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Coles has stopped selling Capilanos polluted and poisonous Chinese Allowrie Honey while Woolworths will continue to sell it. Make no mistake this is the start of a Honey War between Australias 2 largest food retailers which may lead to a broader retail food fight focused on Australian made food and/or organic food. Coles should be 
Australia will now monetarily penalize parents who choose not to vaccinate their children and the advocates for mandatory vaccines in America are salivating over it.
The post Australia Now Issuing Fines to Citizens Who Refuse Vaccines for Their Kids appeared first on The Free Thought Project.
Following a few blissful weeks of drinking more cheap spirit mixers than water and eating nothing but pastries from some of Europes finest bakeries and hostel breakfast tables, Ive come down with an inevitable bout of sore throat and laziness. Im sitting in the hostel common room playing Jenga while the sun beams onto Lisbons streets, when a soft-spoken voice tip-toes around the corner.
I can play with you?
Her hair is short and shaggy, the colour of coffee, and her skin a golden glow from hours beneath the Portuguese sun. Her name is Leena, and, after her asking her the only opener I know, she answers Israel.
Ive never met anyone from Israel, so my eyes are glued to hers while she tells of her travels. Shes got that smell flowing from her arm-pits that marks a true global hobo, but I dont mind. Her legs are hairy and her poncho drapes down to her kneecaps while she fidgets beneath it. She folds her feet up underneath herself, sitting on top of them to edge herself closer to the table.
I cant help but be in complete awe of her. Her smile is infectious, and I cant tell what shes saying between giggles during her stories, but I know that she is full of love: the kind that children have when they dont know how bad the world can be.
Leena tells us that shes been in Portugal for a while, and that she saw most of the south coast on foot; the colours of her soles further proving the tales.
I walked for about twomaybe threeweeks?
My eyes are wide and my mouth taut. I cant believe she just said weeks? But her huge brown eyes light up when she tells us more about her coastal walk: the beaches, the sun, the hippie communities, but most of all the people she met. She goes on to say that she also gets to and from places by hitchhiking. Standing on the side of the road with a 20-something kilo backpack, alone, waiting for a stranger to give her a ride to a new destination.
My heart skips a beat. Of course, the horror stories flood my mind. I think of the people back home in Australia that would shake her and tell her not to be so stupid. The countless newspaper headlines of solo women travellers being killed while hitchhiking and trusting strangers. But she doesnt seem to flinch at my less than excitable reaction. Her eyes remain fixed on mine, with a smile pasted onto her face and her shoulders shrugged up comfortably.
I envy her. She seems to effortlessly ooze freedom. The reason I started travelling in the first place was to feel an...
My investigation in US magazine The Nation:
Soon after President Trump assumed office in January 2017, he had a phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The transcript of the conversation, leaked in August, revealed that the new US president admired his Australian counterpart because Turnbull was worse than I am on asylum seekers. Turnbull had proudly stated, If you try to come to Australia by boat, even if we think you are the best person in the world, even if you are a Nobel Prizewinning genius, we will not let you in.
In their phone call, the prime minister begged the US leader to adhere to a deal struck by Turnbull and former President Barack Obama the year before, in which the United States had agreed take up to 1,250 refugees imprisoned by Australia for years on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Nauru in the Pacific. In exchange, Australia would take refugees from Central America.
Trump didnt understand why Australia couldnt take the PNG and Nauru refugees in. Turnbull responded, It is not because [the refugees] are bad people. It is because in order to stop people smugglers we had to deprive them of the product. Trump liked what he heard. That is a good idea, he said. We should do that too.
Turnbull was proudly explaining the complex system established by Australia many years earlier: Refugees are imprisoned in privatized, remote detention centers on the Australian mainland and on Pacific islands. Trump isnt the only one who is impressed; many Western leaders have not only expressed admiration for Australias draconian refugee policies but have initiated ways to implement them in their own nations to contend with the recent surge of people fleeing Africa and the Middle East.
The mainstreaming of xenophobia regarding refugees was perfected by Australian politicians more than 20 years ago. Along with a media-savvy mix of dog-whistling against ethnic groups with little social power, refugees have been accused of being dirty, suspicious, lazy, welfare-hungry, and potential terroristsand theyve been accused of refusing to assimilate, despite the countrys largely successful multicultural reality.
Australia hasnt been shy in offering advice to European nations struggling with an influx o...
My following book review appears in the Sydney Morning Herald/Melbourne Age today:
Addicted? How Addiction Affects Every One of Us and What We Can Do About It
Matt Noffs and Kieran Palmer
When the Australian Greens recently called for the legalisation and regulation of cannabis, following moves in countless US states, Uruguay and Canada, the response from the federal government was immediate. Health Minister Greg Hunt dismissed the idea as dangerous and argued marijuana was a gateway drug to harder substances such as ice and heroin.
The evidence for Hunts theory is highly contested, with countless, reputable studies showing that poverty and troubled social environment have far more influence on a persons drug intake than partaking in cannabis.
Hunts intervention followed a predictable route by opponents of serious drug reform (though hes pushing for Australia to become a global leader in medical marijuana). As similar debates have taken place across the world from opponents of Portugals successful decriminalisation of all drugs in 2001 to critics of heroin-assisted treatment in Switzerland many sensible ideas are shunned by prohibition advocates to maintain a law and order response to illicit substances. Decades of these policies have singularly failed to stem drug taking; the Global Drug Survey consistently finds that Australians are some of the highest users per capita of illegal drugs.
These are just some of the concerns eloquently expressed in this important book by two workers on the frontlines of the drug debate. Matt Noffs and Kieran Palmer work for the Noffs Foundation in Sydney, an organisation founded in 1970 by Reverend Ted Noffs and his wife Margaret. Its dedicated to assisting young people with drug and alcohol problems.
The message of Addicted? is largely about challenging the dangerous myths around drug use and advocating a more sensible approach: The causes of addiction are generalised: living in a rough area, being of lower-than-average intelligence, being of low socio-economic status, belonging to a particular culture, even having a certain skin colour. The inner qualities of addicts are also overgeneralised: they have no self-control, no willpower, no ambition, or have simply given up on lifeRarely, if ever, is substance dependence viewed as a health issue, affliction of the mind and body, perpetuated by poor or risky health-related b...
Here are the answers with discussion for this Weekends
Quiz. The information provided should help you work out
why you missed a question or three! If you havent already done the
Quiz from yesterday then have a go at it before you read the
answers. I hope this helps you develop an understanding of modern
monetary theory (MMT) and its application to macroeconomic
thinking. Comments as usual welcome, especially if I have made an
Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) recognises that the unemployed live of the hard work of those that are employed.
The answer is True.
Dispensing with the emotional trappings that this sort of claim might invoke (that is, judging individual motivation etc), this question explores the true relevance of the dependency ratio, which will rise as demographic changes age our populations. It also aims to disabuse the reader of the notion that the income support benefits are paid for by taxes that those in employment (and other income generating activities) might pay.
