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  • Ben Cohen speaks out after he was wrongly identified as the Bondi Westfield knifeman

    04/13/2024 8:06:49 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies
    A Sydney university student claims he was sent 'thousands' of messages after he was wrongly identified as the knifeman behind a horrific attack that saw six innocent shoppers killed. Ben Cohen, a 20-year-old first-year computing science student at the University of Technology, was accused of stabbing shoppers at Bondi Junction Westfield on Saturday afternoon. New South Wales Police Minister Yasmin Catley has since identified 40-year-old Queensland man Joel Cauchi as the man who attacked shoppers with a knife.
  • Amy Scott revealed as hero cop: ‘She said put it down, then she shot him in the chest’ (mass stabbing in Sydney)

    04/13/2024 5:14:14 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 74 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 14th April 2024 | Brenden Hills and William Tyson
    The hero cop who took down a knifeman, ending his killing spree can be revealed. NSW Police Inspector Amy Scott came face-to-face with the 40-year-old man dressed in a Kangaroos rugby league jersey and brandishing a knife as she responded to the fatal stabbings of six people in Westfield Bondi Junction on Saturday afternoon. Witnesses said the officer only had time to yell “put it down” before the knifeman charged her. After the man lunged at Inspector Scott, she shot him dead. NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb said Inspector Scott was “doing well under the circumstances” on Saturday evening. “She...
  • China shakes wheat market with canceled shipments from U.S., Australia

    04/11/2024 10:22:44 AM PDT · by EBH · 32 replies
    Nikkei Asia ^ | 4/9/24
    TOKYO -- The global wheat market has been hit by Chinese buyers canceling major shipments, seemingly in an attempt to secure better prices and bolster the country's food security. Benchmark Chicago wheat futures are trading at about $5.50 per bushel, up slightly from a three-and-a-half-year low marked in mid-March but down about 10% from the beginning of the year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture last month said 504,000 tonnes of wheat sales to China had been canceled. The figure is equivalent to about half the total U.S. wheat shipments to China in 2022 and the largest cancellation on record going...
  • Australian freedom activist Monica Smit sues Victoria police over COVID lockdown enforcement

    04/11/2024 4:43:22 AM PDT · by xoxox · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 11, 2024 | David James
    The most high-profile opponent of Australia’s brutal COVID-19 lockdowns, vaccine mandates, and violent suppression of public criticism has been Monica Smit. Her resistance is continuing. She has announced that she will be suing the Victoria police. The court case is scheduled for July 23 and is expected to take 15 days.
  • Why Australia is Gladly Preparing for War

    04/09/2024 4:57:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 57 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | 2/6/23 | Chrs Cappy & Thomas Priddle
    Australia is preparing for war in order to avoid it. Their historic new increase in defense spending and China’s dependence on them for iron ore make them an important ally. Australia’s defense funding for 2024 will be $35 billion USD, just over 2% of their GDP, and up from $20 billion in 2021. They’ve signed a new trilateral security agreement with the United States and United Kingdom that will give the Australian Navy a new weapon that only 6 other nations in the entire world have. Major upgrades are being made to their northern army, air and naval bases. But...
  • REPORT: 24 women quit Aussie soccer league after trans athletes injure players, dominate league

    04/02/2024 6:40:29 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/2/2024 | Warner Todd Huston
    Two dozen young women have quit an Australian soccer league after officials allowed one team to add five transgender athletes, some of whom went on to injure girls on other teams. Parents rose up in anger last month after the Flying Bats Football Club added the five male-born players to their girl’s soccer team and then went on a tear winning every single game for the pre-season Beryl Ackroyd Cup tournament in the Sydney, Australia-based league. “Flying Bats FC won every game they played over the course of the four-week competition, winning the grand final 4-0 at Macquarie Park on...
  • ANALYSIS: Cashless Transition Steamrolls Ahead After Major Bank Closes All Branches. ( Australia )

    03/24/2024 5:44:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 3/12/2024 | Rex Widerstrom
    Australians made $746 million in digital payments in 2018—that number soared to $93 billion in 2022.. A new all-in-one mobile app will offer what its developers claim is Australia’s first end-to-end digital banking platform for the country’s 2.4 million businesses with fewer than 10 employees. The announcement comes a day after Bankwest announced that it is closing 45 of its branches and transitioning the remaining 15 to Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) branches, going digital-only by October 2024. Bankwest is a subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank, which trades on the Australian Stock Exchange. ... The new app, called Business+, was...
  • Erin Go "Naaaaaaa..."

