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The following is the signed statement of boy victim AHA to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in October 2014.
AHA is one of Pastor Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsongs, sexual abuse boy victims.
AHAs statement is dated 30 September 2014, a month before the Australian Royal Commission examined Brian Houston, Hillsong Church and the Australian Christian Churches (ACC).
The ACC was formerly called the Australian Assemblies of God (AOG).
Boy victim AHA read this statement to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 7 October 2014.
Please listen to Johnny Cash singing Gods gonna cut you down.
Note of 18 November 2018
Frank Houston boy sex abuse victim, Brett Sengstock, who appeared anonymously at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has appeared on Australian Channel None Sixty Minutes program tonight to tell his story in person because he is dying of cancer.
News today sees notable blockchain project Power Ledger launching its peer-to-peer trading product for renewable energy. Power Ledger will launch with American PowerNet at their home base in Pennsylvania. Power Ledger Power Ledger is a blockchain-based solution for renewable and cost-effective energy. (Power Ledger also has their own cryptocurrency POWR token.) According to their Continued
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The police were called when Chinese officials attempted to barge into the office of Papua New Guineas foreign minister, it emerged Sunday, as APEC summit tensions boiled over.
The Chinese delegates tried to barge in to Rimbink Patos Port Moresby office Saturday, in an eleventh-hour bid to influence a summit draft communique, but were denied entry, three sources with knowledge of the situation told AFP.
Police were posted outside the ministers office after they tried to barge in, one source privy to summit negotiations told AFP, requesting anonymity.
The diplomatic incident came with tensions already high at a summit of Asian-Pacific leaders that has been overshadowed by a spat between the United States and China.
Pato had refused to meet with the delegates, according to a source, who said: Its not appropriate for the minister to negotiate solo with the Chinese. The Chinese negotiating officials know this.
The minister himself sought to downplay the incident, telling AFP: There wasnt an issue.
The Chinese delegation has yet to comment publicly on the incident but was set to hold a news conference later Sunday.
APEC nations usually agree a joint statement but officials are struggling to bridge deep divides on trade policy and admit that a formal communique may not be issued.
This is not the first time Chinese officials have been involved in a tense incident at a regional meeting.
At the Pacific Islands Forum in September, Naurus president demanded China apologise after its delegation walked out of a meeting when the host refused to let an envoy speak until island leaders had finished.
Theyre not our friends. They just need us for their own purposes, President Baron Waqa said at the time.
If you live in Victoria, Australia, you will have seen all the election advertising on television for the upcoming State election.
I have used their format to expose the insanity and corruption that some people have endured. They were helping children that had been sexually abused their voices ignored and rejected by the courts. (Its a 38 second video.)
Just days after taking back the House, a Democratic Congressmen has proposed outlawing military-style semi-automatic assault weapons and forcing existing owners to sell their weapons or face prosecution.
In a USA Today op-ed entitled Ban assault weapons, buy them back, go after resisters, Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., argued Thursday that prior proposals to ban assault weapons would leave millions of assault weapons in our communities for decades to come.
And sure enough Swalwells egotistical over-reach going full Australia prompted anger across social media. But it was one particular thread that caught our eye
John Cardillo, America Talks Live host on Newsmax, tweeted in response: Make no mistake, Democrats want to eradicate the Second Amendment, ban and seize all guns, and have all power rest with...
These Liberals are pathetic. They have a lay-down misre hand against Gillard, Wilson, Ludwig and union-centric Labor on financial and public corruption crimes - but they do nothing about it. It would cost you zero Christian and Josh. All the evidence is here. But you go out of your way...
Today David Speers asked Zed about the benefits that might flow from moving our Embassy to Israel's capital. It should have been a free kick, but Zed, you sound a bit flaky old mate. I think we can do better than "It goes to our values" - whatever that means....
Australian Matt Fox wanted to discover how top athletes became so good. He learnt a lot from runners such as Eliud Kipchoge In August of 2017 Matt Fox spent a month in the village of Kaptagat in Kenya training with the greatest marathon runner the world has ever seen. Eliud Kipchoge is the world 
GREAT FOLK, GOOD VIBES, FAIR FOOD
Join us on Sunday, March 17th 2019 at Jonai Farms for FARM DAY OUT!