Initially, we have to be very clear as to what living off the hard work of those who pay taxes means. In this sense, it is not a focus on the income that the non-workers receive but the command over real good and services that that income provides them with. We will come back to the funds issue soon.
So the focus has to be on the real side of the economy because that is, ultimately, the only way our material living standards can be expressed. Nominal aggregates mean very little by themselves.
Income support recipients (who do not work for whatever reason) clearly command real resources that they have not themselves produced. These real goods and services are produced by those who do work (and the presumption is that most workers pay taxes of some sort or another).
The use of the emotive term living off the hard work was deliberate and designed, as a foil, to invoke the idea that governments have created welfare states which provide unsustainable benefits to the poor and marginalised at the expense of those who are materially successful the classic conservative argument against government welfare provision.
But it doesnt alter the truth of the statement.
A slight complicating factor is that the income support recipients also pay taxes if there are indirect tax systems in place but that doesnt alter the story about the provision of real goods and services.
Now the second part of the answer relates to the question of funding. In terms of where the funds come from to provide the income support for those who do not work the answer is simple: no-where......
September 2011 This Plan of Management has been prepared by Newtown Sustainability Group for the Camdenville Paddock Community Garden site to: Provide information on the use of the community garden site by members of the group. Encourage a cooperative and positive relationship between community gardeners and Camdenville Public School. Minimise the risk to the health 
Ballina Shire Council is encouraging motorists to drive safely from 10 July with king tides leading to minor flooding of some local roads.
Where possible, motorists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists should avoid affected roadways. Motorists are reminded the tides will be occurring during the evenings, and that salt water may also affect maintenance of vehicle and bodywork.
Roads likely to be affected by king tides and saltwater flooding include:
* Tamar Street, Ballina
* Riverside Drive, West Ballina
* River Street, West Ballina
* Burns Point Ferry Road, West Ballina
* North Creek Road, North Ballina
* Southern Cross Drive, North Ballina
* Uralba Road, Uralba
* Old Bangalow Road, Tintenbar
* Tamarind Dr, Cumbalum
For road information visit www.myroadinfo.com.au or telephone Ballina Shire Council on 1300 864 444.
Australias Minister for Social Service, Dan Tehan, announced July 1st, the Australian Government will monetarily penalize any citizen whose children are not up to date on their vaccinations. The penalty, in the form of a reduction of government payments, amounts to $56 (AUD) monthly.
This week I have given you some snippets from the fabulous program at this years Australian Historical Association conference, known on Twitter as #OzHA2018. But while it is important, it is not just the program that makes a conference enjoyable. Continue reading
Are you passionate about urban farming and community? Want to be a farmer with land to make your own while educating and inspiring others with your passion for sustainable food systems? CERES is seeking an Urban Farmer to manage two micro enterprises: Honey Lane Market Garden and Honey Lane Eggs. Working with volunteers and students 
A man will appear in court today after being charged with grooming a child at Lismore.
Police attached to Richmond Police District, acting on information provided by Task Force Argos, commenced an investigation into allegations that a man had attempted to groom a child on line.
Police will allege that the man engaged in email conversations and images were exchanged.
Following further investigations about 9am yesterday (Friday 6 July 2018), a 27-year-old man attended Lismore Police Station.
The man was arrested and interviewed.
He was later charged with use carriage service to groom a child under 16 years.
The man was refused bail to appear at Lismore Bail Court today (Saturday 7 July 2018).
Detective Chief Inspector Cameron Lindsay said, The case highlights the dangers the internet presents to teenagers and we encourage all parents to monitor their childrens interaction online.
Today we begin with a thought experiment.
Imagine you flip a coin 10 times in a row.
How many heads and tails do you roll?
Five and five?
Seven and three?
Nine and one?
All combinations are as equally possible as the others.
In terms of probability, the longer you flip a coin, the likelier it is that the amount of heads and tails you land on will be split down the line 50/50.
But theres an uncomfortable truth in this simple math.
If you flip a coin a thousand times, the first hundred attempts could easily land on heads.
The more times you flip a coin, the greater the likelihood that you can get a seemingly impossible chain of outcomes.
Its the same in the real world.
Its a big place. In which youll find some seven billion opinions.
Poll five economists and you may find a broad range of opinions on a variety of subjects. Yet, as unlikely as it may be, you could also find yourself polling the five economists in this world who think, talk and dress the same way.
That could be a problem if youre in the business of making money.
Youll have heard the saying a fool and his money are soon parted before.
It makes sense, doesnt it? Someone whos foolish and misinformed is more likely to see their wealth go up in smoke.
But how true is that?
Take Bernie Madoff, one of historys biggest conmen, as an example.
Did a billionaire like Madoff lose his fortune and freedom by scamming people of their wealth through a pyramid scheme? Was he a fool?
No, he was extremely clever. Otherwise he wouldnt have gotten away with what he did for as long as he did.
But what about the countless people that were scammed by Madoff into giving away their wealth? Were they fools?
Again, wed argue they werent.
Like Madoff, they wanted to get rich. People lose money through investments that dont work out, yes. But theyre not fools. Their motivation is to make money, not squander it.
That people lose money doesnt make them chumps. Its through risk-taking that most people build their wealth in the first place.
When youre seeking the opinion of others on financial matters, you always run the risk of not getting the full picture, and of parting with money despite your best intentions.
But its important to always keep in mind that there are many ideas in todays market that start and end with mistaken beliefs.
And thats exactly the......
In recent Chinese cryptocurrency news: a prominent scholar has advocated that China adopt a permissive regulatory apparatus, drawing influence from Japanese and U.S. legislation. Research conducted by the International Monetary Institute at Renmin University of China has estimated that the number of Chinese bitcoin investors exceeds 3 million, and an audio recording of famed bitcoin millionaire, Li Xiaolai, giving a scathing appraisal of several leading altcoins has been leaked.
The vice president of the Internet Finance Law Research Institute of the Beijing Law Society and professor of finance at the China University of Political S...
In a world where vaccinations are a very controversial topic, Australia is making headlines. The Australian government recently re-upped their already strong vaccination laws and the changes are quite interesting.
Any parents who do not vaccinate will lose part of their biweekly support payments. It will be around 30 dollars per un-vaccinated child per each two week period. While this might not sound like much, it will really add up.
Parents who dont vaccinate their children against disease will lose part of their fortnightly family support payment starting 1 July.
Family Tax Benefit Part A payments will be reduced by about $28 a fortnight for each child who does not meet immunization requirements, under tougher No Jab, No Pay rules.
The change to No Jab, No Pay provides a constant reminder for parents to keep their childrens immunization up to date.
Immunisation is the safest way to protect children from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Parents who dont immunize their children are putting their own kids at risk as well as the children of other people.
Since the Turnbull Government introduced No Jab, No Pay in 2016 about 246,000 children and their families have taken action to ensure they meet the immunization requirements.
