Fight with the drought Melbourne
The state government and the Prime Minister Daniel Andrews have given more than 31 mln dollars for the projects of fighting with drought in Victoria. Money will be spent on development of farm infrastructure, supporting farmers' health, business planning, and so on. The opposition has critisized the Minister's action and said, that should be more dams built. In return mr. Andrews says, that won't work and adds: 'Dams don't make it rain'. The program also includes some employment aims and money (about 5 million dollars) to create 120 new jobs. The country's Women's Association, the Victoria Farmers Federation and the Government of Victoria, are estimating farmers' rights to receive grants to work in difficult conditions.
Other News by This Author
Hospitals in the Gippsland Health Alliance were recently attacked by pro cyber criminals. It was sort of ransomware attack. A cyber incident discovered on Monday blocked access to several systems due to ransomware, including financial management. Nevertheless, the department assured, no personal patient data had been accessed.
The Victorian Government, police and cyber experts from the capital work together at securing the network. It is still not known what impact the attack had on servers. Investigations are continuing. David Cullen, the principal adviser to the State Government on cyber incidents, said hospitals were dealing with "sophisticated cyber criminals". Isolation led up to shutdown of some important patient information. So, now the hospitals have no choice, but to go offline.
The body of a palestinian student Aiia Maarsawe was found on January 13 at Bundoora near a tram stop. 20 year old Codey Herrmann was accused in killing and raping the girl, later he pleaded guilty, and today he must come to the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Maarsawe was attacked while speaking by phone with her sister on her way home, she lived in Melbourn not so long. The killer had to face the Court in June, dut his lawyer said, they would be completely ready only in October. He also said, Hermann had some medical reports concerning his neuropsychiatric health. This material is expected to be tendered to a Melbourne court.
Other News Melbourne
High-tech security scanners will conrol passengers' lugguage in the Melbourne airport from now on. These scanners new 3D technologies to see through bags and things, that we usually take as carry on, and now people will spend only 60 seconds being in security. By the way, Melbourne airport became the first one in the country, which had got this equipment.
Last year the government demanded to renew the airport equipment, so after a succesful trial the technologies were introduced. Melbourne Airport's T4 terminal will have four smart lines, which allow passengers to pass quickly from check-in to their gates.Special attention was given to scanning hand lugguage, after a sensational case abot two men who attempted to bring a homemade bomb aboard a flight in Sydney. The company Smiths Detection, which is responsible for new equipment, says it'll make scanning both safe and fast.
Thanks to a new program passangers will pass through security together with their baggage, it definetely will make a trip easier from the beginning. The quality of software is also better than everything seen before. The creators are going to share their findings with other airports now.
Conservative Brigitte Gabriel once said that the Muslims are radicals who want to murder. This quote was used in study materials of TAFE. 26 year old student Tayeba Quddus felt so distempered after finding this in lecture. Actually, Gabriel said, that of course not every Muslim is bad, but 15-25% are, and we can't ignore these numbers.
Quddus told, she had been already a part of unpleasant discussion about Muslims and their radicalism. She complained to a teacher, but it didn't heip. Then Ms Quddus appealed to Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, a bit later she received appologies and pulled the offending materials down. the TAFE called the content 'inappropriate' and informed, that they welcome any feedback and are ready for improvement.
Other News Australia
On April 8 thirty-six people protested against animal husbandry, thereby they shut down some parts of the central Melbourne (Swanston and Flinders streets). The vegans could avoid the court conviction, instead they had to pay 100 dollars fine each to animal shelter. The activists plead guilty, however they said: "We must always question who the real criminals are — those who seek a kind and sustainable planet or those who seek to destroy it whilst causing immeasurable suffering in the process,"
The State Opposition castigated the decision of the Court and said they let off too easily. "I certainly do, and I think that those animal activists need to understand that they can't go on and disrupt Melbourne's streets and potentially put people's lives at risk by blocking ambulances and diverting police resources." said deputy Liberal leader.
So, the vegan activists must show up before the court again on January 13.