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Final stones laid at Aboriginal portion of cemetery | Moree
Champion: Between 1940 and 1968, deceased Aboriginal people in
the Moree community were buried without adequate markings. Many
identities were lost in the passage of time and numerous
In 1983 on my return to Moree I visited this Aboriginal section in the cemetery and was appalled at its neglected state, with graves being washed away in an area that resembled a paddock, Aunty Noeline said.
In the (probably) fifteen years Ive been going to Art After Dark at the Art Gallery of NSW, Ive never seen a crowd like this before. My colleague Jo (who is a big fan of Tim Minchin) and I agreed we needed to leave work a little early today to make sure we could grab a seat. And just as
The Weekly Times - TWT - is a campaigning, crusading, truth-seeking, death defying, Aussie battler-aligned, one-eyed-Tiger-led news organisation dedicated to Sydney's north west. This flip book - or digital edition/replica - is the 15th August 2018 edition of TWT.
QUESTION: It is clear our government seems to be going crazy. I know you use to live here in Sydney. We met many times when you did conferences here. I also know you once said you would like to retire in Australia. Has that changed?
ANSWER: Well, my dreams of retirement have not been working out. It seems the world is conspiring against me to go quietly into retirement. Yes, I love Australia. I have traveled all over and even went to Kakadu for two weeks and lived off the land fishing for Barramundi. I still keep a painting I love of the gum trees by a local artist. Here is me in the desert in Palm Valley. That was spectacular with herds of wild horses running free.
As always, there is a difference between the government and the people. There are socialists who support the government and others who are upset about stalking their children, creating their Black Economy Taskforce, to imposing the burden to collect Australian taxes upon companies mailing things to Australia. These are simply not NORMAL in a free society. No country can order others to collect their taxes and if someone is following your children, they are in plain clothes and readers have expressed concerns about how do you distinguish a pervert from a government agent?
By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim Gordon Wood has failed in his bid to sue for malicious prosecution after he was acquitted of murdering his girlfriend Caroline Byrne. A prosecution without merit Mr Wood was found guilty in 2008 of throwing Ms Byrne off a cliff at The Gap in Sydney on 7 June 1995,
The post Supreme Court Dismisses Gordon Woods Malicious Prosecution Claim appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.
In this day and age, country music is a different and multifaceted beast to what it was 80 years ago. Back then, in simpler times, the music reflected tales both true and imagined about day-to-day life, heroes and adventures. The likes of Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Sons of the Pioneers ruled the wireless and
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 AIHW has released a new report in collaboration with The Healing Foundation.
provides estimated numbers and demographic characteristics of the Stolen Generations and descendants using a series of ABS surveys.
It also presents a range of health and socioeconomic outcomes for the Stolen Generations and descendants, and differences with Indigenous and non-Indigenous comparison groups, to examine the effects of removal from families.
The findings in the report will be useful to assess the needs of the Stolen Generations and their families.
'The data shows poorer health and social outcomes among this group of Indigenous Australians compared to those who were not removed from their families,' said AIHW spokesperson Dr Fadwa Al-Yaman.
'For example, Indigenous people who were removed from their families are more than 3 times as likely to have been incarcerated in the last 5 years, and 1.8 times as likely to rely on government payments as their main source of income and 1.7 times as likely to experience violence compared to those who were not removed.' They are also more likely to have experienced discrimination, be unemployed or not own a home, and less likely to report good general health.
https://www.aihw.gov.au/getmedia/a6c077c3-e1af-40de-847f-e8a3e3456c44/aihw-ihw-195.pdf.aspx?inline=true Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations and descendants: numbers, demographic characteristics and selected outcomes
Its been three years since The Bottle Rockets released their last album but now theyre back with Bit Logic which is set for release on October 12th via Bloodshot Records. Heres the title track and first taste of the new album. ALBUM BIO: Formed nearly 30 years ago, the Bottle Rockets helped forge a now-popular
Accolades for Bernadette Robinson come thick and fast and deservedly so as she is a unique talent. Her acclaimed performances in multiple sell-out seasons of the one-woman musical plays Songs For Nobodies and Pennsylvania Avenue have confirmed her standing as one of Australias leading singer/actresses. Australian audiences have discovered Bernadettes uncanny ability to inhabit the voices of famous singers such as Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and many others.
Barry Humphries describes her as a major talent and a spellbinder, audiences acclaim her with standing ovations and the press describes her performances as Beyond virtuosity to the sublime (The Australian). Be captivated by this stunning performer when she brings a specially tailored programme from her extraordinary repertoire to Randwick Town Hall. You will need to book early!
