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Now in its fifth year, the West Projections Festival will again fill the inner-west with light and colour.
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West Gate Tunnel Project, Creating a continuous journey from Werribee to the city with over 14 km of new and upgraded paths.
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Hi FoEC'ers and Friends,
After 20 years as the Member for Melbourne Ports, it is time for the next chapter in my life. It has been a privilege to serve the Melbourne Ports community for such a length of time. The Australians Foreign Editor, Greg Sheridan has wrote an article published on the 5th July about my retirement from 
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Investigators from the Port Phillip Crime Investigation Unit arrested a man following the execution of warrants in Brunswick and Epping this morning (15 August).
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has gone about its annual business of releasing its Worlds Most Liveable City index, the sort of flotsam that matters less to urban planners than hedge-fund managers. The previous seven time winner had been Melbourne, whose supposed ascendancy had been threatened, at points, by Vancouver and Vienna. Now, the Austrian
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Australian cities have been hit hard by severe heatwaves, according to recent research. What can be done to prepare vulnerable groups for the killer temperatures?
Vote here! 3CR is in the running to receive nearly $100,000 to help us retrofit our station for greater accessibility. That means better hand rails, doors, taps, ramps and more to provide better access for everyone. But we need your support! Do you live within 5 kilometres of the station at 21 Smith Street Fitzroy? If you do, youre eligible to vote for us. Our project is part of the Victorian State Governments Pick My Project scheme, and you can jump online and vote for 3CRs Community Radio Accessibility Project now. Its only with your vote, that we can receive this important funding to make our station more accessible. Vote now and tell your friends!
Radioactive sheep shed light on secret nuclear weapons test, https://nypost.com/2018/08/14/radioactive-sheep-shed-light-on-secret-nuclear-weapons-test/ Christopher Carbone, Fox News, August 14, 2018 Newly discovered data from radioactive sheep provides strong evidence that a mysterious double flash detected almost 39 years ago near a remote island group was a nuclear explosion.
Ever since the flash was observed by a US Vela satellite orbiting above Earth in September 1979, theres been speculation that it was produced by a nuclear weapon test by Israel. International researchers in the journal Science & Global Security analyzed previously unpublished results of radiation testing at a US lab of thyroid organs from sheep in southeastern Australia in order to make their determination.
The flash was located in the area of Marion and Prince Edward islands, which are in the South Indian Ocean about halfway between Africa and Antarctica.
A new publication sheds further light on the Vela Incident of 1979, said Professor Nick Wilson of Otago University at Wellington, who highlighted the findings but was not involved with the study itself. [The research] adds to the evidence base that this was an illegal nuclear weapons test, very likely to have been conducted by Israel with assistance from the apartheid regime in South Africa.
Wilson, an epidemiologist and member of the Australia-based Medical Association for the Prevention of War, said the test would have violated the Limited Test Ban Treaty signed in 1963, and urged the United Nations to mount a full inquiry.
The researchers conclude that iodine-131, which is an unstable radioactive form of the element iodine found in the thyroids of some Australian sheep, would be consistent with them having grazed in the path of a potential radioactive fallout plume from a [Sept. 22, 1979] low-yield nuclear test in the Southern Indian Ocean.
Thyroid samples from sheep killed in Melbourne were regularly sent to the US for testing monthly in 1979 but also in the 1950s and 1980s, researchers say.
According to a report in the New Zealand Herald, the sheep had been grazing in an area hit by rain four days after the flash incident was observed, which would have been in...
Police are appealing for witnesses following a hit-run in West Footscray on 11 August.
You wont need to worry too much about Turkey for the time being.
US stocks closed up in overnight trade.
The markets judgement is clear: The bull market continues.
We can draw a similar conclusion for Australia. Despite the headlines, the S&P/ASX 200 still looks strong.
We can thank thermal coal for a good part of that.
Commodities across the board are taking a hit right now.
But shareholders in Whitehaven Coal Ltd [ASX:WHC] probably cant believe their luck. Thermal coal is at its highest Australian dollar price since July 2008.
Demand from Asia for power generation is driving this even as European use declines. And nobody wants to invest in coal anymore many banks wont even consider financing projects.
The Australian reported in April that the Treasury was anticipating a thermal coal price of US$85 in its estimates of company tax receipts.
Currently its just over US$120. If it continues to stay high, its going to pour more money into government coffers.
That could conceivably give Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull more ammunition to prop up his position through infrastructure spending in key electorates.
Thats one reason I dont buy into a real estate collapse scenario.
Here in Melbourne, a Brighton shop just sold for $3.2 million above its reserve.
But that look likes chump change compared to the $100 million a Chinese developer has paid for an apple orchard in Melbournes Wantirna South.
One wonders how the coal-producing regions of Australia are shaping up in terms of property. There must be plenty of money around.
