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Fourteen activists will appear in Bowen Magistrates Court today to face charges relating to the ongoing Stop Adani campaign.
The charges arise from four actions during the month of January, two of which shut down operations at Adani-owned Abbot Point Port for extended periods. Two further actions took place on the Aurizon-owned railway, which connects existing mines to the port. Trains were prevented from delivering coal for several hours each time.
The 14 collectively face charges of trespass, interference with a railway, interference with a port, and contravening a direction or requirement.
The accused range in age and background from Cairns local, 74-year-old ex-serviceman Jeff Cantor, to 23-year-old youth worker Nathan Bernfield from Sydney. The 14 are united in their reasons for taking direct action to stop the controversial Adani project.
Nicholas Avery, accused of locking onto a conveyor belt at the port, said We are at a crisis point when it comes to the climate and Australias relationship with coal. We have exhausted every other avenue of protest and it is our governments inaction which has pushed us to this point. This is not something we take lightly, but the Galilee Basin simply cannot be mined.
Coal mining is not the answer to regional Australias problems said Lilli Barto, who allegedly blocked the railway by locking onto a concrete barrel.
We know that renewables create more jobs per dollar invested, so if this were about jobs and looking after the regions the government would be encouraging solar and wind, creating safer jobs in an industry that is growing, and not creating more communities vulnerable to the violent swings of commodity prices on global markets. We did this for the climate, for the reef, for the future, for everyone, she said.
1810 - In court evidence, botanist George Caley (Kaley) says he saw Tedbury remove a lead bullet from his mouth. Luttrell, who claims he thought Tedbury had speared his sister, is acquitted. Writing in later years, John Macarthur Junior thinks Tedbury died a year or two afterwards from the effects of his wounds.
1827 - Sydney's general street lighting was turned on for the first time....and the populace said,
"Oh, goody, I can see the rabid kangaroos coming for me this time,".
1828 - Charles Connor was Hanged at Sydney for burglary from the house of James Mackenzie at Windsor.
1829 - There was a report of Bushrangers at Illawarra.
1852 - Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens was pupped. Youngest and favourite son of author Charles Dickens, Eddie upped sticks and parked himself on Aussie soil with another brother Alfred. Edward became well-known in the Aussie wool industry and a politician.
1856 - You can stop dressing up like dear old Ned when casting your vote - the Victorian Electoral Bill was passed with the breakfast prunes to allow for a secret ballot!
1860 - The first hotelkeeper's licence for the Overland Corner Hotel, South Oz, was granted to William Brand on this day.
1865 - On the steep and narrow road from Araluen to Majors Creek Ben Hall and Johnny Gilbert, with the assistance of Tom Clarke, attempted to hold up the Araluen Gold Escort.They shot at the guards, Constable Kelly, who was shot in the shoulder and Constable Byrne , who was shot in the foot but they were outflanked by the remaining two troopers and were forced to flee from the scene.
1866 - Female reported that she had been with bushranger Thunderbolt for ten months engaged to assist Mary Ann Bugg during her confinement and that Thunderbolt had kept her with them since then, tied up, that she had escaped from their camp near the headwaters of the Little Manning River on this day.
1877 - The railway line from Winchelsea to Birregurra (Vic) was opened.
1884 - Don't start throwing the rice and confetti just yet - Daisy Bates got hitched to Breaker Morant but she soon kicked him to the kerb after he "forgot" to pay for the wedding and nicked some oinkers and a saddle.
1885 - The first Employers' Union was established in Melbourne.
1892 - Constable Arthur William Brown, Victoria Police; Constable Brown was walking in Williamson Street, Bendigo when he was unexpectedly struck in the mouth by a man called David Storey. Such was the violence of the blow, that Brown fell and struck his head on the stone water channel. His skull was fractured and he died as a result of the injury.
1958 - The last ever Aussie-built steam train went to work on the Brisvegas network.
American ratings agency Standard and Poor's (S&P) has been accused of deliberately weakening its risk assessment criteria to prop up the ratings of some debt products ahead of the 2008 economic crisis. S&P is being sued for at least $150 million by two local governments and two pension funds in Australia, Reuters reports. The claimants say they lost money on synthetic collateralized debt obligations (SCDOs) in the aftermath of the financial crisis, triggered by bad mortgage loans in the United States. They accuse the ratings agency of "flawed" assessments of these instruments. "As a result of these various flaws the ratings assigned were false, misleading and the applicants suffered large losses when the claimed SCDOs defaulted," Noel Hutley, barrister representing the councils told the Federal Court in Sydney, as quoted by Reuters. If the agency is found guilty of weakening its criteria, it is likely to face lawsuits from other investors.
