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Singing the heavens, singing the land, singing the lore, singing the people and their history - weaving memory

September 21, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

And those of us whose forebears stumbled off a handful of British boats in 1788 are still trying and often failing to understand this rich, enduring culture.......The Monthly, September 2017:Epic of Gilgamesh” is Google’s answer to “what is the oldest known literature”. Unknown scribes in the city of Ur picked the poem out in cuneiform letters some 4500 years ago.

Australian society in 2017: national gaol population hits record high

September 20, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Guardian, Australia’s jail population has hit a record high of more than 41,200 prisoners, as a 20-year surge in incarceration rates shows no sign of waning.The daily average of full-time prisoners in custody rose 7% to 41,204 over the year to the June quarter, according to figures from the Australi

Independent Investigation into NSW Water Management and Compliance - interim report concerning theft and corruption allegations published 8 September 2017

September 19, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

It took a public airing of the issues by ABC TV “Four Corners” in its Pumped: Who is benefitting from the billions spent on the Murray-Darling? program on 24 July 2017 to force the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Australian National Audit Office, Commonwealth Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption and the NSW Berejiklian Coalition

Phone scammer stung by ABC radio presenter

September 17, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

ABC News, 12 September 2017:A man claiming to be from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has given an expletive-ridden spray to ABC presenter Nick Rheinberger after being told their conversation was being recorded.It was a voicemail likely to make even the most honest taxpayer frightened — a message from someone claiming to be from the tax office accusing you of tax fraud and asking yo

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