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Bessie Nipper is among those celebrating one year since the Uluru climb came to a halt.(ABC News: Melissa Mackay)

It’s been one year since the Uluru climb closed permanently and today marks 35 years since the Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park was handed back to traditional owners.

Tourists who stopped into Uluru earlier last week were treated to a “magical” sight, when the rain created a rare series of waterfalls cascading down the rock.

 

The federal government is “deeply concerned" by the "grossly inappropriate" treatment of female passengers, including 13 Australians, who were subjected to invasive searches at a Doha airport after a premature baby was found abandoned in a bathroom. Officials have confirmed that the baby is alive.

"They were forcing women to undergo invasive body searches - basically forced Pap smears," a source in Doha briefed on the incident told AFP, referring to an internal examination of the cervix.

All very upsetting I imagine.

Wonder if they have found the mother.

I was reading the full article last night, I can imagine they would lose a lot of business from now on. Not handled very well.

 

France has recalled its ambassador to Turkey after 'unacceptable' comments by President Erdogan who suggested that Emmanuel Macron needed a mental health check-up.

Mmmm, President Erdogan isn't exactly the master of diplomacy, to put it mildly.

Erdogan is backed by the older people of his nation in the country, not the city, I wonder how much longer he will get their backing?

I have watched some of Turkey's productions in the movie and tvs and they are very forward thinking, no wonder he doesn't like them.   Shame it is a lovely country.  He isn't doing the nation any favours.

I don't think he has 'diplomacy' in his vocabulary RnR!

Tasmania has opened its borders to most of mainland Australia, but remains closed to Victoria and may open to NSW on November 2, with a firm call on that date to be made this week.

 

Hope it goes well for them.

Loved my visit to Tasmania.

 

Hillsong Church founder Pastor Brian Houston. Photo: AAP

Hillsong Church, known for its worship music, has purchased iconic Melbourne concert and sporting venue Festival Hall for $23 million.

In a video posted on the Christian megachurch’s YouTube channel yesterday  (October 25), founder Brian Houston said the church purchased the venue under a new entity, Community Venues Pty Ltd.

Ugh ... amazing how Hillsong has become so huge.

 

NBN Co chief executive Stephen Rue.CREDIT:ALEX ELLINGHAUSEN

The National Broadband Network's chairman says spending millions of dollars on executive bonuses is justified amid the worst recession since the Great Depression because the taxpayer-funded infrastructure has helped Australians through the pandemic.

NBN Co boss Stephen Rue is now the nation's highest paid taxpayer-funded chief executive after earning $3.1 million in the past financial year including a $1.2 million bonus. Six of his senior managers were paid more than $1 million last year, the publicly owned corporation's annual report shows.

Still waiting to get my NBN modem/router delivered after lightning fried the last one early last week.

My son's fried NBN box was replaced the next day ... excellent service.

Not a fan of huge executive bonuses in any industry ... a recipe for fudging figures IMO.

ASIC deputy chairman and head of enforcement Daniel Crennan QC has resigned with immediate effect, leaving the conduct regulator’s senior leadership in disarray.

Mr Crennan, who is embroiled in a row over $70,000 in relocation costs despite receiving advice from the watchdog that his expenses were “consistent with ASIC policy”, tendered his resignation to Treasurer Josh Frydenberg today (Monday).

“I had been intending to retire from my position in July 2021,” he says in a statement. “However, in the current circumstances, I have decided that it is in the best interests of ASIC for me to resign now.

Source:  The Australian

"ASIC is Australia's integrated corporate, markets, financial services and consumer credit regulator."

How humiliating for ASIC our ultimate regulator !!!!!!

What can you say.

More than 2.24 million lightning strikes were recorded across Australia in the past 48 hours to Monday morning, 26 October 2020. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology.

Take care all.

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