We’ve received numerous reports about a scam email which appears to be from the AFP, instructing recipients to pay a Traffic Infringement Notice.
This scam did the rounds last year, and unfortunately it’s reared its ugly head again. Please help us warn others.
DO NOT PAY ANY MONEY. DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS. PLEASE JUST DELETE IT.
There's no need to call us to tell us you got it. But if you inadvertently click on a link and suspect your computer or phone might be affected by a virus, you may need to contact a professional computer expert for help.
1905 at Wyndham Goal in the East Kimberley This is best and most complete example of this horrific image we have ever seen. Click to enlarge for a better view - What fine looking men and what an unforgivable tragedy. Most of the people in chain gangs in the East Kimberley during this period were locked up for killing animals for food because their food supplies were destroyed by the settlers and/or were hunted from their tribal lands by the colonisers.
Image from the book cover by Chis Owen (the original is in the State Library of Victoria) The book by Chris Owen titled 'Every Mother's Son is Guilty' - Policing the Kimberley Frontier of Western Australia 1882 - 1905. Details - Book will be published in November :- http://uwap.uwa.edu.au/products/every-mothers-son-is-guilty-policing-the-kimberley-frontier-of-western-australia-1882-1905
Possum torturers CHARGED! RSPCA Queensland Inspectors have charged two men who deliberately ran over a possum with a car wheel and then laughed as it crawled off with its entrails hanging out. They filmed the torture and posted it on Snapchat.
Callum Gibson Mckenzie (17) from Greenslopes and Hunter Lawrence Jonasen (17) from Tarragindi have been charged with Animal Cruelty under the Animal Care and Protection Act and have been informed this may be upgraded to serious animal cruelty which carries a maximum penalty of seven years imprisonment.
“We would like to thank the public for its assistance in tracking down the alleged offenders,” said RSPCA Qld CEO Mark Townend. “What was shown on the Snapchat post was quite abhorrent. This was not a drunken brain snap. This was the deliberate torture of a defenceless animal and disturbingly the young men appeared to find it funny. We were swamped with emails and phone calls from people who were justifiably outraged.”
RSPCA Qld is also asking anyone who has information on the shooting of a kangaroo with an arrow in Greenbank to come forward. The RSPCA ambulance discovered the young female off Andrews Road. "It appears she had been living with the injury for a while and would have been in agony. She died and her two week old foetus is also deceased.” To report animal cruelty call 1300 264 625 or email email@example.com. www.rspcaqld.org.au/what-we-do/save-animals/inspectorate
Step parents are a special kind of beautiful. They love children that they usually did not see born, who's first words were often babbled before they came along, children that don't mind uttering the words "your not my real......"
It can feel undermining and their role in the family can be confusing..
They can feel like ex's have their every word and action shoved under a microscope.
Biological parents get time to get to know their kids, it takes years after meeting your new born before you even speak words to each other, yet step parents are meeting kids and diving head first into a parenting role. Because whether a step parent likes it or not, they will have influence on their step kids.
I was a step kid, I loved it when my step dad looked after me because I could be a little mole to him and he never get mad. But he was patient.... because step parenting requires so much patience.
And now? He divorced my mum and had nowhere to live so... he's lived with me for the last 2 years. He loves my kids, my kids love their grandad, my husband loves him.
Because.... step parenting is rewarding. It's worth every second. It's life changing and enriching and As a step mum, a biological mum and a step daughter, I highly recommend it.
Step parents deserve the world, they are a special kind of beautiful.
"Mate said when he got on the bus it was already kind of awkward and the guy in the video was in the back of the bus and got up with his fist clenched walking towards the front of the bus. An old lady grabbed him and told him "Stop, you've harassed them enough!" Referring to a young Asian couple at the front of the bus. He then said "I was just returning him his chopsticks." The Asian guy said "What are you going on about I wasn't eating anything, what are you trying to say?" The bus driver told him he's kicking him off or taking him to the police station. He hopped off and everyone started heckling him and that's when he went nuts."
