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Истребитель кенгуру – как русский зарабатывает в Австралии: "За день получается 300 долларов". 23 May 2019
настоящее стихийное бедствие". Продолжаю следить за своими героями.
Списался с 37-летним Бориса из Долгопрудного. За то время, что мы с ним
не общались, он уже успел перебраться в Москву. Расскажу еще раз в чем
там дело. Родной дядя Бориса живет в Австралии – всю жизнь, у него своя
ферма. А еще дядя, как и многие в округе, – обладатель лицензии,
которая позволяет уничтожать кенгуру и получать за это нормальные
деньги. Как признало государство, эти милые животные – стихийное
бедствие для сельского хозяйства. Борис, который каждый год ездит в
Австралию, помогает дяде («он уже старый, стреляет хорошо, но ходит
неважно») разбираться с кенгуру и, таким образом, подрабатывает. Вот
последние новости от российского борца с кенгуру. Рассказ героя
отредактирован для удобства чтения. «Был там в этом году. Если
почитать местных газет, сразу понятно, что мир в Австралии поделился на
два лагеря. Фермеры кричат (причем весьма агрессивно) о глобальном
потеплении, которое истощает пастбища для скота. И о миллионах кенгуру,
которые съедают все съедобное в округе. С другой стороны – защитники
животных, они твердят, что вопрос с животными надо решать как-то по
другому, но не убийством. В любом случае, государство уже признало вред
от кенгуру. У моего дяди есть квота на отстрел, но не хватает времени,
да и сил, чтобы ее выработать. Для него это, скорее способ защиты
своего фермерского хозяйства. Сейчас он уже старенький, поэтому за ночь
мы не зарабатываем как раньше – 600-800 долларов за день (дядя отдает
мне половину). С заработком выходит вот что.
"Платят не за выстрел"
нам не за выстрел и убийство, а за мясо. Килограмм стоит от 50 центов,
одно животное может весить и 50 и 70 килограмм. Последний раз за день
мы добыли десять кенгуру, сдали мясо, заработали всего 300 долларов
(поделили пополам). Но за десять дней, скажем, набегает приличная
сумма. Дядя водит машину и стреляет, я же занимаюсь мясом и всей
писаниной – как я уже говорил, нужно заполнить множество всяких
бумажек. Честно говоря, не знаю: с одной стороны животных жалко, а с
другой, я же вижу, сколько их там развелось – в Австралии кенгуру живет
больше чем людей – они роются в мусоре, выскакивают на трассы. Они там
хуже бродячих собак.
Австралийская дорога растаяла, повредив около 50 машин. 12 April 2019
движение по дороге становится проблематичным, когда асфальт начинает
таять под вашими шинами. Такие впечатления пришлось пережить
австралийским автолюбителям. Пострадали около 50 водителей северного
Квинсленда. Дорога налипла на колеса машин, заполнив колесные арки и в
некоторых случаях повредив бамперы. Слой битума на шинах доходил до 15
сантиметров. Дорога Millaa Millaa в Маланде была мгновенно локализована
для устранения проблемы. Феномен стал результатом того, что
свежеукатанная дорога сначала подверглась воздействию сильных дождей, а
затем небывалой жары. В таких переменчивых условиях асфальт превратился
в жидкую жижу, которую нелегко удалить. Департамент транспорта пообещал
компенсировать ущерб, причиненный автомобилям и колесам.
Queensland, Australia, crack made by Aliens for their numerous
underground bases. Other cracks of this size also were created by
aliens for the same reason!
Australia. Mining company Anglo-American blasts vital road link to
Moura, Queensland. 22/03/2018 Moura farmers & businesses say
Anglo-American has screwed them over and cost them money.
Queensland, Australia, crack made by CQ mine-blast, road rage grows as
alternative route is not found. 22nd Mar 2018. Video
giant Anglo American denies any claims blasts have caused further
damage to Gibihi Rd after drone photos emerged of the canyon-like
split. The vital haulage route and local thoroughfare was torn up
during a routine mine blast on November 9, to the peril of locals whose
detour via Kianga Rd is four times the distance. Investigations
uncovered cracks extending from 60m to 90m in the underlying rock
beneath the road from "legacy mining operations", and Gibihi Rd was
subsequently deemed "extremely unstable" and a "non-viable" to re-open.
