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  • Uniting Church in Australia Changes Marriage Definition to Include Same-Sex Couples

    07/20/2018 9:07:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/20/2018 | John Paul Sunico
    The Uniting Church in Australia's Assembly voted Saturday to change the denomination's definition of marriage and allow ministers to officiate weddings for same-sex couples. In a statement posted on the Church's website, Uniting Church in Australia President Deidre Palmer announced the changes that were made by the 265-member assembly that gathered in Melbourne, saying: "To honor the diversity of Christian belief among our members, we will hold two equal and distinct statements of belief on marriage." The first statement of belief regarding marriage is one that the Uniting Church has been following for a long time. "The existing statement of...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/19/2018 7:48:13 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/19/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump says he wants to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin again and discussions are underway for Putin to visit Washington this fall. Trump tweeted today that he looks forward to continuing discussion started at this week's summit meeting in Helsinki. The President tweeted a host of issues involved with Putin including Ukraine, North Korea and security for Israel.... Large groups of opposition forces including Al-Qaeda jihadists surrendered to the Syrian government in the Quneitra region along the Golan border today. Russian military police will help implement the surrender process.... Late word tonight from near Branson, Missouri that eight people...
  • Let Trump make mistakes: John Howard (Former Australian Prime Minister)

    07/17/2018 10:09:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! 7 News ^ | July 17, 2018 | The Australian Associated Press
    John Howard believes the world has to let Donald Trump make mistakes, after his much-condemned press conference with Vladimir Putin. The former Australian prime minister said the US president had clearly made a mistake when he said he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin over his own intelligence agencies. "I thought he was wrong to have said what he did but he's now dealt with that and the important thing is to understand that people shouldn't take sides too much on Mr Trump," Mr Howard told reporters in Adelaide on Wednesday. "I think one of the problems with the attitude around...
  • Australian Member of Parliament: Taking Trump Seriously

    07/13/2018 10:25:15 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    Honorable Tony Abbott, MP ^ | Jul 2018 | Tony Abbott
    Even 18 months into his presidency, the world is still having trouble coming to grips with Donald Trump, the most unconventional president ever. Still, he’s not a bad dream from which America will soon wake up, or a fool to be ridiculed. For someone the legion of critics say is a compulsive liar, he’s been remarkably true to his word. A new age is coming. The legions are going home. American values can be relied upon but American help less so. This need not presage a darker time, like Rome’s withdrawal from Britain, but more will be required of the...
  • US pork and beef out of Chinese market(Shanghai news report-English)

    07/11/2018 7:52:14 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 35 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 7/11/18 | Shanghai news
    English language news report from Shanghai TV talking about American Beef and Pork being pulled from the menu and substituted with Beef from Australia. Watch to the end of the report as it looks like the tariffs might crash the pig head market. Video here.
  • Rangers capture mammoth crocodile after decade-long hunt [600kg /1300 lbs!]

    07/10/2018 6:19:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.news.com.au ^ | July 10, 20181:43pm | Shireen Khalil
    IT TOOK 10 years but rangers have finally caught the biggest croc in the Katherine River — weighing in at a whopping 600kg. CROCS in the Northern Territory aren’t rare — but they are at this size. After a decade-long hunt, rangers in the Northern Territory have finally captured Katherine River’s biggest croc — weighing in at a whopping 600 kilograms and measuring 4.71 metres long, about the length of an average family car. The hunt began after rumours of a “large dark tail” spotted near a local boat ramp, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. NT Parks and Wildlife rangers...
  • Australian Media Frames Gun Law Reform as "Kick in the Face" to Survivors

    07/07/2018 3:03:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Australian media was the major proponent of the extreme firearm restrictions put in place in 1996. Today, as the restrictions have been shown to be largely ineffective, they fight any attempt at reform. The headline in the article published in Ten Daily is "Gun Law Changes 'Kick In The Face' For Port Arthur Survivors" From tendaily.com.au: Australia's gun laws have long been admired by countries across the world. Following repeated mass shootings in the United States, it was Australia's response to its worst mass shooting, in Port Arthur, that many have pointed to as a best-practise for dealing...
  • Palestinians: Australian Decision to Withhold Funds 'Declaration of War'

