Aborigines actively participated in WW1 despite not being recognised as citizens in the country in which they were indigenous. Today, we pay special tribute and recognition to our indigenous Anzacs. Thank you for your sacrifices... #lestweforget #indigenousAnzacs #Anzacswithoutcitizenship #WW1Australia #AboriginalAnzacs #Anzacspirit
"Today I went to eat at a restaurant for lunch and I saw this eldery lady coming from afar so I waited to hold the door for her, she was very thankful and sweet. She then told the waitress, "table for one", so I waited and hesitated but then I walked over and said, "I'm eating by myself too would you like to have lunch together?" She was ecstatic! Come to find out she spent the last decade living with her mom who recently passed away and her aunt who recently was put into a nursing home, so she has been having a hard time being alone. We had a wonderful talk, and she just kept smiling and saying thank you for listening to me, which made me smile too! Her words healed my heart just as much as i healed her lonely one. By far the best decision I've made all year!!! Her name is Delores, and we will be having lunch every Thursday from now on." What a lovely story <3 (Credit: Facebook/Brooke Ochoa) #9Today
The massive storms hitting Australia have caused horrific damage. But out of the floodwaters, some heroes have also emerged. None bigger than this Tasmanian paddle-boarder who ventured into a swollen river to save the lives of 15 cows...
With many parts of Tasmania experiencing their worst floods in over 80 years, the last place Devonport resident Justin Warren should have been was on a swollen river. But when he heard the mooing of cows as they were being swept down the Mersey River and out to sea, he did something quite remarkable.
Using only his paddle-board he ventured out into the torrent of water and one by one, rescued 15 cows who were just minutes away from drowning. He worked tirelessly for over four hours before a jetski operator and another local in a kayak also lent a hand to the reluctant hero.
Obviously my thoughts go out to everyone who has lost much-loved animals in the floods. (Pics: Chris Kidd and Heath Holden)
We are so humbled to have been named Young Australians of the Year for 2016. It is always a privilege to represent our volunteers, sponsors and supporters who form the Orange Sky Laundry family. We can't wait to show you how we will make the most of this incredible opportunity as we continue expanding and connecting people across Australia and internationally in 2016 in a positive and genuine way. Help us today www.orangeskylaundry.com.au Cheers Nic and Lucas
On 31 OCT 1917, the Australian Light Horse charged the machine-guns to take Beersheba with arguably the last great cavalry/mounted infantry charge in history. Certainly worth remembering – lest we forget.
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>:( PLEASE LIKE OUR PAGES >:( Exposing islam / Shocking islam Stop the izlamisation of our nation This was before the recent pensioner 'crackdown!' Now they might get nothing? The Pension Assets Test to be implemented on 1 January 2017. So here's fair warning to all politicians of any persuasion, this group of aged voters may be about to make the greatest impact on any Federal election in history, ignoring them may be the start of a changed political environment in this country. Change the Entitlements I absolutely agree, if a pension isn't an entitlement, neither is theirs. They keep telling us that paying us an aged pension isn't sustainable. Paying politicians all the perks they get is even less sustainable! The politicians themselves, in Canberra, brought it up, that the Age of Entitlements is over: The author is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in Australia will have this message. This is one idea that really should be passed around because the rot has to stop somewhere. Proposals to make politicians shoulder their share of the weight now that the Age of Entitlement is over: 1. Scrap political pensions. Politicians can purchase their own retirement plan, just as most other working Australians are expected to do. 2. Retired politicians (past, present & future) participate in Centrelink. A Politician collects a substantial salary while in office but should receive no salary when they're out of office. Terminated politicians under 70 can go get a job or apply for Centrelink unemployment benefits like ordinary Australians. Terminated politicians under 70 can negotiate with Centrelink like the rest of the Australian people. 3. Funds already allocated to the Politicians' retirement fund be returned immediately to Consolidated Revenue. This money is to be used to pay down debt they created which they expect us and our grandchildren to repay for them. 4. Politicians will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Politicians pay will rise by the lower of, either the CPI or 3%. 5. Politicians lose their privileged health care system and participate in the same health care system as ordinary Australian people. i.e. Politicians either pay for private cover from their own funds or accept ordinary Medicare. 6. Politicians must equally abide by all laws they impose on the Australian people. 7. All contracts with past and present Politicians men/women are void effective 31/12/16. The Australian people did not agree to provide perks to Politicians, that burden was thrust upon them. Politicians devised all these contracts to benefit themselves. Serving in Parliament is an honour not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so our politicians should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work. If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people, then it will only take three or so days for most Australians to receive the message. Don't you think it's time? THIS IS HOW YOU FIX Parliament and help bring fairness back into this country!
To the people who seemed very concerned that I had two nights out last week. Particularly the woman on twitter who called me a "disgusting whore Mother whose children should be removed".