In any case, the current bull market in coal also reveals that theres always opportunity in the share market, even when the overall index doesnt do much or the outlook doesnt appear particularly bullish.
I happen to think the current drawdown in commodities like oil and copper represents a buying opportunity. And Im not alone.
The Australian Financial Review reported yesterday that specialist resource investment firm Terra Capital is looking to raise $300$400 million to help fund its spending plans.
Its not as if the massive Asian market is going anywhere. That places Australia in good stead in the coming years.
A new chapter
The world and markets present opportunities all the time.
Thats one reason Im going to hand over the full Daily Reckoning Australia editorship to my good friend and colleague Shae Russell.
In turn, Ill....
The Human Rights Law Centre believes in a future where human rights are universally understood, upheld and protected. We secure law and policy change that eliminates inequality, abuse and injustice and builds a society grounded in decency, compassion and respect. We are currently recruiting for two people to join our diverse team who have a strong, shared commitment to creating a better, fairer Australia.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Lawyer, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Rights
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and collaborative lawyer to work as part of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples rights team. Our vision is that Australias laws and policies uphold and affirm Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples fundamental rights to equality, dignity and self-determination. Advancing the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is one of our nine key focus areas and is essential to our mission.
This is a 12 month full-time, fixed term position based in Melbourne. (We will consider Sydney also.)
Lawyer, Democratic Freedoms
This position will play a vital role in contributing to all aspects of our democratic rights and freedom work. This work is both responsive and agenda-setting, working closely with Australian civil society to identify and address systemic issues. We are seeking a highly motivated and collaborative individual to join our dynamic team.
This is a full-time, ongoing position based in Sydney.
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The Government had a rare higher education Senate victory this week, passing various amendments to the HELP loan scheme.
These include a series of changes to HELP repayment thresholds. Most of the political attention went to the initial repayment threshold, below which no repayment is required. It will drop from the current $52,000 to just under $46,000 in 2019-20. At that point, debtors will have to repay 1 per cent of their entire income.
In principle, I support this step in the direction of better aligning HELP with other government income support thresholds. This 2016 Grattan report supported a lower initial threshold.
Unfortunately, another key recommendation of that report, of consistent percentage increases between each threshold at which the repayment rate increases, was not strictly followed.
For most of the higher thresholds, each is 6 per cent higher than the one before it. But there is a 15 per cent gap between the first and second thresholds.
Combined with starting the repayment percentage at just 1 per cent, this radically changes the nature of the threshold reform. It is not now something that we can assume will significantly alter HELP doubtful debt.
One intention of the original Grattan proposal was to move debtors more quickly through the repayment rates. This was partly to recover more HELP debt before female full-time labour force participation drops from their late 20s, as shown in chart 1 below.
Chart 1: Female bachelor degree graduate labour force status, 2016
I'm running a coding class at the Newlands Neighbourhood House as a volunteer and I'm looking for advice on how to provide internet for ten laptops, currently the wifi system slows to a crawl when all ten are operating. I'm really stuck and haven't been able to fix the problem.
I think I need help answering the following question.....
What is the best way of boosting the wifi so that all of the laptops can operate on a web based platform?
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By now all Cats would have heard the traumatic news. Melbourne has lost its most liveable status to Vienna. Already we have the excuses:
Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp, pointing to Viennas improved safety rating, conceded security was an area that needed improvement.
Theyve got a very good safety rating, thats one of the areas where we know because weve been discussing it with as well Neil, that we can continue to do better. she told 3AW.
In addition to the generally improved security outlook for western Europe, Vienna benefited from its low crime rate, the surveys editor Roxana Slavcheva said.
One of the subcategories that Vienna does really well in is the prevalence of petty crime Its proven to be one of the safest cities in Europe, she said.
Vienna is a beautiful city and the birthplace of a fine school of economic thought. It also gives me an excuse to play one of my all time favorite songs.
The Economist Intelligence Unit is a British business
providing forecasting and advisory services through research and
analysis, including country, industry and management analyses
world-wide. Plus, as examined in 2016, it has published an annual
Global Liveability Ranking which began in 2004. The Unit
ranks cities for their urban quality of life, based on
assessments across five categories stability, infrastructure,
healthcare and culture, education and environment.
With Melbourne winning the world title for the past seven years, it may come as a surprise to Australians that Vienna for the first time topped the EIUs Global Liveability Index. The 2018 results were as follows: 1. Vienna Austria; 2. Melbourne Australia; 3. Osaka Japan; 4. Calgary Canada; 5. Sydney Australia; 6. Vancouver Canada; 7. Toronto Canada and Tokyo Japan; 9. Copenhagen Denmark and 10. Adelaide Australia.
