After blood transfusions helped him recover from a motor cycle accident, Bruce was intent on giving back. Having just hit his 450th donation, we think it's safe to say Bruce has paid his dues! Chip away at your milestone, even if it's just for the celebratory cake! http://don8blood.com/2leNkce
I have been flying all over the East Coast this week for Senate public hearings: Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne. And on all those flights (and lengthy airport delays through shocking weather) one comment has kept coming back into my mind.
It was from 3AW’s ‘Sly of the Underworld’ -- real name John Sylvester. One of the best crime reporters this country has ever seen and son of a top cop.
He was talking about two scumbags, two pieces of human excrement named Sam Liszczak and Rodney Phillips, who shot a police officer at Moonee Ponds two years ago. Sly said: ‘The reality is, they shot a policeman and got away with it’.
How can this be? These oxygen thieves were sentenced to seven and eight years in jail for a string of offences. But for the charge of shooting a police officer – which left Constable Ben Ashmole with 14 shotgun pellets in his head after a Wild West gun battle – they got only four years. Four effing years!
For shooting a cop you should get life. Never see that green grass again.
Our men and women in blue put their lives on the line daily so our safety is protected. This sentence is an insult, and a danger, to every person who carries a Freddie.
The DPP must appeal it on the grounds it is manifestly inadequate by accepted community standards. Do it.DH
I've just heard the breaking news that Bruce McAvaney is fighting Leukaemia. As many of you know I've been impersonating Bruce for a while now in some of my comedy sketches. Out of respect for Bruce I have decided that while he is going through this difficult time I will cease imitations of him during this period. I have felt the devastating effect cancer can have on someone after watching people close to me fight the battle. My thoughts are with Bruce and his family.
New Premier Mark McGowan MP has abandoned his chauffeur driven private car, and security detail, after getting stuck in Perth's morning freeway traffic - he rode the train instead. DETAILS: | http://bit.ly/2mFd3b3
Chicken makes a most affordable family meal. These sticky honey soy chicken drumsticks are fast to prepare, really easy to make, and absolutely delicious. In fact, it might be worth making a double quantity. Recipe at: http://www.lovefood.net.au/sticky-honey-soy-chicken-drumsticks
We had an amazing day on Sunday. In the morning we raised $10000 for the Leukemia Foundation in the World's Greatest Shave. In keeping with Harmony Day I was shaved by a Muslim and a Hindu. In the afternoon we welcomed over 600 people for the World Food Fair. This was an incredible event with people from many cultures and backgrounds enjoying each others food and fellowship. Two Syrian women who had never met before collaborated to produce some beautiful food, one was a christian, the other a Muslim. This event was a little like what I imagine Jesus meant when he used the term "Kingdom of Heaven". A wonder filled celebration of the humanity that has been able to see the beauty in each others difference. Why anyone would feel the need to insult, offend humiliate or intimidate another human being, and thereby create, well, the other place, is beyond me. On this Harmony Day I hope we can appreciate the value in having hearts that appreciate the beauty of difference. Fr Rod.
Introducing the all-new Civic Type R, returning to Australia in late 2017.
Optimised and refined with a 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO, with an output of 235 kW and 400 Nm, the new Type R has been engineered from the ground up to deliver the most rewarding drive – both on road and on the race track.
ADELE REVIEW: IT’S nice to report one of the highest selling shows in Australian history is also one of the most entertaining stadium concerts you could be lucky enough to attend. http://trib.al/pKZiiEI
Based in a fishing village in the Philippines, Deodoro’s family have relied on fishing as a source of income for generations – but business hasn’t always been good. During bad fishing seasons, incomes can be drastically affected and families within the community can struggle to get by. Four years ago Deodoro and his wife, Amelia took out a loan to help increase their capital, hire workers from within the community and support the business during poor fishing seasons. Since then their business and profits have increased, helping them to send two of their kids to school! See how small loans are helping to improve livelihoods: http://wva.me/Improved-incomes Photo by Jon Snyder, World Vision.
I HAVE never missed my mum as much as I have since I become one myself.
I think of her often and I can now finally appreciate the magnitude of the love she would have had for my brother and I. That all mothers have for their children.
I lost my mum when I was 5 years old.
It was war torn Ethiopia in the midst of a famine in 1995. Our mum knew she couldn't give my twin and I a chance at life, so she made the decision to put us in an orphanage. Flash forward a year spent in that orphanage and we had a new adopted family in Australia and we were thriving. And safe.
Life is funny in that it will only give you the battles and challenges that you are equipped to handle. Even if in some moments you don't feel like you are strong enough - you are. Believe me 💪🏽
I miss my mum so much and I feel a pain and emptiness that may never leave my heart, but I can see now, when I look at Harper, that my mum would have loved me and giving us up would have been the most powerful act of love possible.
It has taken me 28 years to truly believe that 🙏🏽❤️ #sundaynightthoughts #amotherslove