A map of the Gibihi Rd, and alternative route, after a mine blast
destroyed the stretch at the Dawson Mine in Moura. Grain farmer John
Eden's Moura property borders the mine, and is among the groundswell of
locals whose frustration is mounting over the apparent lack of action
to open or create a viable alternative route. During a series of
meetings with Anglo American officials, Mr Eden has proposed his and
what he believes is "most people's" preferred option; to re-open Three
Chains Rd. Mine blast splits CQ road: A mine blast has left Central
Queensland commuters in chaos after it split Gihibi Rd near Dawson
Mine. The stretch has been "temporarily closed" since 2011, due to be
re-opened in July 2015 before Anglo were granted an extension provided
there were no "extenuating circumstances" to the agreement. When asked
a series of questions, including whether the company considered Three
Chains Rd an alternative route and if so, when it would re-open, Anglo
alluded they would share details of road options at a town meeting last
night. John Eden took these aerial photographs of Gibihi Rd, Moura on
March 18. They were shared to The Moura & Dawson River Flooding
History Page Facebook on Sunday, captioned: Photos of Gibihi Road
(Moura) this morning after blasting yesterday18-03-18 ~ John EdenGibihi
Road was closed in early November due to a crack caused by a routine
blast at the mine. John Eden took these aerial photographs of Gibihi
Rd, Moura on March 18. They were shared to The Moura & Dawson River
Flooding History Page Facebook on Sunday, captioned: Photos of Gibihi
Road (Moura) this morning after blasting yesterday18-03-18 ~ John
EdenGibihi Road was closed in early November due to a crack caused by a
routine blast at the mine. "Understanding road usage and community
requirements was the purpose of our road options focus groups, which we
held over the past few weeks," a spokesperson said. More than 120
community members participated in the focus groups, and a spokeswoman
said "all feedback had been factored into our road design and
structural assessments". The spokeswoman said this information would be
shared at the Moura Tavern meeting, but said it would "not be
appropriate" to comment further on progress or details of each road
option beforehand. "Also, any decisions on roads will be a Banana Shire
Council matter and we continue to work closely with council to arrive
at the best long term solution for all stakeholders," she said. Anglo's
mining lease encompasses the Gibihi Rd, and was granted on December 16,
1971 under the Thiess Peabody Coal Pty Ltd Agreements Acts of 1962 for
the "purpose of mining coal and gaseous hydrocarbons". The Banana Shire
Council previously sent correspondence to local residents to explain
this, and stated "the agreement under the Act overrides Local
Government Laws in dealing with this type of issue". Moura grain farmer
John Eden's property borders the Dawson Mine, where a blast has
severely damaged Gibihi Rd. An Anglo spokesperson responded after Mr
Eden shared his frustrations with The Morning Bulletin, along with
photos of the crater taken just 3km from his property. Mr Eden claimed
it appeared areas had worsened as the Dawson Mine continues to blast,
but Anglo have refuted this. He told of one family who drove about
160km per day to get their kids to and from school, given there is no
longer a bus operating. A map of an alternative route to Gibihi Rd,
Moura explained by John Eden: The red lines are the Dawson Hwy and the
Leichhardt Hwy, the yellow is the Gibihi Road and the Black is the old
Three Chain Road. The bit in blue in the middle is part of the road
which would need building, and there's about 1.5kms right at the
southern end that hasn't been used for 30yrs and would need a lot of
work, but it's still there under the grass. This is my and most
people's preferred option, let's hope the mine sees it the same way. A
map of an alternative route to Gibihi Rd, Moura explained by John Eden:
The red lines are the Dawson Hwy and the Leichhardt Hwy, the yellow is
the Gibihi Road and the Black is the old Three Chain Road. The bit in
blue in the middle is part of the road which would need building, and
there's about 1.5kms right at the southern end that hasn't been used
for 30yrs and would need a lot of work, but it's still there under the
grass. This is my and most people's preferred option, let's hope the
mine sees it the same way. "Anglo American understands the frustration
and inconvenience caused by the unexpected closure of Gibihi Road," a
spokesperson said Monday. "Immediately following the blast, an
exclusion zone and a highly sensitive, slope stability monitoring
system was implemented, both remain in place today. No blasting in this
vicinity, nor in the vicinity of Gibihi Road occurred over the weekend.
No further deterioration of the damage has been indicated by the
monitoring system." The first footage to emerge of the cracked Gibihi
Rd, which was damaged during a blast at the Dawson Mine, Moura. While
there had been speculation Anglo had deliberately orchestrated the
blast to close the road, the company's chief executive officer David
Diamond said this was "totally incorrect". Among the series of online
updates, Mr Diamond stressed on February 23 the blast that triggered
the ultimate road failure was "routine" and has had extensive internal
and Mines Inspectorate investigations to "confirm compliance with
approved standards". John Eden took these aerial photographs of Gibihi
Rd, Moura on March 18. Photos of Gibihi Road (Moura) this morning after
blasting yesterday 18 March 2018. John EdenGibihi Road was closed in
early November due to a crack caused by a routine blast at the mine.