Farm Day Out will draw you in with the sweet sounds and delicious local food and drink while helping the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance to raise funds for our work supporting Australia's small-scale and regenerative farmers. Farm Day Out is set to get you and your family, friends and loved ones up and dancing so AFSA can continue their work supporting farmers in need.
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Some of Australia's finest providers of sweet folk, country & Indie tunes have been booked to deliver soul-satisfying music to your ears all day. We're excited to announce that 'small town songbird, country resurgent, spellbinding messenger of heartbreak and womanhood' Freya Josephine Hollick will be here to woo us, along with Sean McMahon, who 'traverses a musical landscape from dense...
Professor Joseph Liu received an award at the end of October 2018 from the Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognising his recent achievements with the title ICT Researcher of the Year. Liu is the creator and development leader of the ring signature algorithm a crucial technology used in Monero which he initially conceived of Continued
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Want transparency in the food system? How about a dose of democracy?
Then help AFSA publish Farming Democracy: The True Cost of Farming!
Farming Democracy opens the gates, the books, and the hearts of eight small-scale regenerative farmers from across Australia, sharing just how they grow, process, and sell their produce, and how much it costs them to do so as well as how much they earn for their toil.
With stories from Applebox Farm, Bellasato Farm, Caroola Farm, Fat Pig Farm, Jonai Farms, OldMill-Road, Roly Poly Farm, and Woodstock Flour, you'll hear from veg farmers in it for their first year to their 12th, pastured livestock farmers with full or partial value chain control, and the kids of organic grain farmers who are carving out their spot on the farm by milling their own flour and selling it directly. From WA to NSW, Tassie to far north Queensland, this 'underground insurgency' is gaining pace across Australia.
We need to raise $24,640 by 13 December 2018 - now you know what to buy your favourite food activist, farmer, or food lover for xmas!
And we're excited to announce that one of the rewards is a ticket to the inaugural Farm Day Out at Jonai Farms in March 2019! Join us for a feel great day on the farm listening to the alluring tunes of Freya Josephine Hollick, Sean McMahon, and Sal Kimber & The Rollin' Wheel, while munching on delicious food grown in ethical and ecologically sound ways and sold to you at low cost by one of a host of great food trucks, accompanied by some local beer, wine, or spirits...
Viva la revolucin!
Universities across Australia are banning students from using sarcasm because it is deemed a form of violence. As part of a liberal ideology to eradicate any and all forms of offensive speech, several college campuses [...]
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What we now know for certain: that a vast, sprawling superpower, with so many extremely tight alliances that it is effectively the center of a globe-spanning empire, is working to extradite an Australian journalist from an Ecuadorian embassy in the United Kingdom so that it can punish him for publishing facts.
RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - November 17, 2018
(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on intelligence leaks received from several sources which may or may not accurate. Other confirmed sources may also be included in this overview.)
Many CEO's are announcing their resignation as they find out about the upcoming financial transition.
Companies will struggle as they are forced to adapt to the new quantum financial system (QFS).
A simultaneous "flashbang" event is being prepared which will take effect once the stock market collapses.
The world will be completely changed within a matter of 1-2 weeks during the transition phase.
The private currency redemption event (RV) begins at the start of the transition phase.
As the tax season approaches, Australians have more reasons to be wary of persons claiming to be from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). In the four months since July 1, Australians have lost nearly AU$1 million to scammers posing as the tax officials according to the ATO. During the same period where more than 28,000 Continued
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The current policies of China, Russia and Canada would lead the world to catastrophic warming by the century's end, with US, Australia and the EU not far behind, a study warns.
Originally published by Extinction Rebellion.
Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.
Rebellion Day is here. We will take the London bridges, before we all fall down.
On Friday (16/11/18) jailed Australian journalist Shane Dowling had his jail sentence for contempt reduced from 18 months (with a non parole period) of thirteen months to a fixed term of four months. Mr Dowling will be released on the 21/12/18. An appeal to the high court is highly likely. in a separate judgement scandalous 
An expert on the nations political history yesterday urged people to revisit Taiwans status and envision its future beyond the one China narrative.
Taiwan must discuss a number of things to raise national awareness, including the revision of its flag, national day and national anthem, as they were brought by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) colonial regime, Monash University professor of Asian Languages and Studies Bruce Jacobs said in a speech at the Australian Office in Taipei.
Jacobs said he hopes that such discussions would lead to a paradigm shift.