Read Online This Week in Melbourne: 14 - 20 August 2018 Newsletter | #607 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 14th August 2018 to Monday 20th August 2018 Parma For A Farmer | Victorian Pubs Melbourne Home Show 4x4 Outdoors, Fishing and Boating Expo Chocolate Afternoon Tea Body Worlds Vital Exhibition Melbournes Exclusive Magic Show The Eagles Story Mozart and Donizetti - Melbourne Musicians Maskara - The Ultimate Tribute to the Women of Rock MUST Cabaret Festival West Projections Festival BIG Change for small change Bridal and Honeymoon Showcase Chinese Valentines Day Festival Expo Liaison | Multiversal Festival Glow Winter Arts Festival Hibernate Laneway Festival National Science Week Victorian Fair Trade Festival The Australian Creedence Show and Dinner BABBA - Australias Premier ABBA Show Bach and Vivaldi Concertos Enjoy #Melbourne Parma For A Farmer | Drought Relief Appeal Victorian pubs doing parmas for Rural Aids drought relief. $1 from every plate will be going to help drought-stricken farmers all over the country. --> Victorian Pub List...
The first womens refuge in Melbourne opened in 1974. According to the Womens Liberation Halfway House Collective (WLHHC), the need for a Halfway House had been discussed for a long time in the Womens Liberation Movement, as the Womens Liberation Centre constantly received calls from women needing somewhere to stay for awhile, often in desperate circumstances. In April 1974, a meeting was called to discuss the setting up of a halfway house a halfway point for women between their old lives and new ones.
Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man in relation to a fatal hit-run in South Yarra on 12 August.
Rock legends Def Leppard are gracing our sandy shores this November to perform Hysteria in full, bringing hits like Pour Some Sugar On Me and Love Bites to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.
Hysteria is of course the record that followed the horrific injuries to drummer Rick Allen in a car crash, which cost him his arm and almost his career. Released four years on from Def Leppards third LP Pyromania, the long-awaited follow-up shot straight to #1 around the world, as Allen miraculously taught himself to play one-handed.
We put the call out to our faithful Tone Deaf readers in search of Australias Biggest Def Leppard Fan, hoping for a passionate music fan with a lot of love for Def Leppard. And we most certainly found them. Stuart from the central coast kindly invited us over to ask him all about his love for music, and his incredible collection of vinyl, cassettes, CDs and other memorabilia. Check it out below:
We searched far and wide for someone to bestow this prestigious title upon, and would now like to introduce you to Australia's Biggest Def Leppard Fan, Stuart!
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Detectives from the Missing Persons Squad have today arrested a man as part of the ongoing investigation into the 2003 suspicious disappearance of Brunswick man Nick Falos.
By Ally Foster
In 1966, over 300 children and staff from a Melbourne school reportedly witnessed multiple UFOs silently flying through the sky before landing in a nearby field.
It is the largest mass UFO sighting in Australia, yet hardly anything was reported on it at the time.
Over the years, there have been differing reports about the details of what happened on April 6 at Westall High School, such as people claiming there were three saucerlike objects, while some thought there was just one.
In the 52 years since, there has been wide speculation about what people saw, with some believing it was an alien encounter and others pointing the finger at the government testing new technology.
Throughout all the years of speculation, however, one particularly interesting piece of audio has been greatly overlooked.
An American physicist known for his research into UFOs, Dr. James E. McDonald, conducted an interview with a science teacher from the Westall school, Andrew Greenwood, who witnessed the event.
He then recorded himself describing their meeting and the creepy details Mr. Greenwood gave about his experience. Greenwood told me the UFO was first brought to his attention by a hysterical child who ran into his classroom and told him theres a flying saucer outside, Dr. McDonald said.
He thought this child had become deranged or something so he didnt take any notice, but when the child insisted that this object was in the sky he decided to go out and have a look for himself.
When he went outside, he noticed a group of children looking toward the northeast area of the school grounds and as he approached them he claims he saw a UFO hovering close to the powerline.
Mr. Greenwood described it as a round, silver object about the size of a car with a metal rod sticking up in the air.
According to Dr. McDonald, the teacher then told him five planes came and surrounded the object as more people began gathering to watch the scene before them.
He called it the most amazing flying he had ever seen in his life, Dr. McDonald said.
The planes were doing everything possible to approach the object and he said how they all avoided collision he will never know.
Every time they got too close to the object it would slowly accelerate, then rapidly accelerate and then move away from them and stop. Then they would take off after it again a...
We've had some rain recently, which was a
blessing, but we are still below our average for the year. Inland,
the drought is plaguing the farms...
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On the way home from Greens Bush I spotted a large flock of Yellow-tailed black-cockatoos feeding on pine cone seeds in some large trees and in the paddock below. I occasionally hear them and see a few flying across the roads around the Peninsula but I have not seen so many in a single flock: at least 30. I pulled over and tried to sneak up on them to get a few photos. They were very wary and had a well defined flush zone. I did finally get a few shots.
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