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Members flee Labor Party despite Shorten’s target

Members flee Labor Party despite Shorten’s target



2018-04-16T21:00:00+0000

Bill Shorten’s plan to lift Labor Party membership to 100,000 has failed miserably, with those leaving the party outpacing those who are joining.

The Opposition Leader outlined an ambitious plan in March 2014 to boost Labor’s rank-and-file members from about 44,000 to 100,000 members nationally.



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18 hours ago

ABC

This Anzac Day Squadron Leader Rebekah Herron says we need to look after those young veterans who are struggling after returning from war. ...

 

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They fought for our Freeom 🙏🏽 Yet their has never been a more futile time in Australia. Corrupt Australian Corporates, Corrupt Tax Office and Dishonest/ Disloyal Politicians in Government Void of Morals Ethics and Honesty. Hopefully the next generations will show more rights and freedoms to those that need it most

People who have given their youths to the country should be looked after when they come back from war. And that regardless of whether the war was just or unjust. All soldiers were sent by the government. Therefore it is the government's responsibility to look after these soldiers

As a Canadian who has never been to Australia or New Zealand, ANZAC Day brings to mind the sacrifices made at Gallipoli. But I know it is about all fallen soldiers from all wars, and their sacrifice for our freedom.

Of course! Do we really need to tell our citizens that it's our duty to care for them? We know that already! The government system is the one that deny them that respect!

The reality is many veterans sit back in disgust at the outpouring of emotion from our supposed leaders who simultaneously approve of a department that revels in it's propaganda largesse whilst also spending millions on lawyers to deny veterans legitimate claims. Perhaps a royal commission would help shine a light rather than spending 500 Million on renovating the Canberra war memorial? Lest We Forget, indeed.

So we can find $100 million for memorials to the dead, but nothing for the survivors. Kinda sums up why this day seems a bit out of kilter these days.

What a sad day, we should be reminded all wars are futile and need to be avoided at all cost. Reading Philip Gibbs, ‘Now it can be told’ a war correspondent, most reporters had their work severely vetted and that was the condition of their employment with the major newspapers obfuscating the real picture of this terrible war...

War is a totally different beast now,your emery is no longer defines by uniform or position,he could be standing next to you,serving you coffee,more mental stress than ever before they have special needs that need catering to.

"For 100 years on Anzac Day we honour all the men and women who have participated in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations around the world. Live coverage of the Anzac Day March from Canberra." This was taken from your official site. You showed all the pomp and ceremony and just as the actual march was beginning you reverted to the studio. Seriously, this day is supposed to be about about veterans not dignitaries receiving royal salutes and favoring us with their speeches. If you are going to advertise live coverage of the Canberra march, then show the live coverage Canberra march. Pitiful!

We most certainly do. unfortunately governments have very short memories, just look at Vietnam and every other war.

We especially need to look after all those veterans who have returned from fighting with Centrelink, the Big Banks, Corrupt Politicians, Corrupt Government Bureaucracy, Corrupt Judiciary, Corrupt Police, Corrupt AFP, Corrupt Big Business, etc.

"Oh, yep, we'll get to that - just need to spend $140m in France first."

The collective we need not do anything. The Army sent them there, stuffed them up mentally and emotionally, they should be the ones to clean up the mess. NOT the rest of us.

For the government to actually care for the people it is necessary to first have a government consisting of CARING people who wish to serve and not take.

Absolutely we do. If you can't afford to fix them when they get back you can't afford to send them in the first place.

Sadly the mistreatment of those who fought for freedom is an ancient shame-I remember doing Roman history as part of my Latin studies in secondary school & centurions became little more than homeless, destitute beggars on the streets. Surely our modern enlightened governments have to step up

Yes, by nor spending more money on the War Memorial, but on the War veterans.

Do not forget on this day the Preachers or Ministers that served some taken prisoners some killed in action they were there, they saw the bloodshed and the HORROR our men and women seen! A lot of time the Padre held hand as that person "Went to Glory" it was them saying words over the fallen as they were buried on foreign soil we remember the ADF men and women that fought and died and we must remember also the BRAVE PADRE armed with nothing else but their Bibles that never returned!

