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Archive for April, 2013

TRUFFLES INDUSTRY ‘black diamonds’ IN AUSTRALIA IN DIRE STRAITS

GROWING ‘DIAMONDS’ TRUFFLES IN AUSTRALIA IN HARD TIMES They were billed as ”black diamonds” and an opportunity to get rich quick but it has now emerged that parts of the truffle industry in Australia are in dire straits, with some growers abandoning their orchards. Mystery surrounds why some truffieres, some having invested tens of thousands […]

April 28th, 2013
Topic: FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, FUNGI & MUSHROOMS Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

LEST WE FORGET-WE OWE YOU BIG TIME-THANK YOU

THEY DIED FOR OUR COUNTRY SO WE COULD LIVE-REMEMBER ANZAC DAY – WE WILL NEVER FORGET-THANK YOU Henry Sapiecha

April 24th, 2013
Topic: AUSTRALIAN HISTORY, EVENTS FAIRS SHOWS, NATIONAL INTEREST, NATIONAL PRIDE, REMEMBER Tags: , , ,

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT A DOMESTIC SOLAR POWER GENERATION SYSTEM

GETTING TO KNOW ABOUT SOLAR POWER GENERATION AT HOME-2kW Solar System The 2kW solar system is a fairly sensible size for a typical aussie home which is empty between 9am and 4pm weekdays and is in a state with a not-very-generous Feed In Tariff. Which at the time of writing is every state except the […]

April 24th, 2013
Topic: SOLAR ENERGY Tags: , , ,

AUSTRALIAS FIRST MIGRATION WAS A DELIBERATE ACT BY A GROUP OF BETWEEN 1,000- 3,000 PERSONS

THE FIRST AUSTRALIANS SAID TO HAVE NUMBERED UP TO 1,000-3,000 Australia was first settled by between 1000 and 3000 humans about 50,000 years ago, but the population crashed during the Ice Age before recovering to a peak of some 1.2 million people about five centuries ago, according to a new study. Estimating the early population […]

April 24th, 2013
Topic: ABORIGINAL, AUSTRALIAN HISTORY, EARLY AUSTRALIA, MIGRATION Tags: , , , , ,

PROPERTY PRICES IN THE MINING AREAS OF WEST AUSTRALIAN DRIVEN UP FURTHER MY THE MINING BOOM

WEST AUSTRALIA PROPERTY OUT OF REACH FOR THE AVERAGE OZZIE Foreign investment and an influx of nearly 1,000 migrants per week to Western Australia have driven up property prices and rent so high that they threaten local participation in each market. Western Australia is the country’s fastest growing economic area as a result of a […]

April 23rd, 2013
Topic: MINING OIL GAS, Money & Investments, PROPERTIES Tags: , , ,

WHY ARE THE COSTS OF LIVING SO HIGH IN AUSTRALIA

Comment & Analysis In the past 11 years Australia has become one of the most expensive places to live, costlier than New York, London, Frankfurt and Singapore on everything from car rental to a pint of beer. Australia: The costs are spiralling ADELE FERGUSON In the past 11 years Australia has become one of the […]

April 23rd, 2013
Topic: LIFESTYLES GENERAL, PRICES Tags: , , , , ,

LIVE JUNGLE ANIMAL BODY PARTS SERVED IN ASIAN RESTAURANTS

THE SLAUGHTER & MAIMING OF JUNGLE ANIMALS IS RIFE IN ASIA Would you purchase an endangered tiger’s tooth as a cure for acne? Perhaps not, but in many Asian countries, you could. People need to be aware that when you see a full page ad in a magazine or newspaper for a conservation group and […]

April 19th, 2013
Topic: CHARITIES CAUSES, Wild animals Tags: , , ,

PAUL HOGANS TAX ADVISOR STEALS HIDDEN SWISS STASH OF $34M

Hogan chases his financial adviser and stolen millions Date-April 15, 2013 The actor says he has lost his stashed earnings, write Kate McClymont and Francois Pilet. Crocodile Dundee actors: Linda Kozlowski and Paul Hogan Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan may have settled his tax case with Australian authorities but he is accusing his once-trusted tax […]

April 15th, 2013
Topic: CRIMINALS TERRORISM, FRAUD, Money & Investments, PEOPLE Tags: , , ,

THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN MONEY IN A 7 PARA REPORT

Money is an intricate part of our daily lives. We touch it, withdraw it, spend it, save it and plan how to get more of it. Yet regardless of how involved we are with money, there are a few money facts that most of us don’t know. Here are seven conversation starters about Australian money […]

April 12th, 2013
Topic: Money & Investments, NATIONAL PRIDE Tags: , , ,

SHANGHAI MARKETS IN CHINA HAS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DISEASED BIRDS SLAUGHTERED

BIRD FLU IN STOCK AT CHINESE MARKETS LEADS TO  MASS SLAUGHTER (Reuters) – Chinese authorities slaughtered over 20,000 birds at a poultry market in Shanghai on Friday as the death toll from a new strain of bird flu mounted to six, spreading concern overseas and sparking a sell-off in airline shares in Europe and Hong […]

April 12th, 2013
Topic: Birds, Domestic animals, OUTBREAKS, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES, Poultry Tags: , , , , , ,