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Post by philip964 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:07 pm

https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 52hzi.html


Hong Kong vs China protests turn violent in Melbourne.

Until 1973 Australia had racial restrictions on immigration, limiting Asians from immigrating.

Now it has other non racial criteria.


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Post by philip964 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:54 pm

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/28/worl ... dTXM0OWUro

Hmmm. Apparently Australia is waking up to the fact that this recent cozy trading relationship with China has some risks.

Australia has 25 million people and is the size of the US. China has 1.4 billion people and is 4500 miles away.

Oh and the Australian population has no guns.


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Post by philip964 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:47 pm

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... earms.html

Australia bans buying guns amid surge in demand from Corona virus


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Post by crazy2medic » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:39 pm

If you wait until you need a gun to get a gun you waited way too long!
Government, like fire is a dangerous servant and a fearful master
If you ain't paranoid you ain't paying attention
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Post by philip964 » Tue May 19, 2020 5:06 pm

https://news.yahoo.com/australian-man-f ... 16862.html

Man successfully rescues whale from fishing nets after authorities fail to respond in a timely manner.

Fined by authorities when they arrived.

Not sure if it was going to close to a whale or interfering with government property.


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Post by philip964 » Thu May 21, 2020 5:36 pm

philip964 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 5:06 pm
https://news.yahoo.com/australian-man-f ... 16862.html

Man successfully rescues whale from fishing nets after authorities fail to respond in a timely manner.

Fined by authorities when they arrived.

Not sure if it was going to close to a whale or interfering with government property.
He cut a shark net.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-21/ ... e/12272124

He will not be fined. $16,000 raised to pay his fine will be donated to whale research.


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Post by philip964 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:57 pm

https://news.yahoo.com/australian-prime ... 56924.html

Australian PM apologizes for saying there had never been slavery in Australia.

Apparently Pacific Islanders were enslaved by Australians to cut sugar cane in Northern Australia for 100 years.

Apparently 27% of Australian prisons are filled with Aboriginals who make up just 2% of the population. In the past Aboriginal babies were forcibly taken from their mothers to be raised in Caucasian families to try and break their Aboriginal culture.

Leopold mountain range being renamed. King Leopold 2 of Belgium was a bad dude.


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Post by wheelgun1958 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:34 pm

philip964 wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:57 pm
In the past Aboriginal babies were forcibly taken from their mothers to be raised in Caucasian families to try and break their Aboriginal culture.
I watched an interesting movie on the topic.

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0252444/

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