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Greens call for end to Aussie spy planes aiding Japanese whaling
(click here for radio interview with 2nd officer of the Steve Irwin as she sailed south of australia on sunday )
The Australian Greens today introduced a private Senators Bill to ban any form of Australian assistance to Japanese whaling, such as the use of spy planes.
“My Bill creates a new offence making it unlawful to provide services, support or resources to an organisation engaged in whaling so the Australian government and local companies can no longer assist Japan’s brutal whaling regime,” said Australian Greens whaling spokesperson Senator Rachel Siewert.
“Many Australians were appalled when it was revealed that Australian air services were used by a company with connections to the whalers to assist in this summer’s slaughter.
“The assistance provided to the whalers was to track the main protest vessel of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society so that a ship from the whaling fleet could hinder the Sea Shepherd’s pursuit of the main fleet.
“Without the Sea Shepherd on its tail, the main whaling fleet could undertake its mission of killing whales more easily.
“In response to the information that the Japanese whaling fleet had hired Australian planes from Hobart and Albany to track the Sea Shepherd ships’ movements, Senator Bob Brown committed the Greens to act to ensure no such assistance could be provided in the future.
“Over 3500 people have signed an on-line petition supporting our position and we urge the Government to listen to the depth of public feeling and support the Bill.
“We want to go beyond the empty anti-whaling rhetoric of this federal government and ensure we don’t actually assist the illegal slaughter of whales in Australian waters,” Senator Siewert concluded.
The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Support for Whaling) Bill 2010 (the Bill) amends the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) to create a new offence related to providing assistance for whaling.
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After replenishing in Fremantle (the port city of Perth, West Australia) the Seashepherd.org vessel MV Steve Irwin is making good headway south to again protect whales being hunted by a Japanese “research” fleet.
The crew face increasingly violent opposition from the Japanese “research” ships illegally slaughtering whales.
They are there because the Australian Government has refused to do the right thing and force the whale killing to stop.
Click the blue link to hear the 8 minute interview on 6pr.com.au with
Pedro Montero on Jan 31st 0430 Perth time
Pamela Glasner is an author, most recently having completing book one of an historically-accurate, dark fantasy series based concurrently in the 17th and 21st centuries – adult fiction, definitely not for children.
Thanks to Damien, Michael, Chris (and Jenna) for bringing live music to 6PR’s global audience – more to follow
Please click the link above to download the 30 second audio file to your iTunes and listen in as Kellie, who’s 5.5 months pregnant describes her “contact” with a private schoolboy ( iPod attached ) on a Transperth bus ( hat tips to thewest.com.au for the story and and 6pr.com.au for the audio )Click here for more great interviews by Simon Beaumont on Perth’s radio 6PR
Midnight to dawn radio lsteners in Perth ( 882 am )and those listening online around the world ( at 6pr.com.au ) might find these links useful over the next 3 weeks as I fill in at the Farifax radio station.
I’ll add to the links and welcome your input – simply click on the comments link after the tags at the bottom of a story. I have yet to set up email in the studio but you can text me your number anywhere in the world and I’ll call back, SMS/text your name , country,area and phone number to +61 403 339 290
Hours related to this material are midnight to 0530 local time, 1500GMT/UTC to 2030 GMT/UTC weeknights from Dec 22 to Jan 11.
The call in number is +61 8 922 11 882 and in a pale imitation of the great NPR network ” all things are considered,” so join in and talk about anything at all, because as long as we’re respectful we can tackle anything.
Special shout outs to Paul in Alicante Spain, Gina in Phoenix, Byron in Oregon, my friends in Israel and Palestine and anyone who’s been listening but has yet to make a call.
Listen in in over the next night or two for a chat with Robin Chapple from FARA a global network of people concerned about the destruction of ancient rock art that preadtes the Pyramids – click here for info on the shameful neglect and corporate vandalism of the Spirit Rocks on West Australia’s Burrup Peninsula.
Now some food for our brains
One of the greats of brain science explains the principles and amazing applications of brain plasticity – covering ageing issues, strole, mood disorders and a lot more. This video runs an hour and twenty minutes, so grab a cuppa and prepare to be inspired
Watch here as Alvaro Fernandez describes some new brain science that promises breakthroughs in treating a range of illnesses and injuries that had ’til now thought to have been something we just had to live with or die from.
Ben Cousins has been selected to play for the Richmond AFL club.
Story and Video here from my colleagues at WA Today ( Fairfax Digital/Radio )
I’m not a joiner, but I will become a member at the Victorian club to show both; support for their bold action, and send a message to the Eagles and AFL that they should not expect a Christmas card.