"In no way was the blast on 9 November expected or designed to cause
damage beyond the pit boundary. "Any speculation regarding the intent
behind the blast or that we have put our people and members of the
community in this situation intentionally is totally incorrect. The
mine, in its long history, has never been operated more
professionally." Mr Diamond also explained the parallel haul road to
the north of the pit was closed, however, the south haul road remains
in use. We did explore the option of using this as temporary access,
however haul roads are built specifically for mining equipment and the
usage is monitored under stringent site safety systems - we
deliberately isolate this equipment from light vehicles to manage the
risk of a serious incident," Mr Diamond explained. Haul roads also do
not meet required road standards for public safety and the
instantaneous strata failures we experienced in Gibihi Road cannot be
discounted." Gibihi Road remains closed and the uncertainty continues.
Gibihi Rd severely damaged in a blast on November 9. Current
alternative route is Kianga Rd, about four times the distance for some.
February 23, Anglo advise it is "not viable" to re-open Gibihi Rd.
Mining giant blasted by community isolated for months by earthquake-like crack in road. Posted 22 Feb 2018http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-22/road-users-isolated-for-months-by-earthquake-like-crack/9473066
The series of cracks in Gibihi Road was caused by a routine blast at
the Dawson Mine in November 2017. A central Queensland community has
lashed-out at resources giant Anglo American over its slow response in
repairing a huge earthquake-like crack in a vital access road to the
small town of Moura last year. The crack in Gibihi Road was caused by a
routine blast at its mine in early November, closing the road to the
community south-west of Rockhampton. The road was part of a busy school
route, a direct link for grain and cotton farmers, and was used daily
by workers at the Dawson Mine. An unhappy woman looks at the camera
while four men stand talking in the background.
PHOTO: Kristine Brown has lost access to a school bus, mail and emergency services. (ABC Capricornia: Rachel McGhee)
resident of Gibihi Road, Kristine Brown, is just one of many residents
of the Banana Shire whose life has been dramatically inconvenienced by
the road closure.
"This happened four months ago," she said.
in that four months we've had no contact from council or Anglo
[American] with regard to any updates on what's happening with the
Ms Brown has two young children whose trip to school has gone from 10 minutes to half an hour.
But it is not just her family's time that has been put out. They have lost essential services too.
lost access to a school bus, we've lost access to mail delivery, we've
lost access to emergency services. We had six snake bites and we lost
three dogs for the sheer fact we couldn't get to town in time to save
our dogs," she said.
Road with giant crack in it
PHOTO: Drivers initially had to navigate around the earthquake-like crack on the road at Moura. (Supplied: Julia Humphries)
it's not just the workers that are affected, it's not just the local
farmers that can't get grain to town, it's the families as well.
"It's everyday things in life that are affected."
For the first time since the blast, Anglo American addressed residents of the Banana Shire last night.
Consultations begin with community
American's Australian leadership team CEO David Diamond fronted the
first of several community consultations, saying he was sorry for the
trouble it has caused.
"We triggered the blast, we have the mining
lease and there's a road that's not working. So we have to fix it and
so we have to apologise for that," he said.
A man stands at the front of a room packed with people.
Anglo American chiefs address the Banana Shire community for the first
time since the blast. (ABC Capricornia: Rachel McGhee)
Mr Diamond outlined the geotechnical issues with the road and where the company was looking to move forward.
was met with fiery statements from angry residents who said his plans
and lack of response to the community over the last four months was not
"You could not begin to totally understand the angst,
the sadness, the disappointment and disgust in this community," one
Mr Diamond admitted the company could have handled consultation with the community better.
"I think that is the one area … community consultation, we should have done better," he said.
Gibihi Road closed signage
PHOTO: The detour has added up to 45 kilometres to a trip that used to be 10km. (Supplied: Anglo American)
Mr Diamond gave residents an estimated three weeks to find a solution.
we've learnt out of this is we will absolutely make sure we are front
and centre in the community and people can see what is going on, put
their questions to us, take part in what the design for the future
needs to be as well as tell us where the hardships are," he said.
An impact study is also being conducted.
Anglo American will host further consultation sessions with locals, businesses and grain and cotton representatives.
Miner could face class action
detour has added up to 45 kilometres to a trip that used to be 10km and
people are looking for compensation for their time, extra fuel costs
and wear and tear on vehicles.
