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Syrian refugees in America concerned about anti-Muslim sentiment

Posted December 13, 2015 13:22:12 The death of Linda’s seven-day-old infant boy changed everything. He was killed in a hospital bombing in Damascus in 2012. He was the only boy among her six kids. Linda, her husband and 5 daughters fled to Lebanon. There, they lived on UN meals stamps for two years whilst undergoing…


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 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…


Complaints about paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale ‘ignored’ by senior clergy

Posted December 11, 2015 15:06:18 The current Bishop of Brisbane ignored complaints about notorious paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Youngster Sexual Abuse has heard. Bishop Brian Finnigan was the secretary to the Bishop of Ballarat in the 1980s. In 1981, he took a phone call from concerned parents in…


New cameras on freeway ‘not about revenue raising’

Posted December 11, 2015 08:47:26 New point-to-point cameras on the South Eastern Freeway in South Australia are getting switched on to save lives, not gather revenue, the state’s Road Security Minister has said. The new safety cameras will be activated on December 15 over a 13.five-kilometre stretch of highway, amongst Mount Barker Summit and Callington….


Documents show bureaucrats warned about child protection shortfalls, Greens claim

Posted December 10, 2015 06:25:24 The Tasmanian Greens and the Opposition claim documents show senior bureaucrats were repeatedly warned about higher workload and tension levels in child protection. The Overall health and Human Solutions department documents released below Right to Info reveal child protection workers issues were noted by the department’s executive leadership group in…


Botanic gardens ex-official ‘cranky’ about number of weeds

Posted December 07, 2015 13:42:06 Photo: There are more weeds at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden than in the previous, a former gardens official says. (Audience submitted: Brian Cartwright) Map: Adelaide 5000 Weeds are taking hold in parts of Adelaide’s botanic gardens as funding dries up, a former Botanic Gardens deputy director Ed McAlister says. He…


Barr responds to Raiders’ issues about casino poker machines

Posted December 01, 2015 ten:17:08 ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has attempted to allay issues that the introduction of poker machines into Canberra Casino could spell the finish for Canberra Raiders clubs. A multi-million-dollar redevelopment of the casino has been proposed by Aquis Entertainment, but it is contingent on the casino being granted access to…


‘We had about one minute to grab things’: SA bushfire victims assess losses

By Candice Marcus and Nicola Gage Posted November 26, 2015 16:20:21 Trudy Ireland says her Hamley Bridge property is destroyed but she is grateful her household is alive right after a bushfire ripped through the area north of Adelaide. Some folks are spending the day after the Pinery blaze erupted generating the emotional journey house…


Windows 10 November Update mysteriously pulled, as concerns about bugs grow

Downloadable versions of Windows 10 version 1511, the November 2015 update, seem to have been removed after their release earlier this month. Initially, Microsoft let people download full copies of the installer utilizing the Media Creation Tool (MCT). Media made with the MCT can be utilised to execute each upgrades and clean installations, and it…


Landslide in Myanmar kills about 100; many others missing

By ESTHER HTUSAN, Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A landslide near a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed about one hundred folks, most of them villagers digging for green stones in a mountain of displaced earth, a witness and a neighborhood leader stated Sunday. Numerous other people have been missing. The collapse occurred Saturday…