New Photographs and video reveal water courses within Sydney's drinking water catchment have run dry after recent longwall mining underneath them. This video was taken recently in Illawarra Coal’s Dendrobium mining lease within Cataract Dam's water catchment Special Area.
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Derby’s Vinka Barunga is months away from achieving her dream of being the first Aboriginal doctor in her community.
This November Vinka will graduate from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
“I’ve wanted to be a doctor all my life,” she said.
“I’m fortunate that my family was encouraging of me and my goals, and in high school I had some really great teachers and mentors who pushed me and made sure I got on the track to study medicine.”
After graduating, Vinka will complete an internship for 12 months, and then study as a junior doctor in a large metropolitan hospital. She then hopes to return to Derby.
“The people of Mowanjum Aboriginal community were a significant part of the reason why medicine was what I wanted to do,” she said.
“Growing up in a remote town and seeing the lack of access to culturally appropriate medical services and witnessing firsthand the health conditions people in remote areas face, definitely influenced my decision to study medicine.
“Changing that for the positive is something that I would love to be able to do.”
When this street dog decided he’d found his future owner, he waited on the other side of the world for 6 months for her. But now his inspiring loyalty has been rewarded…
As a stray dog on the streets of Buenos Aires, it’s unlikely that “Rubio” had experienced much love in his life. So when German flight attendant Olivia Sievers simply played with him, Rubio clearly sensed she was someone special. So special in fact, that the dog then refused to leave her side and followed her back to her hotel.
For the next day and night he waited outside the front door, hoping to catch another glimpse of her. But when work meant she had to fly onto her next destination, Olivia left some food and a blanket and believed that would be the last time she saw her little friend. Rubio however had other ideas. In fact, for the next 6 months, Rubio remained at the front of the hotel waiting for his friend to return. Olivia was astounded. She even made arrangements with a local rescue organisation to find him a loving home in case that was all he required. But Rubio had made up his mind. He simply ran away from the new family and returned to his vigil outside the hotel.
Finally this week, Rubio’s loyalty got its ultimate reward. Olivia flew him to Germany to begin a new life with her. Their relationship had ‘gone the distance’. And going by these pictures, this former street dog has well and truly landed on his feet… Nice one Rubio.
Sydney teen Connor McLeod has spent close to three years fighting for an Australian banknote that blind and vision-impaired people can read. This week he celebrates victory with a brand new $5 note being released tomorrow.
COMPETITION TIME!!! As Christmas is the time of giving, we've decided to give away three FREE family passes to use over the summer holidays at The Australian Reptile Park! All you need to do is Like & Share this post and tag a friend in the comments to enter!
Competition closes Tuesday 13th December at 5pm, winner must use prize by 29th January 2017. A family pass is for 2 x adults & 2 x children
Funny how everyone on both sides say he's was one of the best PMs ever yet they forget that his stance on Islam was spot on then and more so now....
🇦🇺 Prime Minister John Howard 🇦🇺
"Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks."
Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques. Quote: 'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.'
'This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom'
'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!'
'Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.'
'We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.'
'This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom,
'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.'
'If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.'
Maybe if we circulate this amongst ourselves, American and Canadian citizens will find the backbone to start speaking and voicing the same truths.
Over the past few months, we've continued to receive daily feedback from customers asking 'how to steam a ham'. Being odd fellows, we steamed a good ham ready to impress any Superintendent. We hope you find it cromulent.
As a minor party, it is going to be impossible for us to have people handing out our How To Vote cards at every polling booth or pre-poll around the country - We rely on volunteers while the bigger parties have the funding to pay people.
Please DOWNLOAD your card from our website and get your friends to do so too, that way you can take it with you when you go to vote.
There is information on some FAQs which we receive on our website too.
We have started to contact registered volunteers but if you would like to help, please go to www.onenation.com.au/volunteer