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  • 'Palace letters' between Sir John Kerr, Queen released, revealing information about Gough Whitlam and 1975 constitutional crisis (destroys left wing conspiracy theory)

    07/13/2020 7:30:40 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) ^ | 14th July 2020 | Matthew Doran and Elizabeth Byrne
    The newly released 'Palace letters' have revealed then governor-general Sir John Kerr sacked the Whitlam government in 1975 without giving advance notice to the Queen, because "it was better for Her Majesty not to know". The 211 letters exchanged between Sir John and the palace at the time of the dismissal have this morning been released online by the National Archives of Australia, in Canberra. The letters, penned between 1974 and 1977, had been locked up and labelled as private documents, but a High Court decision in May deemed them to be the property of the Commonwealth and thus able...
  • President Obama Was Planning Another Hit Against Israel

    07/02/2020 4:54:58 AM PDT · by gattaca · 28 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | July 2, 2020 | BRENT NAGTEGAAL
    The only evidence of collusion found in General Flynn’s phone calls was between the Obama administration and anti-Israel forces at the United Nations. BY BRENT NAGTEGAAL • JULY 2 One month before President Barack Obama left the White House, the United States infamously broke with its historic precedent of supporting Israel at the United Nations, an institution with systemic bias against the Jewish state. Collective applause erupted in the UN hall when U.S. Ambassador Samantha Powers raised her hand to allow passage of Resolution 2334, which called any Israeli settlement in the land occupied by Jordan before 1967 as illegal....
  • US abstains in key Israel vote, clearing way for condemnation of settlements

    12/23/2016 12:13:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 205 replies
    Fox ^ | December 23, 2016
    A "shameful" abstention by the U.S. in a United Nations Security Council vote Friday allowed passage of a resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank. The resolution was put forward by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal after Egypt withdrew it Thursday under pressure from Israel and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. It was adopted with 14 votes in favor, to a round of applause, after U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power abstained. It is the first resolution the Security Council has adopted on Israel and the Palestinians in nearly eight years. Reaction from U.S. Republicans and Jewish leaders around...
  • India: Muslim kidnaps Australian surfer, repeatedly rapes her, gives her Qur’an and prayer rug

    07/09/2020 1:02:04 PM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | JUL 9, 2020 3:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    India: Muslim kidnaps Australian surfer, repeatedly rapes her, gives her Qur’an and prayer rug JUL 9, 2020 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER How could Carmen Greentree’s captors encouraged her to pray and read the Qur’an? They could do this because they believed what they were doing was entirely pleasing to Allah. A survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the UK has previously said that her rapists would quote Quran to her, and believed their actions justified by Islam. Thus it came as no surprise when Muslim migrants in France raped a girl and videoed the rape while praising Allah...
  • Australia to suspend Hong Kong extradition treaty, extends visas for Hong Kongers; China Denounces Decision as Meddling in Internal Affairs

    07/09/2020 9:13:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/09/2020 | by Zachary Halaschak
    Australia’s prime minister said the country will halt its extradition agreement with Hong Kong over the passage of a new Beijing-backed "national security" law and will extend temporary visas from Hong Kongers in Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Thursday that the visa extension will allow those from Hong Kong with temporary visas to stay for five additional years and will open a path to permanent Australian residency, according to the New York Times. Morrison also encouraged businesses to move to his country. “We are a great immigration nation,” the prime minister said. The move comes in response to a...
  • Australia offers safe haven to Hong Kongers, sparking China fury

    07/09/2020 5:32:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    France24 ^ | July 9, 2020
    Sydney (AFP) -- Australia offered pathways to permanent residency for thousands of people from Hong Kong on Thursday in response to China's crackdown on dissent, drawing a furious reply from Beijing. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government was suspending its extradition agreement with the city and, in addition to extending the visas of 10,000 Hong Kongers already in the country, threw open the door to thousands more wanting to start a new life Down Under. Morrison said the decisions were taken in response to China's imposition last week of a tough new security law in Hong Kong, which he...
  • Boys forced to rape each other at Australian military schools - inquiry