I am currently on a one-year Working Holiday Visa that allows me to work for up to six months with a single employer in Australia. I will accept any and all positions.
The Italian Restaurant / July 10 July 11
When a restaurant has a banner across their storefront that reads Best thin crust pizza in South Yarra Dave, you bloody well know it must be good. Unfortunately, when the chef demanded I tell the woman who received raw chicken in her meal he would not be giving her a refund, and she could either eat it or he would make her another one, I knew it was time to get out.
The Company that Sold Major Appliances for Campervans / July 20 July 31
Didnt realise this was even a thing until I stepped into this office.
The Staffing Agency / Aug 20 Nov 30
One of my longer positions. I actually got the opportunity to make some friends and I almost made it to the holiday party.
My list of duties included creating a resume for the Directors son, who seemed to be somewhat of an underachiever, and giving the Directors shirt and pants a weekly size check, so presumably he could order more? Still not quite sure of the reason.
The Modern Office in the City Centre (No Idea What They Did) / Dec 12 Dec 12
I was left entirely alone in the office and was asked to answer the phones while everyone attended the holiday party but not before someone had the opportunity to complain about the odour of my lunch. I genuinely didnt realise parmesan cheese smelled so bad when it was put in a microwave.
The Hearing-Aid Office / Jan 15 Jan 16
My instructions were simple. Answer the phone and book people in for appointments. Make sure to get their personal details if they arent already in the system. What I thought would be an easy days work went something like this:
Me: Hi, thank you for calling . How may I help
Patient: Yes, I would like to make an appointment for next week to get a new hearing aid.
The experiences allegedly inflicted upon young boys at a former Sydney boys home were nothing short of horrific, police said while revealing the first arrest of their investigation.
Police say 80 alleged victims have come forward about historical child sex abuse at the Daruk Training School in Penrith in the late 1970s.
Most of the men were aged between 10 and 14 at the time of the alleged abuse.
Police today announced the arrest of a 67-year-old man in Jindalee, Queensland, who has been extradited and charged with 19 offences.
Detective Sergeant Ben Hallam said the evidence already gathered showed the extent of the alleged abuse.
The briefings I have been provided over the past 18 months shows experiences that these young boys had at the time was nothing short of horrific, he said.
Some of these victims have been dealing with their experiences for many years, they havent ever found a way to tell even family or friends what they have experienced.
Police are now asking more victims to come forward and speak up.
This is the time, Detective Sergeant Hallam said.
We understand your experience may have been traumatic, you may have had a chequered past or you may have had ad...
Hashshashin are a four piece heavy psychedelic act from Sydney who incorporate middle eastern sounds.
Bouzouki player Lachlan Dale joined Libby Noble for a discussion about the formation of Hashshashin, the recording of their album and live album and how world travel has helped him to develop a penchant for exotic instruments.
Recently the New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, visited Sydney for meetings with the Australian Government. Ardern is the leader of the NZ Labour Party who managed a come from behind victory in their 2017 national election. While Ardern was here she commented that she would struggle if she was operating in the Australian political
This week sees the start of a new series of Sydney By Design with Ed Lippmann and he has called this series Loved and Unloved, where we will address heritage issues. Part 1 at 10:40 is an introduction to the series, defining what the heritage issues are: do we pull down, do we keep, what parts do we keep and how do we keep them?
My special guest at 11:00 am is Ilana Chaffey, who is a researcher at Nobles, which specialises in coins and stamps. Currently, if you look in their window, youll see a number of obviously historic helmets, to be sold in a militaria auction. Ilana was the researcher for the helmets and she recorded a conversation with me about the background and history of some of the headgear. One example is the picture here. It is 17th (Duke of Cambridges Own) Lancers officers czapka, pre 1902. They are dress hats; specifically used by lancer regiments (cavalry officers), who had high status within the army hierarchy. The 17th Lancers have a storied history, notably during the 1800s (when this hat was likely to have been worn) they were involved in the Indian rebellion and the Anglo-Zulu war, and the Second Boer War.
