Farmers believe they have been wrongly charged for water stored in their dams.
FLEURIEU Peninsula farmers have been hit with their first bills for water stored in their dams and believe they are being wrongfully charged for water for stock and household use. The bills, issued by the Western Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board this week, range from $37 to $5000 depending on the storage capacity and water use on properties.
"Today I painted a new residents nails at work and as we were going over colours, she mentioned she wanted clear. The only thought that came to my mind was 'CLEAR?! That's no fun.' I asked her why she wanted clear and she said, 'My hands are ugly, I don't want to draw attention to them.' I then carefully responded with, 'Your hands tell the story of your life. They tell the story of love, of care and adventure. These hands have touched and held things that most people can only wish to one day.' And with that, she went with the colour pink for her nails. Sometimes what we are so insecure with, others find beauty in." 💖 (Credit: Facebook/ Brandalyn Mae Porter) #9Today
ACT OF KINDNESS A mother asked anyone with a Harley Davidson around Bunbury to pop by McDonalds to surprise her son on his 13th birthday. Zane, who has cerebral palsy, loves motorbikes and was extremely happy to see almost 100 motorbikes! (Video: Mel Max)
A RIVER ON FIRE! Gas explodes from Australian river near fracking site. I was shocked by force of the explosion when I tested whether gas boiling through the Condamine River, Qld was flammable. So much gas is bubbling through the river that it held a huge flame.
There has been concern that fracking and extraction of coal seam gas could cause gas to migrate through the rock. Not only is it polluting the river and air, but methane is an extremely potent heat trapping gas. Fugitive emissions from the unconventional gas industry could be a major contributor to climate change and make gas as dirty as burning coal.
Gas first started bubbling though the river shortly after the coal seam gas industry took off in the Chinchilla area. Since then the volume of gas bubbling through the river has massively increased and has spread along the river.
You can see stakes in the river bank were the Queensland Government has marked each gas seep. You can also see pipework near the river where Origin Energy has installed for monitoring the gas bubbling through the river.
Thanks to John Jenkyn for taking me up the river in his tinnie. He's a champion!
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As some of you know I've been having some...well, lets call them challenges in terms of censorship surrounding the film. The trailer for the film is not allowed to be seen in cinemas (with a rating M or less) and the film poster cannot be promoted on some social media sites as it is showing too much "flesh". *sigh*
It is very hard to get the word out about the film when it is being blocked on various platforms, I'm incredibly frustrated.
On a personal note I didn't spend two years of my life making this film and sacrificing more than anyone will ever know for it NOT to be seen. And most importantly, this film is a conversation starter, it needs to be seen by women, men and children far and wide.
So, I need your help! Please can you get behind this movement (again!) and simply SHARE the trailer and/or tag some friends below that you would like to go see the film with.
It's really that simple. If just half of you clicked share then literally tens of thousands of people will see the trailer and that will mean people will know about Embrace. This film is so important, it has the ability to change lives and for those of you who have seen Embrace you will know how deeply and genuinely passionate I am about changing the world and helping those who are suffering with body shame and dissatisfaction.
So people power is what I am looking for, I hope you can simply Share and let people (at the very least) see the film trailer!
In case anyone was wondering why a ban on fracking needs to apply to the whole world... This is the Condamine River, near a massive fracking site in Queensland, Australia. Spread the word and LIKE this page for updates on the fight against fracking.