    03/16/2024 5:51:01 PM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    SteynonLine ^ | March 11, 2024 | Mark Steyn
    Late on Friday Steyn's lawyers filed three new motions in the District of Columbia Superior Court. You can read them in full here... ~There is not a lot of good news around as western civilisation floors it off the cliff. The last such in the anglosphere came last autumn, with the Australian people's coast-to-coast rejection of the proposed "Indigenous Voice to Parliament". In the face of suffocating universal support for the yes side from the political, legal, cultural and media establishments, Oz voted it down 60-40. Well, this weekend the Irish just upped the Aussies, and rejected overwhelmingly two constitutional...
  • Australia to Resume Funding to UN’s Main Palestinian Relief Agency

    03/14/2024 8:47:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Australia will resume funding to the United Nations’ main Palestinian relief agency, Foreign Minister Penny Wong said on Friday, almost two months after pausing ties over allegations that some of the agency’s employees participated in the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel. Australia had consulted with UNRWA and other donors and was satisfied the aid agency was not a terror organisation, Wong said. New and additional safeguards would protect aid money, and A$6 million ($3.9 million) in paused funding would be released immediately, she said. “We have children and families that are starving and we have a capacity along with...
  • Suicidal pilot buried missing Malaysian Airlines plane in sea trench as part of mass murder plot: Boeing expert

    03/09/2024 9:05:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 9, 2024 | Matthew Sedacca
    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and its passengers are entombed in an ocean trench after its twisted pilot ditched the plane as part of a mass-murder-suicide plot, a British aviation expert claims. British pilot Simon Hardy was part of the official search for the Boeing 777, which disappeared over the South China Sea on March 8, 2014, and was never found. In 2015, he was brought on board by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau to trace the missing plane, which disappeared 39 minutes after it left Kuala Lumpur for Beijing with 239 passengers and crew members on board. Hardy used the...
  • The hottest housing markets for the super rich in 2024

    02/29/2024 9:08:09 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | FEB 28 2024 | Robert Frank
    One-quarter of American ultra-high-net individuals plan to buy a home this year... The ultrawealthy ranked “lifestyle” and “investment” at the top of their list of priorities, followed by taxes and safety... .... One-quarter of American ultra-high-net individuals, or those worth $30 million or more, plan to buy a residential property this year, according to the Douglas Elliman and Knight Frank Wealth Report. The average ultra-high-net-worth individual already owns four homes, according to the report. One-quarter of their residential portfolio is outside their home country. When it comes to priorities for their next big purchase, the ultrawealthy ranked “lifestyle” and “investment”...
  • Australian Cops Find Two Bodies After Jilted Officer Admits To Fatally Shooting Ex-Lover And Companion

    02/28/2024 5:47:22 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 27, 2024 | John Oyewale
    Police in southeastern Australia on Tuesday found two bodies after a male officer admitted to fatally shooting his male ex-lover and the ex-lover’s male companion. Homicide detectives found the remains of 26-year-old former television reporter Jesse Baird and his 29-year-old flight attendant partner Luke Davies at a property near Bungonia, a town about 124 miles southwest of Sydney, ABC News Australia reported. They found the remains after Baird’s ex-partner, NSW Senior-Constable Beau Lamarre-Condon, admitted to murdering the pair and hiding their bodies under rocks and dirt, and divulged the location of their remains, according to the report. “Today, this afternoon,...
  • Melbourne anti-Israel activist Laura Allam has been arrested for organising the kidnapping and torture of a man because he worked for a Jew [Islamofascism]

    02/27/2024 12:20:38 PM PST · by Milagros · 9 replies
    On X ^ | 27 Feb 2024
    Josh Feldman ג'וש פלדמן @joshrfeldman This is absolutely bonkers. Melbourne anti-Israel activist Laura Allam has been arrested for organising the kidnapping and torture of a man because he worked for a Jew. Police say the man required extensive treatment in hospital for his injuries. #auspol From theaustralian.com.au 5:46 AM · Feb 27, 2024
  • The Ministry of Health Granted Vaccine Exemptions to Hundreds Among Its Key Staff. ( New Zealand )