Doors open at 6pm. The In-flight Bar & Diner will open at 6pm so you can enjoy a drink and delicious snacks.
What: Bernadette Robinson in Concert
When: Fri. 14 September 2018 7:00 pm 8:00 pm AEST
Where: Randwick Town Hall Avoca Street Randwick, NSW 2031
To Find Out More & Book Online Click Here
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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.
Were bringing the Flamenco experience to the Sydney Opera House in a new partnership with guitarist and composer Juan Carmona and his troupe of fellow artists: guitars, double bass, flute, percussion, singer and dancer. The Juan Carmona Septet will begin the concert with a mesmerising display of original Flamenco in the traditional style. After interval the orchestra will join them on stage for Juan Carmonas Flamenco Symphony vivid and intense.
Ive known and worked with Juan Carmona for many years, says David Robertson, and as an amateur guitarist myself, my admiration for him knows no bounds! This is a musician whose pedigree is that of royalty in the Flamenco tradition and there is simply nothing on the guitar that he cannot play with incredible ease and virtuosity.
What: Sydney Symphony Orchestra Sinfonia Flamenca
Where: Sydney Opera House
When: Thu 6th Sep, 6:30 pm, Fri 7th-Sat 8th Sep, 8:00 pm
To Find Out More & Book Online Click Here.
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For one night only, jazz/blues vocalist Evelyn Duprai and The Modern Classics will be putting a new twist on well-known jazz hits in a special Fringe Festival program on Friday 21 September. Iconic tunes from the Great American Songbook are given a playful make-over as The Modern Classics journey through Reggae, Ska, Afrobeat, Funk and Pop to bring new life to old favorites.
The Sydney songstress says that she is thrilled to be presenting this show at the Foundry. Every time I step into the Foundry, I am transported to some of the great jazz clubs in New York. The intimacy, setting and ambiance of the club is exactly what people would expect of an international jazz venue and its all of these elements that enhance the listening experience for the audience.
Recognised for her authenticity and passion, Evelyn Duprai is one of Sydneys celebrated ladies of song. Drawing on her African ancestry, Evelyns intrinsic rhythm and expert phrasing compliments her warm vocal timbre that has made her an in-demand session singer. She has toured with some of musics biggest names including James Morrison, Paul Mac and Silverchair, appearing as a guest backing vocalist on Australian Idol and The Voice and performing at dozens of major festivals and prestigious venues around Australia.
Exuding a joyous energy whenever she sings, whether its jazz, funk soul or blues, youll be transported by this exceptional vocalist. Evelyn Duprai (vocals), Charlie Meadows (guitar), Stuart Henderson (drums) and special guests Nick Hoorweg (bass)
What: Evelyn Duprai and The Modern Classics @ Sydney Fringe
When: Friday 21 September (Doors at 6:30pm, show at 8:30pm)
Where: Foundry 616, 616 Harris St, Ultimo NSW
To Find Out More & Book Online Click Here
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6LACK is bringing his global From East Atlanta, With Love tour to Australia this October hitting up all major cities with breakout hip-hop duo THEY. and Shady Records signee, BOOGIE.
Presented by Frontier Touring and Illusive Presents, the tour will kick off in Perth, before dates in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland.
6LACK, a two-time Grammy-nominated artist, has been embedded in a purple patch since the release of his breakout hit Prblms and debut record FREE 6LACK.
Since then, hes released huge single Switch, whose music video has accumulated almost 5 million views to date, as well as slow jam Cutting Ties, featured alongside Ty Dolla $ign on Khalids smash hit OTW, and played festivals such as Coachella, The Governors Ball, and most recently ya Festival in Norway.
Set to release sophomore album, East Atlanta Love Letter on September 14, 6LACKs Australian tour comes at the perfect time for longtime fans and those who slept on FREE 6LACK.
Ryde Public School celebrates its 150th birthday today with an Open Day and Art Show from 1pm in the school and grounds.
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Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus QC stopped by the region last week to spruik Labors plans to establish a National Integrity Commission (NIC).
While NSW has its own independent integrity commission ICAC the federal government does not.
Federal member for Richmond Justine Elliot said, In recent years there has been a loss of faith in the ability of politicians and the public service to properly represent and serve the public interest.
All Australians deserve to have confidence in the integrity of their government, their parliament, the public service and our public institutions.
While there is not substantial evidence of widespread corruption at a federal level, that is not a reason to do nothing.
A bipartisan Senate inquiry has shown that Australias current federal anti-corruption framework is uncoordinated, inconsistent and confusing. While many agencies have some partial responsibilities in this area, their work is haphazard and overlapping.
