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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2024, 03:21:06 PM »
interesting

https://www.skynews.com.au/opinion/paul-murray/war-on-utes-chris-bowen-making-sure-no-one-will-be-able-to-sell-suvs/video/bfeb9cb14589b6785e640e9b60581b54
Sorry again for bringing politics to the camp fire.
Mate, This Government has lost the plot, not only that, but how about this BS.
We have a housing crisis as well as a cost of living, people are doing it hard, but let's slog them more.
https://www.skynews.com.au/opinion/andrew-bolt/labor-to-crackdown-on-caravans-used-as-homes-on-private-property/video/ed836a6219206f3ea5d51e8ebe993d11
Who dreams this sh1te up.


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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2024, 06:38:49 PM »
Sorry again for bringing politics to the camp fire.
Mate, This Government has lost the plot, not only that, but how about this BS.
We have a housing crisis as well as a cost of living, people are doing it hard, but let's slog them more.

Who dreams this sh1te up.

they have no clue how to fix the housing crisis they see ho crisis.. while earning 100k in rent a year how could they... just importing 100k's of people a year hasnt worked..
Get used to things being reported that are stupid that are to divert your attention
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2024, 10:09:34 AM »
This cant keep going like this...

A staggering 2349 construction firms have collapsed in the past year — with fears more may fall soon.

Indeed, of the 8471 business collapses for 2023, almost 28 per cent were in the building and construction industry, according to data put out by the corporate regulator.

The previous Morrison government’s HomeBuilder grant, which was introduced in June 2020 and handed out $2.52 billion to owner-occupiers who wanted to build or substantially renovate a home, turbocharged the sector.

More than 130,000 customers signed on for the program, with many tradies agreeing to the work under fixed-price contracts that soon became unsustainable as prices began to soar.


https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/other-industries/builder-with-sites-in-nsw-and-act-collapses-after-30-years-in-operation/news-story/84d52a66a3ab15527b328ef691349b66
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2024, 10:45:03 AM »
This cant keep going like this...

A staggering 2349 construction firms have collapsed in the past year — with fears more may fall soon.

Indeed, of the 8471 business collapses for 2023, almost 28 per cent were in the building and construction industry, according to data put out by the corporate regulator.

The previous Morrison government’s HomeBuilder grant, which was introduced in June 2020 and handed out $2.52 billion to owner-occupiers who wanted to build or substantially renovate a home, turbocharged the sector.

More than 130,000 customers signed on for the program, with many tradies agreeing to the work under fixed-price contracts that soon became unsustainable as prices began to soar.


https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/other-industries/builder-with-sites-in-nsw-and-act-collapses-after-30-years-in-operation/news-story/84d52a66a3ab15527b328ef691349b66

There will be many more this year, its still extremely tight in the building industry

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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2024, 01:03:38 PM »
Coles sales up and profit down so where's all the mythical supermarket gouging?
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/coles-reports-a-22-2billion-profit-amid-australia-s-cost-of-living-crisis/ar-BB1iWhFW
Answer: Out the backsides of political spin merchants when price rises now are all about the helicopter Covid sit down money washing through the global economy. Well we either paid it back in real terms with increased taxes post lockdowns or let the money inflate away and no prizes for guessing which is the path of least resistance.

PS: Sound familiar?
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/biden-takes-aim-at-grocery-stores-for-ripping-people-off-amid-continued-high-prices-played-for-suckers/ar-BB1hErFO
Same spin different country  :-*
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2024, 01:32:22 PM »
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2024, 09:43:44 AM »
So long as you have tried your best, you should have no regrets.

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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2024, 03:25:46 PM »
Back pedalling already.

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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2024, 04:47:32 PM »
ya wouldnt go there for anything anymore

https://www.news.com.au/national/northern-territory/watch-damage-at-alice-springs-todd-tavern-as-several-youths-attempt-to-bust-down-door/news-story/5d1d52708935e29ea8e575b60252937a
Apparently a 6pm to 6am curfew starts there tonight.
Be interesting to see how that works.
You can't lock up every kid/adult, it's physically impossible.

I know it's bad there, although it is happening right around the country.
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2024, 07:57:04 PM »
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Apparently a 6pm to 6am curfew starts there tonight.
Be interesting to see how that works.

The curfew will apply from 6pm to 6am, during which time anyone under 18 seen in the town centre “will be taken home or taken to a safe place”, Ms Lawler announced.

WTF ???  TTaken home then run out 10 mins later... riot.... aken home then run out 10 mins later... riot.... Taken home then run out 10 mins later... riot....
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2024, 11:54:25 AM »
Bev Brock, R.I.P
Age 77.

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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2024, 06:33:53 PM »
Bev Brock, R.I.P
Age 77.

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I was only watching a few YouTube video last night of the king of the mountain including this one where chats about Bev at around the 3.30 mark. https://youtu.be/7Uo1xSKvS2Y


I also enjoyed this video where he set a 6 lap win in 1979 in the A9X Torana.  I particularly enjoyed seeing the king pass my Uncle Spencer Martin ripping around in the stock showroom Volvo.

https://youtu.be/JC9NAhlsxUU?si=wrFZyFsts7UIzaHB

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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #40 on: April 07, 2024, 06:57:14 PM »
I remember, watching that at a mates place. I was in year 8.
Sitting on the lounge room floor,
My mates mother brought us snacks & drinks all day.
Even though, back then I was a Ford fan(still am), I was glued to the telly watching Brocky eat up the last laps.
About 5 years later, I got to drive an A9X, WOW.



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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2024, 07:34:47 AM »
I particularly enjoyed seeing the king pass my Uncle Spencer Martin ripping around in the stock showroom Volvo.

I remember the commentators, & all the drivers, abusing him as he shouldn't have been out there in a car that couldn't handle it!
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2024, 08:07:06 PM »
I remember the commentators, & all the drivers, abusing him as he shouldn't have been out there in a car that couldn't handle it!

But he finished in 20th position and then drove the car home and sold it on Monday. He actually had a successful race career both in AU and Europe including racing open wheelers.

He acted as  a mentor to Mark Webber in his early days of racing as he was cutting his teeth in motor racing and then a bit later as  Mark was breaking into the European seen.

He is still going strong in his 80s and still has his prized possession a Porsche Turbo 930 and his even rarer Ferrari 275 GDB/4 one of like 300 ever made and one of a very few in Australia and worth millions these days
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2024, 08:40:24 PM »
Another stabbing.
"Multiple people injured in stabbing during service at church in western Sydney"
https://www.9news.com.au/national/stabbing-church-wakeley-western-sydney/95b2c20f-07a3-4849-8781-e2b72a1d99a0



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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2024, 07:58:01 AM »
It seems that the 15yr old was a Muslim but as yet the police are unclear about the motivation to repeatedly stab the Christian bishop.


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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #45 on: April 16, 2024, 06:45:57 PM »
The world as we use to know it, has left the building.
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #46 on: April 16, 2024, 10:24:30 PM »
The world as we use to know it, has left the building.
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2024, 10:58:25 AM »
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It seems that the 15yr old was a Muslim but as yet the police are unclear about the motivation to repeatedly stab the Christian bishop.

Its ok, he was on bail for another knife incident... and will probably get bail again as hes likely to be a lovely misguided kid from a loving family
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Re: What's making News - 2024
« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2024, 05:09:35 PM »
Gesus,
"Major investigation as more than 500 dead horses found at property near Wagga Wagga"
https://7news.com.au/news/major-investigation-as-more-than-500-dead-horses-found-at-property-near-wagga-wagga--c-14346174



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