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Pauline Hanson censored on Sydney radio - "what Pauline is saying is not government approved.”

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Good on Kyle.

This is out of control.


Royal Melbourne Show cancelled for 2nd year running

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The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) President, Matt Coleman said: “The Royal Melbourne Show is a much-loved major Victorian event that is a unique and valuable platform to promote and celebrate excellence in agriculture, with thousands of agricultural producers from rural and regional Victoria coming together at Melbourne Showgrounds.”

”Whilst the RASV Board is disappointed to make the decision to cancel the 2021 Royal Melbourne Show, we felt it important for all those planning to be involved in the event including exhibitors, competitors, judges, stewards, sponsors and volunteers that they have certainty so they can make informed decisions in relation to their own arrangements,” Mr Coleman concluded.

The Royal Melbourne Show is Victoria’s largest and most iconic annual community event, attracting 450,000 visitors over 11 days each year and contributing more than $244 million in value to the State of Victoria’s economy annually.

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Chief Executive Officer, Brad Jenkins, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause significant disruption in planning and delivering major events. Due to the operational constraints, challenges and risks in holding major events during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly those with large free roaming crowds, the 2021 Royal Melbourne Show has been cancelled.

“It’s deeply disappointing that the Victorian community will not be able to come together with family and friends to enjoy the fun, discovery and excitement of the Royal Melbourne Show for the second consecutive year.”

“We are incredibly fortunate to have a passionate and supportive community who look forward to attending or being involved in the Royal Melbourne Show. These include our loyal volunteers, staff, members, sponsors and exhibitors along with thousands of competitors striving to win a coveted Melbourne Royal blue ribbon. We understand the cancellation of the 2021 Royal Melbourne Show will come as very disappointing news. I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to everyone involved in the Royal Melbourne Show for their understanding and support during these challenging times.”

“Despite not holding the 2021 Royal Melbourne Show, the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria is exploring and developing new initiatives and opportunities to celebrate food and agricultural producers, rural and regional Victoria and our talented creative industries,” Mr Jenkins concluded.

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria will continue to play a valuable role for the Victorian community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by providing Melbourne Showgrounds as one of the State’s best venues for COVID testing and vaccinations.

The Royal Melbourne Show has been the signature event for Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, since the organisation was first formed in 1848. It has only been called off on two occasions prior to 2020. First, when Melbourne Showgrounds was requisitioned for the war effort in 1915 and again during WWII between 1940-1945.

The first Royal Melbourne Show after WWII attracted record attendance and the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria looks forward to history repeating itself in 2022 when the Royal Melbourne Show returns bigger and better.


ABC Fact-Check finds Therapeutic Albanese 'MISLEADING' on Medicare claims

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The claim

In a prelude to what the next federal election campaign may look like, Labor says cutting Medicare is "in the Liberals' DNA".

On June 8, 2021, Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese attacked the Coalition's record, publishing a tweet that said:

"It costs 34 per cent more to see your doctor today than it did when the Liberals came to power."

Is that correct? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.

The verdict

Mr Albanese's claim is misleading.

In more than seven years of Coalition government, the average out-of-pocket cost for GP visits for those patients who are charged fees increased by 38 per cent.

However, more than 66 per cent of patients pay nothing at all to visit their GP, according to data from 2018-19.

Bulk-billed services, or those that cost patients nothing, account for the vast majority of GP services.

And as Fact Check recently explained, bulk-billing rates have increased under the Coalition, though before the pandemic struck this growth had been slowing.


CUT ALL POLITICIANS & SENIOR BUREAUCRATS PAY TO $750 PER WEEK

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CUT ALL POLITICIANS & SENIOR BUREAUCRATS PAY TO $750 PER WEEK NOW !!

Craig Kelly MP, the Independent Member for Hughes, has today called for all Politicians both Federal & State, and all Senior Government Bureaucrats to have their weekly salary reduced to $750 per week for as long as any lockdown continues in their State or Territory.

“If governments are going to continue to deny Australians the freedom to earn a living or prevent them from opening their businesses, and Politicians expect families to survive on $750 per week for an extended period, then Politicians and Senior Bureaucrats need to set an example and cut their salaries to the same $750” said Craig Kelly.

“If ‘we are all in this together’ as the marketing slogan goes, then we ALL need to be IN THIS TOGETHER, including financially.”

“Given that individuals and businesses have been given as little notice as at ‘midnight tonight’,  this pay cut, reducing weekly salaries for all Politicians and Senior Government Bureaucrats, should be made effective as of midnight tonight” said Craig Kelly


Battlers' mate Therapeutic Albanese sells one of his investment properties for $2.35 MILLION

Albanese’s mega payday comes a day after the Labor leader confirmed the opposition party had dumped its negative gearing policy that is took to the 2019 election. The removal of negative gearing would have impacted property investors like Albanese.

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Federal opposition leader Anthony Albanese has sold a three-bedroom house in Sydney’s inner west for double what he paid nine years ago.

The Marrickville investment property with lush green gardens and modern interiors sold on Tuesday for $2.35 million ahead of a scheduled auction next weekend, according to realestate.com.au.

It was $1.2 million more than what he and his former wife Carmel Tebbut paid for the Marrickville residence in 2012.

This price has seen Albanese net about $133,000 for each of the nine years of ownership before tax, which is about $45,000 higher than the average annual income for full-time adults in Australia, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The sale price was also $250,000 more than the price guide set earlier this month by The Agency’s Shad Hassen.

Albanese’s mega payday comes a day after the Labor leader confirmed the opposition party had dumped its negative gearing policy that is took to the 2019 election. The removal of negative gearing would have impacted property investors like Albanese.

The Labor leader has built up a sizeable property portfolio during his time in politics with records showing he owns several properties in Sydney and a Canberra unit

His main residence is also in Marrickville and was purchased in 2006 for $997,500, while a Dulwich Hill duplex was purchased as an investment in 2015 for $1.175 million

The well kept property offered buyers two floors of living including an open plan loungeroom and kitchen space. Two bedrooms on the lower ground floor opened out to a deck and a grassed garden

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