Recently in New South Wales there have been some bushfires and schools closing down. A new fire warning has been developed.
Schools have been closing down from the bushfires because they are getting a little bit worried. Now there is a new fire rating system. These rates from low to moderate, high, very high, severe, extreme and catastrophic or code red. Catastrophic weather conditions mean if the fire starts it won’t be able to be controlled and people can die it if they are in its path.
On a code red day the best thing to do is leave early before it all starts and get out your bushfire action plan. And if you do not leave well let’s just say you will burnt like toast. All of this was put to the test last week when South Australia was the first state in the country to experience a catastrophic or code red day. Schools were shut down for the day, buses stopped and kids had to stay at home for the day. New South Wales was also hit with code res and fires. As a heatwave hit the south-est of the country. The fire authorities reckon it could take years for the people to get their head around the new warning system, but hopefully it will save lives in the long run.
When you flick through magazines and you see all the thin pretty girls. By seeing that you want to look like her. Do you want to look like her? Well soon you won’t because the federal government is trying change all that.
There are alot of people who are comparing themselves to models. It can affect the way we feel about our bodies which can lead us to eating disorders and other health problems. Our bodies come in all shapes and sizes but there are some things to trick us all. Alot of the time pictures are changed by computer software to cover things up and to make them look perfect. The software can change eyes, change colour of lips and even the nose. The federal government wants it to change because they say it’s not real.
The government wants advertisers the fashion industry and the media to show more models of different shapes, sizes and cultures. I think that the young models around the world should think like Sarah Murdoch!!!
Lately the government wants to improve the country’s health. Part of this job is not showing junk food ads while children’s shows are on. Three in every ten Australian kids are now overweight or obese because of these junk food ads.
There’s a group of people in charge on keeping a close eye on everything on TV. It’s called the Australian Communications and Media Authority which stands for the ACMA. Part of the ACMA’s job is to protect children from seeing things on the TV that is inappropriate. It has just spent two years looking at junk food ads.
So during ‘C ‘ classified kids programs which are especially made for children, the ACMA has decided to limit the advertisers use of popular characters to promote things. Health authorities say the rules don’t far enough. They do not want any junk food ads while children are watching TV shows. There are alot of parents that are not happy about this.
It still looks like that the debate will still go on for a long time about junk food ads.
Recently at the World Swimming Championships held in Rome. Swimmers smashed world records all because of these new swimsuits that contain polyurethane. Polyurethane is a type of plastic that’s tough but elastic.
After seven years a 22 year old German came and broke it at the World Swimming Championships in Rome. It was one of the longest standing records in history. And even the world renouned swimmer Michael Phelps couldn’t beat it. This new swimsuit has an advantage for swimmers to go faster than anybody else.
The trouble is that all these new recodes are not to be counted, but FINA says “That won’t happen”. It’s turned to their attention to what swimsuits it will allow next season. People say that the new records will not be counted.
From my point of view I think it is unfair for the other swimmers to put up with this new swimsuit.
Recently a Tasmanian pig farmer is in trouble with police. Because of the way he has been treating his animals. An animal rights activist says she found some of his pigs living in terrible conditions and he has been charged by the police with animal cruelty.
According to some pigs are smarter than most dogs. They love to explore and are quite social animals. This has happened since the 1920′s. The 50 breeding sows and their offspring never leave the air-conditioned environment of the totally enclosed piggery. The pens might look overcrowded, but the experts say pigs appreciate company and they grow faster when there’s not much spare in which to run around.
Produces, at the very least, must make sure pigs are fed, have shelter and are kept free from disease but a farmer in Tasmania has recently been charged with breaking that law. What happened was an animal activist took her camera and filmed inside the piggery and took their vision to police. She was horrified by what she saw the pigs were infested with maggots, they couldn’t move, there was no water for them to drink. When police inspected the site, they charged the operator with animal cruelty offences. The piggery is one of the biggest in Tasmania and supplies lots of Woolworth’s supermarkets there. Woolworths weren’t happy about what they saw and have told the operators to improve their act. Of course situations like these are rare. The industry says the majority of farmer take good care of their animals and do their best to meet everyone’s needs. Animal actvisits want more farm inspections and better protections for pigs. But no one wants to see another situation like this one again.
Most people just run and jump into the water without looking for rips. Most people who go to the beach have no idea about rips which makes it all the more difficult for the life savers to do their job. Anyway very few can spot them which is why most people go into them.
If you went to the beach on a really stormy day the waves would be massive which would make them deadly. But if you went to the beach on a calm day the waves would be a lot smaller so you would think there wasn’t a problem, well that’s where you’re totally wrong. If you ever get caught out in a rip, don’t worry you should swim with the rip or sideways out of the rip. Or you could wait to be rescued but the main thing is to be calm.
The rips form when the water that gets washed up on the beach needs to get out so it makes a narrow passage between the waves and it looks darker then other water. You should be alright if you follow those things. If your unsure about anything you should ask the locals or the lifesavers.
by harry h
Over the past years Aussie Brands have started to buy their products from China. Due to the high wages to pay the workers. There are so many companies’ overseas because it is so much cheaper. It is announced that seven factories in Australia are being closed because a lot of factorys now are in China. Continue reading
Orang-utans are mostly found in jungles in Asia on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. They mainly spend all their time up in trees. Orang-utans are coming to extinction. People are not helping by buying palm oil and other snacks. By buying palm oil you are wreaking the orang-utans habitats. Because people in Asia are chopping down trees where the orang-utans sleep. By doing that some of the orang-utans have been killed.
Orang-utans love mucking around, being tickled hugs, kiss and the occasional tantrum. Many of the baby orang-utans are orphans. Their families have been killed by the bulldozing for timber.
I think next time you go shoppping always look what you are buying because it may contain palm oil from forests of Asia.
Recently a number of people have been attacked by sharks. Some people suggest that sharks should be culled. Continue reading