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Greens call for ‘Fighting Fund’ for the environment decimated by fires

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The Greens have called on the Prime Minister to establish a ‘Fighting Fund’ for the environment to restore and protect the flora and fauna decimated by the climate fires. Greens Spokesperson for the Environment Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said: “We are facing half a billion animals lost from these fires right across the country and millions … Continue reading “Greens call for ‘Fighting Fund’ for the environment decimated by fires”

Where is the Environment Minister?

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The Federal Environment Minister is missing in action despite reports that more than a billion native animals have been impacted and killed in the catastrophic fires across Australia and millions of hectares of habitat burnt, the Greens say. Greens Spokesperson for the Environment Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said: “We are in the midst of environmental collapse … Continue reading “Where is the Environment Minister?”

Immediate Financial Support for Bushfire Affected Communities

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The Morrison Government will provide an initial and immediate base payment of $1 million to 42 of the most severely bushfire impacted councils in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland to help quickly rebuild vital infrastructure and strengthen community resilience. A further $18 million will be set aside to provide additional support to … Continue reading “Immediate Financial Support for Bushfire Affected Communities”

Tax Exemption for Disaster Relief Payments

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The Morrison Government will ensure that disaster relief payments being made to individuals and businesses impacted by the devastating bushfires are tax exempt. This decision will ensure that every dollar that is paid out to affected individuals, businesses and primary producers goes to supporting them during these difficult times and to rebuilding their livelihoods. Notably, … Continue reading “Tax Exemption for Disaster Relief Payments”

Bushfire Recovery Assistance

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NSW Bushfires 2019-2020 A range of assistance measures are available to support people affected by bushfires. These are aimed at providing for immediate and short term needs, to support recovery from the bushfires across NSW. Please note, a number of these measures have eligibility requirements. For information on how to help bushfire affected communities view our how to donate … Continue reading “Bushfire Recovery Assistance”

NEW FREE LEGAL SERVICE FOR BUSHFIRE VICTIMS

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Thousands of NSW residents impacted by the State’s devastating bushfires will be offered free legal help with the launch of the Disaster Response Legal Service NSW. Attorney General Mark Speakman said Legal Aid NSW will operate the service, which will be available via its helpline 1800 801 529. “In the face of the worst bushfire … Continue reading “NEW FREE LEGAL SERVICE FOR BUSHFIRE VICTIMS”

$1 BILLION TO REBUILD BUSHFIRE IMPACTED COMMUNITIES IN NSW

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Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet today announced $1 billion over the next two years to rebuild bushfire impacted communities across NSW. The additional funding will prioritise the repair and rebuilding of vital infrastructure, such as roads, rail-lines, bridges, schools, health facilities and communications facilities, which have been damaged or destroyed by bushfires. “This … Continue reading “$1 BILLION TO REBUILD BUSHFIRE IMPACTED COMMUNITIES IN NSW”

Waterbombing chopper crashes into NSW dam

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A contract helicopter working for the NSW Rural Fire Service has crashed into a dam while helping fight fires on the Far South Coast.

Man Whose Employer Gave Out BBQ Sauce For Holiday Gift Gets Fired For Spicy Tweet

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Barbecue sauce is usually for grilling, but a Canadian man’s saucy tweet complaining about his employer’s holiday gift of the condiment may have gotten him fired.Hussien Mehaidli, of the British Columbia town of Burnaby, had worked for six …

I Got Arrested With Jane Fonda While Protesting Climate Change. Here’s What It Taught Me.

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Growing up, I endured perpetual teasing for being a stickler for the rules. In high school, you would have never found me in a teacher’s classroom pleading for a confiscated phone or in the principal’s office profusely apologising for cheat…

Queen Announces She Is Also Leaving Royal Family

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The Queen says she’s done, and will leave the Royal Family by the end of the week. In a post on her Instagram account, Queen Elizabeth said that after 50 years of reflection and internal discussion she can’t stand another week propping up this ridiculous institution. “Fuck it, I’m done. Absolutely, 100% done. I don’t […]

Princess Diana’s Former Personal Chef Loses It Over Meghan Markle

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Darren McGrady, a former personal chef for Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Princes William and Harry, fired off a tweetstorm aimed at Meghan Markle after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced Wednesday that they were stepping back as “senior” members of the royal family. 

In the string of four tweets, McGrady ― who goes by “The Royal Chef” on his website and on social media ― said that Prince Harry was being “manipulated” and that Meghan “just wanted to be famous.” 

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“People saying Princess Diana would be proud don’t know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated,” he wrote, adding the hashtag “Sad Day.” 

In a follow-up, he wrote, “I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about ‘her boys’ … ‘William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me’ I guess she nailed it.” (Harry was 12 when his mother died in 1997.)

Meghan never wanted to be Royal. Meghan wanted to be famous. Meghan is famous! It’s all about Meghan! https://t.co/SNAij6yWz7

— The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

People saying Princess Diana would be proud don’t know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated #SadDay

— The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020

I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about “her boys” … “William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me” I guess she nailed it.

— The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

Even in her darkest hour Princess Diana respected The Queen. She would have been so mad with Harry right now.

— The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 9, 2020

HuffPost reached out to McGrady for additional comment. 

McGrady routinely gives interviews as a royal expert and offers up anecdotes about his time working for the royals for a reported 15 years. Just Wednesday, he was featured in an article about one of Kate Middleton’s favorite recipes. He has written two cookbooks called “Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen” and “The Royal Chef at Home: Easy Seasonal Entertaining.” 

According to the About page on his website, he has also cooked for four U.S. presidents. The former royal chef still works as a private chef. 

On Wednesday, Harry and Meghan shocked fans around the world as they announced that they would be stepping back from their current royal roles. 

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” they said on their Sussex Royal Instagram account.

“We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen,” adding that they would also be splitting time between the U.K. and North America. 

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