SPRING HILL VOICE

"Electronic Graffiti"

The Australian website where spooks, media advisors, media monitors, partisan shills, sentiment miners, establishment media purloiners, fabricators, marketing and PR people start their day! ...

 

There's no rationalisation for what you do and you are satan's little helpers. ... Bill Hicks

 

I feel sorry for Americans

 

STOP THE WARS! TAX THE RICH! FREE THE REFUGEES! LEGALISE FREEDOM!

Perception correction. Bearing witness. Unfashionable.

"If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time ... but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." - Lilla Watson, aboriginal educator and activist, Brisbane

Peace.

Copyright 2003-present

* Other Things *

 

 

 

 

 


… Don't stop, you got to move

Keep moving on, keep moving on

I'm never gonna stop ...

 

'The Sun',  (Parov Stelar feat. Graham Candy) [2014]

 

 

 


The American Tourist and Mexican Fisherman


 

An American tourist was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked.

Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The tourist complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The Mexican replied, "Only a little while."

The tourist then asked, "Why didn't you stay out longer and catch more fish?"

The Mexican said, "With this I have more than enough to support my family's needs."

The tourist then asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"

The Mexican fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full and busy life."

The tourist scoffed, " I can help you. You should spend more time fishing; and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat: With the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats. Eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor; eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You could leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then Los Angeles and eventually New York where you could run your ever-expanding enterprise."

The Mexican fisherman asked, "But, how long will this all take?"

The tourist replied, "15 to 20 years."

"But what then?" asked the Mexican.

The tourist laughed and said, "That's the best part. When the time is right you would sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions."

"Millions?...Then what?"

The American said, "Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos."

 

 



Australian Muslim charity gives aid to Indonesian and Rohingyan refugees [Muslim Village - 30/6/15]:


Human Appeal International Australia’s director Bashar Al-Jamal spent the first days of Ramadan in Indonesia supervising the distribution of aid to poor Indonesian families alongside the Rohingyan refugees in Indonesia.

The current situation of the Rohingya has forced them to flee their home country of Myanmar, leaving them to the mercy of people smugglers and travelling in ships rife with disease with many deaths resulting from the ships sinking.

The first phase of the distributions took place at Muara Angke in North Jakarta. There were many poor and needy families that would be struggling during Ramadan. 156 families received food parcels and a “Feed the Fasting” Iftar was set up for the families as well. They were highly grateful for the aid they had received.

The next phase of the distributions took place at a Rohingyan Refugee camp in Bayuen, Aceh Timur. Upon meeting the Rohingyan refugees, their suffering became more apparent as they all had their own stories detailing their perilous escape from Myanmur and the horrid conditions they faced on a daily basis, as well as the loss of their loved ones. Their journey on the boats in a desperate escape from their home country was filled with severe hardship as many were malnourished due to inadequate access to food and water.

Among those were sister Anwara Begum, forced to flee Myanmur and had spent three and a half months on a boat before finding refuge in Indonesia. Over 1150 benefited from the distribution of hygiene kits, food parcels and the iftar provided for the refugees. Both the Indonesian families and the Rohingyan refugees are thankful to Human Appeal for the aid that they have received

Donate now to help by visiting https://www.humanappeal.org.au/emergency/burma-appeal-2015 or call 1300 760 155

 

 

 

South East Asia: UNHCR under immense pressure to not do their job

 

Anadolu Agency [2/7/15]:

 

A Malaysian federal minister has accused the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) of dishing out refugee cards without the government's consent.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Shahidan Kassim claimed Thursday that although cards must be authorized by the Immigration Department, the Home Ministry and the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the UNHCR had been giving out cards without consultation.

"We are reviewing it as a matter of urgency, because any recognition of an illegal immigrant as a refugee must be done through the proper processes and with the authorities' knowledge," he told reporters at parliament Thursday.

Earlier this year, Malaysia and Indonesia agreed to take in around 7,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants who had become stranded in local waters after a crackdown by Thai authorities scared people smugglers into abandoning their boats.

An identification process would determine which were genuine refugees and which economic migrants. The migrants would then be returned home.

Reports have said, however, that some Bangladeshi migrants have claimed to be Rohingya, in order to pass themselves off as refugees.

Rohingya are largely stateless and described by the United Nations as one of the most persecuted groups in the world.

So far, Malaysia has taken in about 1,100 Rohingya, who are now at a detention center in northern state Kedah.

