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  • Marise Payne holds first meeting with Solomon Islands counterpart since China security pact

    05/08/2022 4:27:26 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 5 replies ^ | 7 May 2022 | Josh Taylor and AAP
    A meeting between Australia’s foreign minister, Marise Payne, and her Solomons Islands counterpart for the first time since a security pact with China was signed overshadowed campaign announcements on Saturday. On day 27 of the campaign, and just two weeks out from the federal election, the prime minister, Scott Morrison, was campaigning in Perth, while the Labor leader, Anthony Albanese, was in Tasmania. Morrison said the meeting between Payne and Jeremiah Manele in Brisbane reinforced Australia’s role in the region. How Clive Palmer’s deep pockets are building a yellow, slick road straight through One Nation’s heartland Read more “It also...
  • China denounces "military threat" statement from Australia-(CCP Source)

    04/28/2022 10:22:46 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 3 replies ^ | April 28, 2022 | Xinhua,
    A Chinese defense spokesperson on Thursday urged some Australian politicians to correct their "China threat" ideology and avoid further damage to China-Australia military relations. Regarding the development of another country as a security threat, some people in Australia have created and spread groundless fear, said Tan Kefei, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, at a regular press conference in response to recent statements from some Australian politicians. "Their actions will not only undermine regional security and stability, but also compromise their own images as well," Tan said. The military cooperation among the United States, Britain and Australia in highly...
  • Scott Morrison says Chinese military base in Solomon Islands would be 'red line' for Australia, US

    04/25/2022 3:53:22 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 11 replies ^ | 23 Apr 2022 | By political reporter Georgia Hitch
    Scott Morrison says China building a military base on Solomon Islands would be the "red line" for Australia and the United States, but did not say how Australia would respond if it happened. Key points: Mr Morrison says Australia will not have Chinese naval bases "on our doorstep" Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce says Solomon Islands is risking its sovereignty by signing the security deal with China Labor's Penny Wong has all but confirmed more foreign aid spending in the Pacific if the party is elected There are concerns about a recently signed security agreement between China and Solomon Islands and...
  • Australia says Chinese military base on Solomon Islands would be 'a red line'

    04/24/2022 5:24:40 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 31 replies ^ | 4/24/2022 |
    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison declared on Sunday that a Chinese military base on the Solomon Islands would be an unacceptable 'red line', without adding how Canberra would retaliate, media reports said. Morrison's government and the US are scrambling to respond to a recently-signed security deal between the islands and Beijing, which they consider an 'aggressive' move, RT reported. 'Working together with our partners in New Zealand and of course the United States, I share the same red line that the United States has when it comes to these issues,' Morrison said. 'We won't be having Chinese military naval bases...
  • China-Solomon Islands deal: China could cut New Zealand, Australia off from US military support - Professor Anne-Marie Brady

    04/23/2022 1:27:01 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 27 replies
    A Chinese politics specialist has called the deal between the Solomon Islands and China a "game-changer" saying New Zealand could be cut-off US military support. A leaked draft of the agreement, which was verified by the Australian government, said Chinese warships would be permitted to dock on the islands and that Beijing could send security forces "to assist in maintaining social order". The agreement is sparking concern China will look to throw its military weight around in the region.
  • Q Anon: (3/9/18) Continued from Wednesday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/09/2018 12:57:47 AM PST · by ransomnote · 2,647 replies ^ | 3/9/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior...
  • Australia's banks sign up to Android Pay

    12/15/2015 8:02:46 PM PST · by Utilizer · 8 replies
    iTnews AUS ^ | Dec 16 2015 7:16AM (AUS) | Allie Coyne
    Still no deal with Apple. Five of Australia's biggest banks have signed up with Google's Android Pay payments service as they continue to butt heads with Apple over Cupertino's own Apple Pay platform. ANZ Bank, Westpac, ING Direct, Macquarie Bank, St George, Bank of Melbourne, Bank of South Australia and Bendigo Bank will all support the Android payment service when it lands in Australia in the first half of next year. At launch, Android Pay will support Mastercard and Visa credit and debit cards, Google said in a blog post today. The company is currently "working with Eftpos" on similar...
  • Australia's left-wing socialist-feminist Governor General actually impresses a Freeper