Two indigenous Australians were driving their well used and abused old Ej Holden wagon in the outback recently, when off in the distance they saw a police "booze bus".
Rather than trying to avoid it, the driver headed straight for it. As they pulled up, the driver wound his window down and said 'Gidday brudders! Two cold cans of Emu Export, tanks!'
The copper glared at him and said 'You must be drunk! Get out of the car and blow into this tube!'
The driver said 'Sorry boss, I can't blow in ta dat fing, I gotta a letter from me doctor in Alice Springs saying dat I'm asthmatic
and I'll pass out if I blow inta dat.'
The cop smirked and said 'OK, in that case, we require you to give us a blood sample.'
'Nah, nah sorry, boss,' replied the driver. 'Can't be doin' that eifer. Got a letter from the Red Cross in Darwin sayin' that I'm a haemophiliac and I could bleed to deaf rel quick if I gave a blood sample. Nah, sorry, boss, can't do that!'
By now the copper was getting very irate so he demanded that the driver provide a urine sample for testing.
The driver shook his head and said
'Nah, sorry boss, can't do that eifer.'
The copper protested 'Surely you haven't got a letter for that as well!!!'
'Blood oath, mate!' says the driver,
'It's from Tony Abbott , the Prime Minister of this lovely Country of Australia . He's apologised, and it says that you whitefellas can't take the piss out of us blackfellas no more!
Husband was a dick head. I got angry. He got angrier that I was angry. I became the angriest that he was now angry about me being angry when he was supposed to be sorry for being a dick head. We yelled in front of the kids. I felt sick with remorse. I picked them up from school and announced I would buy them something new. Arlo picked another useless ninja turtle toy. Billie-Violet picked a new water bowl for the chickens #idonthavefavouritesbut... Arlo dropped his tiny ninja turtle's sword somewhere between our house and Billie-Violet's drama class. I spent my only free hour looking for it. I didn't find it. 3 hours later he is still chanting for it. Realising I was late I raced to pick BV up from Drama, Arlo called out to the lady in her car at the lights "holy shit we are late for drama" lady didn't laugh. Falling through my front door clutched to a bottle of Wine I planned to walk down the isle (hallway to my bedroom singing dum dum de dum) And look what I see. Cooking Husband is sorry. Finally. I am sorry too. I am still serenading a bottle of wine but I am doing It with a weight lifted off my shoulders. Moral to the story.
Australia Post is totally government owned and has been for 200 years. Since 2009 the CEO and Managing Director of Australia Post is Ahmed Fahour, who was born in Lebanon and came to Australia in 1970.
Don’t fall off the chair, but his salary package, including bonuses was estimated to be worth $4.8 million last year.
Of this, he donated about $2 million dollars to the Islamic Museum of Australia located in Melbourne.
I am disgusted with Ahmed Fahour's salary, and no government can justify this outlandish and over the top pay packet, especially when we’re being told “the end of the age of entitlement is over.”
Stamps recently increased from 70 cents to $1. Over 900 jobs have been lost. And to top it off, Australia Post just announced, people who don’t pick up their parcels within a certain time frame will be charged a $9 fee. It’s a joke!
If our budget is to return to surplus, we must rein in overpaid, public servant wages. It does not make sense when these people earn between $665,600 and $844,800. That’s hundreds of thousands of dollars above the Prime Ministers wage.
Let's look further; the head of the US postal service with 19 times more staff and 11 times more revenue than Australia Post receives $550,000.
In France the head of their post office was paid $1.1 million with 268,000 employees.
With an election due, this is now the time to make your voice loud and clear to the Finance Minister Mathias Cormann that you are outraged at the salary paid to Ahmed Fahour.
Contact him toll free on 1300 301 728 or WA 08 9325 4227.
Nothing will change unless we the people take a stance. Remember they work for us we pay them.
It's quite simple really, If we don't sleep, we turn into arseholes.