Kassim claimed that although Rohingya were to undergo the proper screening process before being issued cards, the UNHCR has apparently been issuing refugee cards to illegal migrants who were not Rohingya.

"How can this happen? The Home Ministry and Foreign Ministry must be consulted first before any cards are issued," he said.

“The National Security Council will be taking action to ensure no more refugee cards are issued without government knowledge," he said.

He refused to reveal the type of action that will be taken.


 

 

US interferes in ASEAN talks [IB Times - 3/7/15]:

 

... In addition, the meeting also recommended exploring the possibility of setting up a task force to respond to the "crisis and emergency situation arising from the irregular movement of persons".

Representatives of the US State Department and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the International Organisation for Migration were also present at the closed door meeting.

The US government has offered to cooperate with ASEAN on capacity building, enhancement of law enforcement cooperation and to provide expert advisory services on irregular migration, the ASEAN statement said.

The 10 countries are also proposing to strengthen law enforcement efforts in combating human trafficking at the national and regional level through the sharing of information and intelligence, and where appropriate, the setting up of a special taskforce.

It also proposed to use the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters to ensure that all ASEAN member states are well-equipped to prosecute "perpetrators of the heinous crimes of trafficking in persons and people smuggling."

The association also plans to undertake a study on the problem to help member states in their efforts to address the long-term impact.

The emergency meeting also proposed the early adoption of the ASEAN Convention against Trafficking in Persons especially Women and Children and the ASEAN Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons especially Women and Children at the 10th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime in September in Kuala Lumpur.

The UN refugee agency's representative in Malaysia, Richard Towle told AFP: "We know that unless these [measures to fight traffickers] are dealt with soon, the smugglers and traffickers will be back in business, as creative as they always are, so steps need to be taken."


 

 

All over the world the US creates pockets of war, genocide, impoverishment, lawlessness and cultural depravity.

Any attempt to escape death and/or enslavement in the empire's zones of economic colonisation and resource extraction is a perceived threat - and must be stopped.

So when Uncle Sam stamps his foot around the regions where sovereignty has been ceded, refugees are criminalised and conflated with traffickers and smugglers.

 


UN Media Release  [17/5/15]:

 

… While Mr. Zeid [UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein] praised Indonesia for disembarking 582 migrants on 10 May, and Malaysia for disembarking 1,018 the following day, he said the “incomprehensible and inhumane” policy of “pushbacks” was endangering lives.

He also spoke against countries' plans to criminalize vulnerable migrants and asylum seekers who have crossed borders irregularly.

“Governments in South-East Asia need to respond to this crisis from the premise that migrants, regardless of their legal status, how they arrive at borders, or where they come from, are people with rights that must be upheld,” he said.

“Criminalizing such vulnerable people, including children, and placing them in detention is not the solution.”

Around 6,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants are believed to remain stranded at sea in precarious conditions in the region and the High Commissioner said the individual circumstances of all migrants and asylum seekers at international borders should be assessed, and appropriate protection provided according to international human rights and refugee law, including ensuring that the principle of non-refoulement is upheld.


 

 

UN High Commissioner for Refugees "puzzled" by Australia's refugee policy.  "Puzzled"???  As if he is completely unaware Australia is a dumb fucking US colony - and does whatever it is told!   [Canberra Times - 2/7/15]

 

 

 

 

Prime Minister Tony Abbott to chopper onto visiting US Navy warship USS Blue Ridge in Sydney [ABC - 3/7/15]

 

 

 

United States, "allies" continue bombing Iraq and Syria

 

US Department of Defense [2/7/15]:

 

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

Attack, bomber and fighter aircraft conducted 10 airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, six airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and two ISIL antennas, destroying four ISIL vehicles, three ISIL bunkers, an ISIL structure and an ISIL building.

-- Near Kobani, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying two ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Tal Abyad, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying three ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL structure.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 18 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:

-- Near Huwayjah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two ISIL heavy machine guns and an ISIL building.

-- Near Fallujah, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying nine ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL recoilless rifle, an ISIL mortar system, an ISIL tunnel system and an ISIL cave.

-- Near Habbaniyah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL mortar systems and an ISIL fighting position.

-- Near Haditha, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL structure.

-- Near Makhmur, one airstrike struck an ISIL heavy machine gun.

-- Near Mosul, four airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, two ISIL mortar firing positions and an ISIL fighting position, destroying an ISIL building and an ISIL vehicle bomb.

-- Near Rawah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL bulldozer.

