19.07.19. Our Morning Mail family certainly do love their pets. We know this only too well as when we post an image of an animal with a child or some such and it can get more reads than an important news story although riven with gloom. This story will warm your hearts on the eve of a fine weekend.
A series of chance meetings and lucky breaks at the world’s most remote music festival have led to a dog, found wandering alone in the desert, being reunited with her owner — five days later. Mal Mead was travelling in convoy across the desert from Innamincka to the Big Red Bash, 35 kilometres west of Birdsville in south-west Queensland, when he came across “the most amazing dog”. More
Former High Court chief justice Murray Gleeson has declared a new indigenous “voice to parliament” could be created through legislation—with only minimal references in the Constitution—without eroding the power of the nation’s politicians. The legal mechanics of this social mess is separate from the what people feel and perceive of generations of financial demands mostly driven by the Aboriginal industry which after many billion of dollars have little to show except massive waste. It is matters like that combined with public demonstrations threatening Australians in a language foul in Melbourne, “We have organised this to abolish Australia Day because f..k Australia. F..k Australia, I hope it f..king burns to the ground.’’ And terrorism should their demands not be met. That sort of thing will be the decider at the ballot box ahead of legal issues which differ widely between scholars.
That indigenous Australians lived on this continent for thousands of years before European settlement is a fact whose recognition in the preamble to the Constitution is long overdue. More
Tourism operators fear visitor numbers to Cairns have taken their biggest hit since the pilot strike crushed the dreams of runaway businessman Christopher Skase in 1989. Many blame bad publicity that the Great Barrier Reef is dead. But according to the Australian Institute of Marine Science and local tour operators, the reef is fighting back. More
GetUp et al, however, despite media trumpeting great defeat to all those in GetUp’s sights went for naught when the votes were counted—the reverse had happened—ruthless tactics on a personal basis were firmly rejected by an electorate that sought to favour morality over mongrel. Except in Warringah! The time has come to get GetUp—good and proper! More
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called China’s treatment of its Uyghur Muslim minority the “stain of the century” and accused Beijing of pressuring countries not to attend a US-hosted conference on religious freedom. “China is home to one of the worst human rights crises of our time; it is truly the stain of the century,” Mr Pompeo told the final day of the international conference in Washington. More
A female sailor facing assault charges has labelled a nipple pinch on a male sailor as “horseplay”. Able Seaman Hannah Clayton took the witness box on day two of her Defence Magistrate trial on Wednesday. Able Seaman Clayton faces two assault charges for allegedly slapping Seaman Jarrad Pluckrose on the bottom and pinching his nipple in two separate incidents. More
From The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, 17.07.19.
More than a quarter of the electricity consumed in Finland is produced with nuclear energy. Nuclear power plays a major role in the implementation of the Finnish Climate and Energy Strategy, as nuclear power plants produce virtually no greenhouse gas emissions. At present, there are four nuclear reactors in Finland. A fifth reactor unit is under construction, and a construction licence application for a sixth unit has been submitted to the Government.
In the video at bottom John Barilaro, NSW Nationals and Deputy Premier mentions Finland being under a Greens government are on board with nuclear. Australia must begin to take a new look at nuclear power as it applies to the latest reactors and waste control.
18.07.19. The idea that the Great Barrier Reef is in need of saving from catastrophe is popular, especially among academics and politicians. In 2003, I published an article in the IPA Review entitled ‘Deceit in the Name of Conservation’concerning the then Queensland Premier and Chief Scientist. In an earlier article entitled ‘WWF says Jump, Governments ask How High’ I explained the extent to which there was collusion within members of a Reef Protection Taskforce, that including activists and the CSIRO, to the extent that they felt a need to invent evidence of damage to the reef — least none existed. More