The Turnbull Government provided more than $14 million in last years Budget for free, catch-up vaccinations for children, young adults, and newly arrived refugees.
It also provided $5.5 million over three years to encourage Australian parents and carers to vaccinate their children.
Exemptions apply for children who have medical contraindications or natural immunity and have been assessed by a general practitioner.
Parents who refuse to immunise their children will begin paying for the choice from today. The government will slash fortnightly family payments by $28 per un-vaccinated child as part of their no jab, no pay policy.#7News pic.twitter.com/9VnbOnwuYX
7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney)...
As soon as you take a closer look at the familiar world around you, youll find a lot of new, interesting and sometimes wonderful things in it. Believe it or not, there are many once-in-a-lifetime events that happen all the time and continue to astonish us even years later. One of them, for example, was the laughter outbreak of 1962, when more than a thousand people couldnt stop laughing 
Biologist David Mackay got a surprise when he began studying the birds visiting fig trees in his native Australia: While he expected to see plenty of species coming to eat the figs, he didnt expect the insect eaters to outnumber them two-to-one. Mackay already knew that figs feed more bird species than any other fruit. His research, published in the journal Global Ecology and Conservation in June, would show that fig trees are disproportionately important for insect-eaters, too. It adds to growing evidence that fig trees are titans of biodiversity with important roles to play in conservation. What makes fig trees so crucial is their ancient relationship with tiny wasps. The trees depend on the wasps to pollinate their flowers, while the wasps can only breed and lay eggs inside their partners figs. Thanks to this partnership, figs are available year-round and have been called keystone resources for fruit eaters. Mackays study is the first to show that fig-wasps emerging from figs before they ripen are also valuable year-round resources for a diverse variety of insect-eating birds. Altogether, Mackay recorded 55 bird species visiting Ficus rubiginosa fig trees to feed on insects. They included ten species such as the superb fairy-wren and the shining bronze-cuckoo whose recent declines in numbers have concerned conservationists. Mackay and his colleagues say fig trees are very likely to be similarly important to insect-eating birds throughout tropical, subtropical, and temperate regions globally. Shining bronze-cuckoo (Chrysococcyx lucidus). Photo via Wikimedia Commons, licensed under CC
Crypto exchange Huobi has started trading in Australia with 10 pairs against the AUD, including bitcoin cash (BCH). More trading pairs will be added in the future. The platform also plans to partner with local startups through its investment fund and a subsidiary.
Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has announced it is launching in Australia. Ten pairs against the Australian dollar (AUD) are supported from Thursday, July 5. These include bitcoin core (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), ethereum (ETH), ethereum classic (ETC), and litecoin (LTC). More trading pairs will be made available to Australian traders in the future. Huobi Australia CEO Adrian Harrison commented:
Crypto traders in Australia are increasingly knowledgeable and sophisticated, matched by a receptive regulator with interest in safely developing the market.
The Singapore-based trading platform also plans to set up partnerships with the growing number of Australian startups working on a variety of blockchain-oriented projects. The cooperation is expected to be channeled through Huobis $200 million Global Ecosystem Fund and Huobi Capital, an investment subsidiary.
In the face of bears, buyers are struggling to judge from Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin prices behavior in the last couple of days. They have been stagnant, to say the least with Litecoin especially stuck in some sort of consolidation 
The post Weekly Cryptocurrency Price Analysis: : Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, IOTA, and EOS appeared first on The Global Mail.
We used to ridicule the communists for using sport as a proxy for economic success. Now, with the vast sums thrown at Team GB and athletes declared 'heroes', we're copying them Australia's cycling star, Anna Meares, said of Britain's triumphant cyclists: "They've got it together ... but, to be honest, I'm not exactly sure what they've got together." The French and Germans were heard to murmur likewise. One interpretation could be that murky word "cheating", although Meares strongly denied that she had ever suggested this. Given the recent history of the Olympics and the fierce pressure on British athletes, the accusation is pardonable. I doubt if it is true. What Britain "got together" was the money. Is that cheating? Comment: The author, a British journalist, has insight, a rare pairing, but only so much of it. Yes of course British athletes are cheating, as we now know thanks to leaked WADA documents. And they're cheating with state and international support, if not outright sponsorship. I have intermittently enjoyed the Olympics on television. Mostly it is hours of flatulent BBC staff killing time by interviewing one another, interspersed with a few seconds of mostly baffling hysterics. Clare Balding appears in perpetual shriek: "Oh my God, I think our great British paint is drying faster than the Russian and the Colombian paint - but we must await a decision from the judges."
by Dee McLachlan
A bomb was dropped onto Australia on Thursday the 5th of July.
Fiona Barnett accused Australias Human Rights Commissioner of the most terrible crimes, dating back to the 1980s. They are crimes that would get a person life imprisonment.
If, and I say if, these accusations (and other, related ones) are true, the political system, the legal and policing professions, the hierarchy of universities, and Australian society as we know it, should all be turned upside down.
The entire country, and especially Canberra, would need a re-boot. We would have to re-look at society and essentially s...
Great event to launch the @iucn global MPA standards w/ @SethHorstmeyer @NinaBhola Chris Santora, me, @JaneLubchenco and @saltylance giving remarks on their development and importance.Angelo Villagomez (@TaotaoTasi) June 25, 2018
Thanks for attending!!#IMCC5 pic.twitter.com/8awKADsTJC
I had a sinking feeling in Sydneys Four Seasons Hotel listening to Treasurer Scott Morrison guarantee that he would be able to deliver permanent tax cuts and properly fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme in this years budget and beyond without any longer needing an extra levy.
Id heard it before, more or less, in the Great Hall of Parliament House in 2012. The speaker was Wayne Swan, Morrisons long-term Labor predecessor, who after years of bad luck including the global financial crisis was finding revenue turning up.
I am proud to announce a new Spreading the Benefits of the Boom package, he told us. It was time to share the proceeds of the mining boom with families and businesses, and the disabled.
In the budget he had funded the first stage of the National Disability Insurance Scheme - the first $1 billion over four years; he increased funding for dental services, aged care, hospitals, infrastructure and superannuation, all because for too many Australians this feels like someone elses mining boom''.
I wrote on my notepad that day that the boom would end when the demand for Australias minerals faded, but that the spending Swan had put in train to share the benefits would continue.
In retrospect Swan was unwise to be so generous with something that wouldnt last, but few in the room that day spoke up.In The Age and Sydney Morning Herald
Switzerlands principal stock exchange has announced its developing a blockchain based platform to tokenize traditional securities with further trading, settlement and custody services for these tokenized assets. In a statement on Friday, SIX Swiss Exchange said itll build the brand new initiative dubbed SIX Digital Exchange on a distributed book with its specialized experience in operating a large scale financial infrastructure. As regulated stock trading system, Swiss Exchange further stated the SDX may have the exact same standard of supervision and regulation upon completion and will be supervised by Korean financial regulators. In an e-mail response, a representative from SIX, a company that owns Swiss Exchange, told CoinDesk that the development process will be broken up into a number of phases with a preliminary plan for debut next year.