    07/06/2018 11:11:17 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 47 replies
    http://www1.cbn.com ^ | 07-06-2018 Chris Mitchell
    JERUSALEM, Israel – The Palestinian Authority accused Australia of making a declaration of war following its decision to withhold financial aid to the PA if it continues to reward terrorists and their families. It's one more nation pressuring the PA to stop a policy many call "pay to slay." The controversial policy provides money to convicted Palestinian terrorists and their families for attacks on Israelis. The payments coming from this fund add up to more than $330 million each year. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop objected to the policy saying, "I am concerned that in providing funds for this aspect...
  • What happened at the Battle of Hamel? (first time US/Australian troops fought together 7/4/1918)

    07/03/2018 9:34:49 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies
    SBS (Australia) ^ | 3rd July 2018
    At precisely 3.10am, the guns thundered into life and the soldiers rose, lit up cigarettes and followed the booming artillery barrage into battle, their objective a French village named Le Hamel. As dawn loomed it was all over. The village had fallen, casualties were mercifully light (by World War One standards) and victory was complete. In his detailed planning, Australian commander Lieutenant General John Monash calculated this would take 90 minutes. It actually took 93. The Battle of Hamel, fought on July 4, 1918, was a sign of what was to come as allied forces achieved battlefield mastery after three...
  • Australia ends direct aid to Palestinian Authority [but sends it to UN Humanitarian Fund instead]

    07/03/2018 2:35:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.02.2018 | law/kms (AFP, AP, dpa)
    Australia on Monday announced it had ended direct aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) government over concerns the funds could be used to assist Palestinians convicted of political violence. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Australia would no longer be giving its yearly funding of A$10 million (€6.9 million, $7.5 million) to the World Bank’s trust fund for Palestinian recovery and development. “I wrote to the Palestinian Authority on May 29, to seek clear assurance that Australian funding is not being used to assist Palestinians convicted of politically motivated violence,” Bishop said in a statement. “I am confident that previous Australian...
  • Watch terrifying moment woman feeding sharks is bit, pulled into water

    07/03/2018 6:32:28 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 29 replies
    wgntv ^ | 7/2/2018 | cnn wire
    A woman was yanked from a boat when a shark she was hand-feeding bit into her finger and hauled her into waters off the northwestern coast of Australia. Melissa Brunning was standing on the stern of a yacht, feeding fish to a group of tawny nurse sharks, when one sank its teeth into her finger and dragged her overboard. Mobile phone video footage of the incident shows her screaming as she fell into the water. “It happened so quickly. All I could really focus on was the fact that my finger is gone. He’d clamped on it and it felt...
  • The REAL story behind Australia's $35billion warship deal: How the high-tech 'submarine killer'...

    07/03/2018 6:12:36 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA ^ | 3 July 2018 | MAX MARGAN
    The REAL story behind Australia's $35billion warship deal: How the high-tech 'submarine killer' ships have NEVER been tested in the water - and now experts fear the project could end in 'disaster' Australian taxpayers will foot the $35billion bill to build a new fleet of 'state-of-the-art' anti-submarine warships in a mammoth project experts say could be a disaster - because they've never been tested at sea. British defence firm BAE Systems is building eight Type 26 Global Combat frigates for the British Navy and last week won the contract to construct nine of the so-called 'submarine killers' for Australia's Defence...
  • Massive brawl breaks out between Australia and Philippines during FIBA Basketball World Cup

    07/02/2018 12:08:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Insider ^ | 07/02/2018 | Brandon Wiggins
    A recent FIBA basketball game between Australia and the Philippines has made waves due to the breakout of what has been called "the biggest basketball brawl since the Malice at the Palace." Members of the Philippines squad cleared the bench for the fight, and one NBA player, Milwaukee Center, Thon Maker, got involved in the fight. It started when Australia's Daniel Kickert fouled Filipino guard Roger Pogoy and in response Jayson Castro threw a punch and former NBA journeyman Andray Blatche shoved an Australian player," according to Scooby Jaxson of Sports Illustrated. Australia and The Philippines were meeting for a...
  • Latest 'Flat Earth' theory says Australia is FAKE - and if you think you've been there, you're wrong

