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  • FBI’s Aussie Trump-Russia Tipster Linked to Firm U.S. Intel Chiefs Have Distrusted for Years

    03/07/2018 2:00:36 PM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 06 Mar 2018
    Alexander Downer — the Australian diplomat whose tip to the FBI about a London pub conversation led to the massive probe of allegations of collusions between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia — is himself closely tied to a Chinese firm experts say is deeply involved in espionage against America. Just last month, all six top U.S. intelligence bosses warned Americans against using digital telecommunications equipment produced by Chinese smartphone producer Huawei.
  • Australian diplomat whose tip prompted FBI’s Russia-probe has tie to Clintons

    03/05/2018 4:21:11 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/05/2018 | John Solomon and Alison Spann
    The Australian diplomat whose tip in 2016 prompted the Russia-Trump investigation previously arranged one of the largest foreign donations to Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charitable efforts, documents show. Former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer’s role in securing $25 million in aid from his country to help the Clinton Foundation fight AIDS is chronicled in decade-old government memos archived on the Australian foreign ministry’s website.
  • Australian wives furious over proposal to send sex workers to troops

    12/09/2017 4:01:51 AM PST · by x1stcav · 103 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/7/17 | Kerry Warren
    Jane Taylor* has a lot of things to worry about when her husband is deployed. Will he come home alive? Will her kids see their dad again? But until last month, “Will he slip up and sleep with a taxpayer-funded sex worker?” wasn’t one of them. Like many military wives, Brisbane, Australia, resident Jane was horrified to read Australian army Capt. Sally Williamson recommending prostitutes be sent to the front line to help “relieve stress” in serving troops.
  • 70-year-old Aussie pro-lifer suffers fractured jaw after assault outside abortion facility

    07/03/2015 6:26:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Andrew Smith, Australian correspondent
    ALBURY, Australia, July 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- A retired farmer and Vietnam war veteran has been felled by an unidentified young man outside the Fertility Control Clinic in Albury, New South Wales. The victim, Greg, who is in his seventies was taken by ambulance to Albury Base Hospital where scans revealed a fractured jaw. He also suffered an injury to his back. In video obtained by LifeSiteNews, the younger man is seen approaching the member of the Helpers of God's Precious Infants and assaults him. Greg raises his own arm as a natural act of self-defence and steps back. While...
  • First Australian photography studio to accept bitcoin offers 50% discount

    11/22/2013 8:12:36 AM PST · by Errant · 47 replies
    CoinDesk ^ | October 28, 2013 | Daniel Cawrey
    Looking for photography services in Australia? Customers willing to pay via bitcoin to Seagull Photography in Waitara, New South Wales, which is just outside of Sydney, can get a bargain. Anyone in need of a photographer that pays 1 BTC to the studio will receive an AU$400 voucher. Based on the current bitcoin price in Australian dollars, that’s a 50% discount for using bitcoin. And it is cumbersome Australian banking processes that influenced Seagull’s decision to promote bitcoin, says Mohammad Soltani, who helps his wife Azam Vahabzadeh with the technical side of the photography studio. “It takes one full business...
  • Most skilled migrants from India

    07/20/2012 10:57:21 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 3 replies
    The Observer ^ | 19 July, 2012 | The Observer
    INDIA is now Australia's largest source of skilled permanent migrants, with more than 29,000 Indians moving to Australia in 2011-12, a report released on Thursday reveals. The annual Migration Report reveals almost 185,000 people migrated to Australia in the 2011-12 financial year. Of these, a large contingent was destined for regional areas, with 16,741 people moving to Australia under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme. More than 23% of those regional sponsored migrants moved to Western Australia. Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said while the government's first priority was always finding jobs for Australia, the skilled migration program was helping fill the...
  • This Woman Just Doubled Her Worth ... to $20B

    01/27/2012 8:12:47 PM PST · by Dysart · 18 replies ^ | 1-21-2012 | John johnson
    Smart Company has been keeping an eye on Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart, and it predicted last year that she might well end up being the world's richest person someday. If she keeps having weeks like this one, don't count her out. Her wealth doubled from $10 billion to $20 billion, according to the website, thanks to a South Korean company buying a stake in one of her mines.
  • Why the long face?

