Is it time for the CHILD ABUSE ROYAL COMMISSION to investigate MUSLIM institutions for underage child sex, forced child marriages, and genital mutilation of girls? Lawyer PETER KELSO has asked the Royal Commission to explain itself. Read Peter's full article here http://kelsolawyers.com/au/news-item/muslim-child-abuse-australia/
The Reserve Bank has revealed the design of the new $10 banknote. It will be issued into circulation from September 2017.
Reserve Bank of Australia press release:
The Reserve Bank has today revealed the design of the new $10 banknote that will be issued into circulation from September 2017. The images show the basic design artwork on each side of the banknote.
The Governor, Philip Lowe, said:
‘The $10 banknote celebrates two famous Australian writers, Dame Mary Gilmore and AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson. Their work is recognised in several design elements on the banknote, including images of a pen nib in two of the clear windows and excerpts of their poetry in microprint.’
Innovative new security features have been incorporated in the new $10 banknote to help keep them secure from counterfeiting. These security features are similar to those in the $5 banknote issued in 2016, such as the top-to-bottom clear window and the patch with a rolling colour effect.
Each banknote in the new series will feature a different species of native Australian wattle and bird. The $10 banknote features the Bramble Wattle (Acacia victoriae) and the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita).
The Bank has been working closely with various parties in recent years to ensure that the new banknotes can be used in a broad range of typical day-to-day transactions across the country, including in machines that take or dispense banknotes. Although the new $10 banknotes will be issued in September, it may take some time for them to be widely circulated. The existing series of banknotes can continue to be used as all previously issued banknotes remain legal tender.
Full details of the design and security features on the new $10 banknote are available on the Bank's website at www.banknotes.rba.gov.au
Never judge a book by its cover! This Australian Army Major neither drank liquor nor smoked. Not the typical Aussie Digger of the day, he was quiet and bookish preferring to read and discuss military history than play mess rugby. Short, chubby and wearing horn-rimmed glasses one would think he was the forerunner of today’s geek. But in 1966 after 16 years in the Army and at the age of 32, Major Peter Badcoe joined the Australian Army Training Team - Vietnam and was the Australian advisor to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) in Thua Thien province near the border with North Vietnam, far removed from the Australian AO in Phouc Tuy province near Saigon. 50 years (and one day) ago, on February 23 1967, he monitored a radio transmission stating that a US Army Officer advising a platoon of South Vietnamese Popular Forces had been killed during a contact, his body lying in front of a troublesome enemy machine gun post, and a US Army medical officer severely wounded. Sprinting across 650 metres of open ground, swept by machine gun fire, he married up with the besieged troops, tended the wounds of the medical officer, rallied the friendly forces, then led a frontal attack on the enemy inflicting heavy casualties and neutralising the machine gun post himself. He picked up the body of the dead US officer and still under fire, led the troops on a fighting withdrawal over the 650 metres of open ground. If that wasn’t enough, two weeks later whilst commanding the Ready Reaction Company of the province, he led a series of assaults which saved the besieged district headquarters of Quang Dien and its defenders, routing the enemy and forcing them to flee. A month later, working with the ARVN 1st Division Reaction company and some APCs, the company came under heavy attack and withdrew to cover, abandoning Badcoe and his signaller. He ran back to the South Vietnamese troops, rallied them and spurred them to advance. They halted again, but Badcoe continued forward. A stubborn machine gun post attracted his attention and he started lobbing grenades at it in an attempt to silence it. As he rose to throw another grenade, he was cut down by enemy fire. For his service to his country and for these three individual acts of bravery, this unlikely hero from South Australia was awarded Australia’s highest honour… the Victoria Cross. I guess bravery and inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes! His medals were purchased by Kerry Stokes and are on display at the Australian War Memorial. Badcoe Hall at Royal Military College - Duntroon is named in his honour. Lest We Forget.
This recipe of Lindt Master Chocolatier, Thomas is perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Deliciously light and fruity strawberry mousse with layers of chocolate crumb and a decadent chocolate drizzle. This is sure to delight lovers and of course lovers of fine chocolate.
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UPDATE: 'I haven't done anything too bad': Man who streamed Green V Mundine fight tells 7 News Australia he wanted to 'share with mates'. --------------------- A troupe of rogue broadcasters thought live-streaming the Friday night fight would be a good idea. Foxtel didn't agree.
To celebrate the release of the NEW Shimano Ultegra range we are giving a Shimano Ultegra 2500HG away to one lucky angler! Available in store and online now! Check out the range here! http://bit.ly/2ljwsNK
To enter, simply...
1. 'Like' this post. 2. Post a photo in the comments below of your best catch! BIG or small, it doesn’t matter!
We'll announce the winner on Friday the 10th February.
Sad news. After the program’s summer break, two of the key presenters of Good Game announced they were leaving to pursue other opportunities.
In light of this major setback, and changes in the way audiences are choosing to get their information about gaming, the ABC has decided to end the long and successful run of the show. We plan to continue Spawn Point in a new format.
We expect to retain all the remaining Good Game team.
The ABC would like to acknowledge the wonderful work of Janet Carr and all of the Good Gamers. Any show that makes it to a 10th birthday is something to be proud of. Good Game pioneered video game TV. Its commitment and innovation has been repeatedly and appropriately awarded. The show has had a tremendous run and plenty of adventures, none of which would have happened without the ongoing love and support of you, the GG community.
Do you love Fraser Island? Dolphins, whales, turtles or dugongs? We only have a few days left to demand the Federal Environment Department stops the Colton coal mine: https://lockthegate.good.do/sandystrait/email/
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The 60 Minutes story about William's abduction provides people with the facts about the case, what happened that dreadful day, what Police are looking for and vital information about little William. We urge people to watch all 3 Parts of the story to have a full understanding of the case and what people can do to help find William and bring him home. Here is Part 1. Please like and share. However, if you are the someone who knows something, there is a $1Million reward for information that leads police to William. That’s 1 Million reasons to make the call! Call Crime Stoppers NOW on 1800 333 000. #OneMillionReasons, #BringHimHome, #BringWilliamHome, #MakeTheCall, #WheresWilliam, #NowsTheTime
MINI-ME ❤ Florence in custom @signor_mont couture. I was lucky enough to have the extremely talented Anthony make my black wedding dress back in 2015 - and he surprised us with this gorgeous number for Flossy using all of mummy's left over material. SO SPECIAL + one to cherish forever in our household 😍✨
Adani's Australian CEO — Jeyakumar Janakaraj — was head of another mining company when it poisoned Zambia's Kafue River so badly it changed colour. The river is the lifeblood for many of Zambia's people. Crops died, people got sick, and people died.
Yesterday I took the debate about Australia Post to the floor of the Senate.
What seems clear is that the salary of Ahmed Fahour, the CEO, is so excessive it is disgusting. What is more, the salaries of the other executives also seem to be excessive.
To make matters worse, while those at the top seem happy to line their pockets, the essential services guaranteed to all Australians in Australia Post's community guidelines are being outsourced to remote and regional operators who are being treated unfairly.
Regional postal operators are being taken advantage of because Australia Post seems to be looking for ways to skirt their obligation, maximize their profits and disadvantage everyday Australians.