    06/22/2016 9:22:01 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 25 replies
    rt ^ | 6/21 | rt
    Gruesome details about Australia’s military were revealed after a public inquiry on child sex abuse discovered how recruits were forced to rape one another as part of a sick initiation practice. The abuse went unnoticed for decades. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse has received no fewer than 111 reports of incidents of sexual abuse carried out against navy cadets as young as 15 in the 1960s right through to the 1980s. The harrowing ordeals involved instructions to rape each other, as well as carry out other, equally brutal attacks. Two institutions accounted for over 50...
  • India set to pose growing challenge to China at sea; New Delhi is developing its strategic partnership with the US, Australia and Japan as part of efforts to counter China’s growing influence in the Indian Ocean

    07/05/2020 11:08:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 07/05/2020 | Liu Zhen
    India is likely to pose an increased challenge to China at sea following their recent confrontation on land, analysts said. Last week, the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force held a joint exercise in the Indian Ocean, as part of the nascent “Quad” that also involves the United States and Australia. India has already held regular bilateral exercises with the other three armed forces and has said it might invite Australia to join the “Malabar” war games it holds with Japan and the US. Lin Minwang, deputy director of Fudan University’s Centre for South Asian Studies, said the country’s...
  • Scott Morrison shoulders arms to China in 10-year $270bn plan (Australia)

    06/30/2020 6:38:30 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies
    The Australian ^ | 1st July 2020 | Simon Benson
    Australia will roll out an anti-ballistic missile defence shield for deployed forces for the first time, as well as land, sea and air-based long-range and hypersonic strike missiles, to project military power to the region and defend against potential “adversaries”. In the most significant shift in the nation’s military posture in decades, Scott Morrison on Wednesday will announce a $270bn 10-year defence plan including “lethal” naval and air warfare capability as well as the first land-based long-range missile defence systems. It will include the development with the US of a missile defence shield against ballistic missile attack as well as...
  • Bizarre moment journalist for Chinese state-owned media sparks a scuffle at Australian Prime Minister's press conference before mysteriously disappearing

    06/26/2020 5:28:04 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 27th June 2020 | Levi Parsons
    A bizarre row broke out between a senior Chinese state media journalist and an Australian cameraman covering Scott Morrison's media conference. Tensions flared in the prime minister's courtyard when Bai Xu, the chief of Xinhua New's Canberra bureau, became angry that a SBS cameraman was filming her. The Australian cameraman turned the lens on the Chinese reporter after witnesses claimed a photographer Ms Xu was with was taking photos of other journalists on Friday. The unusual scene became even more heated when Ms Xu put her hand over But as the incident drew the eye of other Australian journalists and...
  • John Adams slams ABC Sydney radio show for discussion over whether chess is ‘racist’

    06/24/2020 9:20:20 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 65 replies ^ | 06/24/20 | Nic Savage
    Former Australian chess representative John Adams has slammed the ABC for organising a radio segment discussing whether the popular board game is racist. Professional economist Adams received a call from a Sydney-based ABC producer on Tuesday asking whether the game was racist because white always moves first. “I just received a phone call from an ABC Sydney based producer seeking a comment about the game of chess,” Adams posted to Twitter. “The ABC have taken the view that chess is RACIST given that white always go first! “They are seeking comment from a chess official as to whether the rules...
  • Australian PM Warns Nation’s Institutions Under Attack From ‘Sophisticated State-Based Cyber Actor’

    06/19/2020 2:33:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/19/2020 | Daniel Teng
    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned that the Australian government as well as private organisations have been subject to sustained cyber-attacks from a “sophisticated state-based cyber actor” on Friday morning during a news conference.The announcement comes just days after Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne called out online disinformation campaigns from China and Russia.Scott Morrison read a prepared statement to reporters in Canberra saying that the activity was targeting “Australian organisations across a range of sectors, including all levels of government, industry, political organisations, education, health, essential service providers, and operators of other critical infrastructure.”“We know it is a sophisticated...

    06/19/2020 2:12:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies ^ | June 18, 2020 | Avi Yemini
    To think this gang was so proud of the cowardice behaviour that they shared it on Snapchat makes me sick to my stomach. The scary thing is it happened in the middle of the day, in front of bystanders who did nothing to help the defenceless child. How could you witness such a thing happening to a little girl and refuse to intervene? I’ve spoken to the victim’s mother, and she says the worst part of it wasn’t even shared, moments later they dragged her daughter off the bench and stomped on her. They hospitalised their victim who sustained numerous...
  • Australia is hit by a 'sophisticated' state-sponsored cyber attack: Scott Morrison confirms the nation's parliament and businesses have targeted by an enemy government

    06/18/2020 4:31:56 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 35 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 19th June 2020 | Charlie Moore
    A foreign government has launched a series of cyber attacks aimed at the Australian government and Aussie companies. The Prime Minister said a 'sophisticated state-based' actor was behind ongoing attacks on political parties, universities and the private sector. He did not say which government he suspected - but said there are 'not a large number' of countries who can carry out such large-scale attacks. Last year Australian intelligence determined China was responsible for a cyber-attack on its national parliament and three largest political parties before the general election in May.
  • Australia Responds To Beijing’s Bullying: We Don’t Trade Our Values, Mate!