A group is also planning to launch a
class action against Anglo American in a bid to get compensation for
the community's inconveniences.
Banana Shire Mayor Nev Ferrier said he expected the community members' response at the meeting.
"They didn't realise what is involved now to try and put the road back," he said.
"But now most of them probably do."
He said it was a difficult situation with no quick and easy fix.
had already thought about a detour around it and everything — bitumen
and that … we could have that done pretty quick — but the way it is
they're saying it's still not safe either," he said."So we've still got
to try and find different solutions."
Earthquake-like crack frightens Queensland drivers in coal belt. 10 Nov 2017
drivers have been shaken at the sight of an earthquake-like rift in the
bitumen of a road in central Queensland's coal belt. Authorities are on
their way to urgently assess the scene on Gibihi Road near Moura,
south-west of Rockhampton. Banana Shire Mayor Nev Ferrier told the ABC
that information he has received suggests the rift could be caused by
the impact of a mining blast. But he said the exact cause of the split
is yet to be determined. "We're on our way out there now. It could be
from a mine blast, but I can't say too much at the moment," Cr Ferrier
said. Gibihi Road remains closed. Cr Ferrier said the damage is near
the Dawson Mine lookout. He said local traffic seeking access to the
town of Moura should take other routes via the Leichhardt and Dawson
Highways. A spokesperson for Queensland Transport said the road was not
a state controlled road and fell under local council jurisdiction.
Anglo American Coal released a statement confirming it was aware of
damage to Gibihi Road "sustained following a routine blast at Dawson
Mine" yesterday. "As per normal practice, the road was closed prior to
the blast and remains closed. No incidents, injuries or equipment
damage has been recorded," the company said. "All work in the immediate
area has ceased and we're working with authorities to determine the
condition of the road, repairs required and a schedule for its
Australia same-sex marriage: MP (Member of the Parliament) proposes in Parliament - 4 Dec 2017
Wilson reaches for a tear during his speech in parliament. An
Australian MP has proposed to his partner during a parliamentary debate
on legalising same-sex marriage. Tim Wilson's moving proposal to Ryan
Bolger, who was sitting in the public gallery, was a reaffirmation. The
pair have been engaged for nine years. The bill to legalise same-sex
marriage was introduced into the House of Representatives on Monday,
after sailing through the Senate last week. It may be the first
proposal during an official sitting, local media said. "In my first
speech, I defined our bond by the ring that sits on both of our left
hands. They [the rings] are the answer to the question we cannot ask,"
said an emotional Mr Wilson. "So there is only one thing left to do.
Ryan Patrick Bolger, will you marry me?" The question drew cheers and
applause, before Mr Bolger responded with a resounding "yes" - a reply
noted in the parliamentary transcript. The government MP said the
protracted national debate on same-sex marriage had been the
"soundtrack" to their relationship. Earlier, Mr Wilson spoke about his
own experience growing up as a gay teenager and struggling with a
stigma surrounding homosexuality. "This bill rams a stake into the
heart of that stigma and its legacy," he said. Mr Wilson is among 77
MPs, who will speak on the bill. A vote is likely to happen this week
unless there are significant amendments. Long-time same-sex couples on
what a law change would mean for them. Conservative politicians are
expected to suggest amendments to the bill, such as additional
exemptions for celebrants, who refuse to marry same-sex couples. The
Senate rejected such amendments in its debate last week. Last month,
Australians decisively supported same-sex marriage in a national vote.
В Австралии запустят электропоезд на солнечной энергииhttp://earth-chronicles.ru/news/2017-12-16-111015
Австралии много Солнца, поэтому глупо не использовать такой подарок
судьбы по максимуму — решило руководство железнодорожной компании
Bayron Bay, поэтому уже совсем скоро близ одноимённого курорта по
железной дороге будет ходить электропоезд на солнечных батареях.
Протяжённость его маршрута составит около трёх километров. Интересно,
что сам поезд — не какая-то там высокотехнологичная разработка,
стоившая налогоплательщикам миллионов долларов. Нет, электричка эта —
самый обычный старый поезд, который модифицировали силами самой
железнодорожной компании с привлечением специалистов из ELMOFO,
стартапа, производящего электрические авто. Раньше электричка была
дизельной, а теперь один из её двигателей заменили на электрический,
поставили внутрь батареи, а крыши оборудовали солнечными панелями.
Аккумуляторов, согласно расчётам специалистов, должно хватить на целый
день поездок по маршруту. Подзарядка аккумуляторов осуществляется как
благодаря солнечным панелям, так и на специальных станциях — по ночам
ведь Солнца нет. Электричка может перевозить до ста человек за один
раз, цена поездки составляет всего три доллара. До января 2018 года
поезд будет ходить в тестовом режиме, а потом руководство запустит его
в рейс наряду с другими поездами.