Music today is all about hats.
Do keep me company!
THE City of Ryde will take action to fight local youth unemployment, which has left more than one in ten school leavers out of work. [more]
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In the 1980s and 1990s, a vibrant environmental movement took the fight to the government to save some of NSWs most iconic forests. The price for that fight is the same today, but with logging growing, the stakes are even higher. Mick Daley looks back on almost four decades of activism, and whats needed today.
25 years ago, early on 18 November 1992 a group of some 30 activists invaded the NSW Forestry Commissions head office in Pennant Hills, Sydney. A film crew documented the five-hour drama that followed.
Calling themselves the Peoples Commission for Forests, they barricaded themselves into the building while spokesman John Corkill briefed journalists on the Commissioners phone.
This is a political action against an agency that cannot comply with law, that is running at multi-million dollar losses. We are taking this action to throw a stark spotlight on what has been going on for far too long.
While police, media and emergency services surrounded the building, from the rooftop activists strung a banner that read Under New Management. Sipping liberated coffee, other protestors faxed a new Forestry Charter with seven directives for sustainable forest management to regional Forestry offices on the Commissioners letterhead.
These feral activists had come directly from blockades in northern NSW, where old-growth logging and industrial erosion was annihilating ancient forests.
Their occupation was a pivotal point in a 14-year environmental campaign which (eventually) brought down a State government and saved countless endangered species as well as massive swathes of NSW forest by 2003.
It earned the activists fines ranging up to $1,000 and condemnation as terrorists in Parliament. If theyd attempted such a feat today it could have seen them charged under terrorism laws and thrown in jail.
Things have changed in the political landscape, as well as in the forest. In NSW, successive governments have rolled back environmental protections, new laws prevent activists from intervening in suspect logging operations and regulatory systems appear to be failing.
Yet while protests against the Adani mine, coal seam gas and other movements indicate growing public consternation over global warming, the importance of healthy forests in mitigating against climate change has, it seems, been overlooked.
New land clearing and logging laws are once again destroying NSW forests at an alarming rate. And this time around it seems that breaking the law is the only way to stop them.
A KEY scene from the 1992 occupation video shows activist/police liaison Aidan Ricketts inviting Inspector Collings into the building, to ask the two remaining Forestry staffers if theyd had been...
By Dr. Mercola
If you've heard about omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, you may be aware that while they're essential human nutrients, consuming too much omega-6s and not enough omega-3s can raise your risk of developing heart disease, obesity and diabetes. The trouble is, the majority of Americans eat 10 to 15 times the amount of omega-6s compared to what they eat in omega-3s.
According to a recent study1 published in Food Science & Nutrition, cows fed a diet based on 100 percent organic grass and legumes produce milk with more omega-3 and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA, another extraordinarily heart-healthy fatty acid), which provides a substantially healthier balance of fatty acids. The improved fatty acid profile in grass fed organic milk and dairy products brings the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio to a near 1-to-1, compared to 5.7-to-1 in conventional whole milk.
Studies have previously determined that eating organic beef or dairy lowers omega-6 intakes and at the same time increases omega-3 intakes as well as CLA, another extraordinarily heart-healthy fatty acid. Collaborative clinical studies conducted in four countries, including the U.S., have concluded that cows on a 100 percent organic grass- and legume-based diet produce milk with higher omega-3 and CLA levels, which makes for more balanced levels of fatty acids.
Undertaken at Newcastle University in England, Southern Cross University in Linsmore, NSW Australia, the University of Minnesota and Johns Hopkins University, the studies further indicated that the superior fatty acid profile in grass fed organic milk and dairy products, which the researchers refer to as "grassmilk," is far preferable to the ratio of fatty acids found in conventional whole milk. Science Daily noted other benefits:
"Daily consumption of grassmilk dairy products could potentially improve U.S. health trends. In addition to the well-established metabolic and cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fatty acids and CLA, there are additional benefits for pregnant and lactating women, infants, and children.
Various forms of omega-3 fatty acids play critical roles in the development of eyes, the brain, and the nervous system. Adequate omega-3 intakes can also slow the loss of cognitive function among the elderly."2...