-- Near Sinjar, four airstrikes struck three ISIL staging areas and an ISIL heavy machine gun, destroying two ISIL buildings.

...


 

US drone strike kills "Islamic State leader", Syria [Yahoo - 2/7/15]

 

 

Syrian rebels led by Islamist groups have begun a massive assault that aims to take full control of the northern city of Aleppo, monitors report.

Rebels fired hundreds of rockets and missiles into government-held areas in a multi-district attack, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

It said the Syrian military had returned fire and launched air raids. ... [BBC - 2/7/15]

 

 

Syria's 'disastrous' conflict fuelling child labour and exploitation across region, warns new UN report [Media Release - 2/7/15]

 

Islamic State looting Syrian, Iraqi sites on industrial scale: UNESCO [Ahram - 2/7/15]

 

 

 

Saudi airstrikes claim more lives amid humanitarian crisis, Yemen [Al Jazeera - 2/7/15]

 

 

Civilians in Yemen's Aden struggle to survive fighting, shortages: Red Cross [Ahram - 2/7/15]

 

 


Boko Haram fighters have gunned down at least 80 Muslims praying in mosques in a northeastern Nigerian town during the holy month of Ramadan, a member of a local vigilante group said.

Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege, reporting from Abuja on Thursday, said at the victims, mostly men, were killed in the remote town of Kukawa, and that the death toll was expected to rise.

"We are being told that Boko Haram fighters arrived in seven cars and on nine motorcycles in the town before embarking on their attack, and that over 1,000 Nigerian soldiers were in Kanwa, about 11km away but didn't come to the rescue," our correspondent said.

The attack took place on Wednesday night but news of the gruesome incident only came to light on Thursday, our correspondent said.

The attack on Kukawa came a day after the group attacked a village 35km away and killed another 48 men and boys.

The people of Kukawa were in several mosques, praying ahead of breaking their daylong fast, when the fighters attacked, the official said on Thursday.

... [Al Jazeera - 2/7/15]

 

 


Egyptian army kills “35 militants” in North Sinai: sources [Reuters - 2/7/15]

 

 

 

Afghanistan: 7 "militants" killed in Helmand offensive [Pajhwok - 2/7/15]

 

 

 

A public representative on Thursday accused an Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander of running a private jail and torturing people in the Jalrez district of central Maidan Wardak province. ... [Pajhwok - 2/7/15]

 

 

Construction works on a 95-kilometre gas pipeline project stretching from northern Jawzjan to Balkh province was launched on Thursday. ... [Pajhwok - 2/7/15]

 

 

Reports: Death sentences awarded in “Farkhunda Lynching Case” reversed [Khaama - 2/7/15]

 

 

 

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned today the attack against a convoy of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which killed six peacekeepers and injured five others. ... [Media Release - 2/7/15]

 

 

 

 

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned a deadly attack against a United Nations 'protection-of-civilians' site in South Sudan amid a renewed flare-up of violence in the newfound nation.

The attack – which occurred yesterday against the UN compound outside the city of Malakal – resulted in the shooting deaths of one internally displaced person (IDP) and the injury of six others, according to sources with UNMISS, the Organization's Mission in the country. ... [Media Release - 2/7/15]

 

 

 

Palestinians protest one year after teenager burned to death [Naharnet - 2/7/15]

 

 

Three Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli forces in the Duheisha refugee camp south of Bethlehem Thursday morning during an Israeli detention raid, witnesses said.  ... [Maan - 2/7/15]

 

 

 

Rouhani calls for IAEA impartiality on nuclear case [Press TV - 2/7/15]

 

 

 

A few days ago, Abu Mohammad took his battered Nokia phone from his pocket and read a text message from the United Nations World Food Program on the pixilated screen.

“The WFP is sorry to inform you that the amount of money for food is going to be $13.50 per person for the month of July,” the message read.

Abu Mohammad, a Syrian refugee from Raqqa, and his family are among those hit hardest by the WFP’s funding crisis and ensuing reductions in food assistance. It takes approximately $15 per day to feed his eight children, he told The Daily Star.

