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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1700 on: September 13, 2019, 02:23:50 PM »
Sad news .. the young couple missing while out camping  have died .. R.I.P.     Sad ending for family and friends and searchers .
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-13/campers-missing-in-gippsland-found-dead/11511262
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1701 on: September 13, 2019, 03:54:05 PM »
Amazing trip but how stupid do you need to be to fly a drone around without the proper paperwork in a place like Iran, particularly with the current state or relations between the UK and Iran.

Tell that to the yanks....  ;D
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1702 on: September 13, 2019, 05:05:22 PM »
Sad news .. the young couple missing while out camping  have died .. R.I.P.     Sad ending for family and friends and searchers .
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-13/campers-missing-in-gippsland-found-dead/11511262
Bad news indeed. I've been on Trig track and it's not something I'd tackle with the amount of rain we've had. Especially not with just one vehicle. Just one bad choice is all it takes. Condolences to their family and friends.

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1703 on: September 13, 2019, 06:02:42 PM »
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Bad news indeed. I've been on Trig track and it's not something I'd tackle with the amount of rain we've had. Especially not with just one vehicle. Just one bad choice is all it takes. Condolences to their family and friends.

agree all round. specially the dont travel on ya own out there.
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« Reply #1704 on: September 13, 2019, 06:15:52 PM »
Bad news indeed. I've been on Trig track and it's not something I'd tackle with the amount of rain we've had. Especially not with just one vehicle.

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1706 on: Yesterday at 11:38:57 AM »
And the petrol companies are just rubbing their hands together with smiles on their faces and dollar signs in their eyes.  Here comes more millions boys.......😀😀😀$$$

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1707 on: Yesterday at 12:33:34 PM »
Here we go with fuel prices. Prepare to bend over.

https://www.theage.com.au/business/markets/game-changer-crude-oil-surges-over-10pc-following-saudi-attacks-20190916-p52ro3.html
When it was $120 a barrel, pump prices never really fell on line with it dropping back to $60.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1708 on: Yesterday at 01:51:35 PM »
But watch them pump the price up with every little rise, only to never go back down anywhere near as much (or anywhere near as fast!!)

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« Reply #1709 on: Yesterday at 01:59:07 PM »
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But watch them pump the price up with every little rise, only to never go back down anywhere near as much (or anywhere near as fast!!)

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1710 on: Yesterday at 03:18:59 PM »
We are lucky we can realy on the ACCC to look after all us consumers and do the right thing for us.

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1711 on: Yesterday at 03:36:01 PM »
And the world of PC stupidity snowballs... there is no hope.

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A local butcher shop in South Australia has refused to change its shopfront signage despite being told by the Ad Standards it was “inciting hatred” towards Islamic people.

The Valley Butchers in Adelaide became the subject of a complaint to Ad Standards after the shop owners put up a sign that read “non halal certified” on the front of their store, surrounded by smaller stickers of kangaroos and emus.

A complaint over the signage said it “pokes fun of a specific group of people based on religious belief”.

“It is very intentional and obvious,” the complaint continued. “Jokes like this on a public shopfront perpetuate a culture of vilification towards religious minorities that results in harm towards them.”

Valley Butchers defended itself to Ad Standards, saying the sign intended “no malice” towards the community and was simply intended to inform people they didn’t sell halal-certified products.

“Using the phrase ‘non halal certified’ in conjunction with imagery of Australian animals was a suggestion that Islamic dietary practices are not Australian,” the panel said in their judgment, which was handed down in August.

A majority of the panel also ruled the signage gave “a strong impression that people of a certain religion or ethnicity might not be welcome in the store”.

“Had the sign stated ‘not halal approved’ or ‘unfortunately, non halal’ this would be less likely to have been considered discriminatory or vilifying signage,” the Ad Standards panel concluded.



The business has since changed the sign so it now reads “not halal certified” instead of “non halal certified” but is refusing to remove the images of the emus and kangaroos,

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“The majority of the panel considered that the sign’s wording and images amounted to a depiction that was inciting hatred or contempt of a group of people based on their religious practices or Muslim origin,” the panel said in its ruling.




https://www.news.com.au/national/south-australia/butcher-refuses-to-change-not-halal-signage-despite-being-told-it-vilifies-muslims/news-story/6787296829441420931779edc5f7a81d
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1712 on: Yesterday at 03:36:23 PM »
We are lucky we can realy on the ACCC to look after all us consumers and do the right thing for us.