Its clear we need to strengthen and simplify our anti-corruption framework to weed out serious and systemic corruption, promote integrity, and restore the trust of the Australian people in their representatives and institutions.
Local residents can show their support for the National Integrity Commission by signing Labors petition at: www.alp.org.au/support_the_nic.
George was seen at a riverside holiday park struggling
to climb the bank of the river, and those watching knew he was in
trouble so they immediately called WIRES.
WIRES volunteer, Tracy says the first priority was to get him warm and dry, as saturation of the thick pelt can be very detrimental to a platypuss health. He was very thin, lethargic and with almost no body fat and he was infested with ticks.
The development stage of his spurs indicated he was a young male. He was offered fluids and luckily he took to this quite well after some initial reluctance. He was kept warm and monitored overnight and although he was more alert and had definitely improved a little by the morning Tracy says he was clearly still in very poor health. She knew his survival was uncertain, and that the best chance for him would be to be in a specialist facility, so she contacted Taronga Zoo wildlife hospital and was able to take him there for long-term care, rehabilitation and ultimate release.
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A message from our membership secretary Kathie Herbert Memberships are due at the end of the financial year. You can renew via the website https://www.bmrsg.org.au/about-bmrsg/membership-renewal/ It is vital, more than ever, that we continue to support refugees and asylum seekers in need and to advocate for fair and humane treatment of people seeking asylum regardless
Western Sydney rapper Jamels new single With The Team is a dark down-tempo grinder that moves slowly but carries a big stick.
Based around a cyclical climbing bassline and an ominous sample which could be a synth part or could be some freaky distant chanting, the track unsettles tf outta you, and the beat skeletal and self-confident keeps elevating the threat level. Its a sonic powerplay which sets scene: youre in Jamels hood now. His low-key menacing tone and flow draw heavily on Atlanta rap, and lyrically he hits all the Classical Rap Subjects: weed, h8ers, real vs fake Gs and fat stacks. Word.
Jamels Freesouls stablemate KAI contributes an energetic verse, changing up the rhythm at just the right time, keeping it fresh even as the track sails on past the 5 minute mark. WTT oozes confidence with its unrushed tempo, sprawling length and classy restraint in both production and vocal delivery. Its these traits that make it such an absorbing listen.
With The Team follows on from Jamels Type of Time Mix (vid ) and you can expect a few more single drops before his first solo EP hits in December.
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The book i had such friends is a really engaging and thrilling book. It follows the story of Hamish (the second weirdest guy at school) and his newfound friend Peter Bridges whos a tough football player and the last person to be friends with Hamish. But even since Charlie Parker, the most popular kid in school had died heroically saving his girlfriend in a car crash everything was different.
This book is a gripping novel that deals with sexuality, friendship and grief in a outback Australian setting. I found this book absolutely brilliant and I could not put it down till I had finished it. The climax and resolution of the book left me very satisfied and the book as a whole was very enjoyable.
I really want to commend Meg Gatland-Veness for creating this captivating novel that deals with some heavy topics, but still is interesting for the reader.
I would predominantly recommend this book to older teens, but I do believe anyone of any age would enjoy it. It does have themes of death and sex so probably not for anyone younger than 12 or 13.
I would rate this book 5/5 stars as it was engaging, interesting and a great book.
Hi, my name is Ari and Im currently in Year 9 at Emanuel School. I am participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award at the Bronze Level. That means I have to complete roughly 13 hours of a sport, skill and helping out in the community. For the community aspect, I chose to volunteer here, at Eastside Radio.
Throughout my weeks spending time here I learned the ins and outs of radio. I learned about the studios and how they work, recording podcasts, locating information for presenters to use on air and also uploading articles to the website. If youve been reading the community billboard for the past couple weeks, then youll have read some of the stuff Ive been helping to put up there.
What I found really great about this was seeing all of the stuff that goes on behind the scenes: audio editing, prerecording, how presenters choose music and topics to talk about, giveaways and so much more. I got to go on air a couple times and really enjoyed chatting with the presenters.
Volunteering at Eastside has been an eye-opening experience into the world of radio. Meeting great people and learning great things that will stay with me forever. As my time volunteering here comes to a close here and I get a chance to reflect on what Ive learned I just want to thank Gemma for being a great mentor and showing me the ropes. I am looking forward to coming back for my Silver Award next year.
Australias homelessness and affordable housing crisis is worsening. But there may be a solution from a rather unlikely place.
Finland has the distinction of being the only European country where homelessness has decreased in recent years, and the rest of the world is starting to take notice.