    02/27/2024 9:38:32 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Hatchard Report ^ | October 4, 2023 | Guy Hatchard
    Whilst Hypocritically Insisting That the Public Be Vaccinated.. ... “From 13 November 2021 to 26 September 2022, a total of 478 applications for Significant Service Disruption exemption (SSD) were received. 103 applications were granted, covering approximately 11,005 workers ... 95 consultants in the Dunedin region alone benefitted from vaccine exemptions. Another source has pointed to a group of doctors working in Northland who arranged among themselves to remain unvaccinated. The total appears to run to hundreds and possibly more. It seems that those granted exemptions were restrained by gag orders. In other words, they could not tell anyone that they...
  • Ukraine’s Two Years of War: The fight for aid, arms and attention | Full Documentary

    02/25/2024 2:24:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    7 News Australia ^ | 24/2/24 | Stefan Mitchell
    February 24, 2024. Two years to the day since Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine. For the first year, the world watched on as Russian forces grappled with an opponent they seemingly underestimated. The Ukrainians proved they would not give up their sovereignty without a fight. With aid from the West, Ukraine held the Russian forces, and gained back ground. On the second anniversary we look back at the last 12 months. It was the battles away from the fronts that would truly test the resolve of both sides. It was a year of fighting for aid and for...
  • Heavily armed 'optionally crewed' ships to enter service under massive reshaping of Australia's naval fleet

    02/21/2024 5:18:28 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 19 Feb 2024 | Andrew Greene
    Six large and "optionally crewed" naval vessels heavily armed with missiles will be added to Australia's surface fleet under a dramatic $11 billion reshaping of the navy that will also see the acquisition of 11 new general-purpose frigates to be partly built overseas. ... long-awaited "Enhanced Lethality Surface Combatant Fleet", which will include six Hunter-class frigates, reduced from an original plan of nine, as well as upgraded versions of the existing Hobart-class destroyers fitted with Tomahawk cruise missiles. Under the sweeping overhaul, Australia's current fleet of combat-ready warships would rise from 11 to 26, consisting of nine "Tier 1" frigates...
  • Pro-Palestinian [wearing keffiyehs] activists assault bystander filming Australia rally

    02/18/2024 1:26:21 PM PST · by Freeleesy · 10 replies
    Ynet ^ | February 18, 2024
    During pro-Palestinian rally attended by few hundred protesters, 2 activists assault bystander passing through the area and filming event; police yet to detain attackers. Hod Bass, Tobias Siegal | 02.18.24, 12:42. Two men wearing keffiyehs attacked the man; while local police were on scene to help him, they apparently have not apprehended the attackers.
  • Australian Labor Government Pushes Anti-Doxxing Laws to Protect Zionist Witch-Hunters

    02/18/2024 11:45:36 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    World Socialist Wen Site ^ | 13 February 2024 | Oscar Grenfell
    The Labor government has pledged to rush laws through the federal parliament that would ban “doxxing,” where the private details of individuals are published online. The details of the legislation have not been released, but the context makes clear that under the banner of defending privacy, Labor is preparing a far-reaching attack on civil liberties. Over the past four months of the Israeli genocide in Gaza, the issue of doxxing has certainly come into sharp focus. Dozens of Australian doctors and nurses have been doxxed by Zionists for speaking out against Israel’s bombing of Gazan hospitals and its murder of...
  • Australia to Ban Doxxing After Pro-Palestinian Activists Publish Information About Hundreds of Jews

    02/18/2024 11:37:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/2/2024 | Rod McGuirk
    The Australian government said on Tuesday it will outlaw doxxing — the malicious release online of personal or identifying information without the subject’s permission — after pro-Palestinian activists published personal details of hundreds of Jewish people in Australia. Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said the proposed laws, which have yet to be drafted, would involve issuing take-down notices to social media platforms and imposing fines for the intimidation tactic. The government was responding to Nine Entertainment news reports last week that pro-Palestinian activists had published the names, images, professions and social media accounts of Jewish people working in academia and the creative...
  • Privatize or Bust: What Australia Teaches Us About Social Security

    02/16/2024 10:05:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/16/2024 | Ezra Wyrick
    America’s declining Social Security program will be a contentious topic of debate for presidential candidates this year. Former president Donald Trump advocates leaving the program alone and has criticized Nikki Haley’s proposal to save the program by raising the retirement age. Similarly, President Biden has vehemently opposed any solutions that involve tampering with the program’s current structure.Despite all this political posturing, Social Security is going broke fast as Americans are saving less for retirement than ever before. Half of all Baby Boomers in the U.S. have no personal retirement savings. Endless promises from both Republican and Democratic administrations over the...