The very initial step is to build up a regulated exchange platform. In a second phase well give the support to tokenize existing bankable assets that will be followed closely by the tokenization of non bankable assets. Following a flexible approach to meet the needs of todays dynamic environment, the first solutions will be rolled out in mid-2019, the company said. On the other hand, the exchange mentioned that the aim of the platform isnt for trading cryptocurrencies, but rather a market where traditional investors may digitalize their assets using distributed ledger technology. Jos Dijsselhof, Managing Director of SIX, stated in the statement: This is the onset of a brand new era for capital markets infrastructures.
For us its abundantly obvious that a lot of whats going on in the digital space is here to remain and will specify the future of our business. The financial sector today wants to bridge the gap between traditional financial services and digital communities. The Swiss exchange isnt the only trading platform thats exploring how to integrate distributed ledger technology to its existing business operations. As previously reported by CoinDesk, the Australia Securities Exchange has started its own blockchain work since 2015 and eyes a 2020 roll out to replace its CHESS clearing and Settlement System. SIX picture via Shutterstock. The leader in blockchain information, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the greatest journalistic standards and complies with a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.
Where are the billions coming from? In part, from property. This financial year Treasurer Tim Pallas will get $6.6 billion from property stamp duty, up from $5.4 billion in 2015-16. He will get $2.4 billion from land tax, up from $1.7 billion in 2015.
The good news is that Victorian property values are staying high. Sydney prices slid 1.7 per cent in the three months to March whereas Melbourne prices slipped just 0.5 per cent.
Going forward, Tuesdays budget will forecast still high but lower income from stamp duty, a judgment that looks about right. Melbournes population growth is the strongest in Australia, which means Melbourne property prices are more likely than most to stay high.
Many more of the billions will come from asset sales. The Turnbull government will pay the Andrews government a touch over $2 billion for Victorias share of Snowy Hydro, and a private buyer will pay it an estimated $2 billion for the right to run the land titles registry.
Victoria will get $16.8 billion from the Commonwealth Grants Commission in goods and services tax collections, thats about $900 million more than it expected. Itll reflect both Victorias bigger than expected population, and its lower than expected share of Commonwealth infrastructure grants. The Grants Commissions formula requires it to compensate for Commonwealth stinginess after enough years have passed, and the Abbott and Turnbull governments have been stingy long enough for the compensation to kick in.
And the Commonwealth is at last becoming more generous. The $5 billion promised for a Melbourne Airport rail link and the $1.42 billion promised for regional rail are making things easier.
The economy itself is helping. One in every ten jobs in Victoria has been created in the past 3 years, since the election of the Andrews government. One in every seven dollars sloshing around in the economy wasnt there before Andrews was elected and (coincidentally) Victorias population growth took off.
Its impressive, but doesnt quite explain how Tim Pallas can promise to spend $10 billion a year on infrastructure for the next four years and still bring in a surplus.
The answer lies in a quaint state budget accounting convention. When the money is spent, it isnt spent as far as the budget is concerned. All that appears on the budget are the interest...
Suddenly weve wised up. As far back as any of us can remember, all the way back to the beginning of income tax, weve been easy to bribe.
Heres how it has worked in every election and in almost every budget: Youve been working hard and paying too much tax. We feel your pain. Weve magically found some money from somewhere. Were pulling a tax cut out of a hat. You can thank us later.
That the rabbit was our own money, taken from us in ever-increasing amounts through an automatic process known as bracket creep, and then only partly returned, was the trick we werent invited to dwell on.
Heres how it will work this time. In the year ahead wages will probably climb 2.1 per cent. Itll push a greater proportion of our pay into the highest rate of tax we pay. All by itself that will push up the total amount of tax we pay by around $6 billion, even though our actual buying power, our inflation-adjusted wages, might not much change. The budget tax cuts will give us back some of it: around $4.4 billion.
Hey presto. Were supposed to be awed.
Even after 10 years, after the third and most expensive phase of the Morrison tax cuts announced on budget night, middle earners will still find themselves paying 3 per cent more of their income in tax than they do right now: 18 per cent instead of 15 per cent, according to the Grattan Institute. Only the very highest earners - the top 10 per cent - will get their bracket creep back.
(We need to rely on organisations such as the Grattan Institute and the Parliamentary Budget Office for the calculations because the government wont provide them for us. It wants us to be in awe of the trick without seeing how it's done.)
It helps that bracket creep isnt widely understood, certainly not by shock jocks such as Sydneys Ray Hadley (it simply means that people who were formerly taxed at the lower income rate through no fault of their own go on to the next income rate), Nor, on the face of it, by the Treasurer himself, who on Monday said that the third and final stage of his plan that levelled the tax rate between $41,001 and $200,000 meant that for most Australians, who will earn over their lifetime somewhere between $40,000 and up to $200,000, they will ne...
Well find out if the FBI has been lying to the public. Lawmakers demand the truth about the origin of the 2016 Trump investigation.
July 5, 2018 7:28 p.m. ET
In the trench war between congressional Republicans and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, we have arrived at a crucial battle. A House resolution sets Friday as the deadline for the Justice Department to come clean on the beginning of its investigation into the Trump campaign. Well find out if the FBI has been lying to the public.
That is, if the department complies. It has flouted so many subpoenas, and played so many games with redactions and deadlines, that the entire House GOP unite...
Trump launches the opening salvo in US trade war with China as tariffs take effect
The U.S. tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods kicked in on Friday, taking the war of words between the nations into the real economic realm.
Its unlikely to stop there, according to experts. In fact, there will be probably be escalation upon escalation, warned Geoff Raby, Australias former ambassador to China.
Ahead of the Friday implementation of American and Chinese tariffs, Raby told CNBC that it looks like the first shots to the trade war are about to be fired.
China, for its part, was already calling the tariff threats between Beijing and Washington a...
The WA anti nukes crew have collaborated to make an animation video about the four proposed uranium mines in WA. It will launch at SOS this week and then there will be an online launch August 4th. To prepare for the online launch weve set up a thunderclap so on the 4th of August there will be an automatic post to your social media page if you support.
All you need to do is follow this link and click support with facebook or support with twitter
This video shows the threat to vulnerable species and unique ecosystems at each of the four proposed uranium mines in West Australia. We want to get this video out to as many people as possible as a way of growing the campaign to keep WA nuclear free. We also want people to become familiar with the species that are at risk at each of the sites some on the brink of extinction.