    06/30/2018 11:50:32 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 213 replies
    The Daily Mirror ^ | Jeff Parsons
    There's a growing number of people who seem to think the world is, in fact, flat. But it gets better. They also insist that Australia is actually just one big hoax. According to a viral Facebook rant, the entire country (and presumably the 24 million people that live there) is completely FAKE. The idea resurfaced at a recent gathering of so-called Flat Earthers in Birmingham recently where over 200 people came together to confirm to each other that the Earth is nothing more than a giant pancake. The origin of the "fake Australia" post started on Reddit back in 2017...
  • When Senator Leyonhjelm told me to ‘stop shagging men’, I had to speak up

    06/29/2018 4:42:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 29, 2018 | Sarah Hanson-Young
    Yesterday the Senate was asked to vote on whether the best thing to do to prevent the assault, rape and murder of women is to arm them. I voted no, because I don’t believe that putting more weapons in the hands of the public will make women safer in their homes or on the streets at night. I also don’t think that women should continue to be made to have to take responsibility for the violent crimes and behaviour that some men perpetuate. Truth is, every woman I know has felt unsafe or intimidated at some point, whether it was...
  • Australia’s $26 Billion Warship Deal Goes to Britain’s BAE

    06/28/2018 7:21:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 28, 2018 | Rob Taylor
    CANBERRA, Australia—BAE Systems has won a $26 billion contest to build nine anti-submarine frigates for Australia’s navy, as the U.S. ally seeks to bolster its navy against an Asian arms race and more assertive China. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will announce Friday that a variation of the British arms maker’s Type 26 frigate has been chosen over competitors from Italy’s Fincantieri and Spain’s Navantia SA. The frigates will be built in Australia by local state-owned ASC Shipbuilding, which will become a BAE subsidiary for the duration. They will begin entering service in the late 2020s. “BAE’s Global Combat Ship...
  • I love the Aussie Lady on Mark Levin's show right now! ~Vanity

    06/19/2018 4:59:18 PM PDT · by GraceG · 4 replies
    I love Barbara from Australia, she worked for the UN hated it, became an American the RIGHT LEGAL way and is happy we left the UN human right council!
  • It’s Time to Rethink America’s Failing Highways

    06/18/2018 8:13:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | June 12, 2018 | Robert Poole
    Here are two recent events you might have missed: In March, House speaker Paul Ryan was widely quoted as saying, “The last thing we want to do is pass historic tax relief and then undo that, so we are not going to raise gas taxes.”The next month, in California, Republicans submitted 54 percent more than the required signatures to put on the November ballot a measure that would repeal the 2017 state law increasing gasoline and diesel taxes. Meanwhile, roads in Los Angeles are in such bad shape that it costs the average driver $892 a year in additional vehicle...
  • Infamous pedophile smiles as he gets life in prison

    06/17/2018 10:33:30 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 45 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 06/14/18 | Candace Sutton
    Australian pedophile Peter Gerard Scully, considered one of the world’s most depraved child traffickers and rapists, smiled as he was sentenced to life in a Philippines court. The former Melbourne, Australia, property developer was filmed smiling as he left the Cagayan de Oro city court in the southern Philippines province of northern Mindanao. He had just been sentenced to life in prison, along with his former girlfriend and accomplice, Carme Ann Alvarez. Scully, 55, faces up to 60 further charges for child murder, torture and abuse cases against children as young as 12 months. That includes the abuse of two...
  • Australia’s FM Rules Out Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

    06/17/2018 2:23:09 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jun 2018 | Simon Kent
    Australia will not follow U.S. President Donald Trump’s lead and move its embassy to Jerusalem, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said, defying her own governing Liberal Party’s request to do so. At the Liberal party’s annual federal council in Sydney, MPs and the party’s youth arm had called on the government to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, and to suspend all aid to the Palestinian Authority “until it terminates its ‘Martyr’s fund” which rewards terrorists and their families with support payments.