The new thinking also applies to foreign policy, with the aim to wrest control from China and resist its attempts to enforce the one China principle, Jacobs said.
When you look at Taiwan and its foreign relations, I want to propose that we think about Taiwan in new ways, and this is important not only for people in Taiwan, but also for democratic powers around the world that have to deal with countries like Taiwan and China, he said.
Taiwan should stop emphasizing its so-called diplomatic allies to legitimize its statehood, Jacobs said.
Taiwan should not sever relations with a state that recognizes the Peoples Republic of China, even if the state has been insulting, he said.
Jacobs cited the Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States, which codifies the declarative theory of statehood and is accepted as part of customary international law, saying that Taiwan meets all its requirements for statehood.
This means that Taiwan does not need recognition from other countries to become a state, he said.
Taiwan should work closely with democratic powers to establish more formal bilateral ties, even as they maintain relations with China, he said.
Jacobs has long been a fixture in the Taiwan studies community. He came to Taiwan in 1965 to study at National Taiwan University and has visited regularly ever since.
The United States will join Pacific ally Australia to build a naval base on Papua New Guineas Manus Island, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said, amid a push by regional powers to lock in alliances and secure access to key infrastructure.
Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison reacts during the APEC CEO Summit 2018 at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 17 November 2018. Fazry Ismail/Pool via REUTERS
The plan, which comes on the heels of Chinas emergence as a possible developer of the deep-water site, was unveiled on Saturday at a Asia-Pacific forum hosted by Papua New Guinea (PNG) where world leaders voiced competing visions on how trade should be conducted in the region.
Analysts say a Chinese presence on Manus Island could impact the Wests ability to navigate the Pacific while offering Beijing close access to U.S. bases in Guam.
Manus Island was a major U.S. naval base during the Second World War, playing a key role in Washingtons Pacific strategy. Recently, it has hosted one of Australias two controversial offshore immigration detention centres.
Pence said the United States would partner with Australia and PNG on the Manus Island port project.
We will work with these nations to protect the sovereignty and maritime rights of Pacific islands as well, Pence said.
And you can be confident, the U.S. will continue to uphold the freedom of the seas and the skies.
Australia, a staunch U.S. ally, has for decades enjoyed largely unrivalled influence in the Pacific until China recently turned its attention to the region.
The United States has had a long-running dispute with China over maritime routes in the South China Sea. That has extended to the Pacific over concerns Beijing may use its increased influence, backed by its emerging status as a major bilateral lender to island economies, to secure access to infrastructure that could be used for military purposes, including deep-water ports and wharfs.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Nov. 1 that his country would fund development of the base on Manus Island with the support of the PNG government.
But neither party has sought support from l...
Fair dinkum. Plenty of countries in the Middle East where you can go Peak-Ramadan to your heart's content. https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/parramatta/cumberland-council-juggle-budget-cuts-to-benefit-ramadan-celebrations-over-australia-day/news-story/ad3be63b89294b165724c5224b87966f
IAEA Mission Says Australia Committed to Strengthening Nuclear and Radiation Safety, Sees Areas for Enhancement, IAEA, 52/2018, Melbourne, Australia An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Australia is committed to strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety. The team also noted areas for further enhancements, including implementation of the framework in a more consistent manner across the country.
The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team on 16 November concluded a 12-day mission to Australia. The mission was conducted at the request of the Government of Australia and hosted by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), the Commonwealth Government regulator. Under Australias federal system of government, ARPANSA regulates Commonwealth entities and other entities are regulated within the six states and two territories. The majority of licenced activities in Australia are carried out within states and territories. This was the third IRRS mission to Australia since 2007 and the first to include all nine jurisdictions.
..The IRRS team commended the hosts for inviting a comprehensive review involving all jurisdictions in Australia, adding that it was the first such IRRS mission. The team identified this as a good practice and a model that other federal countries may want to consider when planning for future IRRS missions. Regarding the national framework, the team noted ongoing activities to address consistency in the countrys radiation safety programmes, but said further efforts were warranted in several areas
The team provided recommendations and suggestions for further enhancements, including:
Julian Assange's sanctuary in the Ecuadorian
Embassy in London has been transformed into a little shop of
He has been largely cut off from communicating with the outside world for the last seven months. His Ecuadorian citizenship, granted to him as an asylum seeker, is in the process of being revoked. His health is failing. He is being denied medical care.
