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Australian government 'deeply concerned' about escalating Hong Kong violence (245)

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has released a statement urging police and protesters to find a peaceful outcome.

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has released a statement urging police and protesters to find a peaceful outcome | fergushunter

fergushunter Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable - John K.Kennedy Reasons why we are still protesting👇🏻

fergushunter You are out of your depth

fergushunter Moreover, Carrie Lam could have stop all these things in the beginning. What HongKongProtesters want are very clear. FiveDemandsNotOneLess and blaming it's the protesters fault is just not right. The government is pushing their responsibilities to eachother...

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fergushunter Thank you for your concern🙏🏻🇭🇰 HKprotests savehongkong We want our homeland to be peaceful too. However, the government keeps ignoring people’s voices and the police is out of control now.

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Hanson blames Greens, Labor for bushfire crisis | Sky News Australia (94)

One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson says 'if anything, I blame the Greens and the Labor Party' for contributing to the severity of the bushfire crisis gripping the nation. \n\nMs Hanson said left-leaning political parties contributed to the severity of the bushfires by opposing fire reduction practices such as burn-offs that would clear fire 'fuel'. \n\nFuel is live and dead vegetation, including twigs, leaves and bark, that accumulates over time.\n\n'They are the ones to blame for all this,' Ms Hanson told Sky News host Andrew Bolt. \n\n'As long as people keep voting for them we're going to have these horrific bushfires because the fuel is there to make it worse,' Ms Hanson said. \n\n'They won't allow the farmers to actually clean up their own properties'. \n\nMs Hanson continued to say global warming 'has nothing to do' with the widespread bushfires raging across the country.\n\nImage: Getty \n \n\n

One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson says 'if anything, I blame the Greens and the Labor Party' for contributing to the severity of the bushfire crisis gripping the nation. TheBoltReport

I blame the smoke. Wherever it’s around, there’s a fire.

Yes yes yes

She is precisely correct in fact. Greens were just their usual bull at a gate self when it seems a good idea (save the animals) and Bob Carr managed to get them on board very easily in a past NSW govt.

How droll that woman is

spot on pauline

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'Why oh why': Vegan complains about Bunnings sausage sizzle to raise money for bushfire victims (57)

A self-described vegan has come under fire online after criticising hardware giant Bunnings for running a sausage sizzle to raise money for bushfire victims.

'Why oh why are people selling sausages to raise money, when it's known that meat is a contributing factor to climate change?!' 9News

Climate change is a good way to reduce the world's population, thus reversing climate change in a properly sustainable manner(well never run out of humans)

Why is this news?

Or are you guys just trying to make the public hate vegans and make them look worse, hm?

The only contributing factor to climate change is the copius amounts of Shit spewing from their mouths

How the hell does a post by a lone person, who happens to be a vegan, on a FB page become considered news? This is just the worst kind of lazy, incompetent faux-journalism notnews

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Australian mayors make plea to government to start addressing climate change 'honestly and bravely' (37)

Twelve Australian mayors have signed a statement pleading with the federal government to acknowledge the link between severe bushfires and climate change.

Twelve Australian mayors have signed a statement pleading with the federal government to acknowledge the link between severe bushfires and climate change.

phbarratt What about the link between these fires and arsonists? Or the link between these fires and the lack of water infrastructure in rural Australia?

Give it to em

phbarratt TOO BAD THERE'S NOT ALL LEFTY LUNATIC VIRTUE SIGNALLERS

Are they the same ones abandoning Australia Day?

Perhaps they should sign a question asking where $120m of funding went from fire/emergency services budgets?

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The ABC is ‘shoving political activism down our throats’ | Sky News Australia (31)

Media commentator Prue MacSween has criticised the ABC for its acknowledgement of country at the end of its news bulletins, saying it irritates her “greatly” that her tax dollars “are funding this propaganda”.\n\n“It’s why so many of us really don’t engage with the ABC anymore,” she said.\n\n“I don’t want political activism shoved down my throat and that’s what they do now.”\n

Media commentator Prue MacSween has criticised the ABC for its acknowledgement of country at the end of its news bulletins, saying it irritates her “greatly” that her tax dollars “are funding this propaganda”.