    06/18/2020 9:28:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 18, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    While it may be too costly for Beijing to attack the United States directly, Beijing is getting its message out at relatively minimal cost through attacking U.S. allies like Australia. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison gave his strongest response to Communist China this week after enduring months of bullying from Beijing. He let Beijing know loud and clear that Australia is “an open trading nation, but I’m never going to trade our values in response to coercion.”It all began back in April, when Australia led a draft resolution, which demanded the World Health Organization (WHO) conduct an “impartial, independent and...
  • Australia's show of force: Navy sends six warships into the Pacific ahead of huge training operation with the US amid tensions with China - as PM says Beijing should not be surprised

    06/18/2020 4:30:24 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 18th June 2020 | Charlie Moore
    Australia has launched six warships into the Indo-Pacific for training operations ahead of huge show of force in the region with the US Navy. HMA Ships Canberra, Hobart, Stuart, Anzac, Ballarat and Arunta all left their base in Sydney Harbour on Monday. They will conduct 'task group training' before taking part in a warfare training exercise with the US and other allies known as the Rim of the Pacific in August. The exercise is the world's largest international maritime warfare training mission, held every two years from Honolulu, Hawaii. A defence spokesman said the ships are 'currently conducting maritime task...
  • Australia: Police Protect Captain Cook Statue While London Hides Winston Churchill: Aussies Refuse To Cave To The Mob

    06/12/2020 8:43:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Summit News ^ | 06/12/2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Police in Sydney, Australia were deployed to form a ring of protection around a statue of Captain Cook, putting to shame Boris Johnson’s UK government, which capitulated by hiding Winston Churchill inside a box. “Heavy police presence protecting the Captain Cook statue in Sydney’s Hyde Park after a last minute change of location to tonight’s Black Lives Matter protest,” tweeted journalist Emily Ritchie. “About 400 peaceful protestors marched, surrounded by a significant number of police.” The video clip shows officers forming a protection line around the statue, which is a life-size representation of British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in...
  • Student In Australia Exposes Chinese Authorities’ Tactic to Abduct Her

    06/10/2020 7:53:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/10/2020 | BY GU XIAOHUA
    A Chinese student in Australia exposed the threats and harassment her family experienced from Chinese authorities after she participated in rights defending activities overseas. She uses the alias “Zoo” to protect her identity. Zoo began studying in Australia last June. She has organized two memorials in Melbourne for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus victim Li Wenliang, the whistleblower doctor who first publicized information about the outbreak in December 2019. Last October, she joined the Hong Kong demonstrations to protest against a controversial extradition bill before it was formally withdrawn later that month. Father Harassed in China In April, the...
  • New Zealand ends its lockdown after eradicating Covid-19 with NO active cases, as Jacinda Ardern says: 'We have crushed the virus'

    06/08/2020 4:08:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 8, 2020 | Kelsey Wilke, Sophie Tanno, and Shive Prema
    New Zealand will end its strict coronavirus lockdown rules from midnight after the country recorded zero active cases. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the country had 'united in unprecedented ways to crush the virus'.
  • Conservative black icon Candace Owens’s uncompromising video critique of George Floyd creates a firestorm

    06/05/2020 7:15:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/05/2020 | Peter Barry Chowka
    The release of the official copy of the Hennepin County, Minnesota Medical Examiner’s autopsy of George Floyd on Wednesday inspired conservative black commentator Candace Owens to live stream an18-minute video commentary that has created a firestorm of blowback – with MSM coverage from as far away as New Zealand and Australia. Pro and con discussions of Owens on social media including Twitter reached a peak on Thursday, as the first of several memorial services for Floyd, with Al Sharpton delivering the eulogy, was broadcast live from Minneapolis on all four broadcast television networks, PBS, and the three major cable...