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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1850 on: October 28, 2019, 10:52:26 AM »
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1851 on: October 28, 2019, 09:43:38 PM »
So its illegal to climb it now, so what happens if someone  lands  a type of  aircraft  on it ?
I have heard that has already happened a long time ago, well a touch and go, !!.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1852 on: October 28, 2019, 10:04:55 PM »
I figured maybe way back in the old days, But this was four years ago    " Red Centre Barron "   :cup:  https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/nt-pilot-arrested-after-defacing-uluru-in-deeply-offensive-stunt/     ;D ;D
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1853 on: October 29, 2019, 07:08:40 AM »
I figured maybe way back in the old days, But this was four years ago    " Red Centre Barron "   :cup:  https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/nt-pilot-arrested-after-defacing-uluru-in-deeply-offensive-stunt/     ;D ;D

I call BS............

The "Betoota Advocate" is a satirical publication done by a Sydney PR company with made up stories designed to sell advertising space. They specialise in quality articles like this one - https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/doctors-declare-local-man-brain-dead-after-tragically-buying-a-jeep/
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1854 on: October 29, 2019, 07:54:46 AM »
I call BS............

The "Betoota Advocate" is a satirical publication done by a Sydney PR company with made up stories designed to sell advertising space. They specialise in quality articles like this one - https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/doctors-declare-local-man-brain-dead-after-tragically-buying-a-jeep/

The Beetoota is very well known as a satirical paper, plenty of laughs to be had there though.

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1855 on: October 29, 2019, 08:15:34 AM »
I like this one. ;D
https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/dutton-calls-for-taping-over-webcam-to-be-outlawed/

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1856 on: October 29, 2019, 08:31:46 AM »
Funny you should say  that, I recall as a kid watching a B&W Documentary from the early 70's,  think it might have been  a Leyland brothers show .

I seem to remember the same episode!

Also remember watching a docu about Willandra Lakes / Lake Mungo in NSW, & they were saying that there are big differences between the remains & artifacts that they were excavating & the current Aborigines, & that it appeared that they were two completely different races.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1857 on: October 29, 2019, 08:35:08 AM »
Interesting

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An epic 4200km cross-State off-road track connecting the Goldfields, Mid West, Wheatbelt and Great Southern dreamt up over beers around a camp fire will be unveiled at the Perth 4WD and Adventure Show in November.

WA 4WD Association opened a “living” Mundaring to Albany track at last year’s event, and will this year announce completion of a 3500km extension from Albany to Kalgoorlie-Boulder, on to Mingenew and Mount Magnet, and back to Mundaring.

Living tracks operate by following GPS waypoints rather than a specific route. They are designed to allow for changes to track conditions such as road closures and environmental factors.

Eastern Goldfields 4WD Club president Ben Broeder said increased four-wheel-drive tourism was a potential boon for regional towns.

“They will be buying fuel, supplies, making repairs and servicing to their vehicles, so there is quite a wide segment of the community that can potentially reap some benefits from an increase in these travellers,” he said.

“It will also help fight down some of the misconceptions of the region.



https://www.kalminer.com.au/?news%2Fkalgoorlie-miner%2Fepic-new-4000km-4wd-track-opens-up-great-southern-goldfields-wheatbelt-mid-west-ng-b881270863z


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https://thewest.com.au/news/regional/the-new-wa-4wd-track-open-in-time-for-summer-holidays-ng-b881018094z

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1858 on: October 29, 2019, 03:26:35 PM »
Strewth

https://worldnewsdailyreport.com/boston-man-sues-dyson-for-2-3-million-after-being-partially-emasculated-by-vacuum-cleaner/?fbclid=IwAR0mX1Y8zfI5LQQlskpl2Yfst7AHWghzwtcUk-6ZVephTM6ezo-tn4giZkU

Maybe this paper is sponsored by the "Betoota Advocate" have a look at some of the story lines at the bottom right.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1859 on: October 29, 2019, 03:38:38 PM »
Strewth

https://worldnewsdailyreport.com/boston-man-sues-dyson-for-2-3-million-after-being-partially-emasculated-by-vacuum-cleaner/?fbclid=IwAR0mX1Y8zfI5LQQlskpl2Yfst7AHWghzwtcUk-6ZVephTM6ezo-tn4giZkU

Maybe this paper is sponsored by the "Betoota Advocate" have a look at some of the story lines at the bottom right.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1860 on: October 29, 2019, 03:47:52 PM »
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-29/google-faces-accc-federal-court-misleading-use-of-data/11649356

Be interesting to see if anything happens with this one ??? (But I'm definitely NOT holding my breath!)
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1861 on: October 29, 2019, 05:31:29 PM »
Maybe this paper is sponsored by the "Betoota Advocate" have a look at some of the story lines at the bottom right.
I think you could be right with that observation :D. The editor should be writing scripts for Monty Python >:D
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1862 on: October 29, 2019, 06:38:20 PM »
So tonight’s news has a story on the desire of some indigenous folk that the peaks of the glass house mountains be closed of to  climbers.

https://7news.com.au/news/qld/uluru-style-climbing-ban-called-for-sunshine-coast-summits-by-indigenous-elders-c-529511
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1863 on: October 29, 2019, 06:49:16 PM »
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So tonight’s news has a story on the desire of some indigenous folk that the peaks of the glass house mountains be closed of to  climbers.
Tomorrow night will be white people stopping some indigenous folk climbing the steps to the dole office.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1864 on: October 29, 2019, 06:52:08 PM »
Tomorrow night will be white people stopping some indigenous folk climbing the steps to the dole office.

