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13 FEBRUARY 2018 The Australian governments decision to deport to Sri Lanka a former ranking member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) puts at risk his safety and possibly his life, the Tamil Refugee Council said today. Santharuban, the man in question, is subject to a United Nations Committee Against Torture interim measure(...)
Queenslanders are one step closer to having their human rights protected in law, following confirmation from the Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath that the Queensland Government is moving ahead with establishing a Human Rights Act.
Hugh de Kretser, the Executive Director of the Human Rights Law Centre, welcomed the news from the Palaszczuk Government which was re-elected in November last year.
Its great to see the Queensland Government making good on its commitment to better protect human rights in law. At a time when many rights in Australia are being steadily chipped away, its welcome to see a government draw a line in the sand and move to guarantee some of our fundamental rights in legislation, said Mr de Kretser.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk committed in 2016 to introduce a Human Rights Act, but the introduction of the legislation was delayed. It is understood the legislation will be modelled on Victorias Charter of Human Rights.
Human Rights Acts help to ensure everyones rights are protected. They lead to better laws and policies and stronger, fairer communities. It will mean that Queensland politicians and public servants must consider human rights when making laws and policies and that government bodies like schools and hospitals must uphold them. This a good move by the Queensland Government and we look forward to seeing the legislation introduced in Parliament as soon as possible, said Mr de Kretser.
Mr de Kretser also said Queensland should learn from the Victorian experience and make sure that peoples rights under the Human Rights Act are easily enforceable.
Its time for Australians to start protecting their human rights by enshrining them in law. Can you chip in to help @hr4qld hold the Queensland Gov to its promise to deliver a Human Rights Act? Head to @Chuffed here: https://t.co/fF6BEev9LvTom Clarke (@TomHRLC) January 18, 2018
Most of the work of Victorias Charter has been done behind the scenes in government and parliament, but its important that when governments violate human rights, people affected can take action in court. Theres not much point having your human rights nicely articulated if you cant actually do anything when they are violated, said Mr de Kretser.
In Victoria, people essentially have to tack their human rights claims onto other legal cases in order to have them heard in court. A 2015 review of Victorias Charter recommended that this be simplified to allow people to directly enforc...
SIMAs Summer Jazz is excited to announce coming Saturday, February 17th, three of Melbournes finest young jazz musicians along with Laurence Pike will be at Foundry 616 for a great night of jazz music!
Laurence Pike 8 p.m.
One of the most creative drummers of his generation, Laurence Pike is best known for his duo albums with Mike Nock and his groups PVt and Triosk. Laurence has recently been developing a singular language alone at the drum kit, using the sampler to expand its sonic potential. This has culminated in his forthcoming solo album, Distant Early Warning, due for international release in 2018. Discard conventional notions of the role of the drummer, and explore an ecstatic music...
A former employee of a medical supply company has been charged after allegedly fraudulently obtaining more than $1.2 million from the company.
Detectives from the Financial Crimes Squads Corporate Corruption Team commenced an investigation following reports payments had been made to various personal bank accounts after fraudulent and altered invoices were submitted between July 2015 and February 2017.
Following extensive inquiries, detectives met with a 25-year-old man at North Melbourne Police Station in Victoria yesterday (Monday 12 February 2018).
The South Yarra man was issued with a Future Court Attendance Notice for 39 counts of fraud.
Police will allege in court the man used his position of trust and managerial responsibilities to create fraudulent invoices or fraudulently alter invoices for payment into bank accounts he controlled.
He also allegedly used a company-issued credit card to make unauthorised and fraudulent payments to another company of which he was the sole director.
The total amount of the payments was $1,237,806.
He is due to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Monday 26 March 2018.
Inquiries are continuing.
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1790 - Less than three months after Bennelong's capture, on 13
February 1790, Phillip passed on the names and locations of eight
coastal clans in a dispatch to Lord Sydney at the Home Office in
also told Phillip that one-half of those who inhabit this part of the country had died from smallpox.
1829 - Father Therry married John Hart and Mary Brooker at Five Islands, Illawarra.
1832 - Drumming the 3 R's into their heads, Kings School at Parramatta opened for business.
1837 - Two days after his arrival in Adelaide, John Barton Hack wrote in his diary:
"The thermometer is about 104 degrees in the shade and it is such a warm welcome we are rather overcome by it."
1858 - The Eli Lafont was a French barque having a rather rough time of it when she became stranded between two rocks near Black Head, Western Port. She was tootling from Hong Kong to Melbourne with a cargo of tea valued at about 30,000 but after an inspection by marine surveyors, the vessel was condemned, stores were removed, and the wreck abandoned.
1861 - The 4-man Burke party began their 700-mile return to Coopers Creek under constant rain.
1866 - The Infamous Parliamentary Mace that went on an extended tour of a brothel was first used in the Legislative Assembly.
1869 - This day was proclaimed a day of humiliation and prayer in NSW as people offered prayers for an end to the prolonged drought.
