Archive for March, 2019

“Politicians and wannabe despots clearly no longer consult their astrologer before making policy or usurping power. I don’t think society is wiser or better for it.”

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Mirror, mirror: “We are all intuitive, we’re just too caught up in our heads in a world that disconnects us from our best instincts,” says Bohomofo founder Kerrie Basha.
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Who influenced your belief in all things otherworldly?

I was raised on Sydney’s Northern Beaches by two regular wonderful parents. My beliefs grew out of my interests in mythology, metaphysics, history and healing.

You are a tarot reader, energy healer, astrologer and writer. Where did you learn your craft?

I was fortunate to receive a wonderful education, I had great teachers who instilled in me a love of learning. I have studied alternative therapies for two decades and read constantly to keep my skills up to date. I am a relentless asker of questions.

Was there a moment where you realised you had certain “superpowers” in these matters, or did you learn as you went?

I don’t see it as a superpower but I have worked very hard to hone my craft. I think we are all intuitive, we’re just too caught up in our heads in a world that disconnects us from our best instincts. My work helps connect people to that deeper knowing.

When and how did your business Bohomofo start?

It started in 2012 as a little hippy shop in Wollombi called Bohemia, where I would hold moon meditations. One day my tarot reader didn’t show and I stepped in. It all grew from there. Bohomofo was originally the name of my blog and once I shut the shop to be more mobile, I adopted the moniker as my brand.

What is your most common service and why?

Definitely readings. I have clients all over the world and the most common feedback I get is that people feel seen and heard and held when they have a reading. You gain greater clarity and insight into what is going on for you, which helps you determine your future.

Are people most likely to seek you out when they are going through life changes?

Of course. Some love to have a reading at the beginning or end of a particular cycle. They may be approaching travel or marriage or parenthood, suffering through loss or grief, looking to change careers or contemplating a new path.

Do you have a death tarot card?

Absolutely and she’s a favourite! Death is a metaphor for transition and life is constant change. I joke that we are all recovering control freaks, which means we often flip out when change upsets our applecart. Pulling the lens out to see the bigger picture through a reading is more helpful than freaking out.

Kerrie BashaFuture business plans?

Publish. My. Book. I am now offeringclientsbespoke services in the realm of coaching and developing online courses in intuition, exploring the shadow and personal power. Ilove what I do and am excited about the future.

Quaedvlieg’s girlfriend pleads not guilty

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Sarah Rogers’ lawyer Bryan Wrench says she has been “under a lot of stress and anxiety”.The girlfriend of former n Border Force boss Roman Quaedvlieg has suffered stress and anxiety after being dragged into the stoush between him and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, says her lawyer.
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Sarah Jane Rogers did not appear in Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday, but her lawyer Bryan Wrench entered not guilty pleas to charges related to her giving evidence to the n Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity about her employment.

The 23-year-old is charged with two counts of giving false or misleading evidence on June 29, 2017 and one of disclosing the existence of or information about a summons to another person between June 26 and June 29, 2017.

Mr Quaedvlieg, 53, was sacked in March for abusing his power by helping his partner get a job at Sydney Airport.

Mr Wrench told the court Rogers was told in 2017 she would face charges but has “spent about a year in the dark” until she was handed a court attendance notice in August 2018.

“She has been under a lot of stress and anxiety at this stage,” he said.

Her partner and Mr Dutton had been involved in a “public stoush” and the minister had mentioned her in that stoush, the lawyer said.

On September 12, Mr Dutton used parliamentary privilege to accuse the former ABF chief of grooming a woman 30 years younger than him while in the role after Labor quizzed the MP over claims he pushed for two Queensland police officers to secure jobs at the agency.

Rogers’ court case has been adjourned to October 16, when she is excused from attending if she is legally represented.

Outside court, Mr Wrench said Rogers and her legal team didn’t want the court case to be used as political fodder between Mr Quaedvlieg and Mr Dutton.

Dozens feared affected by stone cutting

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Dozens more workers could have contracted a life-threatening lung disease, as the Queensland government announces an immediate crackdown on dry-cutting artificial stone benchtops.
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Stemming from the coal miners’ Black Lung inquiry, the government has also been looking at silicosis risks, and has identified stonemasons dry cutting stone bench tops as being at serious risk of the irreversible condition, which is contracted by breathing in tiny particles of silica dust that settle in the lungs.

The audit of 10 workplaces resulted in 26 people being found to be suffering from silicosis, six of whom are in the serious category.

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace on Tuesday said 22 of those cases had come to light in the last three weeks, prompting the government to act.

“It’s only been a small number of weeks since WorkCover has now had a number of claims come before it,” Ms Grace said.

“We were surprised by the practises at the 10 workplaces, the lack of ventilation the lack of personal protective equipment and of course the continuing number of dry cutting and grinding that is occurring in these workplaces.”

WorkCover CEO Bruce Watson admitted the number of workers affected was likely to rise as the audit now expanded to around 150 more workplaces which work with artificial stone.

“We’re expecting more, we think this is probably a bit of a trend, hence the need for workplace health and safety to audit those workplaces,” he said.

One of those affected was stonemason Anthony White who was diagnosed with silicosis in 2017 after working for a Gold Coast company.