Look after them before the people that sent them to fight . How much is Howard getting from our purse after destroying Australia

Please explain to me how invading a country and killing its citizens is defending our freedom.

Anzac day, the greatest recruitment device yet..no need for conscription!

But the 500 mill wanted for a pretty new memorial would other wise provide an A1 facility for just that purpose.

And the older veterans-like a member of my family-who are fighting the demons of war long after they retired from 30+ years of duty. Lest we forget.

Liberals don't care one bit about our vets

I totally agree.

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18 hours ago

ABC

The Haka and the Corroboree performed together at Kings Park on Anzac Day. ...

 

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This is wonderful, amazing to watch. I think more of our Australian indigenous culture should be taught at schools. I feel that the little that is shown to our children is just tokenism.. The Haka always gives me goosebumps..

Very moving Australia needs to embrace all of our cultures and become world leaders in showing others we can live as one

Do not forget on this day the Preachers or Ministers that served some taken prisoners some killed in action they were there, they saw the bloodshed and the HORROR our men and women seen! A lot of time the Padre held hand as that person "Went to Glory" it was them saying words over the fallen as they were buried on foreign soil we remember the ADF men and women that fought and died and we must remember also the BRAVE PADRE armed with nothing else but their Bibles that never returned!

Alan Jones's head just exploded.

Brilliant performance, inclusiveness and the union of people will always be a winner, congratulations to everyone!! bloody ripper!

Spirit. Courage. Tribute. Union. Culture. Powerful beyond measure. Lest We Forget.

To the indigenous & New Zealand people thank you very much as this performance was absolutely beautiful Lest we Forget

So exciting! So moving and powerful, thank you to everyone for organising this special special performance - here’s to more!

One of the most deeply moving things I've seen in a long time. Brought tears to my eyes.

Wow powerful. I cried. Also loved seeing all the kids joining in and connecting to their culture. Congratulations to all involved

How absolutely perfectly 100% appropriate on such an important day

This makes me very proud to call myself a New Zealander plus having the privilege of call Australia home. Thank you for coming together as you have . Many wise words spoken today

Moved to tears - this was awesome!!!

Words fail me...just beautiful. Watch the lot. Thank you. 60,000 years...may we learn from this. Respect. Treaty for Australia.

Great vision. Congratulations to all concerned creating a spirit of inclusiveness

Incredible <3 you should all be so proud, feels like the start of something new, something better <3

Wow two beautiful ancient cultures coming together Lest we forget ! Beautiful performance by everyone I never thought I would see these two cultures coming together like this amazing.I loved it 🌏💜🇦🇺🇳🇿

Those aboriginal dancers had incredible moves , great to watch and they should go on tour around the country

What a great performance and beautiful display of two important cultures. Loved it! Thank you for the opportunity to see in Sydney. Congratulations to all the participants.

Absolutely amazing because of the passion and enthusiasm shown by this coming together of cultures. Young and old alike, being proud of their history and traditions. Wonderful

What an awesome sight the spirits of the land would be clapping their hands in merriment to see these great dancers performing to help with the cleansing...just magical....

This is a fitting ceremony

Thank you to all for sharing cultures. Brilliant

A lovely performance to watch, well done to all involved. A great tribute to all Australian and New Zealand cultures

LOVE it. Thank you. Could I ask a question regarding the Haka though? I remember a female sports team did the Haka and there was an issue because it isn't traditionally done by women. Is that strictly speaking correct? I noticed women partaking here but with different moves. Any insights?

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18 hours ago

ABC Brisbane

Welcome to the Brisbane #AnzacDay2018 March hosted by Craig Zonca, broadcast on Facebook Live on ABC Brisbane and regional Queensland.

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In 1947, four peacekeepers sent to Dutch/Indonesian War. Since then over 66,000 Australians, including Federal Police, have completed 73 UN missions in 64 countries.

A bit of housekeeping: We'll leave this event before 12:30pm AEST - unless everyone's on time! - to take the Gallipoli service live on ABC News

They're F/A-18F Super Hornets, which ensure that Australia’s air combat capability edge is maintained until the full introduction of the F-35A Lightning II.