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« Reply #1865 on: October 30, 2019, 08:23:13 AM »
Tomorrow night will be white people stopping some indigenous folk climbing the steps to the dole office.

Oh, no, you can't do dat, brudder! Dat our tradition for gen'rations now & it sacred to our way of life >:D
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1866 on: October 30, 2019, 09:26:52 AM »
Another day... another big company ripping off teh lower end of town staff

Woolworths underpaid workers by up to $300 million

https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/woolworths-underpays-workers-by-up-to-300-million-20191030-p535l5.html
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1867 on: October 30, 2019, 01:13:26 PM »
Another day... another big company ripping off teh lower end of town staff

Woolworths underpaid workers by up to $300 million

https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/woolworths-underpays-workers-by-up-to-300-million-20191030-p535l5.html

Yep, I was a salary worker with them for 20 years. In the end I left because even though the annual salary and other benefits wasn't bad, when you worked it out to an hourly rate it was crap. I see the article suggests the issue goes back to 2010? I left in 2007.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1868 on: October 30, 2019, 02:03:06 PM »
Yep, I was a salary worker with them for 20 years. In the end I left because even though the annual salary and other benefits wasn't bad, when you worked it out to an hourly rate it was crap. I see the article suggests the issue goes back to 2010? I left in 2007.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1869 on: October 31, 2019, 07:15:38 PM »
Another day... another big company ripping off teh lower end of town staff

Woolworths underpaid workers by up to $300 million

https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/woolworths-underpays-workers-by-up-to-300-million-20191030-p535l5.html

This works out to be an average of $2.80/hr under paid (on 40 hr week).

Wouldn't you notice if you were under paid that much?

But then again, my 3 boys never seem to check their pay sheets, just assume they are being  paid the hours they work, no matter how often I suggets it to them. ???

I'm on a salary and I still always check my pay sheet to make sure there are no typos.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1870 on: November 01, 2019, 05:57:51 AM »
I look at mine every month also but more to wonder and then cry about where has it gone  :'(

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1871 on: November 01, 2019, 06:17:34 AM »
Better  go to your favourite coastal camping spot or town while you still can https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/rising-seas-could-erase-three-times-more-cities-by-2050-than-previously-thought/news-story/590fca66ae9bd8494b6707e67f565356 ...
Funny how the sea level / climate mobs over the years have spruked sea rise.. the water levels going by those already claimed should have put our local river 1/2 a meter over our local low lying area's roads permanently ...
 Nup nudda zip of a rise,  as comfirmed by the local older generation in their 90 years of living around here ...
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1872 on: November 01, 2019, 06:50:04 AM »
Better  go to your favourite coastal camping spot or town while you still can https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/rising-seas-could-erase-three-times-more-cities-by-2050-than-previously-thought/news-story/590fca66ae9bd8494b6707e67f565356 ...
Funny how the sea level / climate mobs over the years have spruked sea rise.. the water levels going by those already claimed should have put our local river 1/2 a meter over our local low lying area's roads permanently ...
 Nup nudda zip of a rise,  as comfirmed by the local older generation in their 90 years of living around here ...


There's no denying that the Earths climate is changing, and the sea levels are increasing. But the problem is knowing why these changes are taking place, and what the impact will be for us, and knowing if there is anything we can or should be doing to minimise our impact on the phenomina.

I'd rather listen to a large bunch of scientists than the musing and memories of a handful of nonagenarians.

http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/oceans-and-cryosphere.shtml

http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/oceans.shtml
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1873 on: November 01, 2019, 07:10:10 AM »
This works out to be an average of $2.80/hr under paid (on 40 hr week).

Wouldn't you notice if you were under paid that much?

But then again, my 3 boys never seem to check their pay sheets, just assume they are being  paid the hours they work, no matter how often I suggets it to them. ???

I'm on a salary and I still always check my pay sheet to make sure there are no typos.

I worked at a place where, on my first payday I didn't get a pay slip. When I asked the other four blokes working there if they got theirs, the reply was "Pay slip, what do you want one of those for?"

I went to the office and requested a pay slip, and was told "We don't worry about pay slips" I had to push the point and remind them that they were legally bound to supply one. When i finally got one, it was a computer printed sheet the secretary printed out that only had Hours Worked and Total Pay on it. I went back and explained that the pay slip needed to show, Hours, Pay Rate (wages), Annual Leave Accrued, Sick Leave Accrued and Compulsory Super Accrued. She had a bit of a whinge but eventually supplied it. Next thing I know, the others working there went in and requested the same. She spat it again and had a whinge to the boss, but he knew I was within my rights. Apparently I'm a trouble maker LOL.

That was only part of it though. The secretary was manually typing out the pay slips each payday, but because I also kept a spreadsheet on my phone that calculated the figures (pay leave etc), it soon showed she was making errors. Back I go again, showed her where she was wrong. Then the other boys started seeing their figures weren't always accurate either. Eventually, as the company was amalgamating with another bigger company, we got proper payslips generated from a 3rd party mob. But it amazed me how naive some people could be.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1874 on: November 01, 2019, 07:37:11 AM »
Apparently I'm a trouble maker LOL.

No, I don't believe it >:D

Super is the other one to keep on top of, as missed payments are often the first sign that the company is heading for the wall :'(
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