Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

Australia lashes out at Big Tech threats, says it’s ‘inevitable’ that Facebook & Google will pay for content

Australia’s treasurer has advised the tech giants to accept that their platforms will have to start paying for content, amid threats from Facebook and Google to limit services in the country if such a policy is enacted. Canberra is finalizing legislation that would require the internet behemoths to obtain licenses to use content created by […]

Immortal Wins: India Defeats Fortress Australia

It was never meant to be like this.  After the Indian cricketing team met misery and disaster in the first test match at Adelaide, registering a paltry 36 in its second innings, little hope was had for the touring side.  Australia threatened rout and massacre.  The Border-Gavaskar trophy seemed within the home side’s grasp. And […]

Google says to block search engine in Australia if forced to pay for news

 Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it would block its search engine in Australia if the government proceeds with a new code that would force it and Facebook Inc to pay media companies for the right to use their content. Google’s threat escalates a battle with publishers such as News Corp that is being closely […]

New Jerusalem, Down Under: The search for a Jewish homeland in Australia

Browse > Home / Have You Heard? / New Jerusalem, Down Under: The search for a Jewish homeland in Australia January 17, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk Read on for article Adam Rovner will detail the cultural context and legacy of proposals to create mass settlements of Jewish refugees in Australia before, during, and after the Nazi era. […]

Rare shark attack in Australia’s Swan River near Perth

The Australian city of Perth is renowned for sharks off its beaches, but on Thursday a shark attacked a man swimming in the city’s Swan River, biting him on the upper leg in the first shark attack in the river since 1969.The man was attacked by what was likely to be a 2-to-3 metre (6.5-to-9.8 […]

France, Germany, Australia, Mexico Join International Uproar Over ‘Un-American’ Censorship of Trump

World leaders from around the world have joined forces to condemn Big Tech executives for gleefully censoring and banning the President of the United States and his supporters. Political leaders from Europe to Mexico sounded the alarm at the unchecked power of Big Tech, following the massive purge of Trump by Silicon Valley. Germany German […]

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Australia’s Complicity

Australia’s Foreign Minister, Marise Payne, said little in the statement from her department, which was a good thing, as it might have been dangerously useful.  The finding of a UK court on whether Julian Assange would be extradited to the United States was made “on the grounds of his mental health and consequent suicide risk.”  […]

Tinkering with National Anthems: Australia’s Patriotic Song for Children

It was a New Year gimmick that would have warmed advertising executives across the country.  For the first time since it was proclaimed as Australia’s national anthem on April 19, 1984, Advance Australia Fair has been tinkered with.  The jarring words from the second line, “For we are young and free” have been amended to […]

Poet’s 120-Year-Old Chocolates Found In Australia’s National Library

While going through the personal papers of the famous Australian poet, author, and newspaper correspondent Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson, conservators at the National Library of Australia discovered something unusual. Unexpectedly thrust into the role of culinary archaeologists, at the bottom of a box they found a slightly rusted tin of intact Cadbury chocolate bars, fully […]

Australia ups the ante in row with China as it seeks WTO help over 80% barley tariff hike

Australia has launched a World Trade Organization probe into Chinese trade levies – hiked beyond 80 percent last spring – Canberra’s commerce chief said, as rising tensions between the two sides continue to spiral. “This is the logical and appropriate next step for Australia to take,” Trade Minister Simon Birmingham told reporters on Wednesday, arguing […]

Abuse on the Mainland: Australia’s Medevac Hotel Detentions

Governments that issue press releases about the abuse of human rights tend to avoid close gazes at the mirror.  Doing so would be telling.  In the case of Australia, its record on dealing with refugees is both abysmal and cruel.  It tends to be easier to point the finger at national security laws in Hong […]

Australia’s Gold Coast beaches swamped by foam caused by rough seas

Southeast Queenslanders were left cleaning up their neighbourhoods after heavy rainfall, damaging winds and high tides hit the region this week. Some areas on the Gold Coast hinterland received nearly a metre of rain and coastal locations, like Currumbin and Coolangatta, experiencing rough seas, which caused foam to form on beaches. The low-pressure system has […]

Australia takes big step on road to Maccabiah 21 with team managers and coaches inductions

December 15, 2020 by Michael Puterflam Read on for article Maccabi Australia has taken a big step forward in their preparations for the 21st Maccabiah Games in 2022 with the Australian management recently conducting induction sessions for team managers and coaches in Melbourne and Sydney. After a thorough and professional recruitment process, the induction session […]

Australia Abandons Local COVID-19 Vaccine After False Positive HIV Results

Clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Queensland in Australia and biotech firm CSL have been scrapped after participants returned false-positive HIV test results in phase one of the trial. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday announced the government made the decision after receiving scientific advice.  “The University of Queensland […]

The Mysterious Marree Man of Outback Australia: Largest Geoglyph in the World

By April Holloway  | Epoch Times Etched into the dry sand of Australia’s barren outback is the world’s largest geoglyph, known as “Marree Man,” an enormous figure of an Aboriginal man hunting birds or wallabies with a throwing stick. Unlike other anthropomorphic geoglyphs found around the world, which were constructed by ancient civilizations, Marree Man was […]

