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    Celia Thread Starter

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    27 September 2018 at 7:27 pm
    27 September 2018 at 7:27 pm

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  • Celia Thread Starter

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    25 May 2020 at 7:47 pm
    25 May 2020 at 7:47 pm

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-25/coronavirus-regional-border-restrictions-to-be-lifted-in-wa/12283704

    Mark McGowan give a press conference in front of several microphones

    WA Premier Mark McGowan says the changes will be made in time for the long weekend.(ABC News: James Carmody)

    All West Australian regional travel bans, except the Kimberley and some remote areas, will be lifted in time for the WA Day long weekend, the State Government has announced.

    Key points:

    • Some areas including the Kimberley remain off limits due to increased risk
    • The Premier has urged people to get out and travel within the state
    • There have been four new COVID-19 cases from one family

    Premier Mark McGowan said from this Friday, regional travel restrictions would be eased “significantly further”.

    “This is in time for the WA Day long weekend,” he said.

    “From Friday travel around WA will be permitted everywhere except the areas bounded by the Commonwealth biosecurity determination and 274 remote Aboriginal communities

    • Incognito

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      25 May 2020 at 7:50 pm
      25 May 2020 at 7:50 pm

      Good news for the tourist industry.

    • Celia Thread Starter

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      25 May 2020 at 9:41 pm
      25 May 2020 at 9:41 pm

      This doesn’t mean opening our state border Incognito, it means the regions within our state are open.

  • Incognito

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    25 May 2020 at 9:24 pm
    25 May 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Did anyone watch Australian Story tonight and happen to catch the choir group Duskyesky? Bunch of blokes from Northern NSW who sing Russian songs, and they are not even Russian, and of course they are now popular in Russia and even got invited to the big Putin parade thingo, which got cancelled due to the virus.

  • Incognito

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    25 May 2020 at 11:57 pm
    25 May 2020 at 11:57 pm

    Court rules Celeste Barber’s $51 million bushfire fund must go to NSW RFS

    The entire $51.3 million raised by comedian Celeste Barber in response to last summer’s devastating bushfires must go to the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Brigades Donation Fund, the NSW Supreme Court has ruled.

    The court ruling means none of the donations can be distributed to other charities or states to directly support victims of the bushfires. 

    However, the money can be spent to support rural firefighters injured while fighting blazes or the families of firies who died.

     Barber in January prompted an outpouring of goodwill and donations from across the world when she launched the “Please help anyway you can. This is terrifying” appeal on Facebook.

    She nominated the NSW RFS as the beneficiary of the campaign and set a funding target of $30,000.

    But Barber – who boasts 7.1 million followers on Instagram – raised $51.3 million, which is the largest charity drive in Facebook’s history.

    Hours after the ruling, the comedian posted a statement to social media, saying while the money would be in the “very capable, very grateful hands of the NSW RFS”, she had “hoped” it could have been shared more widely.

    “I had hoped, because it was such a big and ‘unprecedented’ amount, that it could have been distributed to other states and charities [but it] turns out that studying acting at university does not make me a lawmaker,” the statement read.

    No money will go to wildlife or any other charities even though during the campaign Celeste did promote that it will help wildlife and other charities in other states.

  • Incognito

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    26 May 2020 at 12:01 am
    26 May 2020 at 12:01 am

    Counterproductive’: Australia’s $17 million plan for commercial TV in the Pacific criticised

    A $17 million initiative to air commercial Australian TV shows in some Pacific countries has been criticised as misguided and counterproductive.

    Communications Minister Paul Fletcher on Monday said the government funding would be used to air shows such as House Rules and Masterchef on free-to-air stations in the Pacific.

    “Our close neighbours across the Pacific can now enjoy more Australian television content including lifestyle programs, news, drama and sports on their local free-to-air television stations through the initiative,” he said.

    More here:

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/counterproductive-australia-s-17-million-plan-for-commercial-tv-in-the-pacific-criticised?cid=sbsnews:edm:newspm:relation:news:na:na

    What do other’s think is this money well spent?

  • Celia Thread Starter

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    26 May 2020 at 12:20 am
    26 May 2020 at 12:20 am

    United States sends 1,200 Marines to Darwin in a show of military might as tensions escalate between China and Australia over who is to blame for the spread of COVID-19

    United States sends 1,200 Marines to Darwin as tensions between China and Australia

    Marine Rotational Force – Darwin will arrive in Australia in early June but an advance party has been stationed in the Northern Territory since March. The US and Australian governments postponed this year’s deployment due to the coronavirus pandemic. That decision was reversed this month and the Marines will now exercise with Australian forces at defence training areas in the territory until September. All Marines will undergo 14 days of quarantine when they touch down and be submitted to a rigorous coronavirus testing regime. The troops will already have been in isolation for a fortnight since arriving at their staging base in Okinawa, Japan (top and bottom right). This year’s rotation had originally been scheduled to involve 2,500 Marines, about the same number of troops who were stationed in Darwin last year (main).

  • Incognito

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    25 May 2020 at 7:37 pm
    25 May 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Yes I heard this on the news tonight, kind of like ‘I told you so Scomo’.

  • Incognito

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    25 May 2020 at 7:38 pm
    25 May 2020 at 7:38 pm

    I prefer my potatoes steamed and with nothing added so I enjoy the taste of the potatoes themselves, salt and fat are not good for your health.

  • RnR

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    25 May 2020 at 9:05 pm
    25 May 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Amazes me how the so-called celebrity chefs add so much olive oil and salt to their creations.

    🙂 Drizzle, drizzle, shake, shake.

    Totally eclipses the natural taste of the other ingredients IMO.

  • Incognito

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    25 May 2020 at 9:21 pm
    25 May 2020 at 9:21 pm

    I think they all have shares in the olive oil industry lol 

    Seriously though do you know how many calories are in olive oil, 119 calories in one tablespoon, and 100% fat! Can really add up over a course of a day with all the other fats and calories you have. Plus unless you squeeze it yourself fresh or buy fresh from a olive grower who presses it themselves it is rancid by the time you buy it in a supermarket. Coconut oil is the only oil that is not rancid, but of course use sparingly too.

  • Incognito

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    25 May 2020 at 7:40 pm
    25 May 2020 at 7:40 pm

    Not suprised, what is next Mr and Mrs, Ms and Master, I hate titles like these. Why does everyone need to know whether a woman is married or not for starters.

  • Celia Thread Starter

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    25 May 2020 at 7:49 pm
    25 May 2020 at 7:49 pm

    “Why does everyone need to know whether a woman is married or not for starters.”

    Because some men will not take a verbal answer when given it!!

  • RnR

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    25 May 2020 at 10:07 pm
    25 May 2020 at 10:07 pm

    From your link Celia … many names seem very traditional to me, especially for boys.

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