A representative of the NSW Police Force appeared before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal last week, as part of an ongoing battle over a freedom of information request lodged 18 months ago. In October 2016, Greens MP David Shoebridge filed a freedom of information request with the states police force, requesting briefing documents prepared by police
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The lead up to the inaugural Jumanji Festival hasnt exactly been smooth, with organizers garnering a fair amount of criticism for its all-male lineup. Now, as reported by Music Feeds, the festival has faced a number of arrests for fence jumping and drug-related offenses.
Headlined by hip hop superstars Lil Wayne, Tyga and more, the festival took place in Sydneys Parramatta Park on Saturday, March 10, attracting just over 6000 punters.
NSW Police have confirmed that 71 people were caught fence-jumping, with 44 refused entry. Nine people were also removed from the festival grounds for aggressive or antisocial behaviour.
Medics took care of 99 medical issues, with two punters being transported to hospital, while 20 people were charged with drug offenses within the festival.
The Victorian leg also faced a number of drug offenses, with a 19-year-old man being charged with the possession and trafficking of drugs, possessing the proceeds of crime, handling stolen goods and resisting police.
Two police officers were also injured while making arrests, including a 27-year-old man was also arrested and charged with possessing drugs and resisting arrest.
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The ALPs on-again off-again position on the Carmichael mega-mine is entirely consistent with the partys recent history, writes Michael Brull*.
Lately, there has been increasing media coverage about Bill Shortens changing positions on the proposed Adani megamine in Queensland. The Liberals have spun this position as a total flip-flop, supporting the mine, then opposing it.
In fact, Shorten is so unprincipled, his supposed flip-flop has seen him going from saying that if the Adani mine stacks up hell support it, to now saying that if the mine doesnt stack up he wont support it. And he thinks it doesnt at this moment. But in both cases, hes not committing either way. When he supposedly supported Adani, he said hed welcome the jobs it would bring (if the project stacked up). Now that he supposedly opposes Adani, he promises he wont tear up contracts, and otherwise do what he can to actually stop Adani.
Adani has welcomed Labors commitment.
Other ALP members have shown a similar unwillingness to just oppose Adani. Labor heavyweight and possible future leader Anthony Albanese got out to criticise calls for a Labor government to kill the project. He has previously responded to activists by saying when will you people fuck off?Labors Anthony Albanese.
Stop Adani Sydney is presently on week four of picketing his office on Monday mornings. They note he voted against stopping Adanis mine in August last year, and voted for changes to native title in June that helped Adani defeat challenges from traditional owners.
Tanya Plibersek, the...
From all the entries that were submitted for the 2018 Americana Music Prize of Australia, the panel have whittled down the list to the fifteen finalists who are in with a chance to win a $10,000 prize pack. The joint initiative between esteemed country musician Shane Nicholson, the Forbes Street Studios and Lost Highway Australia,
After a run of kickarse noodle soup at Chinatown's revered Noodle Pot, we tell Noodle Pot boss dude that his soups are among the best in town. Noodle Pot boss dude looks bewildered and says "but haven't you tried the restaurant around the corner? It's northern style..." So here we are at Chinatown Noodle Restaurant. At least we think this is the place he meant. There's a two or three
Image Courtesy of Missy Higgins If youve been anywhere near a radio recently youve no doubt heard Missy Higgins catchy new single Futon Couch. This is the first taster of Higgins upcoming fifth studio album Solastalgia, due in on the 4th May, and a definite evolution of her sound. Futon Couch also has a new 
By Ugur Nedim and Zeb Holmes Under sections 21 and 36 of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2001, police officers in NSW are prohibited from searching individuals, their personal items or their vehicles without a warrant unless they have a suspicion on reasonable grounds that: (a) the person or vehicle have something stolen
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Anyone living in an apartment block has probably noticed the increasing numbers of strangers with rolling suitcases who are obviously staying in Airbnb accommodation. Living in a Toowong apartment tower, I am frequently having to help short-term visitors find their way to Toowong Village. Hence I am delighted to publish this guest post from my friend and colleague Dr Stephen Thornton, Principal of BG Economics, on the increasingly important issue of Airbnb in strata. Views expressed are Stephens and should not necessarily be attributed to me. GT
Will 2018 be the year for Airbnb certainty in strata?
by Dr Stephen Thornton
Queensland should finally be getting some significant changes to strata law this year, 4.5 years after the former Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie announced that the QUT Commercial and Property Law Research Centre would undertake a property law review. To be fair, it is a big job. QUT have conducted the review in stages with a number of final recommendations reports having been completed and handed to the government.