There are no operating uranium mines in WA but there are four proposals we have the power to stop these areas from becoming toxic mines. There are many ways to get involved in the campaign and sharing this video is the first important step to bringing these places into your heart. Find out more ways to get involved at www.wanfa.org.au/action
Melanie Orman Submission to Committee Secretariat, Senate Standing Committees on Economics Re Proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility From Melanie Orman (Submission no. 77)
I originally grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, but have been coming to Kimba for the past five years and officially moved in 2017. My partner is the fourth generation in the process of taking over the family cropping farm in Kimba, that has been operational for the past one-hundred years. I work at Wudinna hospital as a Registered nurse commuting between Wudinna and Kimba. It is my pleasure to be able to provide my personal opinion and relevant information to the inquiry on the process of the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (NRWMF) site selection process in Kimba, South Australia. I give permission for this submission to be made public and would be willing to speak with the Senate committee to answer any further questions they may have in conjunction with Kimbas process through this nomination.
a) The financial compensation offered to applicants for the acquisition of land under the Nominations of Land Guidelines;
The financial compensation offered to the land owners of Kimba who put their land up for nomination is not an over-generous amount of money. It is only a small percentage of the money that cropping can bring into a business over many future years. The price offered is not going to impact the overall business, give the farmer an advantage or disadvantage or affect any surrounding neighbours.
In my opinion, I cannot see that the money offered was the main driving incentive for people to nominate their land. When the NRWMF approached people with the idea and compensation,...
There's your problem right there ladies, you don't work for a national newspaper. Message to journalists - you are safe from Bad Boy Trudeau. Lovely Justin doesn't remember any negative interactions from that day. And Justin Nice had a good time, it was a great day, so yeah.
The death of around 500 bass at Clarrie Hall Dam was a natural event according to Tweed Shire Council.
About 500 fish were found dead in the deepest part of the dam, near the spillway on Friday. The fish have been removed and disposed of.
Clarrie Hall Dam has undergone a seasonal overturn in the past two weeks, where the deeper de-oxygenated waters have upwelled to the top of the water column, the Councils Acting Manager for Water and Wastewater, Michael Wraight, said.
This is a natural process and happens annually around the beginning of winter as the top water layers cool and sink to the bottom forcing the bottom layers up.
Historically there have been overturn events at Clarrie Hall Dam, which have resulted in similar fish deaths.
Testing of water samples in the dam over the past two weeks shows very low oxygen levels in all levels of the dam near the spillway.
It is likely that these low dissolved oxygen levels have resulted in the death of the fish. We dont expect it to get any worse but will continue to monitor the situation, Mr Wraight said.
New South Wales Fisheries has been advised of the fish kill.
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If there is a possible scam, someone will always figure it out. In Australia, they hunt money with unbelievable audacity and hand out tickets to motorists for everything. Someone has figured out a way to beat the government at its own game. They are cloning valid license plates and then racking up the fines. A BMW owner got a ticket for speeding while his car was parked in the driveway. When he looked closely, he discovered the ticket was for speeding 1,000 miles away from his home. The scammers figured out a brilliant way to beat the cameras. Just clone a license plate and you can speed and go through all the tolls absolutely free.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Google allows companies to read Gmail users' inboxes.
Gmail users' private messages are sometimes read by employees at software companies, it has emerged, when the user installs certain apps and grants permission to their Google account.
Though users have to specifically agree to having their emails read when they install the apps, a report from The Wall Street Journal shows that this goes beyond software scanning the contents of email, and includes in some cases human developers reading the messages.
Motherboard has an article on finding which apps have access to your email.
Read more of this story at SoylentNews.
My name is Daryl Koch and I was born in and lived in Kimba all my life. I am a wheat and sheep farmer and three generations of my family have farmed in the Kimba district. I am on several committees in Kimba and volunteer with our local sporting clubs. I care deeply about my town and community remaining viable into the future for my children and grandchildren. I am pleased to be making a submission to the enquiry to address the terms of reference. I am comfortable with my submission to be made public.
To date the appropriateness and thoroughness of the site selection in search of a national radioactive waste management facility (NRWMF) has been thorough, transparent and fair. In February 2018 I visited ANSTO at Lucas Heights in NSW to see the nuclear medical reactor and to see firsthand the types of low and intermediate level waste that would be held at the NRWMF. I was very impressed by how professional and carefully the people of ANSTO operate this facility and how well-managed these radioactive waste streams are. I have actively taken part in the consultation process here in Kimba and I do not have any concerns for a radioactive waste facility being built either here in the Kimba district or elsewhere.
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This passes for culture and art in Palestine. What a bunch of fools are we to fund them. r6u
This is how you bugger up a culture. And we are paying to have it done to us. Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit - only the ABC is lower. The ABC says "Men" murder one woman every week. I am a man. Thanks for nothing ABC.
I reckon I'd get jack of putting up with her at work every day too. This mature debate between Senators took place just over a year ago. How long would you last?
The 2018 Nimbin Youth Film Festival has received a timely boost in the form of a $4,950 grant from Lismore Council which will allow it to offer a bumper crop of cash and prizes to young entrants.
Drawn from the Councils annual community grant funding, the money is a big boost for the annual event, which is open to young people from across the region.
Smart devices have put the power of video into the hands of young people, said festival organiser Darmin Cameron.
They have important stories to tell, and there is no better way to have people listen to your story, than invite them to sit quietly in a darkened room with a big screen and big sound and this is what NYFF will deliver at the Screening and Awards Ceremony in December 2018 at the Nimbin Bush Theatre.
The 2018 event will have over $2,000 in cash and prizes to offer those who enter across its two age categories, 0 to 18-year-olds and 19 to 24-year-olds.
The 19-24 age section also has a $500 party safe award for the best film about partying safe with alcohol.
There is also a $400 prize for the best film with a sustainability theme.
Entry is free.
Mr Cameron said the films could be made on any video device
from an iPhone or DSLR camera to high-end
However, the judges are more interested in powerful stories than
the latest technology and they understand that filmmaking is a
team sport and encourage young
people to get support and guidance from teachers, parents, friends and professional filmmakers.
Collaboration is the key to successful filmmaking and as long as
the films vision and idea comes from a young person and they
are the directors, then the film can
Entries close in November 2018.
For more info go to www.nimbinyouthfilmfestival.com.au or
the Nimbin Youth Film Festivals Facebook
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By Tony Ryan
This article does not seek to dissuade the reader from being vaccinated, but to provide frustrated truth-seekers with some information that is never permitted to appear in the public media. The authors attitude is that if people are gullible enough to believe the propaganda of the sickness industry, they thoroughly deserve the outcomes.
The author claims no qualifications or expertise other than a willingness to undertake the arduous research of those who are in fact qualified and who have also demonstrated intelligence, competence and integrity. This, in the authors opinion, disqualifies around 95% of health professionals and, most certainly, all politicians and health bureaucrats.
The real possibility that Donald Trump will visit Australia later this year is beginning to cause a reaction. There is almost no public display in favour of the American president coming to Australia.
On the other hand, reaction against it, is starting to make itself felt on social media. Chances are that as the details become a little clearer, this will start to build a momentum.
