February 2016

Commented on a story 10th Feb 2016 5:50 PM

NATO will weigh calls for a naval mission in the eastern Mediterranean Sea to police refugee streams as a fresh exodus from Syria adds to European desperation.

NATO to consider policing refugee influx in Mediterranean

"These people are fleeing Daesh and a dozen other groups slaughtering each other ad infinitum. They are..."

Commented on a story 10th Feb 2016 5:40 PM

A BABY less than one month old was pronounced dead but woke up minutes before it was due to be cremated, local reports say.

Baby declared dead, wakes up in time to avoid cremation

"No wonder the Victorians insisted on a bell being installed on a coffin."

Commented on a story 10th Feb 2016 2:10 PM

BUSINESS owners at a suburban shopping centre woke yesterday morning to learn their shops had been targeted in an alleged crime spree.

Businesses count cost after alleged crime spree

"Give her some work experience making her clean up her mess, then apply for a court order to recover the..."

Commented on a story 10th Feb 2016 2:10 PM

IN HIS fight against the decision to cut on-ground Bureau of Meteorology staff in Mackay and Townsville, MP George Christensen raised the issue with the PM.

Calls for Prime Minister to weigh in on BOM staff issue

"Automatic weather stations are all well and good until they are blown away by a cyclone, and then off..."

Commented on a story 10th Feb 2016 2:10 PM

BUSINESSES should pay GST on a percentage of their inputs rather than families being burdened with a 50% increase in the rate they pay, says MP Clive Palmer.

Clive Palmer says business must pay tax share, not families

"Palmer wouldn't know what a standard was."

Commented on a story 9th Feb 2016 7:33 PM

A STRONG 5.7 magnitude earthquake has rocked central New Zealand 35km south-east of St Arnaud, Nelson, at a depth of 65km.

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand

"Australia is not on a tectonic plate boundary as New Zealand is, but that is not to say we are immune..."

Commented on a story 9th Feb 2016 6:50 PM

QUEENSLAND'S Islamic community has vowed to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with "Christian brothers and sisters" in support of asylum seekers facing deportation.

Islamic community joins Christians to support asylum seekers

""indeed, all world religions worship the same God" Depends on your definition of "religions" Does..."

Commented on a story 9th Feb 2016 1:22 PM

HOW much would you pay for a jar of some of the world's freshest air? And where would you want it harvested from?

Air harvesting could be our freshest new industry

"I have for sale several rolls of a special cloth which, when made into clothes, gives the wearer..."

Commented on a story 9th Feb 2016 1:17 PM

QUEENSLAND'S Islamic community has vowed to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with "Christian brothers and sisters" in support of asylum seekers facing deportation.

Islamic community joins Christians to support asylum seekers

"Sanctuary on holy ground is an urban myth, and has no standing or recognition in Australian law."

Commented on a story 9th Feb 2016 1:17 PM

THE first recorded case of someone being killed by a falling meteorite has occurred in India, according to local media.

Bus driver first in history to be killed by meteorite

"That really is being in the wrong place at the wrong time."

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