Anthony Foster: Tireless fighter against Catholic sex abusehttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-40081172
29 May 2017
Foster's advocacy helped launch an inquiry into institutionalised
sexual abuse. Clutching a photo of two smiling girls, Anthony Foster
last year delivered a powerful statement about what had become his
life's mission. "These are my girls," he said before television cameras
in Rome. A Catholic priest was raping them when this photo was taken so
that's why we've been fighting for so long... This was my perfect
family. We created that, the Catholic Church destroyed it." That fight
occupied much of his final two decades. Mr Foster died in hospital at
the weekend not long after suffering a fall at his home in Melbourne.
He was 64. Along with his wife, Chrissie, Mr Foster had relentlessly
pursued the church for answers since his daughters, Emma and Katie,
were abused at their primary school between 1988 and 1993. Emma later
endured drug addiction and self-harm.
In 2008, aged 26, she
overdosed on medication and died while holding a teddy bear she had
received on her first birthday. In 1999, Katie was struck by a drunk
driver, leaving her with physical and mental disabilities which require
constant care. Mr Foster with his wife, Chrissie, in Rome last year.
The Fosters had long sought answers about their daughters' abuser,
Father Kevin O'Donnell, a paedophile priest who had been the subject of
allegations as early as 1958. He was jailed for child sex offences in
1995 and died in 1997. The Fosters said their family's accounts were
not initially believed by the church. Finally, after a 10-year legal
battle, the Fosters received A$750,000 (£435,000; $555,000) in a
settlement. "The church should be ashamed," Mr Foster said in an
interview with Fairfax Media in 2010. "If it had been open about the
abuse, Emma might have still been here today." Although softly spoken,
Mr Foster's eloquent words carried power as the pair gave interview
after interview recounting their harrowing story. In addition to
seeking justice for their family and, increasingly, other victims, the
Fosters educated parents and would-be parents about communicating with
their children. Their advocacy contributed to the formation of a royal
commission - Australia's highest form of public inquiry - into
institutionalised sexual abuse. Set up in 2013, the inquiry is due to
deliver its final report in December after hearing devastating personal
accounts and a claim that 7% of Australia's Catholic priests abused
children between 1950 and 2010. It was long-awaited testimony from
Cardinal George Pell, Australia's most senior Catholic figure and
treasurer to the Vatican, which took the Fosters to Rome last year.
Appearing via video link, Cardinal Pell, who was Archbishop of
Melbourne from 1996 to 2001, gave evidence about whether he knew that
abuse was occurring under his watch. After one hearing, Mr Foster
confronted the cleric and told him he was "holding the hand of a broken
man". Following Mr Foster's death, royal commission chair Justice Peter
McClellan paid tribute to the family for helping to bring about the
inquiry. He noted they had "attended hundreds of days of public
hearings and participated in many of our policy roundtables. With a
dignity and grace, Anthony and Chrissie generously supported countless
survivors and their families whilst also managing their own grief," he
said. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said Mrs Foster had accepted the
offer of a state funeral. "History will record that a man named Anthony
Foster quietly and profoundly changed Australian history," he said. "He
fought evil acts that were shamefully denied and covered up." Paul
Kennedy, a journalist who wrote a book with Mrs Foster, Hell on the Way
to Heaven, said the nation had lost "a giant"Anthony Foster was my dear
friend and hero. Goodbye, brave man," he tweeted. In a statement, Mr
Foster's family said they were humbled by his passionate efforts to
protect children. "Anthony's heart was so big - he fought for others to
make sure what happened to our family, could not happen to anyone
else," they said. It had brought them peace to know that he had become
an organ donor, "in line with Anthony's generosity in life and death".
Child abuse: Documenting Australia's shame: Catholic church 'abused
Acting on Australia's landmark abuse inquiryhttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-42334381
Nagle says the inquiry has allowed survivors to come forward. There are
few countries in the world that have confronted the issue of child
abuse as comprehensively as Australia. On Friday, a royal commission
inquiry submitted its final report after almost five years of
investigations. Churches, charities, sports clubs, schools and
children's homes - all have come under its microscope, and all have
been found wanting. Victims who were raped, bullied and then belittled
for years were finally given a voice by the Royal Commission into
Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The question now is what
its legacy will be. "It was very emotional, very draining," says Phil
Nagle, an abuse survivor from Ballarat, who gave evidence to the
commission in 2015. "But the way they treated us survivors, it was very
caring - it made those, that had struggled to tell their story feel
comfortable to come forward."