Chanukah around Australia

Browse > Home / News / Chanukah around Australia December 9, 2020 by A J-Wire community service announcement Read on for article Chanukah celebrations in over 25 regional centres courtesy Chabad of RARA. THIS IS A J-WIRE COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT Like this: Like Loading… Visit J-Wire’s main page for all the latest breaking news, gossip and […]

BATSH*T: China Now Claims Coronavirus ‘Could Have Originated in Australia’

The Chinese government are now trying to pin the blame of the Coronavirus outbreak on Australia, claiming that the deadly pandemic “might” have originated from frozen food exports outside of China. An article in the state-controlled Global Times newspaper on Sunday said the idea the virus was imported via another country into Wuhan last year ‘cannot be […]

Australia Joins India in Boycott China Movement

Australian lawmakers and businesses called for a boycott of Chinese goods this week after Beijing hiked trade tariffs on a number of Australian products. A falsified image published by the Chinese Foreign Ministry depicting an Australian soldier beheading an Afghan child also generated outrage among Australians. Sam Kennard, the CEO of Australian Self Storage company […]

March of the Living Australia appoints a dynamic new board

Browse > Home / News / March of the Living Australia appoints a dynamic new board December 1, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk Read on for article Following a widespread national campaign seeking expressions of interest for Board Members for 2021, Cedric Geffen, President of March of the Living Australia (MOTL), has announced the new organisation’s new […]

Australia demands China apologise for ‘repugnant, outrageous’ doctored image of soldier murdering child

Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison has demanded an apology from China over a “falsified image” shared by an official Chinese government Twitter handle showing an Australian soldier holding a knife to the throat of an Afghan child. “It is deeply offensive to every Australian, every Australian who has served in that uniform, every Australian who […]

Holding Australia at MCG was miracle: Khodadad Azizi

TEHRAN – Nov. 29, 1997 is an unforgettable day in the history of Iranian football and is etched in every Iranian football fan’s memory. On that day, millions of Iranian fans poured onto the streets of Tehran to celebrate securing a place at their first FIFA World Cup Finals in 20 years. At the Melbourne […]

Not Adding Up: Australia, Iran and the Release of Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Australia’s ambassadorial offices and political leaders have a consistent record of ignoring their citizens in tight situations.  David Hicks, Mamdouh Habib and Julian Assange are but a few names that come to mind in this inglorious record of indifference.  In such cases, Australian public figures and officials have tacitly approved the use of abduction, torture […]

Australia Chokes to Near Death Teenager over not Wearing a Mask

    The sound of an Australian teenager’s head hitting the floor in a video circulating on social media might be called the thud heard ‘round the world, but the footage was spun falsely as the latest example of Covid-19 mask tyranny. The video, which made the rounds on social media on Wednesday, starts with […]

Australia primary school boy dresses up as concentration camp inmate

An elementary school in Melbourne, Australia, sparked controversy when one of its students dressed up as a concentration camp inmate for Book Week.Taking place in mid-November at St. John Vianney’s Primary School, the student was dressed as the titular character in the Holocaust novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. His mother posted the picture on […]

Beachgoer Killed By Shark Along Popular Western Australia Beach

A 55-year-old man died after being attacked by a shark in Western Australia Sunday, marking Australia’s eighth shark-related death this year. The man was bodyboarding about 100 to 130 feet from the shore of Cable Beach, a popular tourist spot along the Indian Ocean, when he was bitten around 8:40 a.m., police said. Authorities pulled […]

‘Lie’ Told By Pizza Worker Led To One Of Australia’s Harshest COVID-19 Lockdowns Yet

SYDNEY, Nov 20 (Reuters) – South Australia officials said on Friday a “lie” led to the harshest coronavirus lockdown yet in the state as contact tracers were initially led to believe a man was infected with a highly contagious strain of the virus with a much shorter incubation period. In a shock announcement on Friday, […]

South Australia Revokes Lockdown After Revelation One Person Lied to Contact Tracers

South Australia has revoked its draconian lockdown, which banned people from even walking their dogs, after it was revealed that just one person lied to contact tracers. The lockdown took effect yesterday and banned people from leaving their homes unless for emergency medical reasons or to buy food. Police even confirmed via Twitter that people […]

TOTAL Lockdown in Australia over Just 36 Boogeyman-19 Cases

    The state of South Australia has entered another lockdown, with all outdoor activities including exercise being banned, after just 36 new cases of coronavirus. “The state has detected 36 cases since infections were found in Adelaide on Sunday, the first community cases detected in six months,” reports BBC News. As a result, authorities […]

South Australia Enters Another Lockdown After Just 36 New Coronavirus Infections

Top pathologist Dr. Roger Hodkinson told government officials in Alberta during a zoom conference call that the current coronavirus crisis is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public.” Hodkinson’s comments were made during a discussion involving the Community and Public Services Committee and the clip was subsequently uploaded to YouTube. Noting that he […]

TRAVELERS BEWARE: Australia Morphing into a Covid Police State

ZeroHedge.com Today in “it’s starting to look a lot like a prison-state using Covid as the excuse” news… Harrowing scenes are surfacing at the Peppers Adelaide medi-hotel in South Australia, where travelers who were already in a 14 day quarantine have been told that they have to undergo the 2 week process for a second time.  […]

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