The visit is likely to be a side trip ,on the way to the December APEC summit in PNG.
Since Malcolm Turnbulls invitation last year, the Greens have shown their opposition, and attempted to amend migration laws to give federal parliament the power to stop the visit.
The disquiet is not limited to the Greens. It is widely shared across Australia and includes many Labor Party members, supporters and others. Trump is not exactly the most popular person in Australia.
A petition is already online through Megaphone.
It says the visit is not okay. Malcolm Turnbull must immediately rescind Trumps invitation. His horrific treatment of migrant children, his advocacy for the gun lobby, his treatment of women and his history of dangerously divisive political rhetoric is not welcome in Australia.
We can stop President Trump from coming here. In the United Kingdom, over 1 million people signed a petition calling on the British Government to prevent Trump from visiting. Under pressure and not wanting to be embarrassed, Trump cancelled his scheduled visit.
While visiting Washington last year, PM Malcolm Turnbull warmly invited President Trump to Australia. Now it seems more likely than ever, with the November APEC summit being hosted in nearby PNG.
When questioned about the rumours of President Trump visiting in November, fellow Liberal Christopher Pyne said, We have 100 years of mateship with the United States this year, of course we would welcome him here.
We have to stop him. Trumps racism, sexism and homophobia have dangerously emboldened a violent far-right both in Australia and abroad.
Years ago, Australia made a peaceful, bipartisan decision to introduce gun controls, making our country safer for all. Trumps presence in Australia is anathema to our most cherished shared values and would only create unnecessary tension and hostility here. He should not be afforded or extended an official state visit.
Could nuclear power make a significant contribution to decarbonizing the U.S. energy system over the next three or four decades? That is the question asked by four current and former researchers from Carnegie Mellon Universitys Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP). Their answer: probably not.
In a paper, U.S. nuclear power: The vanishing low-carbon wedge, just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), the team examined the current U.S. nuclear fleet, which is made up of large light water nuclear reactors (LWRs). While for three decades, approximately 20% of U.S. power generation has come from these LWRs, these plants are ageing, and the cost of maintaining and updating them along with competition from low cost natural gas, makes them less and less competitive in todays power markets.
In place of these LWRs, the team...
The Australian today has this sensational pointer on the front page of its website. Muslims face mobs? To face is "to be positioned with the face or front towards (someone or something)". According to the pointer, Muslims have actually been confronted by more than one mob inside more than one...
Coorabell Hall has fallen victim to gas bottle bandits for the third time in less than two years, as the practice continues to blight the Shire.
Organised and well-equipped thieves stole the halls gas supply along with its hot water heater and regulator on Thursday night, according to president Billy Wrencher.
The high tensile chains were cut, the steel cage [around the bottles] was removed and the security lock on the hot water heater was drilled and cut, Mr Wrencher said.
It was well-planned by some not community minded losers. Sadly we may not be coverd by insurance so this is potentially a big loss to our local communty and volunteers.
If anyone out there is offered a Rinnai Infinity 26 hot water heater and gas bottles cheap, you know where they came from.
It is less than seven months since the last gas bottle theft at the hall, and less than two years since the first theft in 2016.
Other local halls and businesses have also fallen victim to the gas bandits. including LuLus Cafe in Mullumbimby which had three gas bottles stolen during two separate incidents in 2016.
Mr Wrencher said police suggested he install video cameras at the hall to prevent future thefts.
Unfortunately thats another expense for the hall but we have to do something to prevent it happening again.
For those on the look out, the full details for the stolen water heaters are: HWS Gas Rinnai B16LTKEXT LPG 50D Serial No: B-16L50.
IDENTITY, racism, displacement, country, nuclear testing, sovereignty and the Stolen Generations are being explored in a survey of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the University of Queensland Art Museum, from July 28. Touring from the National Gallery of Australia (NGA), Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial brings together 30 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the nation. The exhibition features artworks of various media, from painting on canvas and bark, weaving and sculpture, to video, prints, photography, metalwork and glasswork. NGA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art curator Tina Baum said the exhibition marked the ongoing resistance, resilience and defiance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people against colonisation, from first contact through the 1967 Referendum and up until today. The exhibition runs until November 11. Entry is free.
A group of young locals are raising funds to support their beloved friend Biddy who had a near-fatal health collapse while travelling in Europe last week.
Bianca Zonneveld, 28, had only just arrived in Italy on June 28 when she suffered a severe bout of Metabolic Acidosis due to complications related to a diabetes medication she was taking.
The popular local hospitality worker from Brunswick Heads also went into respiratory failure due to an as-yet unidentified bacteria that went into her lungs.
After being shunted between different hospitals, the young woman ended up in the intensive care unit of San Raffaelle Hospital in Milan where she was in an induced coma and on a ventilator. She is now breathing on her own.
Biancas mother, Mon, her uncle and brother flew over to be with their loved one, and Mon is planning to stay until her daughter is well enough to travel home.
The young womans friends are now rallying together to raise funds so Mon can stay by her daughters side, and to support Bianca on her long recovery when she returns home.
They have organised a fundraiser on July 12 from 5pm at Yamis cafe in Brunswick Heads where Bianca was a well-loved staff member for much of the past year.
There will be an assortment of currys for $10, cakes for sale, hot drinks and live music.
Biancas friend, Aurore De-Campo said the 28-year-old had been a beautiful shining being within the Brunswick Heads community over the past year-and-a-half.
This event is to send our love and support to her from afar so that her recovery can be graceful and with ease, Ms De-Campo said.
Were calling the local community to come gather and send our prayers to her and her family. Bianca has a huge heart and is a friend you can count on for support so lets shine that light back to her 100 fold.
Another friend, Matilda Johnson, said The Shire was like a big sister who looked after all in a caring positive way.
Bianca and family we take you under our wing and bless you with support and love on this journey, we pray for your full recovery and your loving family to receive our gifts of support.
A crowdfunding page has also been set up at https://www.gofundme.com/biddys-recovery for those who wish to make a donation.
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Computing giant IBM has been awarded a landmark contract to develop blockchain and other digital technology initiatives for the government of Australia. Announced on Thursday, the five-year, AUD $1 billion (~USD $740 million) contract is Australias latest attempt to make good on its goal to become one of the worlds top-three digital governments by 2025
The post IBM Wins AUD $1 Billion Contract to Develop Blockchain, Tech Initiatives for Australia Govt. appeared first on CCN
The Tweed Water Alliance (TWA) has called for one of the Shires water extraction permits to be cancelled after what the group alleges are multiple ongoing breaches.
Nobbys Creek landowner Gary Appleby has a permit from the Office of Water to extract 38 megalitres from his property for bottling.
But that amount was reduced on review by Tweed Shire Council to 12 megalitres, with an additional qualification that any bulk water removals should be transported in trucks of five tonnes or less, owing to the state of the access roads.
