Category: SOCIETY

Melbourne planning locks up suburbs

June 15, 2014  Karin Derkley The Age.  A city bristling with three times as many high-rise towers as today. Twenty-story apartment buildings along commercial strips in the suburbs.  Continued sprawl on Melbourne’s fringes, where there are few services and little transport. And a sea of single-dwelling housing in a low-rise middle suburbia, swaths of which…

Rising electricity costs shock the nation

June 14, 2014  Ross Gittins  The Sydney Morning Herald’s Economics Editor.  ‘One day regulators will have to step in and call the madness to a halt.’   There’s no subject more likely to stir people up than rising electricity bills.   With prices roughly doubling since 2007, that’s hardly surprising. But why have prices risen so fast?…

AUSTRALIAN QUEENS BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST 2014 

Australia Queens Birthday Honours List for 2014 lists members whose contributions to this country cannot be measured in words alone.  A complete copy of the Australia Queens Birthday Honours List for 2014 may be downloaded by clicking on: AUSTRALIAN QUEENS BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST 2014 The Age June 9, 2014  DAME (AD) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION Her Excellency…

Mass grave at Irish orphanage may hold 800 children’s remains

SHAWN POGATCHNIK  Associated Press  Seattle Times 4 June 2014.   Anyone looking for more information or to donate to the fund can contact Corless via email:  catherinecorless@hotmail.com DUBLIN.   The Catholic Church in Ireland is facing fresh accusations of child neglect after a researcher found records for 796 young children believed to be buried in a mass…

Brazilians kill their children to clean cities for world cup

4 MAY 28, 2014.   The news of delays in the works, shoddy, social unrest, industrial accidents and other minutiae have been really creepy complaint makes Mikkel Jensen, Danish journalist and magazine unveiled Placar. Jensen, freelance journalist dreamed cover the World football, “the best sport in the world” in Brazil, “a wonderful country.” But the dream has mutated into…

Melbourne taxi driver viciously bashed

ninemsn staff and AAP  June 2, 2014.    June 02, 2014: Victoria police are hunting a man seen on CCTV camera wearing an Essendon football club jumper who attacked a taxi just after 1am on Sunday morning.   Police are hunting for a man who kicked and bashed a taxi driver unconscious in an unprovoked attack…

Public laughs at female on male violence according to Video

Matthew Henry, ninemsn  26 May  2014. That’s the disturbing finding of a public experiment conducted in a London park filmed for an advertisement about domestic violence against men.  The video, created by DareLondon for the Mankind Initiative, shows how shocked and angry onlookers quickly intervene when the male actor fakes a violent assault on his ‘girlfriend’…

Gunman loose in Melbourne’s Northern suburbs

This is an unbelievable scenario that is a throw back to the 1920 when Squizzy Taylor and others would go shooting randomly at others in the streets of Fitzroy and backstreets of Melbourne. I honestly cannot believe that this gunman has not bee identified and captured to say the least.  Mill Park thomastown are suburbs…

Domestic violence amongst New Australians

Domestic violence in Australia.     Peter Adamis 23 May 2014 Domestic violence in Australia is nothing new and we should not be surprised or abhorred news of domestic violence amongst New Australian communities.  To say that there is no domestic violence amongst new communities to this country is not like being an emu and sticking…

Golden Dawn in Australia to review its policies to remain credible

The Voice from the Pavement – Peter Adamis 16 May 2014 A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: GOLDEN DAWN TO REVIEW ITS POLICIES TO REMAIN CREDIBLE Golden dawn to review its policies to remain credible in a world that is becoming fed up with extremist ideologies.     I have been saying this…