So unless your life mission was to marry an arsehole, I suggest we evenly distribute the sleep deprivation.
Yes, only one of us has to go to work, but pease explain to me how you have determined that your work requires more of a well rested head then our job?
Because as an at home queen, We only have to constantly make life risking decisions. Decisions that only effect your child's health and safety, decisions like whether or not it's safe to cross the road, or if your son is old enough to swim without a floaty. Just small decisions like that.
The decision of whether or not to fall asleep on the couch while breastfeeding, seems like a simple 'no' right? not so simple when your eyelids require the strength of ten men to hold them up. Thank god for our strength.
Where are we supposed to find the clarity to make these decisions if we are delegating the queens all of the sleep deprivation?
Because there is no boss at our house to fire us if we fall asleep at the wheel, or on top of our babies. There are no official warnings if we make the wrong choice to turn our backs for a second while the kids are in the bath.
Only the consequences are so much more dire then simply being fired.
So please, respect our need to sleep, we want to face our days with strength and confidence and we want you to feel confident in us, watching over our precious family.
We are so lovely, so please stop making us be arseholes. And give us some fucking sleep.
The entire rationale for wind turbines is to stop global warming by reducing the amount of Co2 being returned to the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels.
In the attached picture, recently taken in Sweden, freezing cold weather has caused the rotor blades of a wind turbine to ice up bringing the blades to a complete stop.
To fix the "problem" a helicopter is employed (burning aviation fuel) to spray hot water (which is heated in the frigid temperatures using a truck equipped with a 260 kW oil burner) on the blades of the turbine to de-ice them.
The aviation fuel, the diesel for the truck, and the oil burned to heat the water, could produce more electricity (at the right time to meet demand) than the unfrozen wind turbine could ever produce. (Before it freezes up again).
The attached picture is a metaphor of the complete insanity of the climate change debate.
In decades to come this one photo alone with sum up an era of stupidity, when rational thought, logic and commonsense was abandoned and immense wealth and resources needlessly sacrificed.
Warren Ross BRUTALLY murdered 2 year old Tanilla Warrick-Deaves and now he wants to appeal his 40 year prison sentence.
We at the FACAA want to see it DOUBLED !
This monster put innocent Tanilla through HORRIFIC abuse before her eventual death. He was the defacto partner of Tanilla's mother, Donna Deaves who was sentenced to 12 years prison for the manslaughter of her daughter.
The trial judge said that Ross showed no signs of remorse and that the likelihood of his rehabilitation was very low. Even so he can appeal his 40 year prison sentence and perhaps have it reduced.
To remind you all of what this monster did, here's a few excerpts from the court papers,
In the weeks before her death, he forced Tanilla to run laps around the family home until she collapsed from exhaustion, whipped her with a power cord and hit her as punishment for soiling herself.
The abuse culminated in him (Ross) striking the child repeatedly, banging her head on a glass shower screen, putting her under cold water, holding her over the toilet, calling her a ‘‘black dog’’ and causing her to bash her head on a linen cupboard door.
She lay unconscious in a pram for two days until she stopped breathing.
2 years and 8 months old and forced to run laps, beaten, head put under cold water and left to die alone and in pain..... I can't even imagine what that little girl was forced to endure.
She was left in the pram unconscious, for up to 2 days, until she stopped breathing. If either Ross or Deaves had sought medical attention for her wounds, Tanilla may still be alive today.
Instead both of them chose to hide their crime and left Tanilla to die, as a result.
Ross somehow dodged the maximum sentence of life behind bars and instead got 40 years.
Now he is appealing.
Whilst we cannot directly speak to judges in a matter still before the courts, we can raise awareness of the issue and help little Tanilla's name live forever.
Please share this poster with everyone and every group you can. Let everyone know that Ross is appealing his sentence and tell them, this is not even slightly ok with you !
He should NEVER BE RELEASED and the FACAA will fight to make sure that happens, for Tanilla, for those who loved her, and for every child taken too soon ! (A)