1888 - The Blayney - Demondrille Railway Line (NSW) was opened from Blayney - Cowra.
1896 The Brisbane River ferry Pearl capsized, killing 28. Foundered after collided with SS Lucinda in the Brisbane River this being one of the worst disasters in Queensland maritime history, and the worst to date. The Pearl was operating as a ferry as the Victoria Bridge was under repair after floods. The ferry struck the anchor chain of the Lucinda, and sank within a minute.
1898 - The ship Amy was wrecked somewhere off Thirroul, NSW on this day. Police found wreckage scattered over a wide area of beach and a lifeboat lying on the sand. Apparently when she struck, the crew lowered a man on a plank to try and take a line ashore, but the current was too strong. They then took to the rigging, but when she broke up all eight men were lost.
1907 The Northern Territory was transferred to the Commonwealth by South Australia.
1911 - New Guinea was a ship who ran ashore during a fog at Disaster Bay, half a mile from the Green Cape lighthouse. The ship slipped back into deep water and eventually became a total loss. The Sydney Court of Marine Inquiry decided that the master had erred in following the coast too close in, and sailing at full speed when fog had reduced visibility. She now lies between the wrecks of City...
It appears Malka Leifer, an alleged sex-offending school headmistress at a Jewish School in Melbourne Australia, who fled Australia ten years ago before Australian authorities could jail her, will be extradited to Australia to face court.
13 February 2018
Israeli police have re-arrested Malka Leifer, the former Melbourne school principal who is wanted in Victoria on 74 charges of child sexual abuse, alleging she faked a mental illness in order to avoid extradition to Australia.
Ms Leifer is accused of sexually abusing several pupils while she was a teacher and principal at the ultra-orthodox Adass Israel girls school in Melbourne.
In 2008, when the allegations were first raised, Ms Leifer fled to Israel. She was then arrested by Israel police in 2014 when Australia filed a request for her extradition.
Ms Leifer was released on bail and managed to avoid every single one of her extradition hearings in the last three years, claiming she suffered from panic attacks and anxiety and was too unwell to face the court.
Two weeks ago, she again claimed mental illness during her most recent appearance before a psychiatric review board.
Most pedophiles are men. Women pedophiles are rare.
The case below in Melbourne, Australia is ongoing and I thought Id bring this case to the attention of my readers because it shows how a female pedophile exploits their position of trust and how they groom their victims.
ABC New Australia
7 April 2016
Malka Leifer manipulated us: Alleged paedophile who preyed on secretive Jewish community
Somewhere in an ultra-Orthodox enclave of Israel, former Melbourne school principal Malka Leifer continues to evade extradition to face criminal charges in Australia. Now one of her alleged victims speaks out for the first time.
By Sophie McNeill
Mining malware is spreading like wildfire, every week now we run another story on some platform or other falling victim to it. As cryptocurrencies become far more lucrative than ransomware or identity theft incidents of exploits will only increase. Various governmental departments in Australia and the UK were found frantically calling the tech guys over the weekend as their websites were compromised.
According to the Guardian as many as 5,000 websites were infected with a variant of the Coinhive mining malware. In the UK they included websites of National Health Services, the Student Loans Company, and several English councils in addition to the UKs data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioners Office. They have all been taken offline to deal with the issue.
The malicious miner came from a compromised plugin called BrowseAloud which enables blind and partially sighted people read content on websites. The script had the same operation as has been seen many times before; hijacking the machines hardware to mine for Monero. XMR is the number one crypto currency for criminals now since it is encrypted and anonymous leaving no trace to the destination wallets.
Plugin authors, Texthelp, took their own website offline to patch the compromised software;
The company has examined the affected file thoroughly and can confirm that it did not redirect any data, it simply used the computers CPUs to attempt to generate cryptocurrency, The exploit was active for a period of four hours on Sunday. The Browsealoud service has been temporarily taken offline and the security breach has already been addressed,
The security consultant who documented the attack told media;
This type of attack isnt new but this is the biggest Ive seen. A single company being hacked has meant thousands of sites impacted across the UK, Ireland and the United States. There were ways the government sites could have protected themselves from this. It may have been difficult for a small website, but I would have thought on a government website we should have expected these defence mechanisms to be in place.
Australian government websites using the same plugin were also compromised. They included the Victoria parliament, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Queensland ombudsman, the Queensland Community Legal Centre, and the Queensland legislation website.
Last Friday night in Melbourne, I interviewed Pink Floyds Roger Waters alongside Palestinian writer Randa Abdel-Fattah. The event was organised by the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network. Waters is in Australia on his massive Us and Them world tour (which I saw on Saturday night and it was one of the most spectacular music performances Ive ever seen).
The Q&A was a unique public event, over 500 people attended, and we discussed the Middle East, Donald Trump, Palestine and his politics over decades. He was frank, funny and refreshingly down to earth. Unsurprisingly, Australian, pro-Israel politician Michael Danby condemned the event, including my involvement, but got both my names wrong in his press release.