Specialist comments by to Lt Commander Craig Flynn, command safety officer for HMAS Moreton with Craig Zonca on all things navy now ...

It's the 75th Anniversary on 23 April of the Royal Australian Army Dental Corps Association, marching now. They've been in every conflict.

The 2nd General Health Battalion provides doctors for overseas deployment. Has the service's only deployable military hospital.

The 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment (2CER) is an Australian Army modular engineer regiment trained for sapper/combat engineer operations. The dogs are not mascots, they're bomb-detecting dogs.

And of course, on ANZAC day we mark the occasion with our New Zealand colleagues. They were there on the beaches of Gallipoli, an alliance that holds strong today.

Thousands of people are lining the streets of Brisbane to be part of the annual #AnzacDay2018 parade. How are you marking Anzac Day?

Onscreen, the first Australian unit into Vietnam and the last out, the Australian Army Training Team. It also has the distinguished honour of being the most decorated Australian army unit.

Guest commentator now is Major Richard Thapthimthong from 7th Brigade, based at Gallipoli Barracks in Enoggera.

And welcome to regional Queensland on your local ABC Facebook pages. Craig Zonca is bringing you the Brisbane Anzac Day March.

You're watching the Brisbane #AnzacDay2018 March hosted by Craig Zonca, broadcast on Facebook Live on ABC Brisbane and regional Queensland.

Did you see that sheep? That's mascot Corporal John MacArthur VII aka Stan the Ram

We're heading into the navy part of the program now ...

What does #AnzacDay2018 mean to you? Share your reflections.

Flight Lt Shaun Donnelly joins commentary, based at Amberley, the RAAF’s largest base.

In 1949 the Service became part of the Australian Regular Army and is now known as the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps (RAANC).

Fleet Air Arm now fly the helicopters based on smaller warships.

Marchers turn left to acknowledge the Governor-General.

A Centurion Tank onscreen now, used in Korea and Vietnam. Weighs about 52 tonne.

Do we have any photos of NZ and Pacific #AnzacDay2018 services? Pop them in.

Closing our broadcast we'll watch the families of deceased veterans. They wear medals above their right breast, showing that they are not the medal’s recipient. Many thanks for joining us for #AnzacDay2018 in Brisbane.

Leading the British Ex-Services from his wheel chair is Vic Fitch. Vic is one of a handful of Dunkirk veterans still alive today, but also to be a veteran of D-Day and two other major campaigns is a rare thing indeed.

Hello Radio Australia and our Pacific friends! New Guinea Volunteer Rifles/Papua New Guinea Volunteer Rifles Association onscreen now. 'The keepers of the gate' were an Australian Army militia unit formed in Rabaul in 1939 with 500 officers and men.

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19 hours ago

ABC Brisbane

Lest we forget ...

Lest we forget

 

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Those citizens lost in the senseless act in Toronto on April 23

Our dad..dispatch rider Corp Signals ww2 and Nan.s brother Gilbert lying in unmarked grave in Fromelles. Lest We Forget.

lest we fforget

All who died for their country. I also include those German soldiers who had no choice but to take up arms or face dire consequences.

My Grandfather William Douglas Matthews who was discharged from the army after WW2 on disability and told that the injuries he suffered from exposure to Mustard Gas were simple dermatitis, was never honoured or compensated for those injuries in action, and died poor and homeless drinking himself to death because he was repeatedly called a liar and told he was crazy when he told people he'd been used in experiments conducted by the British and American Army. Turned out it was real and he wasn't crazy. Lest we forget indeed.

As a Defence spouse I ask you to support our campaign, now with Federal Government bipartisan support and 45,000 signatures combined on two petitions, to honour our Defence Personnel & First Responders Killed-In-Service. www.change.org/p/national-campaign-recognising-defence-members-first-responders-killed-in-service

In my family we have had soldiers and nurses from all the Major conflicts from the Boer War all the way to as recent as the Middle East in 2013. Even a military medal from WWI proud of all who served.

My Dad, Allan Berthaly, kept his time in the Korean War and Japan very private. I well up with tears every Anzac Day March watching the men of his era go past. Today would have been his 90th birthday. Never forgotten.