His efforts for legal redress have been crippled by the gag rules, including Ecuadorian orders that he cannot make public his conditions inside the embassy in fighting revocation of his Ecuadorian citizenship.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has refused to intercede on behalf of Assange, an Australian citizen, even though the new government in Ecuador, led by Lenn Moreno - who calls Assange an "inherited problem" and an impediment to better relations with Washington - is making the WikiLeaks founder's life in the embassy unbearable.
ABORIGINAL CULTURE AND COUNTRY
220.127.116.11 SELF DETERMINATION
Labor supports the development of a treaty with our first nations people. Labor will: * resource and support the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission to develop a representative structure to negotiate the terms of a Treaty with Victoria; * support the representative structure to negotiate a treaty; * work with Aboriginal Victorians to determine a process that reports against a set of key indicators and monitors government efforts to improve outcomes across the Victorian Aboriginal Community:
18.104.22.168 LAND RIGHTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE Labor acknowledges and supports traditional owners and their connection to land, culture and heritage. Labor will develop and lead a policy reform that provides self-determined land-based initiatives, aimed at providing economic development and employment opportunities and reaffirming the access and development rights of traditional...
This piece was first published in the leadup to the Abbott-Majority-Destroying electoral catastrophe - Turnbull's only election campaign. Now that he's proven his character flaws and deadly resolve to destroy the party, what's taking the Liberals so long in expelling him? The punters guide to Malcolm Turnbull's form in leading...
We have a number of Melaleuca decussata shrubs prospering in our front yard, of hardy stock acquired from Newstead Natives. They are all at present heavy with flowers.
Melaleuca decussata flower opening.
The profusion of flowers has attracted an abundance of insect life. Large numbers of Ladybird larvae are on both branches and flowers and look vastly different to their adult forms.
Ladybird larva on melaleuca flower.
As they start to develop into their pupal stage, they start to look a bit more reminiscent of the adults, even though they will be completely transformed within their pupal case.
Ladybird finalising a pupa, the larva just visible at the point of attachment.
Ladybird adult on a nearby Golden Wattle
The flowers have also attracted numerous bees and other pollinators. Myriad tiny sweat bees were too fast for me to photograph, but some slightly large sweat bees tarried long enough for a picture.
Sweat bee on melaleuca flower, with incoming
Other, larger bees were also visiting. I think these ones are a species of Short-tongued Bees, possibly of genus Hylaeus. Short-tongued bees are solitary and live in burrows or plant stems.
In this day and age of mandated herd immunity from vaccinesrather than natural immunity provided by Nature, one has to question whatever happened to the time-held, historical belief of the three characteristics of epidemiology: the AGENT; the ENVIRONMENT; and the HOST.
Penn State Eberly College offers its definition here.
However, for a more informative explanation, Judy Wilyman, PhD, of Vaccinations Newsletter, explains the epidemiologic triangle starting at 3:09 minutes on the video below.
Dr. Wilyman states the triangle was considered a public health issue, not a medical issue. Learn from Dr. Wilyman why that was so.
Wilyman is based in Australia, where informed consent regarding vaccines/vaccinations is being denied citizens, and legally superimposed under an Orwellian dystopian system of public health having become reality!
Dystopia was coined by George Orwell to warn humans about totalitarianism; oppressive governments (and regulatory agencies included?); propaganda (now practiced routinely by approximately 90% of the media and press); and also to include thought or mind control!
Orwell, in his book 1984 envisioned tyrannical governments seeking to eliminate individual thought, choice and actions.
In case you missed it, the RocKwiz team are hitting the road for a national tour. Hosts Julia Zemiro and Brian Nankervis will be joined by the RocKwiz Orchestra as they travel around Australian cities and regional areas. The team will be tackling venues in Canberra, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne, Bendigo, Fremantle and The Gold Coast. For more information, check out the video below.
Newcastle, Civic Theatre
Thirroul, Anitas Theatre
Thirroul, Anitas Theatre
Canberra, Canberra Theatre
Sydney, The Enmore Theatre
NOV 22 Adelaide,
Melbourne, Palais Theatre
Geelong, Costa Hall
Bendigo, Ulumbarra Theatre
Perth, Fremantle Prison
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