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Here's one for Cav - 

Tens of thousands of Aussies are lapping up a "ridiculous" conspiracy theory — that climate change is a United Nations-led hoax to aggressively depopulate the world.

Social media platforms are being used to push the theory, known as Agenda 21, and, in the past four weeks alone, hundreds of Australians have engaged in posts about it.

A joint investigation by news.com.au and social media intelligence agency Storyful over the past month has found only a handful of these posts take place on fringe sites such as Gab and 4chan.

The bulk of Agenda 21 conversations are on mainstream platforms Twitter and Facebook — where tens of thousands of Aussies have liked and followed Australian-based pages dedicated to the conspiracy...



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'Hazardous' air pollution halts Australian Open practice

MELBOURNE: Soaring pollution halted Australian Open practice and delayed qualifying on Tuesday as smoke from raging bushfires hit the build-up to the season's opening Grand Slam.

Slovenian qualifier Dalila Jakupovic retired with breathing difficulties, but it was not immediately clear whether her problems were related to the smoggy air.

Players and one prominent coach voiced concern after the sudden deterioration in conditions, following months of deadly bushfires that have engulfed huge swathes of the Australian countryside.




I've seen concerns for Formula 1 too.

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In the article it describes how there were unwanted Roos on the track.

After some  reflection, I think the photo in the article, may have been assembled, to provide interest. I certainly took it to be real ...

But if you look, there are shadows on the front, leftish,  of the Roo, but the shadows on the car appear to be right rear? two suns?

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Aboriginal Australians born overseas cannot be deported, court rules

Australia's High Court has said Aboriginal people hold a special status under the law so cannot be deported - even if they are not citizens.

The ruling is being seen as a historic moment for the recognition of Australia's first inhabitants.

The case relates to an appeal by two men who have Aboriginal heritage but foreign citizenship, and were to be deported over their criminal record.

The government said the ruling created "a new category of persons" under law.

Brendan Thoms and Daniel Love - who had no prior connection - were born in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea  but moved to Australia as children.

Each man has Aboriginal heritage and one Australian parent. Both have children who are Australian citizens and were themselves permanent residents.

The two men both had criminal records and had both served jail sentences for violent assault.

Under controversial Australian laws, foreigners - or aliens - must lose their right to live and work in the country if they are sentenced to a year or more in prison.

Both men had their visas cancelled in 2018, but appealed against the order.

The High Court had been asked to rule for the first time on whether, as indigenous people, Love and Thoms could really be considered "aliens" under the constitution.

The men's lawyers argued that the men could not be considered alien because of their deep ancestral roots to Australia.

The judges ruled four to three that Aboriginal Australians were "not within the reach" of the constitutional references to foreign citizens.

"Aboriginal Australians have a special cultural, historical and spiritual connection with the territory of Australia, which is central to their traditional laws and customs and which is recognised by the common law," said the ruling.

The existence of that connection, they said, meant Aboriginal Australians could not be classed as "alien" under the law.


Though the ruling will only directly affect a small number of people, it is being seen as a step forward for the legal recognition of indigenous Australians overall.

Claire Gibbs, a lawyer for the two men, told reporters afterwards: "This case isn't about citizenship, it is about who belongs here.

"What this means, and what the real significance of this case is, is that Aboriginal people, regardless of where they are born, will have protection from deportation."



Some common sense for a change ...


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