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Man dies right after 4WD rolls on SA highway

Posted December 14, 2015 09:24:44

Map: Waikerie 5330

A man has died after his four-wheel drive left the Sturt Highway and rolled in South Australia’s Riverland.

Police mentioned the fatal crash happened just ahead of 4:30am about five kilometres east of Waikerie.

He was the only occupant of the automobile and died at the scene.

The Sturt Highway remains closed between Waikerie and Kingston On Murray for Main Crash investigators.

Topics: death, accidents, road, waikerie-5330, sa

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Woman trapped right after bus crashes into Sydney train station wall

Posted December 14, 2015 08:21:51

Map: Chatswood 2067

A bus has crashed into a wall at Chatswood train station on Sydney’s reduced north shore.

The ambulance service said a single lady is trapped and three other folks have minor injuries.

The crash happened at 7:15am at the corner of Railway Street and Victoria Avenue.

Fire and Rescue New South Wales crews are assessing the damage to the wall.

Topics: road, disasters-and-accidents, accidents, chatswood-2067, australia, nsw

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Queensland prisoners to get nearby milk right after MP complains about imports

By Isobel Roe and Isabella Higgins

Updated December 12, 2015 16:40:08

Joe Bradley Photo: Joe Bradley has been a dairy farmer for more than 40 years. (ABC News: Isabella Higgins)

4 Queensland prisons have banned imported milk after a complaint from Katter’s Australian Party MP Shane Knuth.

Mr Knuth said he was horrified to discover that since August, the Queensland Corrections division has been buying imported UHT milk from New Zealand for prisoners in Lotus Glen, Townsville, Wolston and Brisbane correctional centres.

The Dalrymple MP mentioned it had taken away company from the state’s struggling dairy farmers.

“You just can’t make decision like this to say ‘OK we’ll save a handful of cents but we’ll give a kick in the guts to the market that surrounds it’,” he stated.

He took the concern to new Corrections Minister Bill Byrne earlier this week.

A spokesman for Mr Byrne stated the minister instantly banned the use of long-life milk in favour of the nearby item.

Orders for fresh milk have already been made.

‘It sends the appropriate message’

Joe Bradley, who has been a dairy farmer for 40 years, stated the Government’s move to use local create in prisons fills farmers like him with hope.

“People just do not realise how fortunate they are to have food that is developed in a clean, green way here in Australia,” he said.

“Farmers are price-takers and we are obtaining our guts ripped out … we require support.”

Queensland Dairy Farmers Organisation chief executive Adrian Peake welcomed the Minister’s announcement but wanted “to get the message by way of all of government they should usually be supporting neighborhood farmers”.

“It is truly important that the Government supports the nearby industry due to the fact our farmers have been through a actually challenging time, with the supermarket value wars, and that is been unrelenting, so any assistance is welcome,” he said.

Topics: dairy-production, livestock, rural, qld, brisbane-4000, townsville-4810

1st posted December 12, 2015 15:44:37

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Nationals push for additional Cabinet post right after Macfarlane’s defection

Posted December 04, 2015 00:54:27

The Nationals count on to be provided an further Cabinet position in the Turnbull Government following Ian Macfarlane’s choice to join the party.

Crucial points

  • Nationals expect additional group member will alter shape of frontbench
  • Warren Truss says he desires Coalition agreement “to be honoured”
  • Ian Macfarlane says defection is “enormous vote of confidence in Malcolm Turnbull”

The veteran Liberal MP and Member for Groom created the shock announcement yesterday, explaining he was “keen to ensure that regional Queensland and regional Australia continues to be well represented”.

Whilst Mr Macfarlane’s selection will have no influence on the Coalition’s numbers in the Home of Representatives, Nationals MPs have told the ABC, they count on it would change the makeup of the frontbench.

Victorian Nationals MP and Assistant Defence Minister Darren Chester said he hoped an additional “regional voice” would be added to the Ministry “in the close to future”.

“The numbers would indicate that the Nationals can count on further Ministerial representation in the future,” he told the ABC.

“As [former] prime minister [John] Howard after said ‘politics is remorselessly governed by the laws of arithmetic'”.

It puts the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in a difficult position because he only reshuffled the frontbench in September and would have to demote a Minister to make way for another Nationals MP.

The Nationals presently hold seven frontbench positions, which includes three in Cabinet.

When asked about the possibility of becoming provided yet another Cabinet position yesterday, the Nationals leader Warren Truss noted the Coalition agreement amongst the Liberal and National parties.

