A woman in Western 澳国 has tried to stop her neighbours from using
their barbecues by suing them in
woman Cilla Carden claimed that their activities – among them barbecuing
and smoking -as well as their noisy children, breached residential
sought legal orders to prevent the alleged nuisances from
continuing.她寻求法律命令阻止所谓的深恶痛疾的人继续。A tribunal, and the
state’s highest court, rejected her claims as unreasonable and lacking
list of demands also included orders for a family living next door, and
another neighbour, to reduce their patio lighting, silence their pets
and to replace plants in the common
neighbours ‘top nuisance list’喧嚷的邻里的劳动大Neighbours ‘fed up’ over
cockerel’s call邻居“受够了”小公鸡的电话The couple banned from staring
through windows那对老两口防止瞅着窗户She alleged that wafting smells of
cigarettes and barbecues had caused “undue offence” to her in her home
in the Perth suburb of Girrawheen, according to a Supreme Court of
Western Australia联邦 judgement published in
put [the barbecue] there so I smell fish – all I can smell is fish,”
Ms Carden, who is a vegan, told Nine News on
Monday.“他们把(BBQ卡塔尔,所以作者闻到鱼——小编能闻到鱼,”女士CardenState of Qatar他是八个素食主义者,八个音信星期三说。”I
can’t enjoy my backyard, I can’t go out there,” she
said.“我无法享受本人的后院,笔者无法出来,”她说。The State Administrative
Tribunal of Western 澳国 rejected her demands in a case hearing in
February – including a request for her neighbour’s children to be quiet
Tribunal does not accept that [the parents], by allowing their
children to play in the backyard… use the patio for small scooters or
toys, constitutes reasonably a nuisance,” the tribunal
they are doing is living in their backyard and their home as a
family.”“他们所做的是生存在他们的后院和当做二个家家。”The tribunal also
noted that the same family had already moved their barbecue prior to the
hearing in an attempt to appease Ms
have not allowed the children out at night, have not used the patio at
night, and have not turned on the lights for several months for fear of
reprisals from the applicant,” the tribunal
Carden challenged the tribunal’s decision in the Supreme Court of
Western Australia联邦 in
March.Carden女士可疑法院的支配二月在西澳国州最高法庭。In handing down
his rejection in July, the judge noted that she had submitted close to
400 pages in her
of material that she has produced… suggests that these matters have to
an extent become somewhat overwhelming,” Chief Justice Peter Quinlan
Carden told 澳大火奴鲁鲁联邦n media she plans on taking further legal
THE bill to legalise same-sex marriage has passed the Senate today
without any major changes.
Applause filled the chamber after the Senate passed the bill with 43
members in favour and 12 against. The decision means it will go to the
House of Representatives next week for a final vote.
Sixteen senators were either missing from the chamber during the vote or
decided to abstain.
Those who voted against the bill were Liberal senators Eric Abetz, Slade
Brockman and Concetta Fierravanti-Wells; National senators Matt Canavan,
Barry O’Sullivan and John Williams; and Labor’s Chris Ketter and Helen
Polley as well as One Nation’s Brian Burston and independents Cory
Bernardi, Fraser Anning and Lucy Gichuhi.
There were 72 senators able to vote today but only 55 did so. At least
one senator, Gavin Marshall, is overseas so 16 other senators were
either granted leave or astainED from the vote.
Senators who have confirmed they abstained include Employment Minister
Michaelia Cash, Assistant Minister for Social Services Zed Seselja,
Liberal senator James McGrath, National’s Bridget McKenzie, and One
Nation’s Pauline Hanson.
Other senators who were missing include Labor’s Sam Dastyari, Don
Farrell, Alex Gallacher, Katy Gallagher, Deb O’Neill, Glenn Sterle and
Jacinta Collins (who was given a pair and so did not have to vote) as
well as One Nation’s Peter Georgiou and Liberal’s David Fawcett.
Liberal’s Arthur Sinodinos and Labor’s Pat Dodson may have been on
Senators embraced on the floor of the chamber in an emotional scene
after the bill was passed.