This has been one of the key
achievements of the inquiry - enabling people to report abuse, that had
been hidden for decades, and to know they would be taken seriously.
More than 2,500 cases have been referred to authorities for
investigation, and the support on offer to abuse survivors has
"Care and compassion has already lifted tenfold," says
Phil Nagle. "We need to make sure we keep people alive and in a good
place, by making sure they've got the counselling care they need."
Ensuring long-term support for abuse victims is likely to be one of the
final recommendations - but there are questions over what compensation
will be on offer.
In October, the federal government published plans
for a national redress scheme that would entitle victims to claim up to
A$150,000 (£85,000; $115,000) each. But it is still unclear whether all
state governments and church authorities will sign up to it. With the
total bill estimated to be around A$4bn ($3bn; £2.3bn), there could
still be a lengthy political row over who should pay what, in order to
help those whose lives have been damaged. Just as important will be
introducing safeguards to try to prevent child abuse in the future.
Catholic Church 'abused 4,400 children' in Australia
Anglican Church receives 1,115 abuse complaints
Jehovah's Witness church 'hid 1,000 alleged abusers'
of the key issues raised during the commission's work was that of
mandatory reporting. Every state and territory in Australia has laws
obliging people such as teachers and doctors to report potential abuse
to authorities. But the royal commission has shown the way those laws
have been interpreted has varied widely, leaving cracks in the system.
royal commission began public hearings in 2013. It also highlighted the
fact that abuse disclosed during religious confession has remained
secret, under the rules of the Catholic Church. Some paedophile priests
even took advantage of this as a way of hiding their abuse, confessing
it to a colleague in the knowledge they would not be reported to
police. Spotlight on the secrecy of confession. Legislation to apply
mandatory reporting to confession would trigger debate across the
Catholic world. As with many of the issues scrutinised by the royal
commission, it has raised questions for bodies far beyond Australia's
borders. The hope is that the rigorous, often heart-breaking process
this country has been though will ultimately help authorities across
the world tackle the problem of institutionalised abuse.
Australia child abuse inquiry: Final recommendations releasedhttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-42361874
15 Dec 2017
of the inquiry gather in Canberra on Friday. A five-year inquiry into
child sexual abuse in Australia has released its final report, making
more than 400 recommendations. The royal commission uncovered harrowing
evidence of sexual abuse within institutions, including churches,
schools and sports clubs. Since 2013, it has referred more than 2,500
allegations to authorities. The final report, released on Friday, added
189 recommendations to 220 that had already been made public. "Tens of
thousands of children have been sexually abused in many Australian
institutions. We will never know the true number," the report said. "It
is not a case of a few 'rotten apples'. Society's major institutions
have seriously failed." Religious ministers and school teachers were
the most commonly reported perpetrators, the report said. Acting on
Australia's landmark abuse inquiry. The scope of the inquiry - 2559 -
allegations referred to police since the inquiry began in 2013; 230
prosecutions have commenced; 41,770 calls received from members of the
public; 60,000 survivors may be eligible for compensation, estimates
say. Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual
The recommendations include:
A nationally implemented strategy to prevent child sex abuse
A system of preventative training for children in schools and early childhood centres
A national office for child safety, overseen by a government minister
it mandatory for more occupations, such as religious ministers, early
childhood workers and registered psychologists, to report abuse.
The greatest number of alleged perpetrators and abused children were in Catholic institutions, the report said.
commission had previously recommended that Catholic clerics should face
criminal charges if they fail to report sexual abuse disclosed to them
Catholic Church 'abused 4,400 children' in Australia
Anglican Church receives 1,115 abuse complaints
Jehovah's Witness church 'hid 1,000 alleged abusers'
Letters from survivors.
royal commission held more than 8,000 private sessions with victims and
gathered about 1,300 written accounts. After revealing their
experiences, survivors were invited to write about the process of
coming forward. They have now been compiled in a book - "Message to
Australia" - which was described by one lawyer as "too heavy to lift".
'I can now pick up the pieces of my life'
royal commission, Australia's highest form of public inquiry, had been
contacted by more than 15,000 people, including relatives and friends
of abuse victims. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the commission
had exposed "a national tragedy. It is an outstanding exercise in love,
and I thank the commissioners and those, who have the courage to tell
their stories - thank you very much," he said on Friday.