“If there were to be extra members, as a part of our group, that definitely strengthens our entitlements in relation to the ministry and naturally we would count on these elements of the agreement to be honoured,” he stated.

Defection a ‘huge vote of confidence’ in Turnbull

While he would not be drawn on his leadership ambitions inside the National Party, Mr Macfarlane stated he would place himself forward “on the basis of merit” for a possible future ministerial vacancy, and that his “depth of knowledge is second only to Warren Truss”.

It’s actually a large vote of self-confidence in Malcolm Turnbull, simply because the option was to leave Parliament. I want to serve beneath Warren Truss and Malcolm Turnbull

Ian Macfarlane

Mr Macfarlane acknowledged he was disappointed to be dumped as business minister by Mr Turnbull but stated his move did not indicate a rift with the Prime Minister.

“I am a huge fan of Malcolm’s, we’ve worked together for a quite lengthy time and no-one was much more delighted than me to see him grow to be Prime Minister,” he mentioned.

“It really is in fact a huge vote of self-assurance in Malcolm Turnbull, since the alternative was to leave Parliament.

“I want to serve below Warren Truss and Malcolm Turnbull.”

There is speculation another Queensland Liberal-National MP, Scott Buccholz, is also contemplating switching to the National Party, though Mr Truss said he had not discussed the idea with him.

“If he was to seek to come into the party area I am certain that he would also be welcome but that is entirely a matter for him and it would also be a matter for him to go over with his Federal divisional council,” he mentioned.

Mr Chester stated he could not confirm the rumour either but warned the National Celebration should not be underestimated.

“He’s a talented member of Parliament and has a fantastic deal to provide … and he’s got some strong relationships within the National Party with his involvement with Barnaby Joyce as his former chief of staff,” he said.

“Many individuals have written the National Party off in the previous but in the final seven years we’ve grown from 15 to 21 members and senators.”

Subjects: nationals, political-parties, government-and-politics, australia

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What we got right and wrong in coverage of the Paris attacks | Open door

Candles in the colours of the French flag outside the Bataclan concert hall, a single of the web sites of the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November. They had been lit in a ceremony to spend tribute to victims that was held on Friday, a week after the bombings and shootings. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

While it is invidious to rank the bombings and shootings in Paris that killed 130 folks against other terrorist attacks, it is undoubtedly one of the most significant in Europe in recent years.

For any news organisation to give full and suitable coverage to acts so devastating is a challenge. As with 9/11 in the US or 7/7 in the UK, reporting is likely to appear beyond the physical blows to many other parts of the nation’s life.

There are aspects of the substantial coverage given by the Guardian to the attacks that I feel show an exciting shift in each the journalism and how it has been received by readers, especially online.

I consider it is significant that at the time of writing the readers’ editor’s office has received a reasonably modest quantity of emails commenting on the coverage, just 70. These have surely integrated complaints – I will return to them later – but numerous have been easy observations, recommendations or even praise.

Some of the complaints were from people who received a Saturday paper that had no news of the events in Paris the evening before. The initial reports came via also late for our first edition, which is printed at about 9pm for the west country and Scotland. As the scale of the attacks became apparent we ran a particular “slip” edition at 11pm, and by the end of the evening 63% of all the papers we printed carried coverage of the attacks. We sold 10,000 added copies on Saturday.

At the heart of the on the web coverage has been the live weblog, a strategy of telling a story that fuses original reporting, aggregated news and comment, which can seem also breathless if not written with care and restraint.

“Never incorrect for long” is not an acceptable maxim when millions of folks are seeking dependable information in a fog of rumour and claim alongside counterclaim.

A series of daily reside blogs rotated about the clock by means of Guardian offices in London, New York and Sydney. A critical aspect of the way they had been approached was the clear delineation in between what was actually identified and what was becoming reported but was unverified.

The reside blogs ran constantly for a week soon after the attacks, and the response from readers was extraordinary. On Friday 13 November, the evening of the attacks, among the initial post at 9.24pm and midnight (UK time) the first live blog was accountable for two.7m web page views. It went on to attain an additional 4m web page views on the Saturday – when there have been a total of 13m web page views for 75 things of content material on the Paris attacks launched that day.