But Echonetdaily has been supplied with photographs depicting b-double tankers on the narrow approach to Mr Applebys property, which TWA spokesperson Jeremy Tager says are ripping up Bryens Road.
Mr Tager estimates each tanker is 10 times the permissible size, adding they are a daily occurrence on the narrow, winding roads.
In addition, he says a bulk water supply valve accessed by the trucks and two large supply tanks on the site are unapproved works.
Even modifications to the driveway and the approach to the water supply valve do not appear to have approval, Mr Tager said.
He told Echonetdaily the operation had originally been established to bottle spring water onsite, but the group suspects this is no longer happening, with the owner relying on bulk water sales instead.
While the Tweed Water Alliance is aware that investigations of unlawful activity by water miners are underway by both Council and the new water regulator, these breaches are blatant, indisputable and ongoing. We have conclusive photographic evidence, he said.
No investigation is needed to determine that the size and frequency of trucks are not permitted; no investigation except a simple site visit is needed to show regulators that the infrastructure being used has never been permitted. These breaches cannot continue to be ignored.
Somethings cant be read without laughing at: I especially want to acknowledge Wayne Swan for his leadership as Treasurer through the Global Financial Crisis. Jenny Macklin is tribal Labor to the boot-straps. Everything in this statement involves bigger governments spending more of your money. If you were in the parliament...
Making fresh pasta from scratch isn't an easy task, but a man in
Australia, had already managed the culinary challenge when he
encountered another rather unexpected difficulty.
Jordan Cahill had wandered out of his kitchen for just a few moments, and when he returned he found an uninvited dinner guest who had seated himself at the counter.
The guest was a wild possum.
Credit: Jordan CahillThe possum was particularly interested in the night's entree or at least the remnants remaining in the bowl where the fresh pasta had been mixed.
Credit: Jordan Cahill"My initial reaction was, 'Oh my God, he's using a spoon!' followed by quickly grabbing my camera for evidence," Cahill told The Dodo.
Credit: Jordan Cahill"Thankfully we had already made the pasta and he was just finishing off the scraps," Cahill said.
Chinese cryptocurrency exchange Huobi announced this week that trading has begun on its newly-launched platform in Australia. Huobis global push is no surprise, as most crypto exchanges have been pursuing untapped markets in a bid to grow their user bases. The exchange now based out of Singapore, with offices in Canada and Brazil said trading Continued
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To avoid global catastrophe, our society has two years at most to start acting on plans to achieve zero carbon emissions in every workplace and home by 2025. With this statement, Professor Will Steffen launched his new global tour The Big U-Turn Ahead to a full house at Byron Theatre on 27 June. Professor Steffen, of Australian National University, is one of the worlds foremost specialists in Earth System science and a leader in international global change research. The event was hosted by Zero Emissions Byron (ZEB) and chaired by Mick ORegan.
Christobel Munson, spokesperson for ZEB, explained that with state and federal elections coming up in 2019, its time to start rattling the cage. Both levels of governments have not created action plans to reduce Australias emissions.
From the panel, Sue Higginson, environmental lawyer and Greens candidate for State seat of Lismore, described the international trade tours conducted by the current NSW government. Their objective is to sell more coal to be sourced from new coal mines which together will exceed the size of the Adani mine proposed in Queensland.
Tony Pfeiffer, chair of Enova, cited the ZEB calculation of yearly emissions in Byron Shire to be 8 tonnes per person. This is half of the Australian average but double the global average.
Professor Steffen explained what this means in terms of the carbon crunch. If carbon emissions were to peak sometime during 2016-2020 and society is carbon neutral by 2040, there is almost a 70% chance that global temperatures would only rise by 2 degrees Celsius. Twenty years may be enough time for society to make that u-turn. If peak carbon is...
More than 18 months after Echonetdaily exposed the shambolic state of the Ballina Hospital emergency department, the state government has decided it is time to throw some money at it.
As we reported at the time, patient numbers at Ballina Hospital surged more than 50 per cent on New Years Day 2017, with a full waiting room, one woman lying on the floor on a blanket vomiting into a bag and another lying on concrete outside in the 38-degree heat.
While some improvements in seating arrangements were announced later that month, it has taken until now for the government to fund a serious make-over of the department.
Announcing some $400,000 in additional works in a media release yesterday, Nationals parliamentary secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin said the upgrades will include painting and general repairs to the waiting area as well as enhancements in the treatment area to make a visit to the emergency department a little easier.
We know that a visit to the hospital can be a stressful experience, which is why were doing everything we can to make that time a little easier for patients and their families, Mr Franklin said.
Ballina District Hospital is currently undergoing a $7.35 million upgrade to various departments, including medical records, surgical and other services.
The physical environment in which doctors, nurses and other health professionals work has a major impact on the experience of patients and their families, Mr Franklin said.
Modern facilities are key to ensuring our clinicians and hospital staff can continue to provide the high-quality health care that our local communities deserve.
But the announcement still failed to address the issue of staffing and surging patient numbers, such as happened on New Years Day 2017.
Robert Laughlin is seriously ill, suffering from with stage 3 bowel cancer. He is lying in hospital, because of complications arising from his chemotherapy. Surgery, where a large part of the bowel was removed, has left him wearing a colostomy bag.
But what has grabbed serious social media attention, is the treatment he has received under the hands of Centrelink. His payments were cut off at the end of last month.
Robert is a sole parent for two teenage sons. His wife died in 22016 from breast cancer. Roberts illness and the treatment of him by Centrelink has an impact on the three of them.
The matter was raised on social media by Roberts sister Sarah, who had contacted Centrelink on his behalf on 29 June. Frustrated over the negative response, she sent the following message in writing:
Taker a good look and ask yourself. Do you think this man can call you every two weeks to maintain his Newstart allowance?
Do you think this man is in a position to apply for work?
Do you think anyone would employ this extremely hard worker with his present health issues?
I would suggest the answer to each of these questions would be NO. So then ask yourself why would you stop his Newstart payment because he hasnt called? Especially when one of your brains trust decided, knowing what condition Robert is suffering. Decided Newstart was the best option for him.
To be fair, Centrelink staff are given no other option. Internal regulation and criteria for assessment are incredibly narrow and rigid. Cancer is not regarded as a condition that deserves disability support, primarily because, it is not seen as a permanent condition. Centerelinks brief is not to consider whether someone is sick, or incapacitated, but whether they fit into the guidelines and its assessment table. The only option left for those who do not fir in is Newstart. If the person is too sick to report and carry out the mutual obligation activities set out, they are set up for automatic punishment.
I know this, because I went through similar treatment over the same disease. The only significant difference, I was lucky enough not to end up with a colostomy bag. In my battle, I unearthed much about how the decisions are made at Centrelink, and discovered that many others are in the same boat. Mistreatment like this is not limited to cancer sufferers. This is...