澳门新葡亰手机版，In a speech before the vote Liberal Senator Dean Smith revealed the
death of Tori Johnson in the Sydney Siege had influenced his support for
“Tori lost his life in the Lindt terrorist siege. He was brave, he was
courageous and he had a partner named Thomas,” Mr Smith said.
Australia’s Santos revives dividend, shares soar
align=”justify”>Santos Ltd, Australia’s second-largest independent
gas producer, reported align=”justify”>The turnaround came a day
after Santos agreed to buy Quadrant Energy for at least $2.15 billion,
expanding in Western Australia and grabbing a potentially big new oil
find just three months after rejecting a $10.8 billion takeover offer
from private equity-backed Harbour Energy.
“I thought of their loss and it changed me. I realised that people with
real lives deserve their love to be blessed and affirmed by the
institution of marriage if they so choose.”
Santos shares jumped as much as 10 percent to a 4-1/2 year high
align=”justify”>Underlying profit for the half-year ended June 30
rose to $217 million from $109 million a year earlier, beating an RBC
forecast of $189 million, even after first half output was hit by an
outage at the Papua New Guinea LNG (liquefied natural gas) plant after
Mr Smith said the debate had brought out the intellect, wisdom, judgment
and compassion of the Senate.
Santos declared an interim dividend of $0.035 a share.
“The real question out of this debate is why isn’t our Parliament like
this more often?”
It suspended dividends in 2016, diverting cash to pay down debt which
peaked for the construction of its Gladstone LNG project just as oil
Santos cut net debt to $2.44 billion in the first half, and said it was
align=”justify”>The company said it still expected 2018 production of
55-58 million barrels of oil equivalent align=”justify”>The Quadrant
acquisition is expected to boost Santos’ free cash flow by around 17
percent in 2019, assuming oil prices of $65 a barrel.
Emotions spill over in the Senate as the same-sex marriage bill passes.
Picture Gary RamageSource:News Corp Australia
Santos said the cash generated from Quadrant, the biggest gas supplier
to the domestic market in Western Australia, will help fund expansions
in northern Australia and Papua New Guinea and service the $1.2 billion
in debt it is taking align=”justify”>
Earlier amendments from conservative Liberal MPs, Liberal Democrats
senator David Leyonhjelm, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation and the Greens
were all defeated.
Labor refused to accept any major amendments and said it wanted to pass
the bill unaltered, arguing it already had cross-party support. Moderate
government senators also voted with Labor and the Greens to block
The bill introduced by Mr Smith was co-sponsored by eight other senators
from Labor, Greens, NXT and Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party.It was
developed by a Senate Select Committee after consultation and three
“I am so proud of Australian democracy today, more proud than I have
ever been,” Attorney-General George Brandis said.
“Nobody owns this result but the Australian people themselves.”
While Mr Brandis said he did not support holding a plebiscite initially
he was happy about what it had achieved.
“I am so glad it happened this way. I am so glad we involved every man
and woman in Australia in this historic decision. I am delighted the
result was an overwhelming Yes.
“We should rejoice in what the Australian people have achieved this
Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong hugs Liberal Senator Dean
Smith after the vote for the same-sex marriage bill passes. Picture:
A very happy Dean Smith is embraced by Penny Wong. Picture Gary
RamageSource:News Corp Australia
But not everyone was happy. One Nation senator Pauline Hanson said she
would abstain from the vote because the Senate should have considered
some of the amendments put forward and allowed civil celebrants to
decide if they wanted to marry same-sex couples.
“I do not believe there has been enough tolerance in this chamber to
accept the near five million people that did not vote for this,” Ms
“They were not forewarned what impact this will have on them and I
believe that should have been taken into consideration.
“I am torn because I do agree with marriage of same-sex couples, but, on
the other hand, what the legislation will impact, I do not agree with,”
Ms Hanson said.
Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young wore a rainbow dress for
the debate in the Senate today. Picture: Lukas Coch/AAPSource:AAP
After supporting technical tweaks proposed by the government, Labor and
the Greens held to their promise to oppose other amendments.
Today One Nation and Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm wanted
amendments that covered celebrants. Mr Leyonhjelm also wanted to give
businesses the right to refuse to service same-sex weddings but these
were not supported.
Changes from the Greens were also rejected. It wanted to include a
provision to ensure state and territory anti-discrimination laws would
be limited, as well as make it harder for civil celebrants to refuse to
marry same-sex couples.
The vote today followed the rejection of other changes proposed
Liberal senators James Paterson and David Fawcett proposed changes to
create two definitions of marriage for people to chose from: one between
a “man and a woman” and the other between “two people”.
They also wanted to allow parents to remove their children from schools
that taught material inconsistent with their views of marriage, and
provide protections for doctors and teachers so they could not be
deregistered for their beliefs.
Other failed amendments were those suggested by Senator Brandis and
co-author Senator Matt Canavan to protect religious freedoms and allow
marriage celebrants to refuse to marry gay couples on religious grounds.
Liberal Senator Dean Smith speaks on the same-sex marriage bill debate
in the Senate chamber earlier this month. Picture: Mick
The bill already includes the creation of a new class of “religious
marriage celebrants” who will be able to refuse to conduct same-sex
marriages, along with other religious organisations and ministers.
Senator Brandis’ attempt to expand these protections to “civil
celebrants” was not supported.
He also wanted to include a line in the bill saying: “Nothing in this
Act limits or derogates from the right of any person, in a lawful
manner, to manifest his or her religion or belief in worship,
observance, practice and teaching”. But this was also rejected.
The initial debate wrapped up earlier on Tuesday, making it the first
time either house of federal parliament had cast a vote in favour of
“At last, Australia will no longer be insulting gay people by saying
different rules apply to you,” Senator Brandis told his upper house
colleagues in an emotional speech.
“After centuries of prejudice, discrimination, rejection and ridicule,
it is both an expiation for past wrongs and a final act of acceptance
“By passing this bill, we are saying to those vulnerable young people
there is nothing wrong with you. You are not unusual. You are not
abnormal. You are just you,” he said.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS TO BE DEALT WITH SEPARATELY
The protection of religious freedoms will be dealt with separately next
year after former immigration minister Philip Ruddock and a panel
reviews whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to
Mr Turnbull has said he would like the findings delivered by the end of
Treasurer Scott Morrison has previously welcomed the review and wants to
see parental rights protected for teaching of children in schools, and
no organisation or person who supports traditional marriage penalised
for their views.
“I don’t think any of those things open up the door to sharia law (or)
religious extremism,” Mr Morrison said.
“I think they’re sensible things that I would be encouraging my
colleagues in the parliament to support.”
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said Labor would look into the details of
the inquiry, but he warned against any efforts to delay marriage
‘FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP’
Pressure continues to mount on Malcolm Turnbull, with a second Nationals
MP accusing the prime minister of failing to lead by ignoring
conservatives in the same-sex marriage debate.
Nationals MP Andrew Broad has accused Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of
a failure of leadership by ignoring conservatives in the same-sex
marriage debate, after amendments were slapped down.
“I think, in my view, there’s been a complete lack of leadership,” Mr
Broad told ABC radio on Wednesday.
“All assurances both by the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader
that religious freedoms would be protected — that they believed in those
— seemed to be walked away from in what I think is a rather sneaky way,”
Queensland backbencher George Christensen concurred with his Nationals
“A true leader would have sought to capture the will of the people and
protect freedoms, not this hands-off approach,” he posted on social
One Nation senator Pauline Hanson brought up the 1967 referendum to
recognise indigenous people, using it as an example of how unintended
consequences could stem from major change.
She claimed laws now gave indigenous people more rights than other
“My concern is that, in time to come, the parliament and its members
could at any time change this (definition) to include multiple marriages
or marriages of people under a certain age,” she said.