Readers’ suspicions are frequently aroused when comments are not opened on a story. Very couple of stories about the Paris attacks had comments enabled more than the weekend. This was since there were really handful of moderators and, regrettably, a considerable number of individuals who wanted to leave Islamophobic comments, alongside the a lot of other folks who wanted to engage in reputable debate. A lot more than 2,500 comments had been posted on an early opinion piece by Natalie Nougayrède.

Photographs are, of course, an additional sensitive issue. By Saturday the employees on the picture desk had been reviewing 13,300 images. Roger Tooth, the head of photography, mentioned: “We did our very best to avoid bodies, and pixelated two faces of victims. We did steer clear of using video of a physique being dragged along an alley subsequent to the club.”

On the Opinion pages, a single factor taken into consideration was timing – judging when readers would be willing to engage with an notion that in the initial 24 hours following the attacks might have jarred. The thought that these horrific attacks have causes and that 1 of those causes may possibly be the west’s policies is something that in the immediate aftermath may well inspire anger. 3 days later, it is a point of view that ought to be heard.

Amongst the complaints were some goods points, several of them about language. For instance, many readers objected to the use of the word “mastermind” to describe Abdelhamid Abaaoud, as it appears to celebrate his achievements. I agree. Other folks were concerned that we had given insufficient prominence to the bombings in Beirut on 12 November, which killed 43 folks.

1 reader was disappointed that a function on the Muslim victims of the attack opened with this sentence when it was initial published on the internet: “Their Muslim faith did not spare them from the terrorists’ bullets.” The reader wrote: “I wonder what the writer was attempting to convey in the lead. Certainly this was not a selective attack, and surely it was not the intention of the attackers to only kill folks of one particular faith. Victims of terror constantly come from a wide cross-section of society, it hurts and hits everybody. So although you would be proper to carry a story saying Muslims also had been among those killed, in my view it is a bit insensitive to say their faith did not or could not save them. They had been certainly not hoping it would, and I guess we know that it doesn’t.”

I agree, and so did editors when the point was made to them. That line was removed inside hours and was not in print editions.

Journalists naturally want to be 1st with the news, but they have to balance that urge with the restraint essential to separate fact from speculation, particularly in a digital age. So far, I think the Guardian has carried out a great job in showing that restraint.

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In the age of Corbyn, is the time right for another Road to Wigan Pier?

George Orwell, whose Road to Wigan Pier was one particular of the Left Book Club’s earliest selections – even though he upset plenty of its members with the book’s second half. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Photos

Aiming to “set the agenda for a new age of political debate”, the Left Book Club was re-launched this week at a meeting at the Conway Hall in London. The Left Book Club final published a book in 1948. Jeremy Corbyn had yet to be born. Nevertheless the Labour leader has generously endorsed the revival as “a terrific and timely idea” that will give “intellectual ballast to the wave of political adjust sweeping Britain and beyond, encouraging informed and compassionate debate”. He added that he had a huge collection of Left Book Club titles, some bought new by his parents and other individuals that he acquired second hand. I speculate that the memory of these books in their plain red or orange covers – their flash upon his inward eye – need to have supplied Corbyn with a uncommon pleasurable moment in the previous handful of weeks: the believed of them on his shelves possessing very same type of heart-filling effect that the daffodils had on Wordsworth.

My own collection is not so huge. In reality, it runs to just 1 book, Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier, and I didn’t inherit it. I bought it 20 or 30 years ago since I liked the thought of possessing such a fine book in its low-cost and original type – seeing the words and photographs as its first readers should have noticed them. Published in 1937, the year right after the Left Book Club was founded, it have to be the club’s most enduringly popular title. Other authors and their books have come and gone: names such as JBS Haldane, André Malraux, Clifford Odets and Edgar Snow lie amongst the forgotten. And however they had been as soon as momentous amongst the type of self-enhancing men and women that the Left Book Club wanted to enlighten and console, in the hope that they would thereby be equipped “to fight against war and fascism”, which Victor Gollancz insisted was the club’s basic purpose.

Gollancz was the publishing brain behind the thought. A selection panel comprising himself, the economist Harold Laski and the political journalist John Strachey would publish a book each and every month in a specific edition that would be presented to club members for 2s 6d. Sometimes the book would already have yet another publisher, and occasionally it would be commissioned by the panel. Naturally sufficient, the titles reflected the panel’s political prejudices – Laski and Strachey have been Marxists, Gollancz belonged to Labour – with the outcome that the list was blindly pro-Soviet until the Hitler-Stalin pact shattered that daydream in 1939. But offered the critical and earnest nature of the books – and what they demanded of the reader – the club was an astonishing good results. By 1939 it had attracted 57,000 members and set up 1,500 discussion groups in workplaces and neighborhood communities. Its influence as an educational and political movement stretched via the war into the early years of the first Labour government, eight members of which had been Left Book Club contributors.

