Today I was a very good village boy. I got my suit and tie just right. I was early and I listened well. When I accepted our Order of Australia Medal I kept my back straight and when we sang the anthem I got it perfect. Well done to our little village. If we weren't so rad they wouldn't have given us a shiny thing, right? Love you Con. Hate the silly gastro for keeping you away. xsammy
“On 20th January a man drove through Melbourne city killing and hurting people including our two-year-old toddler Zara and our three-month-old son, Zachary. Our beautiful Zara is in a stable condition, however Zachary, our son, did not survive. He was the most beautiful, loving, happy, and perfect little baby we were so lucky to be gifted with. He was the light of our lives constantly filling our days with smiles and laughs. He leaves us with the best three months and 14 days of wonderful memories spent in this world. Zac, Mummy and Daddy love you very much, and always will. We want to thank everyone who has helped us, comforted us and grieved with us. Your kind words really mean the world to us. We ask you to keep us and Zara in your prayers. Finally, as we mourn our beautiful Zachary, we ask the media to respect our privacy at this difficult time" - Matthew and Nawwar Bryant.
Photo issued by parents Matthew and Nawwar Bryant.
BREAKING NEWS: Reports are coming in that a plane has crashed into the DFO at Essendon. More details on our site: http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/02/21/09/12/reports-air-ambulance-crashed-at-dfo-near-essendon-airport?ocid=9newsfb
If someone handed you 1 billion dollars in cash and told you that you needed to take it everywhere you went, shops, town, holidays for the next 20 years with no bodyguards or insurance you would be pretty fucking anxious. Well your baby is worth more to you then 1 billion dollars and you have to do all of that and more with it... Yet your supposed to be relaxed?
Congratulations on your anxiety, it's proof that you understand the worth of your baby. 💗
Today, 30 years ago, Australia farewelled Constable Angela Rose Taylor who lost her life in the most horrific circumstances when a car, packed with explosives detonated.
With 70% burns to her body, Angela fought incredibly hard surviving for 24 days after the explosion.
The events of that day changed policing forever. Not only was Angela the first female officer murdered in the line of duty in Australia, the Russell Street bombing marked the nation’s first act of terrorism.
Protecting our staff and the community remains our first duty. Today Angela’s legacy lives on through everything we do. Rest in Peace Angela.
Our meerkat keepers have their hands full following the birth of six playful pups! The largest litter of meerkats ever born at Taronga, the pups have just started exploring outside their nest under the watchful eyes of their parents and siblings: http://bit.ly/2hHqzaF
These two French Bulldogs have been in-store at @Pets since December 2016. They are growing larger by the day, and becoming increasingly more miserable.
A worker in a nearby store has said that they have heard their cries every night for the past 3 months, as the centre closes and they are left there in the window on their own.
Melbourne Central has been tip-toeing around this issue for far too long. They must act NOW and demand @Pets, who leases from them, to surrender these dogs so that they can be desexed and rehabilitated before finding a suitable forever home via an adoption process - not the pet shop window.
Leave a comment on their wall, and write them here: https://www.melbournecentral.com.au/centre-info/contact-us (or do both!)
The fact that these dogs are not selling goes to show that the public doesn't want to give their money to puppy factories or retail outlets. Now it's time for shopping centres to follow this trend and end their lease with pet shops.
It’s our 10th Anniversary in 2017 and we've been splitting at the sides to tell you about it… and now we can! Dixie Chicks will be headlining #CMCRocks2017!!
So we could deliver you the best possible lineup for the festival’s 10th Anniversary, the decision was made to move the festival dates by two weeks so the Dixie Chicks could come to Australia. The festival will be now held from Friday 24 March – Sunday 26 March 2017.
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Shout out to all the council locations around Australia which are allowing edible verge gardens. We are in the process of compiling a resource that contains the council area and links to their associated verge rules and regulations as a permanent resource and advocacy tool over on the UFS website. If you live in a council area that has capitulated to some extent to allow edible verge gardens, as Brisbane City did last week, then it would be great if you could let us know by leaving the details in the comments below. As you all know eight years ago we just did it because we understood and felt a need to demonstrate the immense potential and benefit to society as a whole. Times are finally changing, oh….. and if you haven't LIKED our page, don't forget to do that also!!!!!!#isitallowed #foodintegratedsuburbs #nofoodmiles #environmental #social #sustainable #URBANFOODSTREET #peoplestreetfood
WITH RESPECT SIR, I RECKON YOU NEED TO GROW A SET.