    01/03/2011 1:34:35 PM PST · by steveo · 10 replies
    Northwest Territory News - Darwin Australia ^ | January 4th, 2011 | JUSTIN O'BRIEN
    BAR staff at the Humpty Doo Hotel got a surprise on New Year's Eve when a patron rode a horse into the pub and ordered a beer. Riding bareback and wearing no more than shorts and a pair of thongs, Trevor Yeend steered horse Elvis through the crowd and went straight for the bar. The 48-year-old jockey said it was easier to ride to the bar than walk. "I think people were a bit stunned," he said. "But it was just another night at the Humpty Doo pub I guess." Newsbreaker Dave Grant snapped a photo of Mr Yeend and...
  • Aussie dollar breaks the buck as Australia, India fight Fed with 'quantitative tightening'

    11/02/2010 2:43:25 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/2/2010 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Australia's dollar has blasted through parity against the US dollar after the country raised interest rates a quarter point to 4.75pc to fight inflation. The long-awaited moment of "triple parity" seems imminent. The Swiss franc is already worth more than a greenback, and the Canadian dollar is seemingly poised to break through as well. The surging "Aussie" - widely seen as a play on the China growth story and used by traders as a proxy for the Chinese yuan - captures the shift in the world's economic centre of gravity to the Pacific region. The currency was worth half a...
  • Cover up for pool event during next year's Ramadan ( Islamization of Australia Continues...)

    09/15/2010 5:37:29 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 28 replies
    The Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | September 13, 2010 | Padraic Murphy
    FAMILIES are being ordered to cover up before attending a public event to avoid offending Muslims during next year's Ramadan. VCAT has approved a ban on uncovered shoulders and thighs for a community event to be held at the Dandenong Oasis, a municipal pool. "Participants aged 10 and over must ensure their bodies are covered from waist to knee and the entire torso extending to the upper arms," a request by Dandenong City Council and the YMCA states in an exemption application to the Equal Opportunities Act. "Participants must not wear transparent clothing." The request has been approved by VCAT...
  • Aussie troops may face court martial

    08/27/2010 11:00:47 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/26/10
    SYDNEY, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A military prosecutor says she may pursue charges against several Australian troops in a raid in Afghanistan last year in which five children died. Brig. Lyn McDade, the director of military prosecutions, says she is considering the unprecedented step of charging several Defense Force commandos, a move that has infuriated senior officers, The Sydney Morning Herald reported Thursday. Australia's Chief of Army Lt. Gen. Ken Gillespie and other commanders have expressed concern in writing, the newspaper said. Of about 30 personnel involved in the raid, only a few appear likely to face court martial, including...
  • Canadian Nuke Scientist Vanishes With 'Absolutely No Trace'

    02/23/2010 4:33:49 AM PST · by Doogle · 8 replies · 609+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | updated 02/23/10 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Canadian nuclear scientist who has not been seen for more than a month has simply vanished, leaving "absolutely no trace at all," police say. Lachlan Cranswick, 41, a physicist from the Chalk River Laboratories nuclear facility in Ottawa, was last seen on Jan. 18, when he left his job and boarded a bus to Deep River, his hometown along the Ottawa River with a population of roughly 4,300. Later that day, or possibly the next morning, Cranswick took out the garbage -- and the single man described as a meticulous loner has not been seen since.
  • Sudden disappearance of Deep River scientist mystifies colleagues

    02/21/2010 3:24:50 PM PST · by hennie pennie · 331 replies · 5,189+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | February 21, 2010 | Canada East Interactive Staff
    TORONTO - There are still no leads in the case of an eastern Ontario scientist who disappeared without a trace last month, leaving his colleagues mystified. Lachlan Cranswick hasn't been seen since Jan. 18, when he left work at the National Research Council's Canadian Neutron Beam Centre in Chalk River, northwest of Ottawa. His nearby Deep River house was reportedly left unlocked and his car was in the garage. His wallet, keys and passport have all been accounted for......
  • Women's panties get sexier! [Actual Title]

