Posted: January 7th, 2016 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: News, News Update, North Korea, Revolute | Tags: china, Korea, News, North Korea, South Korea, Standout | Comments Off on North Korea Carries Out H-Bomb Test
South Korea, US and Chinese authorities have scrambled for confirmation of the test, however officials in Seoul have cast doubt on the claim it was a hydrogen bomb saying no radiation had been detected. If confirmed, the explosion marks a major step forward in the country’s nuclear development. The surprise test was personally ordered by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and came just two days before his birthday :::: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 30th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Hard Pill to Swallow, News, Ramble, Revolute, Socially Engineered, Standout | Tags: australia, Australian Politics, Lady Margaret Thatcher, Malcolm Turnbull, OPINION, Standout, Tony Abbott, Will Ferrell | Comments Off on Tony Abbot Impersonates Will Ferrell Impersonating George W Bush
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has used a speech in London to call on European leaders to close their borders to asylum seekers or risk imperilling their nations.
Abbott used the occasion to promote the Coalition’s hardline asylum seeker policies as a solution to Europe’s migrant crisis, which has seen hundreds of thousands of people, mainly from the Middle East, cross into the continent.
The former PM urged regional leaders to act by “turning around boats and denying entry at the border for people with no right to come” :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 10th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: CRIME!, News, Revolute | Tags: Bali Nine | Comments Off on Confusion Within Indonesian Government Over Execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran
There is confusion within the Indonesian government over whether the executions of convicted Bali Nine drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be delayed. Indonesia informed the Australian embassy last week that it planned to execute the pair this month.
However, now Indonesia’s Justice and Human Rights minister, Yasonna Laoly, is suggesting their executions could be delayed by the countries current political situation, namely a war of sorts between corruption investigators and the national police, long considered the country’s most corrupt institution.
Indonesia’s attorney-general, Muhammad Prasetyo, said that would not affect plans to execute the Australians. The minister’s department and the attorney-general’s office have to coordinate to arrange the executions :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 3rd, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., News, Peter Greste, Revolute | Tags: Arrest Warrant, Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton, Captain Sid Chakravarty, Commercial Whaling, Drone, Interpol, Japan, Japanes Whaling Fleet, Japanese Whalers, Korea, New Zealand Navy, Nicole Montecalvo, Patagonian Toothfish Poaching, Paul Watson, Revolute, Scientific Research, Scientific Whale Research, Sea Shepherd, Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, Steve Irwin, Whale Slaughter, Whaling | Comments Off on Sea Shepherd and New Zealand Navy Intercept Illegal Toothfishing Near Australia’s Antarctic Base
Environmental activist group the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society says it is chasing two illegal fishing boats that were spotted sailing just 50 nautical miles from Australia’s Mawson Base in Antarctica :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 2nd, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Peter Greste, Revolute | Tags: Al Jazeera, Australian Journalist, Egypt, Peter Greste | Comments Off on UPDATED! Egypt Frees and Deports Australian Al Jazeera Journalist
Australian journalist Peter Greste has been deported from Egypt after 400 days behind bars, and is believed to be on his way home to Australia. There were reports Greste was in good health when he boarded an initial flight from Egypt to Larnaca in Cyprus overnight, accompanied by one of his brothers.
Greste’s family confirmed his release from jail in a statement posted on social media. His brother Andrew Greste said the family was ecstatic and called for the world to respect his brother’s privacy and to give him time to appreciate his freedom.
The family will hold a press conference in Brisbane later this morning :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 4th, 2014 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: News, Revolute | Tags: Anti-Terrorism Laws, Australian Crime, JIHAD, Syria, Terrorism | Comments Off on Terrorism Threat Greatest Since 9/11
The West is facing a more powerful terrorism threat now than in the lead-up to 9/11 because of the Middle East’s current political and economic uncertainty, according to one of Australia’s top security analysts.
Research director at thinktank, The Lowy Institute for International Policy, Anthony Bubalo says the region’s many conflicts have galvanised international extremism and provided an environment in which “a whole new generation of jihadists is being re-tooled and re-trained”.
Mr Bubalo argues that the current turmoil in the Middle East is incubating a new generation of jihadists, he says in many respects the current conditions in the region are worse than those that saw the emergence of radical groups like al-Qaeda.
Mr Bubalo says that Australia will need to properly sustain its counter terrorism efforts in years to come, in light of the number of Australians taking part in wars around the globe. He says there is an immediate threat from foreign fighters returning from the Syrian civil war both to Australia and Indonesia with military skills and extremist connections :: Read the full article »»»»