“You can’t even get bread with $13.50 per month,” he sighed, rubbing his weary eyes.  ... [Daily Star - 3/7/15]

 


 

 

NSA leak reveals both Merkel and Schauble saw Greek debt as unsustainable even after haircut [Zerohedge – 2/7/15]

 

 

PM Tsipras comments on IMF’s analysis, confident on imminent agreement “if Referendum with strong NO”  [Keep Talking Greece - 2/7/15]

 

 

The Birthplace (Greece) v. the Farce (the United States) of Democracy, Paul Street [Counterpunch - 2/7/15]:


... Things could hardly be different in the United States. Look now at the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping corporatist measure that U.S.President Barack Obama, big business, and top Republicans have been slowly but surely advancing in Washington. It’s a sweeping measure that would cover 40 percent of the world’s economy and negatively impact the lives of millions of Americans, their jobs, their quality of life.

Lawyers and lobbyists for giant multinational corporations have been working it up and promoting it for nearly a decade. Beneath standard propagandistic boilerplate about trade and jobs, the real thrust and significance of the TPP is about strengthening global corporations’ ability to protect and extend their intellectual property rights (drug patents, movie rights, and the like) and to guarantee that they will be compensated by governments for any profits they might lose from having to meet decent public labor and environmental (and other) standards, something certain to discourage the enactment and enforce of such standards. It’s all about what the Times calls “investor protection.”

No wonder Obama has done everything he can to keep the TPP’s details under wraps. The secrecy has been remarkable: U.S. Congresspersons and some of their staff can see the TPP’s text only if they agree not to take notes or discuss the details in public. No wonder Obama wanted Congress to give him “fast-track” authority to force a yay or nay Congressional vote on the TPP, with no time for careful consideration and no chance for revisions. (Under fast-track rules, there’s no chance for delays or alterations: the pact must be voted up or down in a very short time-frame.) And no wonder most of the U.S. population is (all too irrelevantly) opposed to the TPP and fast track.

How about a national citizens’ referendum on these key political-economic measures of great significance for “We the [American] People”? The very notion of such a popular vote is absurd in the U.S. as currently constituted. No such basic act of popular and national sovereignty is remotely conceivable under America’s reigning model of corporate oligarchy.

Meanwhile the unpopular TPP is marching its way through the halls of American so-called popular governance. After some momentary difficulties in the U.S. House, fast-track just sailed quietly through the U.S. Congress while the nation was focused on the gay marriage issue along with terrible racist and gun violence and the Confederate Flag issue in the U.S. South. All indications are that Obama and his Republican allies will succeed in passing the TPP.

...

 

US returns 38 Cuban refugees

 

 

Naharnet [2/7/15]:

 

The U.S. Coast Guard returned 38 Cuban migrants Thursday after they were picked up at sea on unseaworthy vessels.

The migrants were taken to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba by the 154-foot cutter Raymond Evans, which is based in Key West, Florida, a Coast Guard statement said.

They had been on four vessels intercepted in the Straits of Florida.

The latest repatriation comes a day after the two countries announced they are restoring full diplomatic relations on July 20.

The United States grants residence to Cubans who manage to reach land, but returns those who are picked up at sea.

More than 2,900 Cubans have been picked up at sea since October trying to reach the United States on makeshift craft.

 

 

 


Paris rejects bid for new McDonald’s on historic street, again [France 2/7/15]

 

 

A decision by a Queensland council to allow a Men's Shed to be built on land currently used as a high school agriculture block has shocked local growers.

The Bundaberg Council has voted to allow the construction of a shed and car park on block at Childers, south of Bundaberg, despite the Isis State High School informally using the land for more than a decade.

Childers Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Association secretary Donna Duncan said that, over the past 12 years, the group spent $100,000 supporting farm education at the school, and had facilitated more than $250,000 in government grants for upgrades to facilities to teach about agriculture.

She said while the group supported the work of the Men's Shed, the loss of the block would be a critical blow to the school. 

"We have opposed it because there is nowhere else that the high school can go," she said.

"There surely has to be somewhere else that the Men's Shed can go.  ... [ABC - 2/7/15]

 

 

 

 

A two-deck vessel carrying 173 passengers capsized yesterday at 12:20 p.m. about 200 meters from Ormoc port, just 20 minutes after it left the port for Pilar town in Camotes.

As of 7:30 p.m., 36 passengers of M/B Kim Nirvana were confirmed dead while 127 were rescued, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

PCG spokesman Armand Balilo said the vessel was lashed by strong waves and the incident was possibly caused by “wrong maneuver.”

