Australia

Photo Of The Day

Photo by Jean Paul Ferrero/Ardea/Caters News Lake Hillier is a pink-coloured lake on Middle Island in Western Australia. Middle island is the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherché Archipelago, a group of about 105 islands and over 1,200 ‘obstacles to shipping’. The tiny lake only spans about 600 meters wide but its rose pink colour is unmistakable. However, the reason why it’s pink remains a mystery.

Photo by Jean Paul Ferrero/Ardea/Caters News
Lake Hillier is a pink-coloured lake on Middle Island in Western Australia. Middle island is the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherché Archipelago, a group of about 105 islands and over 1,200 ‘obstacles to shipping’. The tiny lake only spans about 600 meters wide but its rose pink colour is unmistakable. However, the reason why it’s pink remains a mystery.

Lake Hillier: Australian Natural Wonder

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Face of the day

Australian Terrorist

Omarjan Azari -Photo / NSW Police

 

Next time someone complains to you about spying say, Omarjan Azari.
Next time someone criticizes our government for using the GCSB, say Omarjan Azari
Next time someone accuses our government of mass surveillance, say Omarjan Azari

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John Key is wrong, he should support an ICAC

The Maori party, along with Winston Peters, have a policy for the establishment of an Independent Commission Against Corruption.

We have seen how these operate in Australia, and there are now calls for a Federal Independent Commission Against Corruption, such is the level of corruption shown across Australia, mostly between union and Labour party officials.

Strangely John  Key doesn’t see a need for it.

The Maori Party’s desire to scrap the police watchdog and other agencies, in favour of an Anti-Corruption Commission, doesn’t interest John Key.

It wants the Independent Police Conduct Authority merged with the Serious Fraud Office, and judicial and parliamentary bodies, as part of an overhaul of the justice system.   Read more »

Man Slut Gable Tostee in handcuffs [UPDATED: BREAKING: CHARGED ]

UPDATE

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I copped some flack for “going after his lifstyle” and there were calls to leave him alone.

But, you know, women fall off your balcony, and you blame all the other women you slept with, over 200 of them, of making up malicious stories, it isn’t generally a good start.

The 28-year-old is currently being questioned by detectives. He is yet to be charged.

Police released a statement saying their investigation was still ongoing.

“A 28-year-old man is currently assisting police with their enquiries into the sudden death of a 26-year-old woman at Surfers Paradise high-rise apartment complex on August 8,’’ the statement said.

Police said Tostee was being processed at Surfers Paradise police station after being arrested at his parents’ home at Carrara this morning by homicide detectives.

He’s assisting police in handcuffs about the death of this  New Zealand woman, Warriena ‘Rrie’ Wright Read more »

I tried, I really did, but couldn’t find a single road block, goon squad or government censor anywhere

The Grand Pacific Hotel, redeveloped and open for business

The Grand Pacific Hotel, redeveloped and open for business         Photo/ CamSlater, Whaleoil Media

I have spent three days in Fiji, a short trip transiting onto my next destination.

After my interview with Frank Bainimarama I received emails, threats, and comments that basically said that I didn’t know what I was talking about. That Suva wasn’t safe, that there were government goon squads roaming the city setting dogs onto people and breaking up groups of 5  or more, and that the media were muzzled by government censors, not to mention the road blocks and general intimidation and subjugation of the general population at the point of a gun. In fact I never saw a gun, at all, and trust me as someone who is interested in such things I was looking.

Well, I can tell you that despite asking and looking for all of these things that we have been told exists by the disaffected and the complicit media in New Zealand, I could find none of those things.

I went to several press conferences where media turned up, asked questions, received answers all without any Police or Army people present.   Read more »

Man slut Gable Tostee denies involvement in Warriena Wright balcony fall

1407721121083.jpg-300x0Mr Tostee, 28, was questioned by police on Friday and released without charge. He has since been staying at his parents’ house, which police visited over the weekend when they collected CCTV footage.

Fairfax Media revealed on Monday that Mr Tostee had taken to an online bodybuilding forum to insist he had nothing to do with Ms Wright’s sudden death.