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1713 on: Yesterday at 03:55:29 PM »
And the world of PC stupidity snowballs... there is no hope.

Unfortunate, but predictable

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1714 on: Yesterday at 04:45:19 PM »
Don't know if this really means much in the grand scheme of things ???

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-16/volkswagen-audi-skoda-agree-to-settle-up-to-$127.1m/11515660

$1400 per car ???

What's that supposed to do ???
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1715 on: Yesterday at 04:47:03 PM »
Also just saw  this:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-16/two-women-dead-after-crash-on-indian-ocean-drive-north-of-perth/11515348

To me, at least, it would appear that the bus is on the wrong side of the road ???

Can anybody with local knowledge shed any light ???
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1716 on: Yesterday at 06:01:45 PM »
AWESOME!


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Taxpayers may have to foot the bill for as much as $1 billion worth of casual worker backpay claims, employers warn, as Labor digs in over its bid to remove a regulation aimed at stopping workers from "double dipping" on casual loadings and the entitlements they are supposed to cover.

EY, the liquidator of failed labour hire firm One Key Workforce, has advised casual workers with claims of unpaid annual leave entitlements worth about $36 million to lodge claims with the federal government's Fair Entitlements Guarantee, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age can reveal.

https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/taxpayers-may-foot-1-billion-bill-for-casual-workers-back-pay-20190909-p52pdf.html
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1717 on: Yesterday at 06:20:22 PM »
And the world of PC stupidity snowballs... there is no hope.
I'd have to agree with the decision. I can't see any other way to interpret the sign.

Although in Kuala Lumpur which is a highly Islamic population when I was there, some restaurants did have non-halal, just meant you could get bacon and eggs, ham etc.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1718 on: Yesterday at 06:32:23 PM »

To me, at least, it would appear that the bus is on the wrong side of the road ???


Given the police view, the SUV had turned onto the hwy, it’s possible they (the SUV occupants) turned onto their natural ‘travel direction’ ie the right hand lane, and the bus swerved to miss them?
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1719 on: Yesterday at 06:49:36 PM »
So if VW has agreed to the payout on their non compliant vehicles, does that mean the problem goes away and they are now compliant? Or can they now be ordered off the road for not meeting Australian standards.
Am I missing something?

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1720 on: Yesterday at 06:52:34 PM »
I'd have to agree with the decision. I can't see any other way to interpret the sign.

Although in Kuala Lumpur which is a highly Islamic population when I was there, some restaurants did have non-halal, just meant you could get bacon and eggs, ham etc.
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« Reply #1721 on: Yesterday at 07:14:04 PM »
Also just saw  this:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-16/two-women-dead-after-crash-on-indian-ocean-drive-north-of-perth/11515348

To me, at least, it would appear that the bus is on the wrong side of the road ???

Can anybody with local knowledge shed any light ???

From one of the photos, you can see skid marks on the road leading from the correct side. Could be that the bus travelling on the correct side of the road and swerved.



I had collision in Spain where I T boned a car at an intersection. I ended up on the wrong side of the road and, at first, the cops tried to blame the crash on me. Luckily the skid marks I left showed that I had started braking on the correct side of the road and swerved to try and avoid .

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« Reply #1722 on: Yesterday at 07:14:46 PM »
Those who want to be offended will always find a way to be offended.



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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1723 on: Yesterday at 08:01:02 PM »
We are lucky we can realy on the ACCC to look after all us consumers and do the right thing for us.
Don't we(taxpayers) still employ a fuel commissioner that Dudd appointed?
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« Reply #1724 on: Yesterday at 10:45:29 PM »
I'd have to agree with the decision. I can't see any other way to interpret the sign.

Although in Kuala Lumpur which is a highly Islamic population when I was there, some restaurants did have non-halal, just meant you could get bacon and eggs, ham etc.

Showed the sign to the wife and son and asked them if they spotted anything wrong. Both didn't  see anything. Then I  pointed out what has been said about it. Both said that's  just taking things too far. And both don't have a racist bone in their bodies.

 
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