Lest we forget...

Many of my family on both sides , including my Dad and myself were in the military. One relative on Dad's side - John Henry Heinjus was the 5th to sign up with the first of the Light Horse Regiments that went to the Boer War. He fought as a Cpl in two campaigns and was awarded the King's Boer War Medal with two Clasps. Sadly like 60% of the casualties from that war, he died of Typhoid and was buried at Cape Town , South Africa. His name is on memorials around our country, including Adelaide and the National War Memorial in Canberra. My maternal Grandfather is shown here on his retirement after 32 years service in 1962. He started out as a Light Horse Militia Trooper and finished up as a Lt Col in RAAOC. He served in Adelaide, Geralton, Western Australia and in the Pacific. He was present at Moratai when the Japs surrendered. He went on to do two tours with the British Commonwealth Occupation Forces in Japan at Kure and then Hiro. Kure is just 10 miles from Hiroshima and he was there just weeks after the first Allied troops arrived in Japan. He had some very old samurai swords surrendered to him at the end of the war. On his second tour of Japan, he perdonally tracked down the families who originslly owned the swords and returned them. He was a very forgiving and kind man and a very devoted and professional Soldier. He was promoted in 1939 from WO1 RSM to Lt and transferred to the Aust. Army Instructional Corps. He wasn't overly happy with this as many of his mates went to Changi while he survived. They finally posted him with a small Aussie contingent with some US forces to establish the major staging base at Morotai Island. He was promoted to Captain in the field and then to Major on return to Australia. He retired as a Lt Col and no doubt would have gond further still had a heart attack not put him out of contention to remain serving. He was chosen as Aide de camp to Princess Elizabeth for her first Commonwealth Tour, but the King died and she went home early. My Nanna was disappointed not to meet her but quite happy to have been supplied with a stack of new frocks, handbags and shoes in anticipation! 😊 RIP Pop and Nanna.You BOTH did your country proud, as did all my other relatives who contributed to the ADF in their own way as well.

The Fallen and those who served in the ADF.

all who served and still do

19 hours ago

ABC Brisbane

Organisers for the Anzac Day parade through Brisbane say the best vantage points will be along Adelaide Street.

The parade starts at 10am, and will be live on ABC TV and here on our Facebook page.

More here: ab.co/2FaKZEg
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Organisers for the Anzac Day parade through Brisbane say the best vantage points will be along Adelaide Street.

The parade starts at 10am, and will be live on ABC TV and here on our Facebook page.

More here: https://ab.co/2FaKZEg

21 hours ago

ABC Brisbane

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Lest we forget.

#AusArmy #AnzacDay2018 #GoodSoldiering

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Photo: ABIS Hayes
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Love the pipes. Get into your soul. Lest we forget

Lest We Forget!

Binyon .....

Lest We Forget👽loltc😱

22 hours ago

City of Sydney

Today we pay respects to the brave men and women who have served our country. Lest we forget.

📷: thismustbehope via Instagram
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Today we pay respects to the brave men and women who have served our country. Lest we forget.

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I can't wait for that massive water fountain to be completed. I just wish they allowed more pedestrian space in front of it for disabled people and those who are waiting for busses. Also for pedestrians walking by. I am saying this because I think that the commuters are just as important as the nice fountain. Just a little oversight by council that can always get fixed later...I think.

My take on the remembrance of those brave soldiers during today's Anzac March in Sydney #wewillrememberthem #lestweforget

Lest we forget

A beautiful city

Lest We Forget

❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻

2 days ago

City of Sydney

Sydney Locals have been getting their thrills in Surry Hills and have been snapping along the way. Here are some of our favourite #SydneyLocal Surry Hills shots.

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An expensive haircut and a purple door......wow must be a right thrill

Love Surry Hills so much. Has a great vibe.

Tremenda, incomprensibile, a Sydney ci sono tantissimi Italiani che vi possono aiutare gratuitamente, ciao.

Spin get hash tagging!