However, one of the major contemporary policy issues in strata, how to respond to peer-to-peer short-term rental disruptors like Airbnb, was not part of the review. Having only been in operation for five years, the Californian company did not appear on the policy radar when the review was being considered.
I wrote about the benefits of providing a legislative green light to strata owners in this space last year (here) citing the Deloitte Access Economics report Economic Effects of Airbnb in Australia: Queensland in which they estimated that Airbnb guest expenditure is associated with $217.4 million in value add to the Queensland economy, and supports 2,115 FTE jobs across the state.
Just recently, MadeComfy, a short-term rental management company, used data from a commissioned 2017 study by economics and policy consultancy ACIL Allen and combined it with its own data. MadeComfy reportedly found short-term rental (STR) average weekly revenue outperformed the long-term rental (LTR) average in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, with the Queensland capital registering an LTR average of $370 for apartments and....
Jane Fitzgerald Jane Fitzgerald is Executive Director of the New South Wales Division of the Property Council of Australia, leading the advocacy agenda at a time of enormous investment and change in the sector. Prior to her appointment, Jane was a senior executive with the Commonwealth Attorney-Generals Department and, amongst...
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1773 - Tobias Furneaux, second in command on Cook's second jaunt
to the Pacific, was so impressed with Adventure Bay in Tassie that
he parked his boat there for 5 days where he explored the bright
lights and big city had the rigging overhauled, and wood and water
1827 - William Leddington was Hanged at Sydney for piracy on the brig Wellington at Norfolk Island.
1827 - James Smith was Hanged at Sydney for piracy on the brig Wellington at Norfolk Island.
1827 - John Edwards was Hanged at Sydney for piracy on the brig Wellington at Norfolk Island.
1827 -Richard Johnson wasHanged at Sydney for piracy on the brig Wellington at Norfolk Island.
1827 - Edward Coulthurst wasHanged at Sydney for piracy on the brig Wellington at Norfolk Island.
1842 - First issue of Launceston Examiner.
1853 - William Wright was Hanged outside Adelaide Gaol for a murder committed at East Wellington.
1868 - We know what Henry James O'Farrell was up to on this day as he so thoughtfully made his mark in history for future historians by attempting to assassinate the 2nd male pup of Queen Vicky, Prince Alfred, as he swanned about a picnic at Clontarf in Sydney.
The prince fully recovered from the shooting but, alas, the deemed insane O'Farrell failed to recover from the hangman's noose.
1877 - The Main South Railway Line (NSW) was opened in all its glory.
1883 - Murrumgunarriman, known as Twopenny, who was a member of the famous Aboriginal Cricket Team of 1868, passed away.
1885 - Const 1/C John Mitchell, NSW Police, was shot by an escaping prisoner.
1903 - Constable John Hamley, WA Police, drowned at Roebourne.
1904 - Australia's first car race was held near current-day Sandown Park, Victoria, with Harley Tarrant rocketing across the line to the chequered flag in a twin cylinder car he built himself with the top engine pulling power of 8hp.
1906 - John Kelly (King) brother of Ned Kelly, regimental number 880, became a probationary constable in the WA Police Force.
1913 - Canberra was christened before it was actually built, with Mrs. Governor- General Lady Denman unveiling the foundation stones and the secretly-held moniker for our nations capital.
1916 - A Model T Ford left Glenelg, with five adults, three children and a pile of luggage, bound for Birdsville. The driver was Joseph Kelly, an employee of Ford agents Duncan and Fraser, who undertook to drive the owner, Jack Gaffney, licensee of the Birdsville hotel, and his family, in the new vehicle up the notorious Birdsville track.
After 1200 tortuous kilometres, they reached Birdsville.
The only problem with the car was one puncture...
Photo by Jack Thepsourinthone
Fierce Woollongong three-piece SOOK have had it with the modern female experience.
I wish youd choke me harder so I could die and get away from you sings the belligerent vocals of front woman Macayla Schwartz. Its her stage presence and unapologetic prose, drawn from late night jams, combined with the familiar punk guitar and bass arrangements from Cheyne Howard and Sarah Stuart that brings this trio together on their debut single, Im Not Your Woman.
