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Archive for April, 2013

What’s Happened?

  • April 29th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

EC Parrot siteEUAustralia Online was down for three days last week, 22-24.4.13, following a cyber attack that affected a set of websites maintained by our Internet Service Provider.

This was an untoward interruption, as responses had been running well; so apologies are due to all users; thank you for your patience.

We have been making checks and preparing to re-start; please expect resumption of normal service, and a set of new postings, in the near future.

The break-in, as it happens, took place in the lead-up to media freedom day, or World Press Freedom Day, celebrating its 20th anniversary on 3.5.13. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly following a recommendation by UNESCO, in support of the freedom of journalists to publish.

Know Them?

  • April 19th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

Suspects in the Boston bombing case:


The American police have released images of two young men in the crowd at the time two bombs were set off in Boston  on Monday.

They say the men are suspects in the crime, in which three people were killed and over 170 injured – many very seriously.

It was at the finish line of this year’s Boston Marathon running race, with thousands gathered in the centre of the city.

For users in the United States, the federal Bureau of Investigation says call them with information on  1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), prompt #3.

The website is … Read More »

Crash Of The Carbon Market

  • April 19th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

eu-industry-scape11.jpgThe European Parliament voted on Tuesday (16.4.13), by 334 to 315, against putting a limit on permits in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

It caused the market to crash; raised the possibility of no recovery for seven years, and in Australia promised further budget shortfalls in 2015, when the country’s own carbon trading system is set to be linked to Europe’s. … Read More »

Baroness, Margaret Thatcher, nee Roberts, 1925-2013 …

  • April 9th, 2013
  • Posted by 7thmin

margaret_thatcher-resize.pngReminiscence on Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister, who has died after a stroke (8.4.13). … Read More »