“I’ve been advised not to go into details but all I will say is that I absolutely did NOT cause this girl to fall and that I am devastated about what happened to her,” he wrote.

“Fact is I’ve taken home probably about 150 girls from clubs over the last few years. When you go out often to the same places and get drunk and talk to girls you’re bound to get noticed and hated on, and people gossip.

“Eventually it turns into Chinese whispers where people have a completely false impression of you.

How’s that Gable?  You go out with lots of girls and that makes you the sort of person that people immediately  think of when a girl is suspected to have been thrown over a balcony?    Read more »

EXCLUSIVE: An interview with Frank Bainimarama

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Photo/ Whaleoil Media, Steve Cook

On Saturday morning I was invited to an interview with Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama.

Other NZ media other than Venkat Raman from Indian NewsLink were refused interviews.

I was free to ask anything and everything in a wide ranging interview. Some of the insights are very interesting. For reader who don’t know, I was born in Fiji, I am a Kaiviti.

My apologies in advance for the audio, I was using borrowed equipment and lacked a proper mic (which is now on my shopping list)

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Face of the day

Today’s face of the day is from Australia, Moriah College Rabbi Benji Levy.

His language and the peaceful nature of the Pro-Israel rally provides a strong contrast with the language and the violence of the Pro-Palestine or Anti-Israel rallies that we are seeing all over the world including New Zealand. There is no HATE in his language. There is empathy for the Palestinian people. I draw attention to Rabbi Benji Levy because his words and the actions of the thousands at the rally promotes a genuine desire for peace. Can we say the same of the flag burning rallies we are seeing else where?

 

Rabbi Benji Levy

Rabbi Benji Levy

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Ex-Aussie Army Boss says we need to be prepared to fight Islam for a 100 years

With Islamic fundamentalism on the rise in Australia and  radicalised Australians joining various jihad it is hard not to agree with those that want to prevent Muslim immigration into New Zealand.

Australia is far further down the track on this and as a result you are witnessing increased anti-semitism, creation of no go areas in major cities and not far off seeing demands for Sharia law in those same areas.

Australia has a problem and I don’t think we will escape it either.

Their former Army boss says Australia needs to prepare to fight, and on their own soil too.

AUSTRALIA needs to prepare for an increasingly savage, 100-year war against radical Islam that will be fought on home soil as well as foreign lands, the former head of the army, Peter Leahy, has warned.

Professor Leahy, a leading defence and strategic analyst, told The Weekend Australian the country was ill-prepared for the high cost of fighting a war that would be paid in “blood and treasure” and would require pre-emptive as well as reactive action.

“Australia is involved in the early stages of a war which is likely to last for the rest of the century,” he said. “We must be ready to protect ourselves and, where necessary, act pre-emptively to neutralise the evident threat. Get ready for a long war.”

Senior intelligence officials have moved to shore up public support for the Abbott government’s tough new security laws, including enhanced data-retention capabilities enabling agencies to track suspect computer usage.

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation director-general David Irvine said the proposed data laws, which require phone and internet companies to retain records for two years, were “absolutely crucial” to counter the jihadist terror threat.

The government’s security package also includes a $630 million funding boost to intelligence agencies and police to help prevent domestic terrorist attacks.   Read more »

Aussies unemployment rate soars, and boy are they jealous of NZ

The Aussie unemployment rate has soared and make a mockery of the attempts of the opposition here to paint New Zealand’s economy as a dog.

Unemployment has jumped to the highest level in more than 10 years, following a surprise fall in jobs growth.

The jobless rate rose to a seasonally adjusted 6.4 per cent from 6 per cent in June, its highest point since August 2002.

The economy lost 300 jobs in July: While 14,500 full-time positions were added, 14,800 part-time jobs disappeared.

The participation rate edged 0.1 per cent higher to 64.8 per cent, which does not explain the jump in the headline unemployment rate.

The Australian dollar plunged more than half a cent from around 93.55 US cents down to 92.96 US cents.

It is the first time since 2007 than Australia’s unemployment rate has been higher than the US, which sits at 6.2 per cent.

“There’s no question, this tells us the labour market is weak,” HSBC chief economist Paul Bloxham said.

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