These women dont care to be your fantasy, sex toy or lover. No doubt inspired by some of their favourite feminist figures and their guitar lines, Sonic Youth and Bikini Kill, their brazen lyrics and honesty pokes fun at the idea of being soft, timid or easily upset (a sook). Instead they call out the presumptuous and chauvinistic men of their past. Its this attitude that have seen the band at the front for support slots with Good Boy, Scumdrops and Horror My Friend.
But what makes SOOK so much more than a punk feminist anthem, to one of leading voices behind the reinvented Australian DIY punk scene, is how hard they go for both their local and female communities. Howard, Stuart and Schwartz spearheaded their own boutique festival SOOKFEST and have curated an upcoming all female talent showcase, GIRLS IN GONG. Combine this with a recent signing to indie Sydney label White Lodge Records and an upcoming EP, SOOK are full of promise.
Get acquaintanced with the band who arent your wet wild women below.
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The first time I saw/heard Grace Jones was on ABC-TVs Countdown, when they played the video clip for Walking In The Rain. I remember going to school the next day, and there was much hilarity and joking among my 16 year old school mates about her. In a country town, where Midnight Oil and Cold 
Though I cant be sure of the exact date, it was sometime in February 1988 (thirty years ago) when I got my first full time paid job in radio, working at 2WEB, Bourke. Prior to that, I was a volunteer at 2NCR-FM, Lismore (since 1978), and worked as the phone answerer for Saturday nights requests 
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SIZZLE 2018 presents art music to pop music and everything in between featuring the virtuosic musicians from Ensemble Offspring who are champions of adventurous new music. Based in Sydney, these acclaimed eclectic musicians present music from seminal chamber work to free improvisation, alongside the creation of striking interdisciplinary productions which embrace open-minded music making of all forms. Ensemble Offspring is committed to exploring new ways of making music, engaging audiences and pushing the boundaries of what music can be. This years SIZZLE event features a core-lineup of Sydneys most well-regarded musicians- Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes (percussion); Jason Noble (clarinet); Lamorna Nightingale (flute); Blair Harris (cello); Veronique Serret (violin); Bree van Reyk (drum kit & percussion); and Zubin Kanga (piano). As well as two driving forces in Sydneys music scene -Satsuki Odamuras Koto Ensemble and Alice Chance with her new work, The Audience Choir, where the line between audience member and performer is not just blurred but erased completely. Also performing at SIZZLE this year is Elizabeth Jigalin with Sound Parcels; Georgina Oakes, Hatched Academy Associate Artist (clarinet); James Wannan (viola); Brodie McAllister (trombone); and Sonya Lifschitz (keyboard).
Clarinettist, Jason Noble, is my guest today.
Ensemble Offspring SIZZLE
Sunday 29 April 2018 at 3.00PM
Petersham Bowling Club, 77 Brighton St, Petersham
More Info: ensembl...
On the agenda for this months ARAG meeting:
The meeting will be at:
7pm, Wednesday 14 March
Alexandria Town Hall,
73 Garden St, Alexandria
Look at trees in the Riverina and you see history in the
I've posted about scarred trees (click on the "scar tree" tag at the bottom of this post) but here I'd like to look at the trunks ringbarked by Europeans in the late Nineteenth Century.
There are many examples to be found of trees that have overcome this practice.
NRL star Jarryd Hayne could have a protracted and complicated legal battle ahead of him, now that civil proceedings have been filed in Californias Supreme Court, by a woman accusing him of sexual assault. He said, she said Hayne met the woman, known only as Ms V, at a bar in California in December 2015
By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim Police in the Northern Rivers on the Far North Coast of NSW are considering whether to press charges against a man who reported his cannabis stash being stolen. Nimbin Police Station took the call from a local man who reported returning home to find a man leaving his house.
1813 - The first cattle fair was held, no doubt starring
someone's mother in law, at Parramatta NSW.
1843 - Scratching about in the dirt during a brief 5 min break, tin was discovered near Beechworth in Victoria.
1845 - The first Maori War took place, with British troops sent from Australia over to NZ's North Island to suppress an uprising by the Maori's against European settlers breaches of the Waitangi Treaty.
1848 - The Savings Bank of South Australia opened its doors in rented premises in Gawler Place on this day.
