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What's making News - 2024
« on: January 01, 2024, 07:36:08 AM »
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2024, 01:26:43 PM »
WOW,
"Major retailers drop Australia Day merchandise range"
https://www.9news.com.au/national/australia-day-woolworths-drops-products/46a83c7c-41ee-46ac-b441-960c4a2214e7

Just My Opinion, hope they get smash at the checkout for it.
Another eg of culture cancelling from the left.
We have councils also not celebrating Australia Day.

I'll be camped on a river bank, flying both my Australia Flag  & My MySwag Flag.





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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2024, 02:20:38 PM »
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WOW,
"Major retailers drop Australia Day merchandise range"

Nek Minnit....  Coles replies...
https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/coles-australia-day-announcement-amid-fierce-woolies-backlash/news-story/c309ea53be7a20dce48ac06006d17db9


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There's no Great Evil conspiracy against consumers within engineering, manufacturing and supply. Just the many tradeoffs incurred to satisfy diverse tastes, priorities and wallets. But first comes all the insatiable Gummint eggsperts, nanny-staters and usual suspects.

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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2024, 07:45:58 AM »
So un-Australian, not to stock cheap Chinese made "Australia Day" merchandise in our stores...  ;D
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2024, 02:26:49 PM »
Yep, all tacky cheap trinkets. I would never buy or use it.
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2024, 03:46:43 PM »
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2024, 10:17:56 PM »
Yep, all tacky cheap trinkets. I would never buy or use it.
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Agree. I wonder if Woolies Aussie day sales are down because of what they charge for everyday staples.These people that want to change Australia Day should be sent to Norfolk Island. Still be Australia Day so what’s it matter
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2024, 08:46:00 AM »
Poor buggers....


So my message is learn about it [insurance], and make sure to have the right one in place.”

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/aussie-family-lose-everything-in-horror-car-and-caravan-fire/news-story/6bac5c9a339cef061c891c121218f6c2
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2024, 11:45:53 AM »
Poor buggers....


So my message is learn about it [insurance], and make sure to have the right one in place.”

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/aussie-family-lose-everything-in-horror-car-and-caravan-fire/news-story/6bac5c9a339cef061c891c121218f6c2

Yep, hence why there is a section on your policy for updating any additions to vehicle of van.  :(

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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2024, 08:53:26 AM »
Another day.. another building company going toes up...

How stressed would you be if you were building right now. Also the staff losing out big time.

https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/other-industries/melbourne-builder-goes-into-administration-pauses-work-staff-stood-down-with-no-pay/news-story/a0d71fd5ed28285c943ec7caf4fcc1cb
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2024, 05:20:39 PM »
Another day.. another building company going toes up...

How stressed would you be if you were building right now. Also the staff losing out big time.

https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/other-industries/melbourne-builder-goes-into-administration-pauses-work-staff-stood-down-with-no-pay/news-story/a0d71fd5ed28285c943ec7caf4fcc1cb
Hmm, It's tough out there.
Costs are rising, jobs quoted on 6 months ago(or longer) waiting for council approvals only adds to this.
Supply chain of product is unpredictable.
And we have a PM promising to build X amount of housing.
I am sorry to bring politics to the table.
Government has no idea what they are promising, It's private businesses that are folding and good people are hurting.


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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2024, 09:07:05 PM »
Another one down
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2024, 09:21:32 AM »
The whole gang back together...


Vale: Ian Lavender
British actor Ian Lavender, the last surviving principal from Dad's Army, has died.


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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2024, 11:02:55 AM »
something has to change... hopefully they will deport the pieces of Shit after they give him a few weeks jail. All that for a 20 minute joy ride...


Police arrested a 16-year-old boy at a unit complex in Bellbird Park on Monday. He was charged with murder, the unlawful use of a motor vehicle and stealing.

It has now emerged that the teen was charged with three armed robbery offences last year, and was on bail when he allegedly killed Vyleen.

https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/crime/teens-charged-after-vyleen-whites-death-were-private-school-students/news-story/df3e88c7cabae560348cd0bb2a78f175
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2024, 12:50:56 PM »
something has to change... hopefully they will deport the pieces of Shit after they give him a few weeks jail. All that for a 20 minute joy ride...