Mr White said while it was too late for him, he was happy the government was taking steps to crack down on the industry.

“We need to see an end to all dry cutting practices and every state around the country needs to take action to ensure this happens,” he said.

Ms Grace said she would write to her federal counterpart Kelly O’Dwyer to crack down on the practise nationally as well as set up screening for workers.

Opposition leader Deb Frecklington said the audit was started in November 2017 and questioned why the government didn’t act sooner.

“If the serious nature of this (audit) was known some time ago then that should have been brought to the public’s attention,” she said.

Dry cutting has always been considered an unsafe practise, however it was not explicitly prohibited under workplace laws, which the government is now moving to fix.

Engineered stone is becoming more common as a cheaper substitute to marble benchtops, but is made of around 90 per cent crystalline silica, one of the major causes of silicosis.

Cocaine in cocoa case goes to Vic trial

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Two Mexican men will stand trial over allegations they smuggled into Victoria cocaine with a street value of up to $234 million.
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Eduardo Radamez Chavez Gonzalez, 34, and Gabriel Altamirano Galindo, 35, are charged with importing 300kg of cocaine to Victoria last November in a consignment of cocoa from their homeland.

Both entered not guilty pleas as magistrate Susan Wakeling on Tuesday committed them to stand trial in the County Court.

Chavez Gonzalez also pleaded not guilty to attempting to possess the 300kg of cocaine, while Altamirano Galindo pleaded not guilty to possessing 4g of cocaine.

Prosecutors and lawyers for the men agree there was a shipment of cocaine sent from Mexico to , but the pair deny having any knowledge of it.

Chavez Gonzalez was operating an import company into Victoria, first shipping cocoa then looking to expand to coffee and salsa.

Prosecutors allege the men were using that business as a Trojan Horse in which to import the cocaine.

Peter Morrissey SC, acting for Chavez Gonzalez, said while it could be a cunning plan there was no evidence that was the case.

He added that while his client had responsibility for the consignment containing the drugs there was “not one squeak of evidence” he knew there were drugs in the boxes.

A police summary alleges Altamirano Galindo arrived in on November 22 last year and planned to visit for 18 days on a tourist visa.

It’s alleged he was found with 4.43g of cocaine in his pocket.

Chavez Gonzalez arrived on November 15 after a previous visit between August 22 and September 1.

Police said the 299.8kg of cocaine had a wholesale value between $53.9 million and $71.9 million but would be worth up to $234 million on the street.

Ms Wakeling said on Tuesday there was enough evidence against the men for them to stand trial.

The pair will face a directions hearing in the County Court on Wednesday.

Short Takes: Monday, September 24, 2018

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THE Catholic Church’s rules regarding celibacy and the seal of the confessional are medieval traditions and not God-given Biblical injunctions (‘Breaking the vow’, Newcastle Herald,22/9). Much of the scandal and cover-up surrounding priestly sexual misbehavior, and the Church’s protection of paedophiles, could be removed if these two rules were removed. The Church’s standing as a moral guardian would also improve, as would their attendances and finances.
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Geoff Black, Caves BeachDAVID Hughes, I don’t doubt you at all (Letters, 21/9). I find that a lot of young checkout operators have no idea what some fruit and vegetables are so when they ask me I respond with it’s a gwopolop fruit, then gain great amusement at the confusion. Lord knows what they eat at home. I even had an obese young lady screw her nose up saying “Yuk I couldn’t eat that” as I was buying sardines. “That’s obvious” I replied.

Steve Barnett,Fingal BayI AM writing to voice my concern over Scott Morrison suggesting we need new laws to protect religious freedoms. I see no need for this and can only see this will only lead to discrimination on the grounds of “you can’t work here/I am not serving you because of your or my religion”.In a secular society you can follow any faith as long as you don’t force your views on to others and it is illegal to discriminate against you. Nothing needs to change.This issue will decide my vote.

Suzanne Kripp, Nelson BayI AM unconvinced $600 million is a sound public investment on a ‘short’ light rail system, then add on the damage to viable businesses. Surely there were workable solutions, like Hamilton being the intercity train terminus and Hunter line trains running into Newcastle? Sadly, the Hunter continues to have priority public works overlooked.

Garry Blair, MaitlandTHE 12.5 per cent rise on tobacco is calculated on the average wage in and that is purported to be $82,000 per year, as stated by ex-treasurer Scomo. The average ATO return is actually $42,000 per year. There seems to be something wrong with Scomo’s maths when he compiles figures to take as much cash as he can from smokers. Drugs, alcohol and old age cost more to the medical system than tobacco. In the medical system smoking and drinking is blamed for your illness. If you don’t smoke or drink the GP is stunned and one is told to go home and take an aspirin.

Ken Godwin,ValentineI DO not think building nuclear power stations is a good idea, due to the problem with the break down in Japan’s nuclear power station that filled the Pacific Ocean with tonnes of radioactive particles, which will affect ocean life for thousands of years to come, and that is not looking good for the fishing industry.You thought Williamtown contamination was a problem, well we have not seen the worst of the Pacific Ocean nuclear contamination yet.

Agner Sorensen, TeralbaTHE POLLSWOULD you go vegan for a month?

Yes 57.96%,No 42.04%