1857 - William Twigham (or Twiggem, alias Lexton) was Hanged at Melbourne Gaol for the murder of Sergeant Bernard McNally at the Cathcart Diggings, near Ararat.
1862 - John Seaver was Hanged at Adelaide Gaol for the murder of Richard Pettinger at Adelaide.
1871 - WA's first ever railway which tottled from Busselton to Yonganup was opened by a private timber company (it was dobbin-powered until August of that year).
1871 - The Overland Telegraph Party, having grown tired of square dancing their way across the desert, tripped over a spot now known as Alice Springs.
1873 - Samuel Wright was Hanged at Castlemaine for the attempted murder of a man Named Hagan (or Hogan) at Dead Horse Flat, near Eaglehawk.
1892 - Nasty piece of work Frederick Deeming was arrested at Southern Cross - the Westralian town, not the Melbourne train station - for murder most foul. Google the creature as his deeds are not fit for decent folk.
1914 - Joseph Belbin was Hanged at Campbell Street Gaol for the murder of Margaret Ledwell at Deloraine.
1940 - Coalminers spat the dummy and went on strike for higher wages and shorter working hours; as it was during a war this brewed not a little resentment and ill-will. The strike wasn't sorted out until May.
1942 - Everyone over the age of 16 excitingly got to be registered and to carry ID cards.
1957 - The Aleutian Islands sent forth a tsunami that was felt along the coastline of NSW.
1961 - Monash Uni, in Melbourne and named after soldier and engineer Sir John Monash, was officially opened with a red ribbon, scissors and a bottle of champers flung against its side by Vic Premier Sir Henry Bolte.
1969 - Division 4, a cop drama set in Melbourne, arrested the viewing audience when it debuted on the idiot box today.
1972 - The Womenss Right March in Sydney, with support from the Sydney Gay Liberation.
1980 - A Summer Offensive event, a forum Gays in our schools was held at Federation House. The booklet Young, Gay and Proud was discussed.
1983 - Bob Hawke tried on the crown as the 23rd Prime Minister of Oz.
Australian airline Qantas has instructed staff to no longer use phrases like "guys," "mum and dad," "husband" and "wife." The new rules also advise male crew members not to "manterrupt." The airline issued the instructions to its 30,000 employees via an information pack sent to staff as part of its 'Spirit of Inclusion Month.' The pack advised staff to refrain from using potentially offensive terms like "husband" and "wife" because they "can reinforce the idea that people are always in heterosexual relationships," according to Sydney's Daily Telegraph. "[A]lways referring to 'mum and dad' can make many families feel excluded - both same-sex couples and single-parent families... Words like 'love,' 'honey' or 'darling,' even when used as terms of endearment, often offend. In the workplace, it is best to avoid these sorts of words."
SCK CHX are a Sydney dream-punk trio who have slowly been making a name for themselves thanks to plenty of touring and a tendency to brew up some pretty slick tunes. Now, the group are excited to be premiering their brand new single, Feel The Same.
Already scoring airplay on stations such as triple j, FBi Radio, and various other community broadcasters based on the strength of Spinning Around, SCK CHX are about to continue their journey to becoming one of Sydneys best-known punk acts with their unique style which also blends elements of psychedelia and new wave.
Having scored a sneak peek on triple js Home & Hosed on Monday night, Feel The Same is the newest taste of SCK CHXs debut EP, Downward Dog, and shows off the bands ability to make powerful tunes that manage to make the listener feel pumped up, while taking them on a rather introspective journey at the same time.
Feel The Same is a song of contrast, says Andy of SCK CHX. With bright verses that draw you in with their warm harmonies, bouncy beats and sharp chords and a chorus that rips you out of your seat and sends you flying through a blender of sound and emotion.
Recorded and mixed by Josh Dives (SCK CHX/Dives/King Colour) and Phan Sjarif at Parliament Studios in Leichhardt, Sydney, the groups Downward Dog EP is set to be released through Yeah Nah Yeah Records on April 6th.
Feel The Same is officially released on Friday, but if you point your peepers downwards, youll be able to give this track a cheeky listen today. SCK CHX are also set to launch their EP in just over a month at Newtowns Botany View Hotel, so if youre in the area, be sure to head along to see this awesome trio do their thing.
(With SOOK and Bland)
Friday, April 13th
Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW
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