When considering the history of the transportation of convicts we should de-centre Australia and consider Empire-wide transportation argued Professor Clare Anderson in her keynote talk yesterday morning. Anderson moved from the story of the Bussa Uprising in Barbados in 1816 Continue reading
Europes largest trader of exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, is taking steps into the cryptocurrency space in attempts to capitalize on the volatility of the current market. This is despite the fact that its regulator urges against buying and selling the coins.
According to co-CEO Dennis Dijkstra, the Amsterdam-based speed trader Flow Traders will be the first to offer exchange-traded notes (ETNs) based on Bitcoin and Ether. Another firm, Sweden-based XBT Provider (an issuer of crypto ETNs) said that Flow Traders has dramatically increased the trading of its securities in the last few months.
Currently, several U.S. speed traders are making markets in cryptocurrency futures or the underlying currencies. Of note is that Flow Traders is the first firm Europe, U.S., or otherwise to disclose its buying and selling crypto notes listed on regulated stock exchanges, according to Bloomberg.
Moving forward, Dijkstra believes that publicly traded notes or funds will broaden the appeal of digital currencies as an asset class by providing a straightforward and cheaper way of investing in the the coins.
People underestimate crypto, Dijkstra said. Its big, and it is to be regulated very soon. The market participants are much more professional than people think. Institutional investors are interested we know they are because we get requests.
Despite this enthusiasm from investors, Flow Traders regulator, the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), is against the move into the crypto space, primarily because they dont regard digital currencies to be an asset class. That said, there isnt much the watchdog can do to stop a firm from trading regulated securities or derivatives on a regulated ex.........
This video says about itself:
The Most Colorful Finch Did You Know Birding?
17 June 2018
Gouldian Finches are small birds that are very colorful. There used to be hundreds of thousands of these finches but today only roughly 2500 exist in the wild. Conservation efforts may help them though!
Originally posted on
Jon Rappoport's Blog:
by Jon Rappoport July 5, 2018 If you wanted to buy a product And the main safety-researcher of the product was the company selling it to you Would you automatically assume the product was safe and effective? But you see, that"s the just the beginning of the problem.
Join the annual NAIDOC Week celebrations throughout the region from July 8 to 11.
In 2018 the theme is Because of her, we can which celebrates the essential role that women have played and continue to play as active and significant role models at a community, local, state and national level.
Everyone is invited to mark the start of NAIDOC week on Monday 9 July at a flag-raising ceremony at the Council Chambers in Mullumbimby.
That evening the opening of the Aboriginal Art Exhibition will take place at 5.30pm at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall. The exhibition closes on July 15.
The theme for this year is Because of Her, We Can an acknowledgement of the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in communities around the country.
Its an honour for the council to work so closely with the Arakwal people, who are the traditional custodians of the land, and I am so proud of the work that has been done over the years to make Byron a centrepiece when it comes to recognition and reconciliation, mayor Simon Richardson said.
The Arakwal NAIDOC film night will be held on Tuesday 10 July from 6.30pm at the Byron Community Centre while the Mullum family fun day takes place on Wednesday 11 July from 10am at the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre.
The Bundjalung of Byron family cultural day will be held on Thursday 12 July with a Railway Park march at 10am culminating at Dening Park, Byron Bay, for celebrations between 11am and 2pm.
I encourage everyone to reflect on the history of the Arakwal people in this area, and celebrate their culture, Mr Richardson said.
The annual NAIDOC Celebration Day at the Lismore Showground is a chance for people from al...
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IBM has signed a five-year $740 million deal with the Australian government to bring blockchain and other new technologies to many, many government agencies
A juvenile humpback whale has been found dead on a beach in northern New South Wales. The body of the 8.8 metre humpback was discovered early this morning, wallowing in the shallows on Tallow Beach, about two kilometres south of Cape Byron. Marine animal rescue group ORRCA was alerted shortly before 8am, and National Parks and police arrived on scene. National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS) ranger Keely Markavino said they were in the process of figuring out the best way to remove the carcass and dispose of it elsewhere. "The main thing to note is that it won't be disposed of at the beach because that poses its own risk, so it will be disposed of in another safe, designated area," she said.
Americans would have had to watch the World Football Cup being disputed across Russia on France 24 to get an idea of the side benefits being reaped by that country. Over and over enthusiastic fans noted that they had been mislead by their national media, whether in Great Britain, Japan, or Australia. This remark may not be very original, but I guess the past week showed that to be a great statesman you not only have to know international law and have an ideology, you need to realize that for most people, in the end, evidence trumps propaganda.
After a first run in Sochi, in 2014, that coincided with the US-instigated coup against the legally-elected President of Ukraine, and which bore the brunt of anti-Russian propaganda, President Vladimir Putins all or nothing bet was to host the World Cup in eleven cities across Russia maybe to underscore the fact that Russia covers eleven time zones. The host cities were Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Nizhny-Novgorod, Samara, Rostov on Don, Volgograd, Kaliningrad and Sarans, and Ykaterinaberg, on the border with China.
What better way could there be to introduce sports fans to the big bad bear? With beer flowing and pretty girls out in force, what could there possibly be not to like? Even in Russia, it gets warm in summer. The thousands of fans who journeyed across the world to experience Russia for themselves will never respond to the latest news about the former KGB officer the way theyre supposed to again.
And I bet Western journalists are frantically digging around to try to prove that President Putin used compromat against the World Cup board in order to secure their vote to give Russia the games.
And yet, as the July 16 Summit between Presidents Trump and Putin grows closer, the US media frantically signals the danger of the two presidents meeting without translators i.e., witnesses fearful the naive American president will give away the store. To counter that danger, a former NATO Deputy Secretary General....
The Government of Turnbull brings religious-zeal to cutting emissions. But it isn't trying to cut power bills. Keeping the lights on and cutting bills don't rate on Twitter. Chairman Mal has the social-media-data-led-insights to prove his strategy is right. Like he was right to roll Tony. Or sign the Paris...
The CDC whistleblower regarding the fraudulent 2004 MMR DeStefano et al vaccine study that excluded pertinent epidemiological information regarding young black boys less than three years of age, epidemiologist Dr. William Thompson, PhD, apparently has gone out of his way to comment on a study performed by a student working on his Masters degree in Medicine in 2014, Luke E. Taylor, a Pediatric Registrar at the Childrens Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, Australia. 
Here is the link to Taylors paper as published in the journal VACCINE. That paper, published with co-authors, has morphed into an apparent evidence piece that vaccines do not cause autism! Thats not what Dr. Thompson found, tried telling CDC and then disclosed as a whistleblower!
What I want to point out is the Taylor et al paper was based in subjective epidemiology data rather than in actual scientific biology and scientific human physiology. Theres a HUGE...
On 1 July 2018 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Bligh Turnbull proudly reminded his fellow Australians that the planned personal income tax cuts had started that day.
Australian traders can now trade ten crypto-fiat pairs on Huobis dedicated local platform
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