Car ploughs through Manning cafe

Car ploughs through Manning cafe

CAFE goers in a packed coffee shop in Perth’s south were lucky to leave unscathed this morning after a car ploughed through the shop’s front window. At around 11am this morning the SUV crashed through the front of the cafe in a Manning shopping centre complex in Welwyn Avenue, causing $20,000 worth of damage. Authorities say the driver, a man in his 60s, accidentally put his foot down on the accelerator instead of the break. Speaking after the crash employee Melissa Cameron said she feared the driver wouldn’t come to…

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Our unis are failing to protect free speech from offended students

Our unis are failing to protect free speech from offended students

By Matthew Lesh Posted October 03, 2017 09:36:40 Photo: Refusing to explore ideas defeats the entire purpose of universities. (ABC News) Related Story: The Chinese Communist Party’s power and influence in Australia Related Story: National sovereignty under threat from influence of China’s Communist Party Academic freedom is increasingly under threat on Australian campuses, and widespread speech codes leave universities unprepared to combat the danger. The latest threat comes from a new source: Chinese students, on four known occasions this year, have pressured academics to modify material to align with Chinese…

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Google, Facebook spread false information after shooting

Google, Facebook spread false information after shooting

In the immediate aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, people turned to Facebook and Google, looking for news about what happened and, in some cases, updates about their friends and loved ones in the area. What they were presented with, in some cases, was misinformation. Perhaps the most egregious strain of misinformation took hold after far-right trolls gathered on 4chan, a forum in which individuals are permitted to post almost anything anonymously, and, through some amateur online sleuthing, misidentified the shooter. The false claim spread quickly on the Internet. The…

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NT Treasurer tells Canberra to back off in fracking fight

NT Treasurer tells Canberra to back off in fracking fight

Posted October 02, 2017 19:02:49 Video: Which way is the NT going to go on fracking? (ABC News) The Northern Territory’s Treasurer says she is sick of Canberra-based politicians demanding the jurisdiction start fracking gas while its independent review on the controversial practice is still underway. Nicole Manison has taken aim at Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg over their campaign to push the NT to lift its moratorium on fracking. “I’m a bit sick of Canberra parliamentarians coming in and telling us what to do,”…

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Mariah, Celine honour Vegas victims

Mariah, Celine honour Vegas victims

CELINE DION, Mariah Carey and Susanna Reid have led tributes to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. Country singer Jason Aldean has also posted on Instagram to reassure fans after his Vegas show was cut short by rounds of gunfire, The Sun reports. The country singer shared an Instagram picture of the Nevada city and the caption “Pray For Las Vegas”. He wrote: “Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still don’t know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe. My…

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