Associated: The road to Wigan Pier, 75 years on

Could something like that accomplishment ever occur once again? At first sight, it would look mad to consider so. A book is an antique method of political dissemination. Ideology and knowledge-hunger surely died with the focus group and the Tweet. But too numerous current counter examples suggest the case is far from clear-cut. Thomas Piketty, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben: it was the printed book that contained their ideas rather than social media. A form devised in the 15th century is proving remarkably resilient. A book, like a fire, is one thing folks can collect round. It can be – see reading groups and literary festivals – the focus of a good evening out, or the initial provocative stage in a far more severe approach. Or each.

The reborn Left Book Club intends to publish what it calls “a complete variety of progressive traditions, perspectives and ideas”, which reading groups can talk about and develop to promote “progressive social change in the interests of working people”. It sounds doctrinaire, a phrasing from the 1930s, but then that anxious decade bears a close resemblance to the present in so many methods. “Crisis” is the term at residence in each: the crisis of capitalism and social inequality of environmental degradation and international relations, all accompanied then as now with the worry of actual or imminent violence. In the prewar novels of Orwell and Graham Greene, “bomb” and “gun” are words that you notice.

It was for that reason suitable, although possibly accidental, that Tuesday’s relaunch took spot in the Conway Hall in Bloomsbury, which has an interior that combines the golden age of Heal’s with a touch of the Odeon, and meeting rooms named following Fenner Brockway and Bertrand Russell. (The institution has late-18th century origins, but the hall was constructed in 1929.) I didn’t know what to expect. In Orwell’s novel Coming Up for Air, the last book he published prior to the outbreak of war, his first-individual protagonist, George Bowling, took a sour view of Left Book Club meetings. He describes dusty parish halls, empty rows of chairs and thinly attended lectures on the menace of fascism. A buddy of his wife started to attend simply because she “thought it had anything to do with books which had been left in railway carriages and have been being sold off cheap”.

In contrast, every accessible seat was taken at the Conway’s principal hall, which had tables that supported bottles of wine as nicely as copies of the club’s first book (Syriza: Inside the Labyrinth by Kevin Ovenden). Two thirds of the crowd looked below 30, with a gender balance of 50:50 it was also almost completely white. “Can Corbyn’s Labour turn out to be a mass movement for radical adjust?” was the theme of the discussion, as announced on the invitation. Ken Livingstone produced the keynote speech. Kevin Maguire, the Daily Mirror’s political columnist, chaired the panel, which incorporated the new Left Book Club’s principal founders, Jan Woolf and Neil Faulkner, respectively a writer and a Marxist historian.

Related: Sixty years of campaigning to finish poverty – in photos

The discussion was rapidly extended to the audience. It was lively and generally cordial, and briefly newsworthy when Livingstone announced that he was to join Maria Eagle as the co-chair of the committee reviewing Labour defence policy, which had nevertheless to be officially announced. Some of the language was vengeful. “Those rightwing swines in Scotland deserved to drop,” Faulkner said. At other occasions it was simply loose and assertive. “Our economy is up shit creek and it’s gonna get worse,” Livingstone stated. On the complete (the very same trend is apparent on the BBC’s Query Time), the concerns from the audience showed a sharper appreciation of difficulty ahead than the answers from the panel. Nobody, possibly out of kindness, queried the premise of the motion – to ask if “Corbyn’s Labour” exists or will go on existing.

The “broad left” was mentioned a couple of instances – an opportunistic alliance that would include the Greens, the SNP and even the Lib Dems (groans at this point). Marxists, as well, if any can be identified.

Gollancz knew a little about the issues of such a project. As the publisher who commissioned The Road to Wigan Pier, he was also amongst the initial to read Orwell’s typescript. He loved the initial of the book’s two parts and hated the second, when the narrative leaves off describing hardship and turns to the socialist prescription for curing it. In his view, Orwell had traduced his fellow socialists as Stalinists, vegetarian cranks and middle-class snobs. The Communists amongst the club’s associates had been specifically upset. In an desperate attempt to placate the book’s critics, Gollancz wrote an introduction that dissed the second half. It vanished right after the very first edition. Its awkwardness, which is nearly a point of beauty, survives in mine.