Survivors said the bow of the ferry suddenly rose up from the water and the vessel flipped over on one side, turning it upside down and trapping passengers. ... [Philstar - 3/7/15]

 

 


Dolphin leaps onto boat, injuring California woman [Naharnet – 2/7/15]

 

 

Airport authorities in the Cook Islands on Thursday warned thrillseekers to stay away from their runway's jet blast zone after three tourists were injured when a plane was taking off. ... [France 24 - 2/7/15]

 

 

 

Random act of honesty affirms Gold Coast police officer's faith in humanity

 

 

QPS Media [2/7/15]:

 


In the last 24 hours Elanora Police Beat have seen the return of two wallets containing over $1000 cash between them to their lucky owners.

After finishing work Senior Constable Foessel checked the letter box and located a wallet, which is not unusual.

Senior Constable Sammons was on duty and was able to return the wallet to the happy owner with the cash inside later that night.

When Senior Constable Foessel started work today he checked the answering machine and found a lengthy message from a traveller who had passed through the Caltex next door on the way to Byron Bay.

He had left his wallet containing a large sum of cash on the roof of his car and driven off. This wallet had been located by an unknown taxi driver and was handed in and subsequently collected by the owner.

Senior Constable Foessel said it was good to see some honesty.

“There is a perception that honesty is rare, but there are still a lot of honest people around. I think everyone appreciates the value of a dollar and to lose that much money can be very distressing,” Senior Constable Foessel said.

The finders are unknown but Senior Constable Foessel said he would like to personally thank them for demonstrating a strong community spirit.


 

 

 

Wages of Rebellion [VIDEO]:

 

Today, with the unprecedented level of global wealth inequality and the power of corporate and government elites to make decisions that negatively impact the mass of people on the planet, the imperative for revolt is greater than ever. But when will it come? What will it look like?

Talk by Chris Hedges author of "The Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt" recorded June 8, 2015 at Town Hall Seattle.

 

 

Australian politicians are NOT "conservatives" or from "left" or "right" factions.

 

 

Australian politicians are FASCISTS.

 

 

Guardian [3/7/15]:

 

The World Medical Association has condemned new secrecy laws in Australian detention centres, and called on the prime minister, Tony Abbott, to amend the new laws to allow medical staff to speak out about the healthcare of asylum seekers.

...

 

 

 

The World Medical Association has called on the Australian Government to allow doctors to speak out about the health of asylum seekers held in Australian detention centres. ... [Media Release - 2/7/15]

 

 

 

ASEAN to set up aid fund for stranded Rohingya


Today [3/7/15]:


South-east Asian countries yesterday announced that they would establish a humanitarian fund to help displaced Rohingya Muslims, with Singapore pledging US$200,000 (S$270,000) to the effort.

Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Zahid Hamidi announced the initiative in a news conference after chairing the emergency Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime to discuss the refugee crisis.

According to a statement released by Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs, the Republic committed an initial sum of US$200,000 to render assistance in humanitarian and relief efforts, expressing support for the fund.

Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs, who attended the meeting in Kuala Lumpur, said: “Such a trust fund would demonstrate that ASEAN is responding to the challenges posed by the irregular movement of people in the region in a multifaceted way.”

Since early May, more than 4,600 boat people from Myanmar and Bangladesh have come ashore in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand, after human smugglers abandoned their boats amid a regional crackdown. Many are Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, which has denied them basic rights, including citizenship, and confined more than 100,000 in camps.

The meeting in Kuala Lumpur was a follow-up to an emergency conference on the issue in Bangkok in May, which drew 17 regional countries.

In a statement, Malaysia said the trust fund would be administered by the ASEAN Secretariat based in Jakarta. The statement said the fund would be open to voluntary contributions from ASEAN states and members of the international community to “support the humanitarian and relief efforts involved in dealing with challenges” from the refugee crisis.

Mr Zahid said the regional countries alone should not carry the burden of the refugees. He said he had proposed that each South-east Asian nation contribute US$100,000 to the fund, adding that Myanmar, which was represented by Deputy Home Affairs Minister Kyaw Kyaw Tun, had pledged to work with neighbouring countries to bust human trafficking syndicates.

The treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar was not discussed at the meeting. Mr Zahid said: “We shouldn’t be involved in their domestic matters.”

 

 

 

 

The UN estimates nearly 2,000 refugees could still be at sea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which country on this map of  South East Asia is a signatory to the UN Refugee Convention?

 

 

 

 

Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh has been stabbed to death and police say his son will be charged with murder. ... [ABC - 3/7/15]

 

 

Serious traffic crash, Marlborough

 

QPS Media [3/7/15]:

 

Police are currently at the scene of a serious traffic crash which occurred approximately 20km north of Marlborough early this morning.