My father used to have an old saying - never let your ambitions get mixed up with your capabilities.
I'd reckon that fits you, Prime Minister. It seems to me - and mind you, I'm right down the end of the totem pole, just an ordinary sheila-citizen - that you decided that being Prime Minister was something you had to include on your bucket list to add to the glory of a glittering career.
Perhaps, however - while you were busy feathering your own nest - there were a few important lessons you failed to grasp about what it really meant to be Australian.
You see. this nation has been built by a truly brave and courageous people. We have not shirked the task that has been placed in front of us - not in pioneering this nation, not in fighting to defend this nation, not in stepping up to love and honour this nation. We have always turned up – and we have always tried our hearts out to do the right thing by our nation and everything it stands for.
So let me suggest something else for you, Prime Minister. Life is hard. In fact, life sucks most of the time., You go to bed beaten and you go to bed buggered - and then you have to get up and do it all over again.
But here's the thing: Mother Theresa once said that life is life - so you better grab it with both hands. And so we do. We have a go, we get breaks and bruises, but we get up time after time because we don't like the feel of the canvas.
What happened in Parliament yesterday was truly pathetic. It was a shambles filled with overpaid and up-themselves precious politicians who decided to take an early mark and scoot off home for a long weekend - and you didn't have a bloody clue where they were. In fact the way it all looked yesterday you looked so useless you couldn’t even teach a pig to be dirty.
So never mind all the fancy yellow ties and the presidential seals for the Turnbull Party, never mind all the flash white BMW’s and the posing and the posturing in front of your pretty big pink Gingerbread House.
What I want to know about is when you are actually going to do one single sensible thing to try and save our nation and drag our people out of this terrible mess?
What I want to know is when you are going to stand up and tell all your politicians that have taken dirty Chinese bribe money that they need to step down immediately and find themselves a new job, because some of us still believe that politics requires ethics and decency. Clearly, your blue mob - not to mention the other red mob - do not even know how to spell the word.
There are millions of good and decent Australians who refuse to sit around and watch our wonderful country handed over to the Chinese on a platter - or any other nation for that matter. This land is our land, and our farms and our water resources and our ports and our critical infrastructure belong to us.
You see, we the people built them and we the people paid for them – and I’m referring to the entire Ord Irrigation Scheme that was built by Australian Taxpayers money here – and it’s the very same scheme that you and your weasely little mongrel mate Minister Canavan want to hand over lock stock and barrel to the Chinese.
Well, Prime Minister, while you are sitting in the Zen Position sipping green tea spiced with tigers balls the rest of us are out there working. And you know something? We intend to stand up and fight for our country, because that’s who we are – and this beloved country is all we have.
You see, the rest of us reckon she’s worth fighting for – and if you don’t understand that, then you need to stay in the Zen Position sipping green tea spiced with tigers balls in your big pink Gingerbread house and leave the rest of alone.
Heather Brown Pascoe
(PS and yes, it’s the breeding season on the farm and yes, we’ve all been going flat out since four am and yes I have genuine horse manure on my boots as I write this - but let me assure you, it's a damned site better than the disgraceful brand of bullshit that you and your spineless party hacks get paid for on a daily basis. Have a nice day)
Numerous reports have been received at our Communications Centre regarding a possible flare sighting over Adelaide.
Investigations by PolAir have determined the flare is in fact the red nose of a certain reindeer, pulling a certain sled, driven by a certain jolly man, with a certain white beard and wearing a certain red suit. We're certain he's on his way!
Merry Christmas to all our followers and especially those younger ones who have waited all year for tomorrow.
LABOR & THE LIBERALS ARE CONSIDERING BRINGING BACK DEATH DUTIES!
Over the last few years, the major party's have floated the idea of reintroducing death duties across the country.
Sadly it's come to light, both Labor and the Liberal Party are looking at bringing back the tax, with support from the Greens, Jacqui Lambie and Glen Lazarus (through his preferences to the Greens) after the election.
This tax was first abolished in the 70's, by Joh Bjelke-Petersen, then the other states followed.
I want an iron clad agreement from both Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull that they will not re-implement this unfair tax! I guarantee they will refuse to give you the guarantee!
We all work hard to leave something to our children and family, the last people who deserve to benefit from our death should be the Government.