect lives, pets and property.
Tragically, in the coming days four people would lose their lives, hundreds of homes would be destroyed and the fires would cause severe damage to the suburbs and outer areas of Canberra.
One of our officers, the then Sergeant Jeff Knight remembers Canberra’s blackest day...
“I’ll never forget that day, the smoke, the flames and the suffocating heat. But it is the memory of the despair on those residents’ faces as they realised they had to leave their homes, potentially forever, that lingers.”
In what was such a dark time, it was the camaraderie and community spirit both during the fires and thereafter, which reassured me, Canberra could and would recover.”
Two gorgeous Australian girls down at the Docklands enjoying Australia Day... that's all I see. Nothing but love for this photo ❤️
(Edit: Hi everyone. I never really get political but this got to me a bit. For those that don't know this photo was used to promote Australia Day on a billboard and unfortunately it had to come down due to some complaints. I just wanted to show my support for two little girls who deserved better)