Runy Toon

Alli Marshall x

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2 weeks ago

City of Sydney

Are you a Potts Point expert? We’re giving you the chance to brag about your local favourites.
Share your recommendations in the comments below – that’s anything from date-night restaurants to your top pick for your morning latte to boutique book stores and everything in between – or via the form here: tinyurl.com/y75wgryb

All submissions will be credited. #SydneyLocal
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Are you a Potts Point expert? We’re giving you the chance to brag about your local favourites.
Share your recommendations in the comments below – that’s anything from date-night restaurants to your top pick for your morning latte to boutique book stores and everything in between  –  or via the form here: https://tinyurl.com/y75wgryb

All submissions will be credited. #SydneyLocal

 

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There are many things to brag about with Potts Point. It is a real village and the residents mostly go out of their way to make it work. Its heritage is treasured and, of course, it can boast some of Sydney's most interesting eateries and small bars. There's lots of negatives too and many residents feel the CoS has abandoned the area because of a few vocal and legal ratbags. Our main concern is Macleay street which has been sorely neglected when one compares with revitalisation programs in Redfern, Surrey Hills and other local areas. The foot paving is a disgrace and , frankly, dangerous, especially for older residents who continually fall on the very uneven and extremely ugly continually patched and sprayed (by utilities) bitumen (which would be better suited as a tarmac). It is time for this much-loved and much-used street to be given a tile slab finish (see Double Bay, Mosman or a hundred other main street paving) and better street refuse bins and landscaping (there's currently half a dozen different tree surrounds, all dog-ugly). We could also do with less signage and better street cleansing. Apart from all that... we love the place.

Viva Hair on Crick Ave next to Joe the Juicer....BEST hairdressers in Potts Point! Andy is FABULOUS!!!...I have naturally curly hair and am very particular about my colour...Andy goes above and beyond in service to help me achieve the look I love!!!!...VIVA TO VIVA!!!!

Jangling Jacks is a great little bar on Victoria St. Very friendly knowledgeable staff, great drinks and an excellent atmosphere. Plus the set up inside is beautiful. Worth a look if you haven’t been 👍

Saturday mornings are the best. Catch a morning yoga class at Body Mind Life , then head to the markets for breakfast - your pick. Youre spoiled for choice on variety from Jimmy Liks, to a korean breakfast burrito or an açai bowl.

My favourite thing about potts point is that it’s so quiet and boring Saturday nights you can actually hear your own thoughts saying “why on earth is it so expensive to live here? 🤔”

Lovely fountain - but I hate the fact that the florist at the Saturday market rinses his tubs in it and leaves all sorts of junk in it!

I definitely think that Silly Tart Kitchen deserves a mention. Such a lovely place for coffee/brunch in the green patio. The Roosevelt is also amazing for a cocktail or three to start off your night, or to show off on a first date.

Rosé Royale in Potts Point!! Best place for an after work drink or a lazy weekend 🙌🏻🍷 www.roseroyalesydney.com.au/

Best Thai food EVER is Pad Thai, Roslyn street - actual fresh vegetables and not drowning in palm oil sauce. Friendly staff, no frills, and outstanding value for money.

My favourites are gone - they stood no chance against the lockout laws

LEO on Roslyn street - AMAZING club sandwiches and coffee 🙏

Will you also cover Woolloomooloo in #sydneylocal?

This place to find in Maclay street next to king cross

Lil Darlin on Victoria street. Tell John Apples that Nat sent you - the best cocktails and lazy crazy cool atmosphere. You'll love it 🤗

My favourite fountain -

Very good coffee and amazing sandwiches in 'Jeremy and sons' near by this fountain. Also a lot of good restaurants in the area such as Fratelli Paradiso, Cho Cho san and Billy Kwong :)

"Junny's coffee" is the hole in the wall coffee shop at the entrance to the train station on Darlinghurst Rd. No sign. Fast and friendly service. GOOD COFFEE ❤❤

Llankelly Lane is such a gem, day and night has all you’d ever need!

I love the nightlife...oh, wait...

Farmhouse restaurant- best in Sydney for sure

Jangling Jacks!!

lovely Sydney <3 <3

Harris Farm - love it.

Jonathan Leeming I feel like you'd have a lot!

Cristina Forlani yes you are 👌👌👌

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