Australia Update

Wagga Wagga NSW Flood Crisis

Residents of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales are facing a nervous wait today as flood waters continue to rise. News reports said that the Murrumbidgee River is expected to peak around 10.9 metres this evening.

Speech of Kevin Rudd Resigning as Australian Foreign Minister

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced and dropped the bomb with his stunning decision to quit as Australian Foreign Minister in a media conference in Washington DC just after 1am local time (1700 AEDT), 22 February 2012. Mr Rudd indicated that He will return to Brisbane and will consult his family, the community, and his Labour caucus colleagues about his future plan. He has not made it clear yet, if he will challenge Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Sydney New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2012 Live from Balmain, Sydney

Here is another video shot of the Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks Celebrations to welcome Year 2012. This time from a vantage point at East Balmain or the west side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

This video was Uploaded by kurvapicsa. If you want to see the televised video of the Sydney 2012 Fireworks Display, please click this link: Spectacular Sydney New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display 2012!

Spectacular Sydney New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display 2012!

Here’s one of the major attractions that Sydney takes the world spotlight, it’s the massive New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display! December 31 is a absolutely a party time for Sydneysiders as many people camped on major vantage points around Sydney just to watch this multi-million New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacular. Of course, millions of viewers prefer to stay home and watch the coverage of this popular attraction to officially welcome 2012!

Flash Mob Dance at the Sydney Central Train Station

Have you been to the Sydney Central Train Station? Well, it’s a busy place especially during peak hours. Positive or not, Flash Mob Dancers invaded the main area. Oh yeah, some people loved it and probably some didn’t because obviously, they had missed their train and had to wait for another 15 to 30 minutes ’til the next trip!

Anyway, these Flash Mob Dancers did it for charity. It’s called ‘The Move Movement’, a charity program developed by the Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) that promotes a healthy active lifestyle, in the prevention of disease.

Australian Pokie Machine Reforms Debate

The Australian debate on pokie machines reforms goes on. The other day, a Catholic Priest and Youth Off The Streets CEO, Father Chris Riley announced that he is against the Gillard Government’s poker machine reforms. He was concerned that clubs would donate less money to charities if they were forced to install a pre-commitment system. He said that the government should focus on counseling and education.

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