Police arrested a 16-year-old boy at a unit complex in Bellbird Park on Monday. He was charged with murder, the unlawful use of a motor vehicle and stealing.

It has now emerged that the teen was charged with three armed robbery offences last year, and was on bail when he allegedly killed Vyleen.

https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/crime/teens-charged-after-vyleen-whites-death-were-private-school-students/news-story/df3e88c7cabae560348cd0bb2a78f175

"Something has to change"
It sure does, because what we have atm isn't working.
A good mate works as a court guard, Brisbane.
The stories he tells me, well it is beyond belief what is happening.
The 'Poor Me' stories these kids give the courts, and they are believed.
The police are frustrated, the victims are left without justice, and these kids keep committing horrendous crimes.
Life means nothing to them. :(

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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2024, 01:59:32 PM »
Hi,
    Me thinks one way solo Venusian penal colonies may be needed.
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2024, 05:25:37 PM »
5 strokes with rattan across a bare arse would probably stop a 2nd offence  :cup:                           
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2024, 08:53:35 PM »
Send them back to Somalia for the local authorities to deal with. They are probably ready for a new career in some warlords militia.


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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2024, 08:45:52 AM »
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5 strokes with rattan across a bare arse would probably stop a 2nd offence  :cup:

personally I was thinking live ammo ... or deport them 1/2 way and see how well they can swim.

"The Bellbird Park boy is facing up to 10 years in prison, if found guilty, as he is a minor."

For taking a life infront of the 6yr old who will be ****ed up now as well from having witnessed this..Thats ****ed
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2024, 01:45:56 PM »
Wow!


700 jobs, 100 stores to go as tyre retailer folds
Beaurepaires, one of Australia’s oldest and largest tyre retailers, looks set to close after an attempt to sell the business to a rival fell through.

One of Australia’s oldest and largest tyre retailers looks set to close after an attempt to sell the business to a rival fell through.

Beaurepaires, a tyre retailer, fitter and repairer with 100 outlets across Australia, was founded in 1922 – more than 100 years ago – in Melbourne by Sir Frank Beaurepaire.

https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/other-industries/700-jobs-100-stores-to-go-as-tyre-retailer-folds/news-story/f154c0e31e44b4df0e99e0549690e940
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2024, 12:34:24 PM »
Just reading https://www.ssaa.org.au/?ss_news=government-decision-on-duck-hunting-provides-certainty-and-enables-reform-ssaa-vic, which mentions "Hunters will face mandatory Aboriginal cultural awareness training", undoubtedly at a cost of $$$ ???

No idea what that really is, but how soon will it be that 4wd'ers / people who camp in the bush will have to do the same ???
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2024, 01:40:03 PM »
Fizzie,
I don't like where this is all heading.
:(
Three years ago, I attended a North Coast 4wd meeting hosted by the NSW 4wd Association, there was an Aboriginal chap who spoke of the need to inform local mobs of when and where we travel, incase there is something of cultural meaning in that area.
I explained that we have 3 mobs on the Clarence Valley, and none of them will stand in the same room.
He told me that was my problem and I needed to work it out.

The RFS is now undertaking Cultural Burning programs. Being taught how to burn country as they did.

Am sorry, I just don't get it.


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« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2024, 03:43:24 PM »
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2024, 11:49:42 AM »
something has to change... hopefully they will deport the pieces of Shit after they give him a few weeks jail. All that for a 20 minute joy ride...


Police arrested a 16-year-old boy at a unit complex in Bellbird Park on Monday. He was charged with murder, the unlawful use of a motor vehicle and stealing.

It has now emerged that the teen was charged with three armed robbery offences last year, and was on bail when he allegedly killed Vyleen.

https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/crime/teens-charged-after-vyleen-whites-death-were-private-school-students/news-story/df3e88c7cabae560348cd0bb2a78f175

I heard this morning that it has been let out on bail, but I am yet to read any news story about it, so it is only rumour at this point until confirmed

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