Between 2008 and 2016, long-term homelessness in Finland was slashed by a staggering 35 per cent.
By contrast, homelessness in Australia rose 13.7 per cent over the five years to 2016, according to census data.
A decade ago, Finland decided to tackle chronic homelessness by providing permanent housing individual apartments rather than temporary shelter accommodation to rough sleepers and others in the grip of long-term homelessness. Its success has been remarkable.
The model is known as Housing First.
One of Finlands biggest advocates of Housing First is Juha Kaakinen, CEO of Y-Foundation, a social housing organisation which has provided more than 6000 homes to former rough sleepers, and 10,000 homes to low-income families and individuals.
Housing is the foundation for solving other issues. That was the change in thinking, Mr Kaakinen said.
You dont need to be housing ready, its not a reward after youve solved your issues. Its the basis for solving them.
The program has been both a social and economic success.
Providing a homeless person with permanent housing in a supported housing unit saves the government approximately 15,000 ($23,400) per person per year, according to an evaluation of the program by the Technical University of Tampere, with savings mainly coming from reduced use of health services and institutional care.
In Australia, funding for social housing has failed to keep pace with the countrys growing population.
Just 3.3 per cent of the population was accommodated in social housing in 2016, compared wit...
Halfway have always seemed to operate in their own space within the Australian music industry. They tick both the Americana/alt-country box as accurately as they slot into the world of indie rock. On Rain Lover theyve combined those sonic qualities and more, blending them seamlessly into their own brand of heartwarming and heartbreaking melancholic rock.
Turkeys lira remained under pressure in Asian trade Tuesday but markets in the region enjoyed a little more stability after the previous days turmoil.
Nervous investors are keeping an eye on developments in Ankara after Mondays bloodletting that saw the lira hit record lows against the dollar and euro, and equity markets go into freefall on concerns Turkeys financial crisis could spread globally.
In early Asian trade the Turkish unit was at 6.91 to the dollar and 7.89 to the euro, well off the 7.24 to the dollar and 8.12 to the euro seen Monday but still uncomfortably high. The unit is down about a fifth against the greenback since Friday.
The crisis has been sparked by a series of issues including a faltering economy the central bank has defied market calls for rate hikes and tensions with the United States, which has hit Turkey with sanctions over its detention of an American pastor.
There was some optimism from news that Donald Trumps national security advisor John Bolton met Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kilic to discuss the detention of the pastor.
Traders remain nervous, though, and the central banks announcement that it would provide lenders with liquidity and lower the amount of cash they needed to keep in reserve largely disappointed as it made no clear promise of rate hikes, which is what most economists say is needed.
Still, Ray Attrill, head of foreign-exchange strategy at National Australia Bank, was hopeful the crisis will not spread.
Its a large local difficulty, but so far the contagion has been relatively limited, he told Bloomberg Television.
Were seeing a little bit of signs of contagion within the eurozone, within the spreads of those government bonds in countries where the banking sector appears to have the biggest exposure as far as Turkey is concerned. Youd have to say that Turkey is relatively contained.
On equity markets Tokyo ended the morning 1.2 percent higher as the safe haven yen eased against the dollar, providing some support to exporters.
Sydney added 0.8 percent and Seoul was 0.1 percent higher, with Wellington and Taipei also up.
Shanghai was flat but Hong Kong slipped 0.6 percent.
Emerging market currencies, which took...
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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But it doesnt stop there Reduced risk of cancer, diabetes and Alzheimers.
Weve rounded up 9 articles with the hows and whys;
1) Nine studies suggests increasing coffee consumption may substantially reduce the risk of cirrhosis
2) Coffee consumption associated with 10% lower risk of all cause mortality
3) High intakes of coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and tea is associated with reduced risk of diabetes
4) Coffee drinking is associated with a reduced risk of liver cancer, endometrial cancer
5) This study found a trend towards a protective effect of caffeine on the brain and reducing Alzheimers
6) Another study suggest that caffeine intake may be a protective factor for Alzheimers disease
7) Studies of three large cohorts s...
Astrophysicist, Professor Geraint Lewis, is back for another series, this one entitled:The Science of Science Fiction. Episode 1 this week at 10:40 am, looks at the Science of Fiction.
My special guest at 11:00 am is education expert Chris Bonner, who joined me in conversation about equity and education. At a time when there is serious concern about the amount of government funding to wealthy private schools, we discussed what is fair and how fairest models can be achieved.
Music draws on both of these conversations, starting and finishing with science fiction and education in the middle.
I look forward to your company!
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