    11/13/2009 6:32:28 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies · 970+ views
    14th November 2009 | vanity
    I can't find an online news story on this or I would post it. Back in January, Australia awarded its first Victoria Cross - Australia and the Commonwealth of Nation's as a whole, highest award for valour in the face of the enemy - to Trooper Mark Donaldson of the Special Air Service. He was decorated by Her Excellency Quentin Bryce AC, Governor General of Australia, appointed by the Queen on the advice of Australia's Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, and the first woman to hold the role as Australia's de facto Head of State as the Queen's representative. She...
  • Accused Terrorist Wrote School Guidelines with ACLU

    01/05/2004 12:51:41 PM PST · by jent · 40 replies · 6,909+ views
    BlessedCause ^ | 1/5/04 | Jen Shroder
    Accused Terrorist Wrote Public School Guidelines with ACLU [over 23 references linked below] Abdurahman Alamoudi, President of the American Muslim Council, supporter of Hamas, Hezbollah and accused of ties with Osama bin Laden, helped develop "Religious Expression in Public School" with the ACLU which holds the copyright. Launched by Clinton in 1995, these "Presidential Guidelines" greatly impact public schools today. Nadine Strossen, President of the ACLU, refers to these guidelines as the authority to support the ACLU’s lawsuits restricting Christmas celebrations and removing Nativity scenes from public schools. School districts are pressured to utilize Clinton’s guidelines which he sold to...
  • [Australian Anglican] Church to defrock disgraced bishop

    07/30/2004 9:01:04 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 15 replies · 220+ views
    The Australian ^ | 28 July 2004 | Greg Roberts
    Church to defrock disgraced bishop By Greg Roberts July 28, 2004 THE Anglican bishop at the centre of the child sex abuse controversy that forced the resignation of Peter Hollingworth as governor-general is to be formally stripped of his holy orders. A church tribunal headed by Queensland Supreme Court judge Debra Mullins has unanimously resolved that Donald Shearman, 77, be defrocked for seducing a teenage schoolgirl boarding at an Anglican hostel at Forbes in western NSW in the mid-1950s. Church sources said the unprecedented defrocking will be performed by Brisbane Archbishop Phillip Aspinall in the Darnell Room of St Martin's...
  • ‘We’re behind you’: Sydney backs Primates

    07/08/2004 7:09:54 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 2 replies · 138+ views
    ‘We’re behind you’: Sydney backs Primates By Madeleine Collins The Sydney Standing Committee has bolstered the heavyweight pressure being put on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lambeth Commission to penalise the Episcopal Church of the United States (ECUSA) over the controversial appointment of Bishop V. Gene Robinson. After a lengthy debate in late May, Standing Committee resolved to support the conservative primates of the Global South – representing two-thirds of the Communion – in their call to the Lambeth Commission to urge ECUSA to turn back to God and withdraw from their election of openly gay Bishop Robinson. Standing Committee also...

    07/07/2004 8:08:38 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 5 replies · 235+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 7 July 2004 | David Virtue
    TAC PRIMATE FLEXES MUSCLE IN TROUBLED ANGLICAN RING An interview with Archbishop John Hepworth Primate of the Traditional Anglican Communion By David W. Virtue BEDFORD, TX--He's been in the top job for little more than a year, but already he is flexing his ecclesiastical muscle and showing that he is made of the right stuff. He is tall, imposing, and has the right bearing for an Anglo-Catholic Archbishop. He travels extensively, hobnobs comfortably with world class religious leaders, is politically astute, and he is positioning himself and his church for major growth around the world over the next decade. Australian-born...
  • Anglicanism's new holy warriors

    04/21/2004 10:32:07 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 27 replies · 166+ views
    London Times | 21 April 2004 | Mary Ann Sieghart
    [the London Times no longer allows free internet access outside of the UK, so this was forwarded to me by a friend *in* the UK] Anglicanism's new holy warriors The Times Mary Ann Sieghart The fundamentalist Diocese of Sydney - and its outposts abroad - can now be seen as the Church of England's militant tendency THINK OF SYDNEY and what springs to mind? A beautiful, cosmopolitan, liberal and laid-back city with a flourishing gay community? You would be only half-right. This wonderful Australian city now also plays host to the most narrow-minded, puritanical and zealous brand of Anglicanism, a...
  • Sydney choir cancels US tour

    02/19/2004 8:50:00 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 2 replies · 118+ views
    Church Times ^ | 19 February 2004 | Muriel Porter
    Sydney choir cancels US tour by Muriel Porter, Australia Correspondent THE CHOIR of St Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney will not proceed with a planned tour of churches in the United States, in response to the consecration of Canon Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire. The tour, which had been scheduled for April, was to have been in conjunction with a tour by the St Andrew’s Cathedral School orchestra, and was to have included engagements in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. Phillip Heath, the head of the Cathedral School, where the 24 choristers are educated on school scholarships,...
  • Primate stirs strife among Aussie Anglicans