I am a person first and a Mother second, I believe I'm a better Mother because I'm a person first and a Mother second. I try to do things that make my heart bigger, that inspire me and that allow me to find tiny holes of light to stand in. I'm prone to sadness, sticky thoughts and anxiety. I've learned over the years that the best way to combat these unfortunate quirks I have, is to make sure that I partake in activities that befenit me, and only me. That help me to grow as a person AWAY from my kids so that when I come back to them I'm a whole human. Not a fractured, broken one wandering around empty and confused. One who knows exacty what she wants, one who can show and teach them that it is ok to be strong, focussed and full of life.
Sometimes this involves me going to a museum, on a holiday or dancing on a podium in a leotard, surrounded by gay men, covered in glitter. watching my hero perform twice in one week.
Now look, I know I don't owe you dick balloons being horrible about me having time away from my 14 and 9 year old kids any sort of explanation but what I do need to do is keep reminding other Mothers out there not to forget themselves. To remember the person they are away from their babies, I believe that is very important. That they are not bad Mothers for wanting some things just for them, that in fact that makes them better parents in the long run.
I have been fighting with Bill for 24hours.. Doesn't look like its about to change.
Shit mum thoughts are consuming me, the kids refuse to eat anything that doesn't come with a health warning, Arlo won't do anything anyone says ever. Billie-Violet hates the world. My fault.
I took the kids to a toy shop as some kind of constellation prize for having a shit mum.
The opportunists robbed me.
We got home, the twins proceeded to scream... For hours.
To early for wine so my anxiety made me eat everything in the fridge. I don't even remember eating all of our cheese 😳
I walked into the kitchen and slipped on a mother fucking ninja turtle toy, put my hand out to save myself.... I didn't.... and now I think I have broken my finger.
Billie-Violet came towards me.. Kindness? "Mum the toy you bought me is crap" nope.
I have been waiting for Bill to come home so that I can go to emergency and have an x-ray which I am hoping will be very busy because even though it's the emergency it's more like a 5star holiday when I am kid free and to be honest I can't wait.
Bill calls, he's working tonight.
There goes my holiday- I'm mean hospital stay.. I mean.. Fuck the kids are screaming again.
I posted a video on my Instagram of the Twins screaming at me to hold them and got a judgy "why are you filming them and not holding them" BECAUSE I have been holding them all fucking day and now I have medical emergency finger thing happening and while we are asking questions why am I being mum judged on my anti mum judging PAGE!!!
Bill came home for 20 minutes between jobs.. I raced out to get milk (wine) because I need a cup of tea (wine.. a cup of wine)
And I came home.. And everyone is still screaming.. And bill and I are still not talking and my finger is still throbbing.. And I'm still tired..
But Snow has stripped down to her nappy and she's dancing around the house, her chub rolls and bald head, floating around with the grace of a baby elephant but the beauty of the seven seas... And the kids ate my pasta...
And it might be my glass of wine talking but maybe.... Just maybe.. It's not cunt day. It's definitely cultish day but all is not lost when the little humans who put me here are the very same ones who drag me out of it.
Maybe this is having your shit together, we're all exhausted, we're all fucking something up... But we are surviving and we all love our kids.. Just Queening along, not even knowing how completely perfect we really are
I have just witnessed motherhood at its absolute finest. A mum at the river where we were feeding the ducks was going off. She had just found demeaning messages between her teenage son and his friends about a girl at their school a little girl who is apparently bullied a lot. The little fucker was having his phone removed, social media- deactivated, isn't allowed to ever see the boys he was messaging again, isn't allowed to go to the movies tonight with his cousins, there is a meeting with all of the involved kids mums.. And he has to go to her house and tell her why he now knows that the "shit" she gets given at school is not acceptable, if he doesn't protect her from any further bullying he won't be going on school camp. Why? Because the little fucker is mothered by a glorious legend and that means that he won't be a little fucker forever. BAM. I admit that I am a soft mum, I usually laugh when I'm supposed to discipline, but I do not take bullying lightly. I'd get my mega bitch on too. I try not to get involved when other mums are disciplining their kids... But I couldn't help myself. As a mum of 2 daughters, fuck as a mum of 2 sons.. Or as a member of a community.. I had to give her a huge thank you. Thank you for changing the future, not just for that little girl but for everyone.
Queens changing the world, right in front of our faces 👊🏼
BREAKING - VIDEO: Mother of four CELLA WHITE speaks in detail about how she withdrew her children from Frankston High School in Victoria in order to protect them from the so called 'Safe Schools' Coalition program. A very moving account which every parent must watch. THANK YOU CELLA!
"Thursday 28/4/16 .The gold station wagon going Northbound was overtaking several trucks ,and forced the police wagon off the Newel Hwy,south of Tomingely,and the police driver ,did not look in mirrors ,no indication,no bells and whistles"
Thanks to Ian
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