    01/27/2010 9:16:52 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 19 replies · 2,497+ views
    ANI ^ | 27 Jan 2010 | ANI
    It looks like big bums are the in thing in Australia at the moment, with flat bottomed women buying up padded underwear to enhance their backsides. Jenny Tew, who designs and sells the garments from her lingerie shop in Cabramatta, said the padded undies are doing a brisk sale. “They’re very popular. Everyone who walks past and sees it buys it, especially skinny people and Asian people because most of us have flat bums,” the Daily Telegraph quoted the Kimarie shop owner as saying. “We don’t sell many to European women because they’ve got big bums already,” she stated. Tew,...
  • I Like Guns

    12/23/2009 6:07:33 PM PST · by Flavius · 5 replies · 633+ views
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  • Aussie scientists find coconut-carrying octopus (first evidence of tool use in an invertebrate?)

    12/15/2009 9:07:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 2,453+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/09 | Kristen Gelineau - ap
    SYDNEY – Australian scientists have discovered an octopus in Indonesia that collects coconut shells for shelter — unusually sophisticated behavior that the researchers believe is the first evidence of tool use in an invertebrate animal. The scientists filmed the veined octopus, Amphioctopus marginatus, selecting halved coconut shells from the sea floor, emptying them out, carrying them under their bodies up to 65 feet (20 meters), and assembling two shells together to make a spherical hiding spot. Julian Finn and Mark Norman of Museum Victoria in Melbourne observed the odd activity in four of the creatures during a series of dive...
  • Facebook rescue highlights 'ongoing struggle'

    09/08/2009 5:34:56 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 13 replies · 606+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | September 8, 2009 | Clayton Bloom
    An academic says public education campaigns need a rethink after two girls used Facebook to alert people that they were stuck down a stormwater drain. The 10 and 12-year-old girls updated a Facebook status to say they were lost in an Adelaide drain, and a young friend called for help on their behalf. Glenn Benham from the Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) says it is concerning the girls raised the alert on the social networking site instead of calling 000. "If they were able to access Facebook from their mobile phones they could have called 000, so the point being they...
  • Defence names eighth Australian to die in Afghanistan as Gregory Michael Sher

    01/06/2009 4:32:19 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies · 287+ views
    The Australian ^ | 7th January 2009 | Sam Maiden and Lex Hall
    THE family of Private Greg Sher, the latest Australian soldier killed in Afghanistan, have described him as a quiet acheiver who always got the job done. Private Greg Sher's family has paid tribute to his committed determination. The Defence Department last night named 30-year-old Private Sher, whose name was initially withheld at the request of his family, after he was killed by Taliban insurgents during a rocket attack on a forward base in Oruzgan province in southeastern Afghanistan on Sunday. The Jewish soldier was a member of the Sydney-based 1st Commando Regiment and at the time of the attack was...
  • Aussie teen arrested over house party gone wrong (turning into global cult figure?)

    01/15/2008 8:37:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 320+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/15/08 | AFP
    SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian teenager who held a wild house party which ended with police calling in air support was Wednesday arrested over the incident, which is beginning to turn him into global cult figure. Sixteen-year-old Corey Delaney had refused to return to his parent's two-storey home in the Melbourne suburb of Narre Warren since the party he advertised on the Internet descended into mayhem on Saturday night. Some 500 people turned up for the event and after neighbours called in the authorities, police cars and neighbours' property were damaged and 30 officers, a helicopter and the dog squad...
  • Flap over Aussie golf club's plan to shoot ducks (Warringah GC seeks to cull native wood ducks)

    11/20/2007 7:27:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 80+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/20/07 | AFP
    SYDNEY (AFP) - Animal lovers in Australia have cried foul over a Sydney golf club's plan to cull native wood ducks living on its course, it was reported Tuesday. The plan by Sydney's Warringah Golf Club to kill the ducks because they are ripping up its greens led to vandalism and threats against the course, local media reported. The club opted to hire a marksman to shoot its duck population after other deterrents, such as cat-like objects and rubber snakes, failed to work. But protesters dug up some of the greens in the dead of night over the weekend and...