Initial information indicates around 4am two trucks collided on the Bruce Highway for unknown reasons.

One man has sustained life-threatening injuries and has been transported to the Rockhampton Base Hospital.

The highway is closed and motorists are urged to delay travel or use diversions via Marlborough Sarina Road. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the crash.

There is no further information available at this time.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

 

 

 

 

Serious traffic crash, Townsville [QPS Media - 3/7/15]

 

 

Serious traffic crash, Acacia Ridge [QPS Media - 3/7/15]

 

 

 

 

 

Grieving family members of a contractor killed underground at Tasmania's Mount Lyell copper mine more than 18 months ago are frustrated that they have not been told the outcome of an investigation into his death.  ... [ABC - 3/7/15]

 

 

 

 

3 July 2015

2 July 2015

1 July 2015

 

30 June 2015

29 June 2015

27 June 2015

26 June 2015

25 June 2015

24 June 2015

23 June 2015

22 June 2015

21 June 2015

20 June 2015

19 June 2015

18 June 2015

17 June 2015

16 June 2015

15 June 2015

14 June 2015

13 June 2015

12 June 2015

11 June 2015

10 June 2015

9 June 2015

8 June 2015

7 June 2015

6 June 2015

5 June 2015

4 June 2015

3 June 2015

2 June 2015

1 June 2015

 

31 May 2015

30 May 2015

29 May 2015

28 May 2015

27 May 2015

26 May 2015

25 May 2015

24 May 2015

23 May 2015

22 May 2015

21 May 2015

20 May 2015

19 May 2015

18 May 2015

17 May 2015

16 May 2015

15 May 2015

14 May 2015

13 May 2015

12 May 2015

11 May 2015

10 May 2015

9 May 2015

8 May 2015

7 May 2015

6 May 2015

5 May 2015

4 May 2015

3 May 2015

2 May 2015

1 May 2015

 

 
30 April 2015

29 April 2015

28 April 2015

27 April 2015

26 April 2015

25 April 2015

24 April 2015

23 April 2015

22 April 2015

21 April 2015

20 April 2015

19 April 2015

18 April 2015

17 April 2015

16 April 2015

15 April 2015

14 April 2015

13 April 2015

12 April 2015

11 April 2015

10 April 2015

9 April 2015

8 April 2015

7 April 2015  

6 April 2015

5 April 2015

4 April 2015  

3 April 2015

2 April 2015

1 April 2015

  

 

31 March 2015

30 March 2015

28 March 2015

27 March 2015

26 March 2015

25 March 2015

24 March 2015

23 March 2015

22 March 2015

21 March 2015

20 March 2015

19 March 2015

18 March 2015

17 March 2015

13 March 2015

12 March 2015

11 March 2015

10 March 2015

9 March 2015

7 March 2015

4 March 2015

3 March 2015

2 March 2015

1 March 2015

 

 

 

28 February 2015

27 February 2015

26 February 2015

22 February 2015

21 February 2015

20 February 2015

19 February 2015

18 February 2015

17 February 2015

16 February 2015

15 February 2015

14 February 2015

13 February 2015

12 February 2015

11 February 2015

10 February 2015

9 February 2015

8 February 2015

7 February 2015

6 February 2015

5 February 2015

4 February 2015

3 February 2015

2 February 2015

1 February 2015

 

31 January 2015

30 January 2015

29 January 2015

28 January 2015

27 January 2015

26 January 2015

25 January 2015

23 January 2015

22 January 2015

21 January 2015

20 January 2015

19 January 2015

17 January 2015

15 January 2015

14 January 2015

13 January 2015

10 January 2015

9 January 2015

8 January 2015

7 January 2015

6 January 2015

5 January 2015

3 January 2015

1 January 2015

 

31 December 2014

30 December 2014

29 December 2014

28 December 2014

22 December 2014

21 December 2014

20 December 2014

19 December 2014

18 December 2014

16 December 2014

13 December 2014

12 December 2014

10 December 2014

9 December 2014

6 December 2014

3 December 2014

2 December 2014

1 December 2014

30 November 2014

 29 November 2014

 27 November 2014

26 November 2014 25 November 2014 24 November 2014 23 November 2014 22 November 2014 21 November 2014 20 November 2014 19 November 2014 18 November 2014 17 November 2014 15 November 2014 14 November 2014 13 November 2014 12 November 2014 11 November 2014 10 November 2014 9 November 2014 6 November 2014 5 November 2014 4 November 2014 3 November 2014 1 November 2014