Is she concerned with the Coalition government deliberately ignoring 23 highly experienced fire chiefs warnings of climate change drastically increasing the severity of bushfires and inhibiting hazard reduction..ignoring calls for more equipment that ma have already saved lives

Let’s be honest - Prue McSween is Australia’s biggest fool - can we export her to China! FFS

MRobertsQLD I have no issue with this practice. It occurs in schools, at sporting events, by community leaders and good politicians! It is used on a podcast I listen to. Why not on the news? auspol INDIGENOUS

Don’t watch it then Prue. FYI - I love it.

MRobertsQLD Ita Buttrose hasn't changed a thing Has she been GOT

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Craig Kelly attacks NAB for decision to stop lending to coal mining due to climate concerns (22)

Liberal MP Craig Kelly has taken issue with the National Australia Bank over its plans to wind back lending to thermal coal customers to effectively zero by 2035.

Liberal MP Craig Kelly has taken issue with the National Australia Bank over its plans to wind back lending to thermal coal customers to effectively zero by 2035

Virtue signalling morons NAB CO2 doesn’t control the climate and you know it.

Something something free markets...

Craig Kelly is so far up the coal industry’s arse, his nose is black

Yeah good point CraigKellyMP - while you are at it, my uncle owned a video rental store, we should make banks lend to these guys too. What about the ‘nightman’ too, we should never have allowed this sewerage system! Have a good hard look at yourself sir.

You wouldn’t back a bad investment that has a limited future.

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'We roll over like a dog': Jacqui Lambie slams approval of Bellamy's sale (21)

Senator Lambie warned against a 'Communist Chinese takeover' of companies that should stay in Australian hands, while Peter Whish-Wilson warned of potential market manipulation.

Tasmanian Senator JacquiLambie has slammed the Morrison government for approving a $1.5 billion Chinese bid for infant formula maker Bellamy's Organic

JacquiLambie As soon as Chinese consumers get word it's a Chinese company, they will change brands.

JacquiLambie No Chinese takeover of any kind including land!!!!!

JacquiLambie I just hope tou dont “roll over” on ScoMo’s “union busting” legislation.

JacquiLambie China blocked Bellamys from selling the formula in China and create all kinds of obstacles to keep the stock price down. They then made this take over bid. It's disgusting that this extortion has been allowed to proceed.

JacquiLambie Oh the smell of an opportunity. But happy to horse trade and bash workers representatives

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Retired nurses hit with debt recovery for wages overpaid in 1996 (20)

Retired nurses in SA are threatened with debt collectors for as little as $33 due to salary overpayments made more than 20 years ago.

Retired nurses hit with debt recovery for wages overpaid in 1996

Muppets

Well, definitely time for every single one of those nurses to write to the minister, requesting a ministerial inquiry and investigation AND asking for every single one of their pay slips for every year they can think of... To start 😉

It would have only been pennies, not $25mill

Arseholes.

The words 'overpaid nurses' can go in the same sentence?

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Australian baby formula giant's Chinese takeover approved (19)

The fourth-largest baby formula producer in Australia is set to be snapped up by a Chinese dairy giant, as Treasurer Josh Frydenberg ticks off the $1.5 billion deal.

Australian baby formula giant's Chinese takeover approved

What blows my mind is that the government has allowed key interests to be sold to foreign investors. Short term they think of the $$$. Long term, it will have devastating effects. Our farming and agriculture industry need to be protected to ensure there is a sustainable future.

I don't like this. But hey, under JoshFrydenberg I guess the whole country is for sale. Just sell the fucking lot and we'll just move to New Zealand where the government isn't completely out of touch with normal people.

Now they can steal it legally

Utter madness. Fryberg must resign and ScoMo issue an apology to every mother in Australia, and reverse the decision.

Last one out turn out the lights. Another of Australias dwindling manufacturers falls to foreign ownership (not just control). The Coalition have long espoused the ideal of Govts not being involved in private enterprise but this does not extend to a foreign totalitarian Govt.

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The three factors that demand Scott Morrison rethink his approach to climate change (19)

Scott Morrison should listen to fire chiefs, writes Michelle Grattan.

OPINION: The three factors that demand Scott Morrison rethink his approach to climate change

His house got tornadoed, caught fire, and is now under water.

What a light weight piece, only thing Scomo will think is why isn't the ABC focusing on real news.

If only the climate had donated to the LNP this would have been fixed by now.

Only one factor needed. 1. ITS CRAP!!!!!!

Anything with Michelle Grattan's name on it should be suitably ignored.

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