Full video of the evening is coming soon but in the meantime heres a story from popular music website, Noise 11:
Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters gave his time for the Australia Palestine Advocate Network in Melbourne on Friday and while explaining the issues between Palestine and Israel also took aim at a number of his fellow artists Elton John, Thom Yorke, Steven Tyler, Steve Van Zandt and Nick Cave.
Roger Waters has been working tirelessly since 2006 to try and bridge peace between Palestine and Israel after being confronted by Israeli fans at one of his concerts in Tel Aviv after calling on them to make peace with their neighbours 12 years ago.
Ever since he has campaigned for musicians to boycott performances in Israel and recently praised Lorde for doing so. However, he hasnt had the same reaction from others.
In Melbourne, Roger Waters sat down for a Q&A for the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN).
During his talk for APAN Waters called Thom Yorke a self-obsessed, narcissistic, drippy little prick and Elton John Queen Mum. He also called out Nick Cave for saying he was bullying him, said fuck you to Steve Van Zandt and referred to Steven Tyler as an old lady.
Waters has been spreading the message to help mend the Middle East situation after that personal confrontation at his gig.......
EXCLUSIVE: A high-profile Melbourne barrister and member of the Victorian Bar, Peter H Clarke, is currently under police investigation while a restraining order has also been sought against the lawyer following an alleged homophobic assault last December, a day before new laws were enacted in Australia allowing gay people to get married. As well as
How much is free speech and free expression worth? USD$17,000 apparently.
It seems that charging university associations for the cost of security is an increasingly common phenomenon. Its not just a University of Sydney thing or an Australian thing.
Its not exactly clear where or when this practice started, but there is a clear asymmetry in its application.
Were the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance charged for public security during their performance. See the police in the picture? Who paid for that?
It cannot be that expression is only free, free from security charges, if you are of the left.
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The Catholic Church has been revealed as Victorias largest non-government property owner, casting doubt over claims it would be forced to cut social work if forced to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse.
An investigation by Fairfax Media published on Monday reports that the church appears to own more than $30 billion in property and other assets across Australia.
Fairfax estimated the churchs Victorian portfolio to be about $9 billion, but in evidence to the royal commission in 2014 it valued its Melbourne properties at $109 million.
The apparent wealth of the church contrasts with findings by the royal commission, which found the average payout by the churchs compensation scheme established by former archbishop George Pell 20 years ago was $35,000 or less for those who had been abused by clergy.
These figures confirm what we have known; there is huge inequity between the Catholic Churchs wealth and their responses to survivors, Helen Last, chief executive of the In Good Faith Foundation, which supports abuse survivors told Fairfax.
The 600 survivors registered for our foundations services continue to experience minimal compensation and lack of comprehensive care in relation to their church abuses. They say their needs are the lowest of church priorities.
The government is rolling out a redress scheme for survivors from July 1, fulfilling a key recommendation of the child abuse royal commission.
The Catholic Church, which had already promised to join the national redress scheme, urged the states and territories to act.
1793 - John Macarthur ,being the brown nosed toadie that he was,
was rewarded with a land grant of 100 acres near Parramatta that he
dubbed Elizabeth Farm after his long-suffering hard-working wife
who was the real energy behind the sheep breeding program.
1798 Having finished his homework early, Matthew Flinders explored the Furneaux Islands in Bass Strait.
1814 - The Governor was all up in a tizz when he released an order from Government House announcing the most bodacious discovery of rich grasslands to the west. The announcement celebrated the fertile pasturelands, well-watered by numerous streams. The order also detailed the land grants awarded to Evans, the two free men who accompanied him, and the original explorers, Lawson, Blaxland and Wentworth, who were too busy celebrating to return this reporters calls.
1826 - The Meth's were looking to drum up business with the opening of their first church in Tassie.
1851 - Kicking over the ground while leaving the missus to mind the store Edward Hargraves found a whole 5 specks of the glittery gold stuff at Summer Hill Creek.
1868 - Victorian Parliament created (yet another committee to look into it) the Dept of Hansard when they (pinched) recruited 3 staff from the Argus Newspaper.
1884 - The railway line from Mitiamo to Pyramid Hill (Vic) was opened.
1893 - Dickey was a steamship that was blown ashore in heavy north-easterly weather on Caloundra Head, Queensland. All passengers and crew were saved from Dickey. Dickeys hulk was visible for many years, lasting nearly a hundred years on the beach.
1900 - Pink Hill, held by Victorian, South Australian and British troops was attacked by a superior Boer force resulting in the deaths of seven Australians and the wounding of 22 others.
1901 - Premier of Victoria, Sir George Turner, retired (to his beach front condo on the Gold Coast) from politics after 86 days.
1901 - Resident Magistrate of Daru Bingham Hely died of malaria whilst on leave at Thursday Is.
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