    02/19/2004 7:53:02 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 5 replies · 101+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 19 February 2004 | staff writer
    Primate stirs strife among Aussie Anglicans Number: 5705 Date: Feb 19, The Primate of Australia, the Most Rev. Peter Carnley of Perth, has issued a stinging attack on the evangelical diocese of Sydney and its leader, Archbishop Peter Jensen. “Sydney Anglicanism”, Dr. Carnley argues, in his book, Reflections in Glass, is out of synch with “mainstream Anglicanism” and holds fundamentalist or erroneous views on Scripture, women clergy, lay presidency at the Eucharist, bioethics, fetal embryo research, ecumenism and interfaith dialogue. Furthermore he claims that the conservative evangelicalism of Sydney does not represent the full scope of the Church even the...
  • [Australia] Heretical Anglican archbishop upset at 'extremist' Evangelical Anglicans

    02/16/2004 9:32:05 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 3 replies · 95+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) ^ | 14 February 2004 | Malcolm Brown
    Sydney extremism may lead to split: archbishop By Malcolm Brown The Anglican Primate of Australia, Archbishop Peter Carnley, has made a stinging attack on the leadership of the Sydney diocese. In a new book, Reflections in Glass, Dr Carnley warns the diocese itself might split because of the extremism of the ruling group. The archbishop, who is to retire next February, said that while the leadership of the diocese resisted most of his ideas, they were not universally rejected. "The diocese of Sydney contains as much diversity of thought as most of the other Anglican dioceses, even if it is...
  • FiF International Leaders gather in London

    02/14/2004 3:16:32 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 1 replies · 103+ views
    Forward In Faith website ^ | 14 February 2004 | staff writer
    FiF International Leaders gather in London 14 February 2004 Forward in Faith Leaders from all over the world are gathering in London for a series of discussions, the highlight of which will be a meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury. Forward in Faith International Chairman Bishop John Broadhurst, FiF Wales Chairman Wendy Burdon, FiF Scotland Chairman Fr Len Black, FiF North America President Fr David Moyer, FiF Australia Chairman Fr David Robarts and ten other senior members from around the world will visit Lambeth Palace for what will be the first-ever meeting between Forward in Faith International and an Archbishop...
  • Anglicans face change of direction

    01/08/2004 12:12:25 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 3 replies · 89+ views
    Nine MSN (AU) ^ | 8 January 2004 | staff writer
    Anglicans face change of direction The Anglican Church of Australia faces a major change of direction in the wake of Archbishop Peter Carnley's announcement this week to retire as Primate next year. The church's evangelical wing - based in the biggest diocese, Sydney - has its best chance in years to elevate a member to the top job. At 59, Archbishop of Sydney Dr Peter Jensen is a relatively youthful bishop. The most senior contenders for the position, Archbishop of Adelaide Dr Ian George, and Archbishop of Melbourne Peter Watson, are set to retire in the next few years. The...
  • Anglican primate ends turbulent reign with early retirement

    01/07/2004 11:07:03 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 3 replies · 73+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) ^ | 8 January 2004 | staff writer
    Anglican primate ends turbulent reign with early retirement January 8, 2004 The head of the Anglican Church in Australia, Dr Peter Carnley, has announced that he will step down next year, ending a controversial reign marked by internal church disputes over homosexuality and the role of women in the church. Archbishop Carnley said yesterday that he would retire as primate and as Anglican Archbishop of Perth in May next year, marking the 24th anniversary of his consecration and installation as archbishop. Dr Carnley was anointed as Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia in 2000. Earlier he had ordained Australia's...
  • Anglicans threaten defection

    12/23/2003 9:38:21 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 1 replies · 75+ views
    The Australian ^ | 23 December 2003 | Vanessa Walker
    Anglicans threaten defection By Vanessa Walker, Religious affairs writer December 23, 2003 One of the nation's most prominent Anglican priests has converted to Catholicism over dissatisfaction with gay and women clergy, as a delegation of conservative Anglicans goes to the Vatican for talks that could lead to more defections. Discontent with the direction of the church has resulted in the Dean of Ballarat, William Edebohls, to convert to Catholicism. Father Edebohls, who is married with children, was ordained a Catholic priest in Melbourne's St Patrick's Cathedral last month and is now assistant priest at St Peter's Church in East Keilor....