Melbourne installs security warning system across cityhttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-42304348
11 Dec 2017
bollards were recently installed in Melbourne as part of the security
upgrade. Authorities in Melbourne, Australia, have installed
loudspeakers that are designed to warn the public in the event of an
emergency. The speakers are part of a security upgrade after six people
died in January when a man allegedly struck them deliberately with a
Police will use the speakers - to be deployed in more than 90
locations - to direct the public in an emergency. Messages would advise
people on their safest movements, officials said. "The new speaker
system, as well as permanent bollards and CCTV, will provide even
greater protection and warning for the community in the event of a
serious incident," said Lisa Neville, who is police minister in the
state of Victoria. The public would be advised to move to or leave an
area, or stay where they are, the government said. Last week, Melbourne
Lord Mayor Robert Doyle described "run, hide, tell" advice - used
during the London Bridge attack - as simple and effective, and said
similar wording could be adopted in his city. London Metropolitan
Police's "Run, Hide, Tell" message. Local authorities said warnings
could also be issued through social media and location-targeted text
messages. Melbourne has already installed permanent bollards after
January's tragedy, which police said was not terror-related. Last
month, police arrested a man who they allege was planning to carry out
a terror attack during New Year's Eve celebrations in Melbourne.
Shocking, Robots That Look Humans. Is This Your Future Partner
'Slaves' found on docked fishing boat in Portsmouth (UK)8 December 2017
boarded the boat at Camber Dock in Portsmouth on Thursday. Two men have
been arrested after five suspected victims of modern slavery were found
on a fishing boat. The men, from Ghana, were found on the vessel in
Portsmouth Harbour on Thursday. A 30-year-old man from Annan, Dumfries
and Galloway, was detained on suspicion of arranging the men's arrival
into or within the UK. A 33-year-old man from Southport, Merseyside,
was later arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences. Police
officers boarded the boat at Camber Dock, East Street, at about 15:30
GMT on Thursday. The five Ghanaians, who had been working on the boat,
were taken to a place of safety, police said. Four further men, who
arrived to board the boat on Friday, were also removed and are being
treated as potential victims of slavery. The immigration status of the
men, aged between 25 and 57, is being checked, police said.
In Your Face: China’s all-seeing state, 10 Dec 2017
has been building what it calls "the world's biggest camera
surveillance network". Across the country, 170 million CCTV cameras are
already in place and an estimated 400 million new ones will be
installed in the next three years. Many of the cameras are fitted with
artificial intelligence, including facial recognition technology. The
BBC's John Sudworth has been given rare access to one of the new
hi-tech police control rooms.
Weapons Of Mass Surveillance.
Middle Eastern governments are using high tech mass surveillance tools
to monitor their citizens. 7 July 2017
Учёные перестали понимать как именно ИИ (Драконовый искусственный интеллект, ЛМ) принимает решения
Civilizations Exist, the Man Who Lived with Extraterrestrials for 10
Days. Jun 2, 2017. Alec Newald went missing for 10 days when he was
taken to an alien planet. In this video, he recounts his life-changing
experience and describes extremely advanced organic technology which
also allows you to “grow” your house as well as its environment. He
also talks about how spaceships are operated by consciousness and
“melding”, and indeed, is conscious itself, much like what we've
repeatedly been told is possible in the higher realms. The
extraterrestrials that brought Alec aboard their ship were human-like,
technologically advanced and could raise their vibration with
biological technology so their bodies were less dense and thus capable
of space travel. They could grow anything they wanted by splicing plant
and animal genes, and they grew sentient ‘houses’ and craft that would
obey their thoughts. Their craft were a biological ‘animal/plant mix.
They would operate it with their consciousness, which was an intrinsic
part of the vehicle itself. Instead of eating, they drank a ‘cosmic
solution’ that could be likened to monatomic gold.
Australian Christian Lobby 'car bomb' not politically motivated, police sayhttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-38362309
22 Dec 2016
burnt-out van cordoned off by police tape. A man has driven a van
filled with gas bottles into the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL)
headquarters in Canberra. Australian Capital Territory Police said the
incident was not "politically, religiously or ideologically" motivated.
The 35-year-old driver suffered serious burns after the explosion
destroyed the vehicle and damaged the empty office. The incident took
place at 21:30 on Wednesday and the man walked to Canberra Hospital for
treatment. Police said the man appeared to have ignited the gas
cylinders within the vehicle. But they ruled out political motivation
after briefly speaking with him in hospital. He remains in a critical
condition. "We do not believe there is any threat to the community as a
result of this particular incident," Commander Mark Walters said.