Listen in to sports tonight on local radio 6PR from 1700hrs local
( 1000 UTC/Greenwich ) to hear the full story.
click here for the link and then click on “listen live.”
Remember, Ben has been battling an illness, has not been convicted of anything and yet has been villified and isolated by big sections of the Media, AFL and various Club administrators.
I trust these big tough aussie men who run these shows will abandon their own children if they get hooked on drugs and make sure they can’t continue their careers. They may also realise their institutionalised booze drinking is a drug addiction and sack themselves.
Many of them will be waiting for Ben to fail so they can crack a tinnie and say ” told you so!”
Thanks to all the 6PR listeners ( 6pr.com.au ) who’ve visited after sharing the night with me – you are an awesome group of people.
Those advocating for people with a disability may be interested in a great piece from the abc’s “the world today” programme today http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2008/s2413311.htm
It echoes the amazing work done by Perth’s own Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC)
in providing training and opportuinities to make short films ( some of which have garnered awards! )
Also, I was lucky enough to work with EDAC Systemic Advocate ( and friend) Zeliha Iscel, who has just taken up a new post with the National Advocacy group, on a programme to teach radio presentation skills to disabled people from an Culturally or Ethnically Diverse background.
By the way, having dealt with PTSD/Depression these p[ast 8 years and being the son of a refugee, I am actually in the same cohort as those I’ve been teaching and advocating for – if not me then who?
And let’s remember that mental health issues are part of the disability spectrum, so that includes the many new australians left traumatised by their life experience before coming downunder, and they need our help.
Please feel free to leave a comment or share stories info and contacts to aid the growing advocacy push for some of the most disadvantaged people in our community.
I welcome all input and links/subscriptions and look forward to making a difference in the post-Bush era.
I’ve been using Skype and Call Recorder on my Macbook for quite a while now to record phone interviews for radio and the web.
The interview in the sidebar with Lyn Mahboub was recorded that way and broadcast on 882 6PR.
Professionals, amateurs, students and geeks can all do the same whether on a Mac or a PC.
PC users can use the free Pamela software on the Skype website which also ha s alot of cool features.
I’ll post more on this later including some howto info in text and when time permits I’ll use snapz pro to record a tute. There are some videos out there, so please share if you’ve found some good ones.
I’m filling in for Chris Ilsley on air at 882-6PR hosting talkback ( 6pr.com.au for streaming audio ) from midnight tonight thursday ’til 0500 friday Perth time ( UTC + 9hrs )
You can call from anywhere in the world on +61 8 922 11 882 and as there’s no producer overnight I’ll answer it myself. For those outside australia or on expensive mobile plans I am able to take your number and call you back – so please join in or just listen.
The overnight listeners here in Perth are an amazing group and all the other stations are on pre-recorded material, so we’re the only live game in town
I just fill in these days and will be back on deck there just before christmas for a bit of a stretch, keeping the good folk company.
Nothing’s taboo as long as you’re respectful – so join in.
By the way, my friend and former student Iain Fraser has been good enough to subscribe to his old buddy’s blog – great to be back in contact mate
And thanks to friend and colleague Zeliha Iscel from the radio programme ” Ethnic Ability” who sparked my interest in blogging with some questions 3 days ago. We’ll be working together on a blog to advocate for our peers and I’ll post details here as we build it. check out ethnic ability audio at;
I’m also very keen to link up with other bloggers advocating for a better approach to treating depression, panic and anxiety – hassle me anytime. ( for a free 20 minute guided imagery track visit; http://serve.tony.googlepages.com/guidedimagery )
cya tomorrow & goodnight
What do Muay Thai kickboxing, the Australian P.M. and Photojournalist Chris Gillham have in common? They all feature in my test posts of audio, video and still pics below :)
I was asked to check out blogging services by my friends at West Australia’s Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre and found wordpress was the best in all objective reviews.
I have only been working the blog since monday, but I’m mightily impressed with it. Look forward to a variety of posts and media, polls and some amazing opportunities to collaberate with others on very cool and much needed “people” stuff.
This Quicktime movie is a slideshow of some iPhone pics from ringside at a great Muay Thai Tournament I co-compered with Chris Korner for promoter Phon Martdee.
I just used iPhoto and the Ken Burns effect in slideshow, the music is guitar mixed with loops in Garage Band
The audio below is from my fill-in shift on Perth’s radio 882-6PR in drive-time with soon-to-be Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, the delightful newslady is Nicole Bailey. ( I’m filling in late nights over summer, on from midnight perth time thursday/fri am 6pr.com.au for streaming )
The Pics are by photographer, journalist, webmaster and long-suffering friend Chris Gillham ( click the link in the sidebar to see more of his amazing pics and other work on his excellent site )