'Death threat' claims. Earlier on Thursday, ACL managing director Lyle
Shelton said he believed it was a "targeted attack". "We have received
a number of death threats and threats of violence over the course of
this year," he told the ABC. "This is an attack on free speech in
Australia which I am deeply shocked about and never thought I would see
in my lifetime." Mr Shelton said he was relieved no staff were present
at the time. What is the Australian Christian Lobby?
describes itself as a "grassroots movement" of more than 80,000 people
seeking to bring Christian influence to public policy. The conservative
lobby is well known in Australia for opposing same-sex marriage,
abortion, euthanasia and an LGBT education programme in schools. It
supports Christian school chaplaincy and internet censorship.
the 2007 federal election, leaders from Australia's two main political
parties have addressed conferences sponsored by the ACL. The group is
active on social media and often in the news, but some have questioned
its influence beyond conservative politicians. The ACL has also been
criticised by some religious leaders who say it does not represent the
views of all Christians.
Malaysia sultan builds royal retreat in Australia - 28 July 2016http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-36880866
Sultan of Johor takes delivery of the world's most expensive Mack truck
in Brisbane last year. A flamboyant Malaysian royal is building a house
in Western Australia to mix business and pleasure. A multimillion
dollar riverfront block in an exclusive Perth suburb will be turned
into a home fit for a king — or His Majesty Ibrahim Ismail. The Sultan
of Johor's fortune has been estimated at more than US$1bn (£750m). He
belongs to one of Malaysia's nine royal households, who are largely
popular with Malaysians and lead lives of considerable privilege. The
three-storey home will be relatively modest for a man who owns a gold
Boeing 737 and the world's most expensive Mack truck. Last year, the
sultan acquired the site of a former matron's quarters for A$8.5m
(US$6.3m;£4.8m). The acquisition was met with opposition from the local
council, which wanted to preserve views from the heritage-listed Sunset
Hospital site. Sultan Ibrahim Ismail, has bought an exclusive
riverfront property in Perth. The local mayor is now pleased with how
the "elegant house" will fit in with its surroundings. The sultan and
his wife have been visiting Australia for many decades and are reported
to have fond memories of beachside family holidays with their six
children. In a message posted last month to mark the end of Ramadan,
Sultan Ibrahim said that he was thankful for "good health, food on our
table, beautiful homes to live in". "I am aware of the many other
people in Johor who have so much less than us, and who lead very
difficult lives," he wrote on Facebook. "My family and I will continue
to do our best to help them."
По Австралии разъезжает пассажирский поезд длиной в километр - videohttp://www.vesti.ru
Австралии разъезжает пассажирский поезд длиной более одного километра.
Состав под названием Ган (Ghan) идет через всю страну, из Аделаиды в
Дарвин, проделывая путь в три тысячи километров. Поезд включает 22
пассажирских вагона, шесть вагонов-ресторанов, а также отдельные вагоны
для багажа и для перевозки автотранспорта. В общей сложности два
локомотива тащат 44 вагона. Обслуживают их 55 сотрудников. Поезд
настолько длинный, что пассажирам нужно ждать своей очереди, чтобы
выйти или зайти на одной из трех платформ, которые задействуются при
высадке и посадке. Начальник поезда Брюс Смит рассказал, что за
последние годы сервис на железной дороге значительно изменился, и
сегодня Ган – это четырехзвездочный отель на колесах. Путешествие из
Аделаиды в Дарвин длится три дня и две ночи, стоимость билета
составляет от 929 долларов до 3,7 тысячи долларов. По словам Смита,
раньше поезд ходил дважды в неделю, теперь ходит всего раз, поэтому
было решено прицепить к нему дополнительные вагоны. Так получается
экономичнее. Многие из 348 пассажиров отметили, что чувствуют особую
гордость, путешествуя этим поездом. "Мы всегда мечтали о таком
путешествии, – рассказали супруги Джон и Энн из Виктории. – По пути
люди встречают наш поезд, машут нам, и мы чувствуем себя особенными".
Британские туристки Мэри и Маргарет признаются, что это самая
длительная поездка на поезде, которую им когда-либо приходилось
совершать. "Это экзотика для нас, хотя ничего особенного из окна мы не
увидели – много красного, много зелени, две дохлые коровы и птицы", –
рассказали путешественницы. Эксперты по туризму отмечают, что
путешествие на этом поезде – один из наиболее комфортабельных способов
посмотреть красные горы, расположенные в центре Австралиии. Стоит
отметить, что Ган – не самый длинный в мире поезд. Абсолютным
рекордсменом в этом смысле является состав, который был запущен в 1991
году в Бельгии – из Гента в Остенде. В этом поезде было 70 вагонов, а
его длина составляла более 1,7 километра.
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